PART 1: Sound Selection
The right way to pick drum samples for your “project” . . . and why “specific drum samples” will radically increase your chances of finishing your tracks and not getting stuck in an 8 bar loop.
PART 2: Drum Programming
The costly dangers of “boring drum patterns” . . . and how to turn your simple ideas into “solid grooves” that DJ’s fight tooth and nail over to get promo exclusivity.
PART 3: Sounding Like The Professionals
What not to do if you want to be taken seriously by A&R’s and Label Heads . . . (Almost every passionate producer makes this costly mistake. Stop doing it and you’ll increase your “noticeability” by at least a factor of ten.)
Having worked as a professional in the electronic music scene for 12 years, Jon is widely known for being the engineer behind Leftwing: Kody. He has also been involved in countless other projects, covering everything from house to techno, commercial and underground, he has released music with major and cutting edge underground labels such as Sony, Columbia, Virgin, Positiva, Ultra, Anjunadeep, Toolroom, Defected, Armada, Hot Creations, Circus, Desolat, Moon Harbour, Relief, Knee Deep In Sound, Sola, Truesoul, Lost, Moan, Great Stuff, Viva, and many more.
Jon’s engineering expertise has also led to commercial remixes and collaborations with huge artists like Mabel, Kelis, MK, Duke Dumont, Oliver Heldens, Katy B, as well as contemporary underground artists such as Todd Terry, Solardo, Michael Bibi, and Max Chapman.
With millions of streams under his belt, Jon also has two Beatport no.1 singles to his name – but that’s not all. He’s also put together award-winning sample packs, a best-selling Faderpro course, and he’s even an educator at the famous Toolroom Academy. So, there’s no doubt about the fact that you’re in safe hands.