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Creating Organic Beats Riley Weller (GratuiTous)

3.9
43 ratings • 2 reviews
  • Level Intermediate
  • 24 Lessons (1hr : 33min)
  • 31 already enrolled!
  • Audio: English

Organic Beats will teach you how to take a single note, which we record together, and create a full composition out of!

Nowadays, a lot of producers are trying to achieve that ‘EDM sound’. Well, not this course! Organic Beats is a very unique music course.

With my teaching style, I always fill you in on off-topic goodies to keep you educated and aware of why I am applying certain techniques. [You will understand what is going on even if you have limited audio production knowledge.]

I love how this beat turned out! [Just watch the promo video to hear the end result!]

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Course Process:

We start this course off by actually recording a piano and guitar note together!

We move into editing this note, showing my personal preferences to achieve the best quality in your recording.

I then show how to sculpt and mold this sound for optimal use! When playing by itself, the note isn’t too usable, but after applying the techniques shown in Section 4 ‘Sculpting Our Sound’, this sound becomes a deeply emotional element.

We then get into building our beat, all while you are shown how to mold, shape, and carve space for each new instrument we create.

You even learn complex mixer routing, which is beautifully labelled, and gives an amazing workflow!

I’ve also included a bonus video getting you started arranging your song for that professional sound. [Arrangement is just as much a factor as the actual composition!]

Who is it for? This course is geared towards intermediate producers looking for inspiration and creativity in their music.

What will I learn? You will learn to create a whole composition out of a single guitar note. Further, you will learn sound design skills, thinking in terms of frequency space, and we touch a bit on arrangement.

Course Includes: 24 Video Lessons

Table of Contents

Section 1: COURSE INTRO

Tools + Plugins Used 1:15
Beat Example 1 3:00
Beat Example 2 5:56

Section 2: RECORD SINGLE NOTE

Recording Overview 2:02
Record Our Piano Note 2:18
Record Our Guitar Note 0:41

Section 3: STRUCTURE YOUSELF + IMPORT AUDIO

Create Music Folder 2:40
FL Studio Browser Set Up 1:30
Edit Recording Notes in Edison 3:28
Label Our Note for Long-Term Use 0:50

Section 4: SCULPTING OUR SOUND

Clean Bass + Piano Vs. Guitar 2:26
Set Up Note 4:30
Frequency Masking 0:50
Sends – Parallel vs. Series Processing 8:27

Section 5: BUILDING OUR BEAT

Beat Building Process 0:47
The Drum Loop 4:59
Main Melody 5:32
Bassline 8:10
Lead 8:15
Filler 4:33
Stabs 7:14
Additional Stabs Tweak 1:56

Section 6: SONG STRUCTURE + ARRANGEMENT [BONUS]

Song Structure 11:12

Section 7: OUTRO

Closing + Recap 0:58

Organic Beats will teach you how to take a single note, which we record together, and create a full composition out of!

Nowadays, a lot of producers are trying to achieve that ‘EDM sound’. Well, not this course! Organic Beats is a very unique music course.

With my teaching style, I always fill you in on off-topic goodies to keep you educated and aware of why I am applying certain techniques. [You will understand what is going on even if you have limited audio production knowledge.]

I love how this beat turned out! [Just watch the promo video to hear the end result!]

——————

Course Process:

We start this course off by actually recording a piano and guitar note together!

We move into editing this note, showing my personal preferences to achieve the best quality in your recording.

I then show how to sculpt and mold this sound for optimal use! When playing by itself, the note isn’t too usable, but after applying the techniques shown in Section 4 ‘Sculpting Our Sound’, this sound becomes a deeply emotional element.

We then get into building our beat, all while you are shown how to mold, shape, and carve space for each new instrument we create.

You even learn complex mixer routing, which is beautifully labelled, and gives an amazing workflow!

I’ve also included a bonus video getting you started arranging your song for that professional sound. [Arrangement is just as much a factor as the actual composition!]

Riley Weller (GratuiTous) has worked with a GRAMMY-Nominated recording artist, and has been producing music for over 10 years now.

With over 18 music production courses created, 3 books written, being the host of the podcast 'Music Production Made Simple', and releasing 8 beat tapes + 4 albums to popular streaming platforms, his goal is to empower producers to branch out and be them self.

He loves to teach best practices and bring awareness to powerful techniques, while encouraging individuality. The most common feedback received from his students is that "GratuiTous is able to break down complex topics into easy terminology to understand".

Student Feedback

3.9

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By Lieuwe LeeftinkApril 11 at 12:00 AM
It's a journey what's possible wit FL Studio, it's a very useful course and it goes also deeper in how to use effects. It is a exellent course and I recommend this course to everybody who produces music with FL Studio. Well done, great job and many thanks for making this course.
By Indy BajwaJuly 2, 2017
I think presenter is very good, clear, knowledgable and experienced. Note that this course really does primarily focus heavily on the concept of making a song using just one note but does also briefly cover some very helpful production techniques and workflow shortcuts in FL Studio as well as some general mixing and engineering tips. I particularly liked the "building the song" section. All in all a good course.
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