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In the studio w/ Goldfish

Goldfish are Dominic Peters and David Poole, a duo from Cape Town, South Africa who have built a reputation of producing some of the most unique and original jazz-infused house music around. With multiple MTV Africa awards, a previous Pacha Ibiza residency, six studio albums and multiple remixes under their belt, these two exceptional musicians and producers are about to become your expert tutors.

In this exclusive two-plus hour course created by FaderPro for Armada University, learn how Goldfish created their track "Talk To Me" from the album Late Night People. Understand how they get their unique sound in the studio, combining live instruments with virtual instruments, loops, samples and much more. Furthermore, see their incredible live show setup and gain insight into their truly unique electronic music performance combined with live sax, bass guitar and Ableton Live with an exclusive bonus video! This complete course includes: 

LIVE SHOW TOUR

Goldfish give you an exclusive video tour and explanation of their gear setup they use for their live performances. Learn how they have developed their live show over the years for maximum flexibility, reliability and musicality.  Also, see how they prepare their Ableton Live sessions specifically for live performance. 

COURSE CHAPTERS

Chapter 1 - Finding A Sample
Discover how a vocal from an old blues record became the starting point for their track. Learn how you can use samples to spark ideas and rework a vocal into a new creative meaning.

Chapter 2 - Editing A Sample
Go in-depth with re-timing vocal samples, choosing the right warp settings in Ableton and creatively editing to create a new vibe.

Chapter 3 - Adding A Melody

Learn how Goldfish found the key of the vocal sample the used in "Talk To Me." Watch as they explain how to find the key of a sample, get the tuning correct and move into creating catchy melodies.

Chapter 4 - Creating The Drop
Moving from a jazz-blues sample to a future-house style drop. Goldfish explain how to find the key of a kick sample using an analyzer and rework sample-pack samples into your own track.

Chapter 5 - Recording The Piano

After the track has a modern edgy drop, Goldfish teach you how they then began to add their signature jazz and musical stylings with piano parts. Discover how a layer of simply recorded real piano with a clean piano ROMpler instrument added up to a unique piano sound.

Chapter 6 - Adding Drums And Percussion

You'll understand how to layer simple, single-shot samples and loops with creatively processed drum, percussion and 'real' claps.

Chapter 7 - Recording Instruments (the Saxophone)

Watch how Goldfish record instruments, like live sax into Ableton using clip view then work with Melodyne to perfect the takes and get to the final processing chain.

Chapter 8 - Recording Group Vocals
Learn how to think outside the box as Goldfish explain how a simple recording of a group of friends signing the main sax riff and a recording of Dave's children, added to the vibe of the track's layers.

Chapter 9 - Mixing Group Vocals
In this chapter the full arrangement begins to take shape. Goldfish explain how to fit these real recordings in the mix to add to your own track's ambience and overall vibe. Balance and glue the real vocal recordings together using EQ and compression.

Chapter 10 - Processing The Vocal Sample

Now the track begins to form, it's critical to get the original vocal sample fully processed to fit perfectly. Learn all the techniques to get samples to fit perfectly in the mix and the automation techniques to create drama and dynamics in the final mix and arrangement.

Chapter 11 - Extra Effects And Samples

See first-hand the attention to detail you'll need with extra effects and samples to get them to fit just right in the final mix. Discover smart automation, clever EQ and tuning to make every part fit. In addition, learn how sometimes to make a mix sound even better, some elements need to be removed, but which ones? They'll show you! 

Chapter 12 - Overall Project Structure

Watch Goldfish add more details in the mix, including creative crowd noise and then automation of all the parts before using one session view to create multiple arrangements and edit variations of "Talk To Me" in one complete Ableton project.

TOTAL TIME:
122.31 minutes / 2.04hrs