When given 20+ remix stems from an official remix, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by quickly dropping all of the remix stems into your DAW without thinking twice.
But what if you spent just 5-10 minutes prepping your stems?
You could then look at things from a bird-eye view and answer the most important questions when getting started:
You'll learn how to hone in on a genre and BPM that works for this specific remix, how to communicate with the label, and how to determine which stems are worth using in your remix.
The music industry is all about relationships. Learn the best way to talk to A&R's and make sure both you and the label's visions materialize.
Learn how to avoid degrading the true character and essence of the lead vocal to determine the best BPM to remix in.
Utilize different warping algorithms and shortcuts to export stems in Ableton in the highest quality + most efficient way possible.
Music production is all about that initial spark - creating an idea that excites you and motivates you to progress and eventually finish a song.
Sometimes, creating that initial spark can be difficult, or even daunting (ok, let's face it - it can be down-right awful). These videos will show you that coming up with an idea doesn't need to be difficult, in fact, starting slow is perfectly ok, perhaps even beneficial.
In Part 2, you’ll discover the benefits to using a basic template, how to harness creative energy early in the artistic process, exactly how to create a memorable chord progression that fits the original vocals, and why it's never too early to start structuring your track or even using vocal chops.
Is it worth using a template? Does it hinder creativity? Let’s find out.
Writing chords to fit a vocal doesn't need to be restrictive, it can offer direction and even become liberating. Watch Hyperbits detail an approach you can use in any genre.
Focus on what works early in the creative process (and why this is the #1 most important concept to stay motivated through out the life of the project).
Without the drop, the entire song falls apart.
If you slip up even a little bit, your whole song could get ruined.
Learn how to properly execute every drop element - from the kick, to the 808s, to the cinematic stabs, to future bass chords, staccato strings, percussion, drum fills and even the highly popular vocal chops.
Learn how to tweak Serum to get beautiful & lush future-chords that move and pump in time with YOUR track.
Vocal chop leads have never been so popular. Learn how to create your own unique blend of vocal chops by warping & cutting audio, and utilizing strategic, intense processing chains.
Ever wonder how to make these super popular bass stabs? Look no further...
Builds are all about creating tension.
They are an opportunity to showcase your production skills with creativity and attention to detail.
Learn how to create intricate grooves that are unique to the vibe of your track with 909s, military snares, and samples everywhere - literally everywhere - from 12 year-old Youtube performers to the Splice Sounds library.
The drop is ONLY as powerful as how you enter it. Use transient shapers to add impact and clarity in drum fills.
Want to make your track stand out? Learn how to flex, warp, program, and layer unique sample choice to create effective, memorable drum builds.
Learn how to properly tweak volume, eq, reverb AND the stereo image on your master channel during a build for a more powerful drop.
Do you overcomplicate arrangement? After watching this video you’ll recognize how simple it really is.
Learn the one arrangement tip that’ll save you a TON of time and help you get "unstuck."
There’s no point drawing new automation every time you make a new section. Simply copy it.
Not sure where to go with a section? Suffering from Loopitis? Learn how to get through structure quickly and keep yourself from slowing down.
Creating a viable idea is extremely important - but unless the idea is presented well, no one will ever pay attention.
The only way to present an idea well is to pull off a proper mixdown.
Mixing is both a science and an artform - and combing both (the meticulous + creative side of things) you can start to achieve a level of commercial gloss and polish that will make your mixes standup to the professionals.
At the heart of it, mixing is about making every single element in your track as clear as possible. Watch Hyperbits as he uses reductive eq to create mixing relationships that add clarity and separation to almost every element of the track.
Learn how to mix commercially present, bright vocals that are smooth and easily digestible without being overly harsh and brittle using the Hyperbits Vocal processing chain.
Learn how to actually utilize a reference track to get your mix to a better level of professional quality.
Mastering is no longer some secretive, elusive process only executed by old dudes with pony tails. You can create world-class, professional masters that sound great on any system, right in your own bedroom.
You just need to learn how to use the tools you've already got.
The final video in this Start-to-Finish will focus on creating a loud master, while still maintaining your dynamic range.
Learn the exact plugin chain Hyperbits has used to self-master official remixes for Universal, Sony, EMI, Ultra, and so many more top-tier, major labels.
Your dynamic range doesn't need to suffer - get commercially loud and competitive without sacrificing quality and clarity.
Want to sound like Zedd? Audien? NGHTMRE? Let's use EQ matching techniques to literally borrow your favorite artist's frequency spectrum.
"Just comparing my music before and after the Masterclass, I’m convinced it cut YEARS off my learning curve. Honestly, this class is worth way more than the asking price."
"Reworking my processing chain literally made the whole class worth it. You can’t randomly throw around plugins and hope to get a professional sound. Serik’s processing chain has had an incredible impact on finishing off my tunes."
"Taking the Hyperbits Masterclass was one of the best things I could’ve done for myself as a producer. It didn’t happen overnight, but Skrillex is playing my music now and this class definitely helped take my production to the next level."
"A lot of experienced producers say ‘There are no rules in music’ and while that may be true, the guidelines from the Masterclass really helped progress my sound. The class definitely played a role in getting multiple Hype Machine #1 records since."
"Honestly, I was looking for a course that could improve my mixes and wow, these 8 weeks blew my expectations out of the water. All the knowledge, habits, support, and encouragement gained from the class pushed me to make music that can now be played alongside my favorite artists."
"My goal was to not only expand upon my skillset but to also meet like-minded peers and grow my musical network. Goal accomplished! Blessed to have been part of this amazing group and Serik's relatable approach to teaching."
"All of my music sounds WAY better. It’s clearer, sharper, and more dynamic, which helped me get a few tracks signed to some solid labels."
"After this class my tracks are more powerful AND clean due to proper use of reductive EQ and saturation. After learning those techniques, the improvement in my mixes was almost instant."
"This is really the best class I’ve ever taken in music. I’m creating ideas much faster, I’m achieving way cleaner mixes, constructing more interesting grooves and movement, and learning to master on my own will be a huge time and money saver."
"Songs used to take me several weeks to complete. Now I’m finishing arrangements in 1-2 days, and the tracks sound much more full and warm. My old stuff sounded very thin and brittle before I took this class."
“I learned a TON of stuff. The parts about saturation and reductive EQ alone changed my entire workflow. Seeing Serik’s workflow and approach to mixing and mastering was absolutely invaluable.”
“Three game changers: I learned how to make my builds extremely effective, I learned how to actually use tons of powerful plugins, and I learned how to make my workflow smoother which has lead to banging out tracks with much more regularity.”
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Absolutely. First off, Hyperbits jumps back and forth between Logic & Ableton - but beyond that, most of the concepts, ideas, & workflow are applicable across all DAWS. Plus, the majority of tools Hyperbits is using are third party plugins anyway.
Hyperbits does use a lot of third party plugins, but there is always an alternative to achieve a similar result. Sure, your version might sound different - but the important thing here is learning the concepts, not always reaching for the same exact plugins.
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