ALAN OLDHAM
Underground Dance Music
w/ NI Maschine

Course starts November 16th 2021

Lessons Delivered by Detroit Techno Producer & Artist Alan Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000
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ALAN OLDHAM is a highly respected Third Wave Detroit Techno producer, international DJ, remixer, comic artist, and painter. He had the first radio show in Detroit that played only electronic music and Techno. He has created iconic artwork for legendary labels such as Transmat, and Djax-Up Beats, and has released music on Tresor Berlin, BPitch Control, Third Ear, and Suspected among others. He has recently done remixes for Ellen Allien and Loco Dice. His art is now on display at the Design Museum, London as part of the exhibit “Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers.” 
Alan lives and works in Berlin. 

Course Details
4 x 2 hour sessions 
Tuesday Evenings
November 16th, 23rd, 30th,  
December 7th 2021
7pm - 9pm CET


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This live online course focusses on underground dance music creation utilising Native Instruments Maschine software and hardware. Starting from the ground up, Alan will take you into his world of production, showing you his process of starting, developing, and finishing tracks using NI Maschine MK3. You will uncover Alan's techniques, tricks, and philosophies, as he guides you through his process. You will examine a range of underground electronic music styles, such as Techno, House, and Electro, and use Maschine as a tool to create beats, bass-lines, melodies, and arrangements.  

You will not only learn skills and techniques from Alan using NI Machine, but you will be mentored through the process of creating and finishing your own track, with regular feedback on your progress, peer review, playback, and homework tasks, culminating in the playback of your finished track in the final session. 

Week 1 - Starting


My Process - Building a track from scratch! 

a) Inspiration - excitement & interest 
b) Sample selection - digging deep! 
c) How I start a track with NI Maschine
d) Humanisation and Gesture
e) Creating beats and percussions that groove
f) Deconstructing and rebuilding

Week 2 - Developing

Developing the track. 

a) Creating musical phrases 
b) Bass Lines and Synths
c) Examining the tropes of electronic styles 
d) Bending the rules
e) How to get the most from pre-set sounds 

Week 3 - Arrangement 

Structuring the track

a) Arrangement techniques
b) Dynamics
c) Measures  
d) Considering the dance floor
e) Structure 
f) Finishing

Week 4 - Culmination

Your chance to play back your track to Alan and the class for feedback and direction 

Q&A with Alan - An opertunity to ask Alan any questions about production, DJing, Detroit, promotion, Art, etc  


You will get: 
8 hours of live coaching and teaching from Alan and his years of experience in Detroit Techno production.
50% off Voucher to spend on any NI software or hardware (excluding Maschine +).  
Personal mentoring and feedback on your music as you progress through the course. 
Access to an online drive with resources and extra reading material.  
An interactive online classroom environment.
Regular tasks and activities during class and for homework. 
Access to the Ramp Alumni group to stay connected and share ideas with classmates. 
Access to a group Discord server. 
*Classes are recorded and viewable online for the duration of the course. 

You will need:
Your own laptop and headphones.
NI Machine software & hardware 
A decent internet connection in a quiet environment to learn. 
A free Zoom user account. 

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