Learn to make Lofi Hip Hop with 3 step-by-step walkthroughs

Master the workflow, techniques, and creative tactics behind one of the most popular genres of electronic music

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You’ve heard it on Spotify…

You’ve seen the 24/7 chill lofi beats to relax/study to streams on YouTube…

You’ve caught it in the background while sitting in your favorite coffee shop.

Lofi Hip Hop has taken the music world by storm with its iconic blend of dusty drums, nostalgic melodies, and vintage sampling.

But despite its popularity, there aren’t that many resources for learning how to make it.

This came to our attention when we published our first Lofi Hip Hop article and video tutorial. They both quickly made it to the top of Google.

And then we launched a free Lofi Hip Hop sample pack to go along with the article & video.

It started getting 20-30 downloads every day.

Seems like there’s a demand for this.

So, we asked people if they’d be interested in a comprehensive course on how to make lofi hip hop (instead of just assuming things).

Here’s what they said…

72% of people were interested.

Until now, there hasn’t been a solid, comprehensive program that teaches producers how to make lofi hip hop from scratch.

Now there is.

INTRODUCING

The Lofi Hip Hop Blueprint

Master the workflow, techniques, and creative tactics behind one of the most popular genres of electronic music by making 3 full songs. 

Gain insights into workflow and production techniques of professionals: Loftii, Delayde, and Sofasound

3

PRODUCTION WALKTHROUGHS

3

PRO TRACK BREAKDOWNS

10+

HOURS OF CONTENT

A course that teaches you by doing rather than just watching

This course is the first in its genre that teaches you by doing instead of just watching someone else make beats.

You get all the samples, all the project files, and all the presets we use in the course. 

Not only that, but we also explain every step of the process—from pulling in the first sample to the final export—so you’ll never be left in the dark. 

And to top it off? We’ve brought in three lofi heavyweights to break down their music for you. 

Loftii

Delayde

Sofasound

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn in The Lofi Hip Hop Blueprint

  • The fundamentals of lofi hip hop production: what sets it apart from other genres, mistakes people make getting started, and other important things to keep in mind…
  • How to approach mixing and mastering when making lofi hip hop
  • How to produce sample-based lofi hip hop (either from a sample pack, or somewhere else)
  • How to use foley like a pro to create a nostalgic, vintage atmosphere
  • Avoiding the “robotic” sound that kills the relaxed and chill vibe of lofi hip hop
  • The smart, effective way to arrange lofi hip hop (without getting stuck)
  • How to make a catchy, iconic lofi hip hop track without using any samples (just Serum and stock Ableton plugins)
  • Using automation to keep your track interesting and engaging
  • Getting experimental: how to use layering, sampling, and original composition to create a unique, one of a kind lofi track.
  • How to process for a gritty, dusty sounding lofi track
  • How to process for a nostalgic, smooth sounding lofi track
  • Drum sampling & layering tactics for world-class beats
  • How professional lofi hip hop producers Loftii, Delayde, and Sofasound create their beats

The full breakdown + syllabus

Module #1: Intro + Lofi Hip Hop Basics

In this introductory module, you’ll learn more about lofi hip hop and what it takes to make a decent lofi track. 

We’ll focus on the characteristics of the genre, along with mixing and mastering considerations. Given that lofi hip hop is a sampling-heavy genre, we’ll also take a brief look at the legality of sampling.

  • How to succeed in this course
  • What is lofi hip hop?
  • Fundamentals of lofi hip hop
  • Mixing and mastering considerations
  • The legality of sampling

Module #2: Sample-Based lofi hip hop

In this module, you’ll make your first lofi beat primarily using samples. 

Along the way, we’ll show you basic production techniques that are relevant to lofi, and explain every step, from the drums and bass to mixing and mastering.

  • 14 video lectures
  • Sample pack, presets and projects included
  • Bonus resources linked
  • Practically learn how to flip a sample into a full track
  • From an empty DAW to an exported track

Module #3: Instrumental lofi hip hop

This time, we create a full track relying mostly on instruments and MIDI.

We’ll use Serum presets to craft beautiful chord progressions and melodies, as well as how to humanise your notes so they sound warm and alive.

  • 12 video lectures
  • Sample pack, presets and projects included
  • Bonus resources linked
  • Practically learn how to make a lofi beat with original chords and melodies
  • From an empty DAW to an exported track

Module #4: Experimental lofi hip hop

In this final track build, we’ll build a more ambient and experimental lofi beat.

We’ll blend sampling and sound design techniques to create more unique sounds, which is something many lofi artists do in practice.

