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Hal Leonard Releases The Josh Bess Webinar Series

How to start, proceed and complete music projects in your home studio

Now available on

Montclair, NJ – Hal Leonard proudly announces the Josh Bess Webinar Series at, featuring a collection of live-recorded webinars that cover various music production topics with expert and Ableton Certified Trainer Josh Bess.

In this series, Josh takes you into his home studio in Tokyo, Japan, and invites you to watch his video streaming webinar series. Each tutorial includes a recording of a live-streamed video lesson including a Q&A session with the participants. This is a new form of instruction as viewers participate with questions that Josh answers within the session, so each webinar has an intimate feel to it as if you are attending a private lesson with the expert.

While Josh’s DAW of choice is Ableton Live, the tips and tricks can be used with any DAW. The first six topics in the series are:

01: Building Your Own Custom Audio-Effect Rack:

How to create one of Josh’s favorite and most useful custom audio effect racks in Ableton Live, how to apply effects for original music productions and live performances.

02: Creating a Full Song from a One-Shot Sample

How to create a full song from a one-shot vocal sample, how to get started and how to proceed to arrive at your own original music, along with lots of helpful techniques to apply to your music.

03: How Drum Grooves Control the Genre of Music

In this webinar, Josh shows how the type of drum grooves you create, along with your sound choices, will completely change the genre of music you are creating. Josh discusses ideas focused on drum rhythm creation, MIDI note editing, sound design choices, groove, swing, feel, and many other related questions asked throughout the live webinar.

04: Creating a Natural Drum Sampler

Josh explains how to create a natural sounding and feeling drum sampler from pre-recorded samples. Josh demonstrates how to quickly build this tool and provides a fully detailed explanation of how to apply this idea to your own creation process.

Available on April 28, 2017:

05: Garden Eel Sampling

Josh shows how to sample live instruments – with an interesting new toy from the aquarium! These ideas can be applied to your own music production to sample and create any new sounds you imagine.

06: Transforming Your Music Into Any Environment Imaginable with Audio Effects

Josh Bess explains how to create the sound of your original music as if it’s played at a live music festival. Josh demonstrates what details go into creating the space, atmosphere, and full environmental sounds by applying simple audio effects such as Reverb and EQ.


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