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Drum Beat Construction - Part 2 | Podcast

Eddie Bazil - Production Engineer

Eddie Bazil gives us three masterclass pointers on constructing beats, incorporating useful tools such as Drum Replacement software and pre-constructed Loops, then adding enhancements with timing, pitch and other processing tips.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
00:33 - Drum Replacement Software
01:41 - Example 1: Using Hit'n'Mix RipX DAW
05:41 - Example 2: Making Loops Your Own
11:36 - Example 3: Enhancing A Kick With Pitch And Timing

Track credit for Example 1: Ice Box featuring Omarion, produced by Timbaland.

Presenter: Eddie Bazil - Biog

Sound designer extraordinaire Eddie Bazil, founder of The Audio Production Hub and websites.Sound designer extraordinaire Eddie Bazil, founder of The Audio Production Hub and websites.Eddie Bazil launched his music industry career at the age of 17 as a synth programmer for a range of Electro / New Wave bands including Art Of Noise, Spandau Ballet, Pet Shop Boys, Bobin, Paul Dee, DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Jets Orchestra. By his 20s he was working as a sound designer for Akai, Roland, Emu/Ensoniq, eventually signing on exclusively with the latter. Later, due to a growing demand for software instruments and libraries, Eddie started to develop libraries for various software manufacturers, including Native Instruments, Kiesel, Sound Effects Library, Arturia and Propellerheads.

A prophetic meeting with Phil Allen, a popular Capital Radio DJ, resulted in the company Samplecraze, which Eddie has spent 20 years developing as an educational resource. At this time he trained in music production and soon gained a number of prominent contracts working with some notable artistes such as Busta Rhymes, Greensleeves, 9 Bar, SFP, Sleeveless, Chris Campbell and Gam Productions. He contracted to Island Records and Chrysalis as a producer and remixer, and was commissioned to write the score for the Cambridge Shakespeare Company's production of Macbeth that ran at 2 Way Mirror at Alexander Palace, London. His ongoing development of Samplecraze has led to him offering educational workshops and classes, releasing four books via PC Publishing, and becoming a writer and Forum moderator for Sound On Sound.

Recently Eddie established The Audio Production Hub for online education and was invited last year by the Recording Academy to become a Grammy judge.

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