  • 15 video lectures
  • Sample pack, presets and projects included
  • Bonus resources linked
  • Practically learn how to make a unique lofi track combining samples and synthesis
  • From an empty DAW to an exported track

Module #5: Professional track breakdowns

Loftii - Red Lights

Loftii is the lofi hip-hop side project of Canadian artists Hudson Lee & Matt McWaters. Similarly to Joe, Hudson’s main project focuses on an experimental blend of neurohop and future beats, with a solid injection of sound design wizardry to keep things interesting. But as loftii, he channels the calmer side of his production abilities, while still weaving magic moments throughout the arrangements.

Delayde - Quiet Humans

Joe Mawson, is a producer of many talents. As RefraQ, he blends neuro and experimental future beats seamlessly, while also sporadically jumping between tempos and genres. As Delayde, he looks at the more mellow side of things, crafting unique, beautiful lofi beats that will fit nicely into any collection or playlist while still standing out.

Sofasound - I Made It So Far

John Digiacomo-Sofia (aka Sofasound) has released too many tracks to count, and each one feels like it represents something honest. To describe his music would be a unique blend of chillhop, future beats and lofi. But that might be undercutting his production credentials, where you might find elements of pop, bounce, trap or house, infused in his music.

Module #6: Advanced Tips & Tricks

In this final module, we’ll discuss some tips & tricks in detail that you can apply to your own music. 

We’ll focus on the sound design, processing and production elements of the music, as well as showing you alternate ways of working in your DAW when writing lofi hip hop.

  • Resampling
  • Drum Sampling & Layering
  • Sound Design & FX
  • Processing for Grit & Dust
  • Processing for Nostalgia & Smoothness
  • Alternate Workflows

Aden Russell (Artsea)

Meet the course instructor

With over 10 years of music production experience, Aden heads up the blog and video content here at EDMProd.

Outside of that, he has produced a variety of music styles, including lofi hip-hop, deep house and drum & bass, which have amassed 100,000s of plays across the world.

For this course, he’ll be jumping into Ableton Live and guiding you through this course, from beginning to end.

What do I need?

All you need is a copy of Ableton Live 10, and Xfer Serum. 

If you’re using another DAW, and you’re confident you can follow along with what we’re doing in Ableton Live, then we recommend enrolling. 

Worst case scenario: you find it too hard to follow along and we give you a full refund. 

Who is The Lofi Hip Hop Blueprint for?

This course is for you if...

  • You like listening to lofi hip hop and want to master the basics
  • You already produce lofi hip hop but want to take your beats to the next level
  • You make another genre of music, but want to inject some lofi aesthetic into it
  • You want to expand your repertoire of genres

This course is NOT for you if...

  • You’re a complete beginner to music production as a whole (we recommend EDM Foundations for that)
  • You don’t know your way around a DAW
  • You’re a lazy producer who’s looking for a silver bullet
  • You’re already crushing it and topping the Spotify charts with your lofi beats

Ready to get started?

Simple pricing. Instant access.

Get started now for just

$147

If you have any questions or concerns about the course, use the chatbox to the right or email us. We’re happy to help.

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What if I don't like it?

As with all our courses and programs, we offer a 30-day “no questions asked” money back guarantee.

That basically means you can sign up, go through the whole course, and if you’re not satisfied with the quality of our teaching—you get your money back.

Plenty of upside, no downside. You can enroll today without worrying about the risk factor.

Email: [email protected]

Got Questions?

If you’re completely new to production, we strongly recommend EDM Foundations instead. It’s specifically designed for producers with know experience, unlike this course where some basic skills are assumed (like understanding your DAW). EDM Foundations is designed in a way to help complete beginners master the fundamentals and get going quickly.

It depends. 

Have you developed skills in this particular genre? Maybe you’re great at making future bass but have no idea how to make lofi hip-hop.

If you’ve already been making good lofi hip-hop for a while, then it’s probably not for you. But if you’ve been producing for a while but feel like you never really got a good start—I recommend it. 

The Lofi Hip Hop Blueprint course is completely online-based.

As soon as you make your payment, you’ll be instantly enrolled in the course platform and you can start the course straight away. 

While we recommend you go through the course in 3 weeks, the Lofi Hip Hop Blueprint is a self-paced course.

You can go through it as quickly or as slowly as you like. If you have a busy schedule, no worries. Take your time. You have lifetime access to this material. It’s not going anywhere. 

That’s fine. We have a 30 day guarantee on all of our courses. If you don’t like it, you can get a full refund within that period.

Great! Feel free to use the chatbox to the bottom right of the page, or email us ([email protected])

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$147

If you have any questions or concerns about the course, use the chatbox to the right or email us. We’re happy to help.

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