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The ill.Methodology Lesson Zero: Lifestyle Design 2.0

In 2011 the first ill.Methodology workshop changed thousands of lives by making it crystal clear that personal development and discipline are the foundation of all creative endeavors.

Join me in 2022 as we return to the source and revitalize these essential teachings with all new material that will leave you feeling fresher and more inspired than ever before.

The 80/20 of Sound Design

Sound Design can either intimidate you or it can be your favorite part of production.

This workshop is all about making that jump: the 20% of breakthroughs that yield 80% of your gains. I'll teach you elegant solutions to the problems you face every single time you sit down to write music.

The 80/20 of Finishing Music

In all human endeavor, there is a magic 20% of the work that yields 80% of the results. Getting specific about the 20% and prioritizing accordingly is what makes experience valuable. Whether you’re a professional on a deadline or just trying to get your first EP out the door, this is the EXACT information you need to know to GET IT DONE.


ill.gates' record speaks for itself...

58 Million+ plays on 275+ songs 

1000+ shows on 5 continents.

56 tracks released in 2022.

Songs with winners of 9 Grammys.

Credits include: Star WarsGTA5Gucci ManeAlanis Morissette42 DuggAction BronsonForeign BeggarsPav4nApasheEpromMr. Bill,  G JonesLiquid StrangerMinnesotaCloZeeCaptain Hook, DJ Dan, Si Begg, Excision/Destroid, Opiuo, Beats Antique + a collab with Flume/Seal engineer Eko-Zu that was selected by Dolby to demo Dolby Atmos sound systems.

ill.Gates sold the first Ableton templates in 2006, pioneered classic techniques like '128s' and 'The Infinite Drum Rack', was featured in Ableton's 'One Thing' series and is paid by Ableton to teach other educators.

ill.Gates has taught at BerkeleeNYU, and the S.A.E. as well as a Producer Dojo class on a different subject every week for over 300 consecutive weeks.

Past students and known users of ill.Gates products include Grammy Winner Seal10 Time Grammy Nominee Damian Taylor (Björk, Arcade Fire), 2 Time Grammy Winner Morgan PageIlleniumDr. PhreschApasheDJ VadimG JonesMr. BillCheeRavenscoonClaude Von StrokeAhee and Andrew Huang, who featured ill.Gates on '4 Producers 1 Sample'.

he taught  the best of the best

Free edm course for learning how to make edm
Free edm course for learning how to make edm
Free edm course for learning how to make edm
Free edm course for learning how to make edm
Free edm course for learning how to make edm
Free edm course for learning how to make edm

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