[IO Music Academy / Manatee Commune / Grant Eadie] Making Chillwave with Manatee Commune

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Learn how to make Chillwave in this 5-day course led by Manatee Commune (Grant Eadie). Explore the various production tools, topics, and techniques that go into his masterful arrangements of field recordings, textures from nature, rolling arpeggios, and surfy guitar licks. Break down the essential components of Chillwave and its subgenres (such as Synthwave, Vaporwave, Triphop, Ambient, and Glo-fi) through instrument choice, drum production, sampling, music theory, and synthesis.
Manatee Commune
Manatee Commune (aka Grant Eadie) has made quite a name for himself in dance music since his debut 3 short years ago. A native of the Pacific NW, this electronic based, classically trained multi-instrumentalist has ignited a wave of fans since his nationally aired interview on NPR’s Morning Edition and being named “best electronic artist” by Seattle Weekly. The music is as unique as his name. Equal parts bouncy, glittering beats and cool contemplation, Manatee Commune’s compositions capture the sensation of taking a self-reflecting journey through the forest. Over the past years, he’s performed at SXSW, Bonnaroo, What The Festival, Decibel, Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party as well as toured with Odezsa, Slow Magic, Emancipator and Blockhead.

Lesson 1 – Genre Breakdown (62:29)
Lesson 2 – Drums and Sampling (60:51)
Lesson 3 – Chords and Melodies (69:18)
Lesson 4 – Synthesis (56:15)
Lesson 5 – Adding Warmth (55:11 )

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