Exowildebeest wrote:How about doing a genre that isn't particularly "hip" now?
My goal with the series, which is slated to be 5 videos, is to do genres people want to learn about. It's not based solely on me seeing what's hip... though there's some obvious crossover there too. People want to learn popular styles because those styles are popular, if you see what I mean.
Deep House and Trap are two of the most commonly requested styles to learn. Dubstep comes up a lot but I've been somewhat reluctant to teach that one because I feel it's been covered THOROUGHLY. That said, I might do one anyway because people are still asking.
One that's come up repeatedly that I wasn't thinking of doing but might now is Trip Hop. For each tutorial, my goal is to show the genre but also a different production technique that can be applied to any style. So Deep House was about Rex slices as sample hits. Trap was about combinator layered drums and exploring triplet grids. Electro Pop I think will be about the benefits of using the sequencer itself as your drum programming environment.
Not sure about the other two styles or techniques yet but the demand for Trip Hop has me strongly considering that one. One challenge is that many of these Beats aren't only about the drums. What's the sound of Dubstep drums? Well partially it's the sound of EVERYTHING else going on around it.
In fact in the Electro Pop video, that'll be partially my point: the drums are only there to serve the pop song on top. For that reason, the pop version will include other instrumentation because the pop drums aren't tricky to make... they're just tricky to make support the pop song in the way they need to.
So if I can figure out a production angle for Trip Hop... I'll do that one and then I'll think about that 5th genre. I want to avoid doing Dubstep but feel free to quote this post and laugh at my defeatist surrender when the 5th one comes out and it's about Dubstep.