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Francois - Module 2: Pop Chainsmoking Track From Start To Finish

Francois - Module 2: Pop Chainsmoking Track From Start To FinishNew: “Chainsmoking” Pop Track From To Finish (Full 6h+ Course) Producing A Pop Track w/ Ableton...
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Francois - Module 2: Pop Chainsmoking Track From Start To Finish

Francois - Module 2: Pop Chainsmoking Track From Start To Finish

New: “Chainsmoking” Pop Track From To Finish (Full 6h+ Course)

Producing A Pop Track w/ Ableton Live 9 Standard + NI MASSIVE (1.3.xx) and/or Serum (1.113xxx) (Beginner Level)

What you will learn from this course:


checkboxProducing a Pop Track
After having taken this class, you’ll have seen a complete production process first hand, ing from nothing and working through all the different important stages of the production process, from to finish. The track is inspired by artists like Chainsmokers with their widely known song “Closer”.
checkboxWhat’s required?
  • Very very basic understanding of using Ableton (like installation done, loading files, etc - check our other mini Ableton refresher in Part 6 for the basics)
  • Ableton Live 9.7 Standard (or higher) - you can also follow along with 9.2 (the only difference is the Simpler, an extra video explains it)
  • VST: NI Massive (1.3xx or higher) and / or Serum (1.113 or higher)
  • no other 3rd party plugins needed

The course will take you through:


  • Idea generation
  • Writing powerful chords and MIDI writing techniques
  • Writing drum patterns
  • Writing melodies
  • Sound Design and manipulation
  • Creating pitch effects, vocal fx, and noise techniques
  • Filtering, EQing, Envelope shaping
  • Layering and sound stacking
  • Creating melodies
  • Creative arrangement (taking your 8 Bar loops and turning them into a full song)
  • Mixing: We are completely mixing the track
  • Mastering: in the end we are fully mastering the track with a custom Ableton effect rack chain.

What you’re getting:


checkboxA complete -to-finish production course
checkbox35+ Studio sessions with Francois / Production Music Live
checkbox6h+ online video sessions with lifetime-access
checkboxBonus: Ableton Project File created in this course (using Ableton Live 9.7 Standard + NI Massive or Serum)

 

Course Curriculum

Part 1: Setup & Intro
  • Downloading The Files + Setup (2:37)
  • Loading the Ableton Project / Instruments (2:20)
  • Basic Workflow We Are Using (Beginner Focussed) (13:16)
  • Our Production Process in this Course (1:15)
  • Preview
  • Playing the Final Product (3:03)
Part 2: Building The Basics - Drums
  • Drums (1): Basic Beat with Kick, Snare, Hihat (14:10)
  • Drums (2): Session View vs. Arrangement View (Beginner oriented) (1:47)
  • Drums (3): Adding More Elements (12:08)
  • Drums (4): Adding Effects To Drum Elements (1) (13:09)
  • Drums (5): Adding Effects To Drum Elements (2) (15:45)
  • Drums (6): More Tweaks (Adding Snips, Toms, Snare Rolls) (12:29)
Part 3: Adding Instruments + FX
  • Instruments (1): Chord Writing Session (Beginner Style) (14:12)
  • Instruments (2): Piano + Strings (13:11)
  • Preview
  • Instruments (3): Bass Sounds with MASSIVE (7:11)
  • Instruments (4): Bass Sounds (Optional SERUM Version) (6:03)
  • Instruments (5): Main Synths with MASSIVE (13:41)
  • Instruments (6): Main Synths (Optional SERUM Version) (5:47)
  • Instruments (7): Lead Melody with MASSIVE (13:04)
  • Instruments (8): Lead Melody (Optional SERUM Version) (4:14)
  • Instruments (9): Staccato Strings (10:06)
  • Basic Mini Arrangement (10) (9:09)
  • Instruments (11): Layering Strings + Pads (I) (17:12)
  • Instruments (12): Layering Strings + Pads (II) (11:33)
  • Instruments (13): Layering Strings + Pads (Optional SERUM Version) (7:25)
  • Groups Setup (14) (2:34)
  • Instruments (15): Background Piano + Strings (11:40)
  • FX (16): Transition FX and Risers (available now) (13:33)
  • FX (17): Vocal Chops and Choir Ahh’s (available now) (23:20)

 

Part 4: Putting It Together - Arrangement View
  • Editing Transitions (available now) (17:49)
  • Adding Optional 2nd Main Part (16:32)
  • Arrangement: Basics (2:18)
  • Arrangement: Song Setup (13:15)
Part 5: Mixing - Mix Preparation
  • Mixing: Basics (4:20)
  • Mixing Session: Cleaning & Balance (30:32)
Part 6: Finalizing - Mastering
  • Mastering: Basics (1:57)
  • Mastering: Session (17:16)
Part 7: Bonus Videos I - Ableton Basics
  • How To Ableton I - Basic Setup (11:07)
  • How To Ableton II - Browser, Instruments, Effects, VSTs (14:21)
  • How to Ableton III - Interface, Session View, Arrangement View (15:35)
  • How To Ableton IV - Producing a simple Deep House Track from Scratch in Ableton (Beginners) (62:14)
  • Ableton Live 9 vs. 9.5/6/7: Simpler 9 vs. Simpler 9.5 (7:53)
  • How The Compressor Works (15:35)
  • What is Side-Chaining? (10:36)

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