Hip Hop Producer Program

Everything you need to know to win in the Hip Hop game. This course is designed for MCs & producers looking to dig in and succeed with their craft.

You’re an MC – you know that you could do so much more if you could produce your own beats. This is a program designed for you, and who better to teach you than the guy who produces for Dr. Dre, Miss Lauryn Hill, and many (many!) others?

If you are already a producer, but looking for that edge that will make your beats pro, this is it. If you want to sell your beats, collaborate, and dominate the field –  you need to be working alongside someone already doing it.  Enter King Karnov.

Details

This innovative program will work with veteran hip hop producers King Karnov (Dr Dre, Miss Lauryn Hill) and DJ Adatrak (Rhymesayers) in the studio as the class explores the origins, techniques, and business of Hip Hop. We will compare the styles and origins of Hip Hop with these veterans, as well as examine the tools of the studio used by masters such as Marley Mall, Pete Rock, Timbalaand, RZA, Dr Dre, and more.

Learn Sampling, Synthesis, and Recording in the Hip Hop industry, and apply those concepts to modern studio tools like the MPC, Maschine, APC40, Push, TR8, and more.  Go on a field trip with the DJs to a local vinyl shop, bring the tunes back to the studio and sample them straight off the decks into your productions!  Produce tag lines, record and process vocals, and chop/screw these recordings with expert guidance. Lastly, learn the do’s and don’t of the professional hip-hop industry and learn how you – an aspiring producer – can get started in the professional industry.

Software Requirements: any DAW

Prerequisites: None


Bundle Deals available | 25% up to 37.5% Off

After you’ve added the Ableton Live Program to your cart, try adding other programs and see the Savings roll in! Over 100 combinations possible!
The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $7,850, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $5,500, resulting in $2,350 in Savings!

Weekly Schedule

  • Level 1: Styles, Origins, and Production Methods
    Comparing classic styles and origins of hip hop and what they involve ala DJ Mustard, DJ Premier, Chop/Screw, J Dilla, and more. Learn how to use the fundamental tools and techniques that make Hip Hop, from the microphones, drum machines, synthesizers, and samplers. Investigate the ways that the Sampler has inspired the genre, and learn the workflows used by Marley Mall, Timbalaand, Pete Rock, RZA, and others to bring these tools to life.
  • Level 2: Advanced Beat Making Techniques
    Go to the local indy record store and come back with some vinyl. Sample it with instructor guidance, and chop that sample into your own tune. Add synth lines that are in key, and add drums that are in the pocket. Turn your beat into a full song by tweaking those sounds and add extra flavor with effects, shout outs, and ultimately vocals in your own tune. Explore processing and pitch and time correction tools such as autotune, melodyne, and vocoding for extra attitude on that microphone.
  • Level 3: Producer Success Strategies
    Showcase your work as an artist or producer on the world stage the right way, with proper social media rollout techniques. Learn the ways that are tried and true in the 21st century for publishing, marketing, distribution, licensing, and more. Explore the various avenues a creative person can pursue in this field, from performer, producer, engineer, MC, and more. Hear industry success and failure stories from veterans in the game, and ultimately succeed yourself as you apply this knowledge to your own music and music career.

Bundle Deals available | 25% up to 37.5% Off

After you’ve added the Ableton Live Program to your cart, try adding other programs and see the Savings roll in! Over 100 combinations possible!
The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $7,850, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $5,500, resulting in $2,350 in Savings!

Registration

Classes will run every Wednesday night from 7pm – 10pm, for a total of 12 weeks.
There is no application, and all experience levels are welcome. Just signup with the red buttons!

To enroll in the Hip Hop Producer Program, purchase below. This price includes all the required classes, at a significant discount from buying them individually.  

After payment for the program is received, we will contact you to welcome you to the program and answer any additional questions. Price: $1499 (Includes all classes, All Access pass to all Slam Academy regular classes, (including online classes) and 1 year of Lab Time)  Payment plans are available for this program.

Join the Hip Hop Producer Program for only $255/month using our simple payment plan.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us.

Software Requirements: any DAW

Prerequisites: None

Enrollment Includes:

  • Admission to all Hip Hop Producer Program Classes
  • Admission to 9 months of SlamPass (3 months during the program & a 6-month complimentary SlamPass membership)*
  • Weekly feedback on tracks and projects during class Lab Time
  • Feedback on midway and final projects from Slam Teachers and Guest Artists
  • 25% Returning Student Discount on all future enrollments**
  • Free Instant Access Pass (access to complete non-program online video library)
  • Discounts and Special Offers on hardware and software from our friends at Foxtone Music

*SlamPass is only available to students currently enrolled in a program; students who have completed a program in the last 6 months; or students who directly purchased a SlamPass

** Not valid with other discount offers & coupons.

Upcoming Start Dates


Bundle Deals available | 25% up to 37.5% Off

After you’ve added the Ableton Live Program to your cart, try adding other programs and see the Savings roll in! Over 100 combinations possible!
The average value of a bundle enrollment is approximately $7,850, but by bundling, the average cost comes down to $5,500, resulting in $2,350 in Savings!

Questions?

Have a question about the program? Email us anytime at joinus@slamacademy.com.

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