Sonic Development

Starts June 16th 2021

Lessons delivered by Om Unit
British producer and DJ Jim Coles' work as Om Unit is an intricate yet fluid hybrid of several forms of bass-heavy electronic music.
Initially debuting the Om Unit moniker in 2009 with material which leaned closer to dubstep and slow-motion house grooves and electronic hip-hop, his work grew increasingly complex and harder to define with releases such as 2013's full-length Threads LP occupying its own sonic territory.
Notable as one of the first producers to fuse juke/footwork with jungle via his ‘Philip D Kick’ alias, some of his music shows a clear reverence for the hardcore continuum while simultaneously bringing fresh ideas to the table.
Om Unit has released material on well-regarded labels such as Metalheadz, R+S Berceuse Heroique, Terrorhythm and Astrophonica as well as self-releasing a much-lauded string of titles including his much loved recent ‘Acid Dub Studies’ LP.
Jim has also been responsible for Cosmic Bridge, a label similarly dedicated to futuristic bass music explorations, where he built a community of producers who are unafraid of exploring the ‘space in between’

Course Details
Wednesday Evenings
6 weeks
June 16th, 23rd, 30th
July 7th, 14th, 21st
7pm - 9pm UK GMT (8pm - 10pm Europe CET)


Working primarily with Ableton Live, Om Unit a.k.a Jim Coles will be sharing some of the ideas and processes he's gathered over some 26 years of music production experience. 

You will cover technical areas such as Sampling, Synthesis, Mixing, Mastering, and Hardware & Software integration, while developing genuinely useful techniques to generate interest in your productions and help you find your own sonic identity. 

Jim has over 10 years experience as an educator and has developed a teaching style that can be adapted to any level of experience. Applicants for this course should have at least a basic understanding of electronic music production.  

Limited to 12 places. 


Week 1

Introduction/Overview of Synthesis
Sound design q+a

Week 2

Sampling History, Theory + Practice
Sound finding
Sonic Identity + Genre Mapping

Week 3 

Arranging & Mixing 
Arrangement Choice-making
Using creative FX chains
Individual sound-choices
Approaches to workflow

Week 4 

Hardware & Software Integration
Integrating Hardware Synths
Creative outboard processes
Sequencing with Push
MIDI Routing

Week 5 

Sonic Identity 
Combining Influences
Combining Creative Processes
Research Methodology
Creative Honesty

Week 6 

Playback your project and audio work to the class and Jim for constructive feedback, direction, and mentoring. 
Q & A 

12 hours of live coaching and teaching from Om Unit and his years of experience in music production.
Mentoring and feedback on your music & progress. 
Access to an online drive full of resources, reading material, sounds, and reference tracks. 
An interactive online classroom environment with other like minded students from all over the world.
Regular tasks and activities during class and for homework. 
Access to the Ramp Alumni group to stay connected and share ideas with classmates. 
*Classes are recorded and viewable online for the duration of the course. 

Your own laptop and headphones with Ableton Live 9, 10, or 11 installed.
*Classes will mostly focus on Ableton, but many of the concepts are transferable to other DAWs. 
A decent internet connection in a quiet environment to learn. 
A free account with Zoom. 

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