Sonic Development

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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.

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.  

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

Week 4 

Mixing & Hardware/Software Integration
Mixing template & techniques
Integrating Hardware Synths
Creative outboard processes
Sequencing with Push

Week 5 

Master Bus Processing & Sonic Identity
Home mastering + Master Bus processes
Combining Influences
Combining Creative Processes
Research Methodology
Creative Honesty

Week 6 

Playback your own work and audio work to the class and Jim for constructive feedback, direction, and mentoring.
General forward-facing Q & A + advice.

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.
Connection to classmates and Jim via course specific Discord server. 
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, or a DAW of your choice. 
*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. 

it was really inspiring and professional. i've got not only technical advice but also career advice and that's a big plus for me. I met new musicians, learnt new tricks and found new purpose. All of this throughout well balanced sessions. Very good value. Just a big leap in terms of what I understood was possible with Ableton.

Jim <3 is an incredible teacher and a wonderful person. Always up to help anyone even with more philosophical and psychological matters. Also the community was a big plus for me, the other folks were amazing. Jim as an instructor was top. Approachable, easy to listen to, smart, efficient. His knowledge and enthusiasm was very inspiring, and I particularly enjoyed the mix feedback session.

After the course i felt more inspired and determined than ever. I wanted to learn more. Gain inspiration. Find direction. I got those and more. It far exceeded my expectations, I loved the course.

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