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Beats for bars


Beats for bars

About the course

In this course, legendary beat-maker Plastician breaks down his production process for instrumentals, covering sampling, synthesis, structuring a beat, collaborating and working with an MC. Plastician has produced instrumentals for some of the hottest UK artists including Skepta, Jammz and Tempa T.

Are you ready to learn beat-making from the best in the business?

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Plastician is a versatile DJ and producer from Croydon, renowned for his contributions to Grime and Dubstep. Starting out producing music as a way of gaining the recognition needed to further his DJing career, Plastician worked alongside producers such as Skream, Benga and Artwork in the early 2000s. Plastician held the longest-running radio show on Rinse FM in addition to being the world’s first DJ to have a specialist Dubstep and Grime radio show on national radio. Plastician’s debut LP Beg To Differ was released in 2008 on his Terrorhythm Recordings label to critical acclaim still regarded as one of the best Grime albums to date, and he’s still working with some of the most exciting new emcees from around the UK.

What you'll learn

Plastician breaks down his beat-making process from start to finish. With tracks featuring some of the biggest names in UK Rap and Grime, Plastician has a level of understanding that comes only with years of experience in the game. The course covers how to use current sounds to keep your productions fresh, finding and manipulating sampled material, adding drums, structuring a track, connecting and collaborating with rappers and MCs.

Plastician uses FL Studio to record, produce and arrange his tracks along with a handful of plugins including: La Petite Excite, Halftime, Glitch 2, Acon Digital Multiply and Tonmann DeEsser. However, all of the processes covered in this course can be replicated using any music production software and stock plugins.

This course will teach you:

  • How to stay relevant using current sounds whilst still infusing your tracks an individual identity
  • Essential tips on connecting and working with rappers
  • How to record vocals and studio collaboration techniques to get the best take
  • Cleaning up vocal takes and removing unwanted noise
  • How to mix a track and prepare for mastering
  • Performing live and getting your music heard.