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Discover the techniques to create powerful drums, gritty neuro basslines, and immersive soundscapes using a variety of flexible approaches to craft an exceptional Neurohop track!

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Results You Can Expect From This Course

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

  • Synthesize kicks/snares like a pro and process them using different approaches.
  • Master three different advanced sidechain techniques and use sidechain compression creatively.
  • Make killer, crunchy neuro basses from scratch.
  • Use serum in an open ended, experimental way to make lush soundscapes and risers.
  • Have a foundational understanding of granular synthesis and its many applications.
  • Avoid overcomplicating drum synthesis by doing it all in Operator.
  • Learn the basic fundamental principles of neuro bass design: phasing, detuning and distortion.
  • Resample Basses in Sampler to create classic KOAN sound style basses and the FM oscillator in Sampler in creative ways.
  • Arrange all of the elements from the entire course into the foundations of a killer Neurohop tune.

About Your Instructor

Hailing from Deerfield Beach, Florida, Tom Brennan, also known as Keota, is a highly versatile and prolific producer in the rapidly growing electronic music scene. He specializes in genres like garage, dubstep, neurohop, halftime, and experimental.

Keota’s music has gained recognition and found its way onto playlists curated by renowned labels like Wonk#ay Records, sharing the spotlight with esteemed artists such as Kursa, Seppa, Chrizpy Chris, Audio Gutter, Samurai Breaks, and more.

Throughout his career, he has collaborated with notable musicians like Culprate, DeeZ, Smigonaut, and Ehiorobo. Since his debut EP ‘Knowing’ in 2014, Keota has consistently released a wealth of music in the form of numerous singles and EPs. His most recent offering, ‘Uneven Scraggle,’ was released in October 2018.

In addition to his production work and collaborations, Keota also offers his own sample packs for sale and shares his expertise in electronic music production through his YouTube channel. There, he imparts valuable tips and techniques that he has acquired and refined over the years.

Tutorials In This Course

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Template
  • 3. Kicks
  • 4. Snares
  • 5. Sidechain
  • 6. Breaks
  • 7. Neuro Operator
  • 8. Neuro Serum
  • 9. Processing
  • 10. Resampling
  • 11. Atmosphere in Serum
  • 12. Granulator
  • 13. Arrangement


Software Used In This Course & System Requirements

Software Used In This Course:

  • Max for Live plugins (mostly just LFO and envelope follower)
  • Serum
  • SerumFX
  • Smexoscope
  • Cableguy’s Shaperbox
  • Fab Filter’s Volcano 2, Pro L-2, and Pro R

System Requirements:

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