Intro to Music Production Using BandLab

Sample Resources   Intro to Music Production Using BandLab

This sample resource is part of a sequence of 7 lessons – the first 3 on Introduction to Music Production and then a further 4 moving on to Advanced Music Production.  The resources provide comprehensive video tutorials and resources to learn how to samples with the BandLab online web-based sequencer and have been developed for Musical Futures Online by music production and technology specialists – Education & Bass

This resource is designed to develop the following skills:

  • Develop basic music production techniques using BandLab
  • Effectively to create an original track using audio samples
  • Combine sets of audio samples that work well together
  • Be able to arrange and structure your own composition

This music production resource created in association with Education & Bass

 

 

The full version of this resource is available with Ultimate membership


Setting Up A Free BandLab Account

Before you start, you will need to set up a free BandLab account following the instructions below


TASK: Set Up Your Free BandLab Account


Step 1

Go to www.BandLab.com using your internet browser on a desktop, phone or tablet

Step 2

Sign Up/Sign In with Facebook or Google

Step 3

Read Terms Of Use (important)

“1.5 IMPORTANT! IF YOU ARE NOT 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, OR THE APPLICABLE AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION, YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO THEM FOR YOU BEFORE YOU USE THE SERVICES OR PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION TO US. PLEASE REVIEW THIS WITH YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN THAT YOU BOTH UNDERSTAND HOW THE SERVICES WORK, AND WHAT RESTRICTIONS APPLY YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.”


What Are Audio Samples?

An audio sample/waveform is a visual representation of a sound or instrument that has been recorded.

What Is Trap Music?

In this project we’re focussing on trap music. Trap derives from Hip Hop, sub-genre that was born out of southern USA in the early 90s. The music foundations are based on synthesised drum machine sounds, triplet/complex hi-hat patterns, heavy 808 kick drums and musicality that utilises a symphonic use of orchestral instruments. The Trap instrumental is often accompanied by Rap vocals and the tempo can range from 100-176 BPM, but commonly around 140 BPM.


Creating A Boiling Pot – Part 1


Creating A Boiling Pot – Part 2


TASK: Create Your Own Boiling Pot

Browse the Loop Packs and select: a drum beat, bass line, and chords that work well together to create your own Boiling Pot.

Remember at this point we are working down, before we work across, try not to go beyond 8 bars.