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the ill.methodology workshop
“I went from finishing a tune every six months, to finishing one or more a day, and I can teach you to do the same.” ~ill.Gates
Melodic Buildup Recipe
Learn to write a song around
a melodic buildup into
a banging drop.
Follow these step by step instructions to learn the workflow, then tweak the recipe
and make it your own!
Guide to Producing
The foundation of the dojo, this is the guide book that started it all. there's no simpler way to learn the basics in an afternoon.
Automate all of the most common tasks with these simple to use Ableton racks. Channel Strips, Effects, Instrument Processing.
All the theory is programmed into the racks so you don't have to worry about it.
the ill.Methodology Workshop Layout
1. Artistic Development
This first section lays the necessary psychological foundation for artistic progress. Without the knowledge in this section growth will be a game of inches. If you are open minded this section alone can change your life forever.
2. Organization and Time Management
Music making can be overwhelming, and tracks can take as long as you let them. Knowing when to do what is a massive advantage. ill.Gates has not only put in his 10 000 hours, but he's been in the studio with dozens of top professionals soaking up the knowledge like a sponge. Let him rain insights on your workflow and save you years of frustration.
3. Aesthetics + Composition
OK, so you know what the knobs and sliders do, but what are you trying to SAY with your music? How many sounds do you need to communicate your message? What makes a mix gel? What are the guiding principles of creating something beautiful? All of these questions and more will be answered in this enlightening discussion.
4. Library and Sampler Preparation
The techniques in this section are so revolutionary that they have been adopted by Dubspot, Warp Academy, and nearly every commercial Ableton Sampler Instrument maker. If you understand these simple methods you will never have to stop your studio session to dig through folders of samples again.
5. Workflow in Theory
Want to learn what it takes to turn a loop into a full song? Want to learn how to do it using only the sounds that you already have? Want to learn to arrange a song in five minutes or less? This section breaks it all down into a simple, proven, easy to understand set of steps that you can follow to arrange full songs in any style of music.
6. Real Time Production Demo
In this section you see ill.Gates put his money where his mouth is and build an arranged song from scratch right in front of your eyes. Watch the magic happen and learn just how easy it can be. This real time illustration of the ill.Methodology will give you everything you need to know to compose and arrange your own music.
ill.Gates built his entire career without relying on a manager for strategy and you can too. Learn what it takes to get fans, get gigs, and start to earn a living as a professional musician. If you want to quit working for other people and start living the dream then this section is for you.
lll.GATES is a bass droppin’, educatin’, oscillator modulatin’ space genius from the future. DJing since age 13 ill.Gates has had a long and lavish career in the music business.
Known for his epic collaborations with Opiuo, KJ Sawka, Excision, Destroid, Beats Antique, Mimosa, Amon Tobin, Eskmo, Apashe and The Dead Kennedys, his music is no stranger to the top of the charts. With 4 studio albums under his belt and hoards of unreleased original music ill.GATES is known for unforgettable live sets peppered with improvised finger drumming and original visuals.
When he isn't traveling or rocking the studio ill.GATES is mentoring the next generation of producers over at his training camp www.ProducerDojo.com. Many up and comers credit ill.GATES with breaking them out of their shell and into the music business.
You can catch ill.GATES slaying dance floors on five continents and at illgates.com