EDM Drums Masterclass - Any DAW

On this 5 hour EDM Drums Programming Masterclass you will learn everything you need to successfully create, program and process electronic drums to make them explode out of your mix!  

We'll teach you endless tips, tricks and techniques to get your drums sounding fat and professional like the commercially released tracks.

Transform your EDM mixes today.

  • Any DAW

12 Lessons (5 Hours)

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Easy to follow, easy to repeat, step by step instruction on how to get FAT EDM drums

Learn the fundamentals of kick synthesis so you can create your own killer beats

Learn how to layer kicks, snares & hats the right way to make them sound super big

Discover how to use 'transient shaping' to enable drum sounds to fit within a track

Learn exactly how to make House, Techno and Drum & Bass beats and what they consist of

We teach you how to finely process all the drum elements so they work together as a cohesive unit

Learn how to use techniques such as parallel processing on your drums to make them 'pop'

We teach you how to get creative with sample pack loops and put your own stamp on the sound        

Total course length 5 Hours - 12 Lessons of Drum Programming Skills

Course Modules

Module 1 - Kick Synthesis

In this first Module, your tutor Jon talks about drum synthesis vs drum samples, and the pros and cons of both. He splits down a typical kick sound identifying the 3 main parts. With this knowledge you can start to shape and personalise your kick drums. Next we move onto identifying the fundamental frequency of a kick so it can be tuned to your track - very important! A lot of producers don't do this. Jon gives an overview of the amp envelope and pitch envelope and shows you how to easily craft kick bodies for different genres using amp and pitch modulation. He finishes with a discussion about the pros and cons of using audio vs MIDI for drum programming.

Module 2 - Layering

Module 2 is all about making your drums stand out by layering. Learn different techniques for layering and how to tune the layered drums together whilst looking out for the common pitfalls. Discover a huge production secret - vary the attack of your drums. This is very important! Learn to use obscure sounds to layer with your kick to make your kicks more unique. When layering snares, Jon explains what to look out for when layering these more harmonically complex sounds. He also shows you how to tune your snares, how to make fatter drum sounds by using duplicates and pitching and panning them and layering snares with FX sounds

Module 3 - Transient Shaping

Transient shaping is when you alter the ADSR of the audio sample. Why? Jon shows you why. Learn how to use the dynamic tools available in your DAW to shape your drum sounds and make then fit perfectly into your track. If you skip this stage it's like trying to put a square peg into a circular hole. Jon also touches on EQ and compression to further make the drum sounds more punchy, tighter and cut through the mix. He then shows you how to create 'snap' with single band and multiband amp envelopes.

The module finishes with an easy guide to using multiband instruments and when to use multiband over single band.

Module 4 - Rhythm Basics

Before we get into more depth and actually make some beats Jon gives you a brief overview what rhythmic functions make up a groove. He gives you an overview of the basics of rhythm, meter, bars and beats. He explains the structure of basic grooves for house or breaks / drum and bass etc. He identifies the main elements of a groove, main beat, ride element and auxiliary percussion. He finishes the module by teaching you syncopation, polyrhythm and swing with many examples.

Module 5 - Making Beats

In this Module you'll learn exactly how to make typical House, Techno and Drum and Bass loops but with your own touch. But this is far from boring. Learn to add things like ghost hats / snares to create extra rhythm with similar tonality to the rest of your beat. Humanize and make your groove sound real and natural. Emphasize the beat vs creating a counter point to the beat. Learn how to change your pattern quickly if you're not 100% happy with the sound or the rhythm, and so much more!

Module 6 - Processing Beats

In the last section of this huge course, we take our beats from Module 5 and professionally mix the individual sounds together before treating them with Bus / Group compression to get them to glue together and sound as one unit. Learn secrets such as how to add deeper rhythm to an element by using delay and increase the stereo width or how to tighten up a shaker with a gate or how to avoid muddy reverb on your drum group. The list goes on...using saturation to gel the drums together, adding modulation etc..You will love this!

FREE lessons from the course

Watch Lesson 3 (clip)

EDM Drums Masterclass - Layering:

Here your tutor Jon teaches you how to layer snares, kicks and hats the correct way, taking into account the different harmonics and attacks of the samples.

Watch Lesson 5 (clip)

EDM Drums Masterclass - Rhythm Basics:

In this clip from lesson 5 we teach you the basics of rhythm and rhythmic structure and all the elements that make up popular edm styles. Learn how syncopation, polyrhythm and swing can give life to your drum loops.

Watch Lesson 6

EDM Drums Masterclass - How To Create Your Own House Loop:

In the final part of the course Jon takes you through making techno, house and drum and bass beats and how all the different elements fit together. In this house beat clip, learn about ghost hats and counter points.

"I have to say this course is amazing for the money!! It covers everything you need to know about programming edm drums!"

Terry G

"I'm simply blown away by the level of detail and knowledge taught in this course"

T Williams

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Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

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