DJ Kiva is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Ableton Certified Trainer, and founder of record label Adios Babylon. He has delivered his music through high energy performances and DJ sets through sound systems from Brooklyn to Tokyo.
Invented in the late 60s and early 70s by pioneers such as "King Tubby", Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Errol Thompson, Dub is a trippy style of music that makes great use of effects and studio trickery. This sub-genre of Reggae is the root of all remixing and has influenced many contemporary genres of electronic music, like Pop, EDM, Hip Hop, Drum and bass, Dubstep, and so on. In this course, Ableton certified trainer DJ Kiva reveals the secret ingredients of Dub and shows you how to incorporate them in your own music.
First, you learn about the history of Dub music, from its original root in Jamaica to the digital Dub movement and other musical styles that were greatly influenced by Dub. You discover each and every elements of a Dub track, and you learn how they all fit together. Along the way, you get insights from world-class musicians. You learn how to lay the foundation of a Dub track by playin the one-drop beat, and you learn to program it in Ableton Live. You learn techniques to play and record percussion, bass lines, the guitar skank, piano bang, organ bubble, and horns using both electronic instruments and live instruments (for that organic touch). And recording the elements is only the beginning of the trip! You also discover how to manipulate and transform them with reverb, echo, and modulation plugins, and using external gear…
So watch and listen, because the amazing DJ Kiva is about to share his Dub wizdom with you… Whatever style of music you produce, this course is a must watch!
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Yung Dawg wrote on September 21, 2018
One of the best courses I've taken on MPV. Kiva delivers with clear instruction, virtuoso guests, excellent plugin selection and more. The techniques you learn here can be applied to any type of music as Kiva says himself. Do not skip this!!