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In this unique course, you will gain knowledge on how to produce professional-grade basses, leads, drums, pads, and effects by sampling everyday sounds and manipulating them in Ableton. Witness the renowned producer Leon Switch as he constructs an impressive Deep Dark Dub track from scratch, using his own samples, while providing insights into his workflow and sound design techniques.

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Results You Can Expect From This Course

This course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to:

  • With this course you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to
  • Master advanced sound design and sampling techniques that will allow you make instruments out of basically any sound
  • Create original, mind-blowing sound effects by recording common objects like razors and metal bowls and tweaking them in Ableton
  • Record ambience noises and manipulate them using synthesis to create organic sounding pads and atmospheres
  • Craft a complete, professional sounding drum kit by sampling Tree hits and processing them using tools like EQ, compression, and filtering
  • Build your own sample libraries by recording everyday noises and turning them into unique instruments and effects
  • Use the samples and effects you created to make a professional sounding Deep Dark Dub track
  • Improve your workflow and efficiency by watching Leon compose and mix a track from scratch in just 15 minutes

About Your Instructor

Leon Switch, a producer based in London, has been involved in programming and music production since 1992. Since his debut release on Unkut Recordings in 2001, he has collaborated with well-known labels such as MetalHeadz, Renegade Hardware, Frequency, Freak, Monitor, and Penetration.

He has also had the opportunity to record and remix for esteemed pioneers in the music scene, including Goldie, Andy C, Dylan, Tech Itch, and Unknown Error.

His track “Six Degrees” was featured in the 2013 film “Elysium,” and he has collaborated with various artists and companies, including Italian composer, arranger, and guitarist Eraldo Bernocchi, Monica Emat, and Gaudi, who are signed to Elastica Records.

Aside from his performances and productions, Leon also creates loops, sample packs, and tutorial videos where he generously shares his valuable music production techniques.

Tutorials In This Course

  • 1. Twisted Razor-Midrange Basses
  • 2. Metal Bowl Lead FX
  • 3. Making Drums from Tree Hits
  • 4. Pads Atmospheres
  • 5. Lead Sounds
  • 6. Mixdown
  • 7. Track Challenge


Software Used In This Course & System Requirements

Software Used In This Course:

  • Ableton Live 9 (Standard Edition)
  • Kontakt
  • Serum
  • Analog

System Requirements:

  • Intel Mac with OS X 10.7 or later, 4 GB RAM
  • PC with Windows 7, 8 or 10. 4GB RAM