[IO Music Academy / Tsuruda] How I Produce with Tsuruda

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Few artists garner the kind of adoration among bass music producers that Tsuruda does. The classically trained producer and sound designer is revered for his technical ability both in the studio and the DJ booth. Now, he’s giving you an inside look into the production techniques that led him to the upper echelon of bass music culture.
Tsuruda will spend a week with students exploring how to source and manipulate samples in fresh and exciting ways and how he incorporates this methodology into his music production. He’ll also discuss his philosophy about music creation and artistry, lending his valuable insight into how to best navigate the complexities of today’s music industry.
Your Instructor
Los Angeles based producer Tsuruda is a classically trained musician who blends experimental hip-hop with avant-garde electronics. Today, he stands in the upper echelon of bass music culture including the beat scene and sound design with one of the most impressive bodies of work in independent electronic music. His discography includes singles on labels like Team Supreme, Darker Than Wax and 1985 Music, plus remixes for Noisia, The Glitch Mob and more. His independently released ‘FUBAR’ EP (Oct ’19), distributed by Alpha Pup, includes standout singles “Dragon of the Darkness Flame” and “Kimchi Crisis,” plus “Little Mac,” a collaboration with Mr. Carmack.

Day 1 – How to Source Great Samples (01:24:47)
Day 2 – Introduction to Sampling: Sampling Basics (01:26:14)
Day 3 – Advanced Sampling Techniques (01:27:07)
Day 4 – Collaborating with Chee (01:30:34)
Day 5 – Feedback Session (01:31:48)

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