Create Music With Items You Can Find At Home

In this course, you will learn how to produce music with items you can find at your home.

In this class, you will learn to make music from recordings of items you can find at your home, only using your favorite DAW (or a demo version of a DAW) and a cheap or built-in microphone or your mobile phone.

I'll guide you though the following steps:

  1. Choose a pool of items to get some rich sounding recordings.
  2. Set up a recording session in a DAW of your choice (any DAW with a sampler plugin will be fine). This should be also a good start for future projects.
  3. Record the items in a proper way to get rich recordings. You won't need any expensive equipment for that, any microphone you have at hand (even built-in mics) will to the trick. I'll do some of the recordings with help of my mobile phone.
  4. Edit the recordings and organize the sounds into a sampler plugin of your choice. We'll use different techniques to get a variety of results.
  5. Program a simple midi loop to build a foundation for a piece of instrumental music and create varitions.
  6. Use the different parts to create a short song with a simple arrangement.
  7. Process a mixdown of the parts into a single audio file.

Have fun making music without spending money on equipment!

Intended Audience: beginners

Choice Of Items
Setting Up Your Recording Session
Recording With A Microphone (Connected To Your Computer)
Recording With External Equipment
Importing Further Recordings
Typical Sampler Parameters
Processing Percussive Samples
Bonus: More Percussive Samples
Processing Long Samples/Loops
Basic Beat Loops
Changing The Pitch
Basic Melodic Loops
Creating Tonal Samples With Short Loops
Variations & Arrangement
Finishing Touch & Mixdown

What's included

  • 16 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Marc Zimmermann