Learn how to record, write, collaborate, and produce Hip Hop! Styles include Boom Bap, Lo-Fi, East Coast, West Coast, Southern, and Trap. Explore and craft the skills to make your drums knock and your 808s rumble. Create and shape your own sound using different sampling techniques, and modern synthesis. Learn the skills needed unique to Hip Hop to record, mix and master records to stand out from the crowd. Students must know their way around their DAW and at least one working sample-based virtual instrument, and one synth-based plugin. One of our DAW courses will get you up to scratch for this course. Most of the 3rd party weapons of choice are made free to use, so there’s no additional software to purchase.
Beats & Pieces
History of the 808, exploring sample-based 808s, and its origins. Learn to make designer 808s using synthesis
Programming drums and exploring creative ways to use rhythm patterns effectively
Design drums from scratch using synthesis
Custom drum kits
Exploring different compression techniques for drums and bass
Creative practices editing and modulating drum loops
In depth to effects on drums
Exploring multiple sub genres to Hip Hop music
Song structure and writing top lines for Hip Hop
Creative strategies and practices for finishing songs
Sampling + Lo-Fi
Exploring sampling styles and techniques using sample-based instruments
Creating custom sound patches using various sound design concepts
In-depth look at effects in samples
In-depth look into creating Lo-Fi beats and textures
In depth look at modern effects used in Lo-Fi music
In depth look at some of the more popular sample-based techniques used in modern Hip Hop
All about sample clearance
Synthesis and Sound Design for Hip Hop
In depth look at some of the more popular virtual instruments used in modern Hip Hop
Create sounds from scratch using synthesis
In-depth look into Waveforms, ADSR, Envelopes, and Filters
Explore additive and subtractive synthesis used in Hip Hop
Effects to make original sounds
Effects on tone, timbre and space
Recording Vocals and Working with Artists
How to write instrumentals with vocalists in mind.
Learning to leave space in frequency and time for vocals
Practice working and recording with a professional rapper (TBA)
Tips and tricks from a professional rapper writing lyrics and melody
Pitch correction, effects, compression and EQ techniques working with vocals
Mixing & Mastering for Hip Hop
Creative mixing & mastering techniques unique to Hip Hop
Compression on Hip Hop records
EQ on Hip Hop records
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My time with at Garnish was great. The instructors provided excellent easy to understand techniques and ways to operate the software. I am definitely going to sign up for more sessions and would love to work with both of them again. Thank you!
I had an amazing teacher, one of the best I've ever had. He teaches everything clearly and concisely and sets a really good atmosphere for the class.
I never thought I could learn so much so effectively in such a short amount of time.
Great learning environment. Instructors are very personable and patient.