“I went from finishing a tune every six months, to finishing one or more a day, and I can teach you to do the same.” ~ill.Gates

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Access to our full archive of live streams, workshops, weekly downloads, project files and templates. Also get personalized track feedback and guidance from ill.GATES.
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A Full Year of Membership with ill.GATES Video Lesson
Get a full full year of the Class of 808 and Weekly Download Memberships with a special bonus video lesson with ill.GATES for one-hour
Only $1,000
Plus Get These 3 Bonuses Absolutely FREE:
The ill.GATES 
Guide to Producing
The foundation of the dojo, this is the guide book that started it all. there's no simpler way to learn the basics in an afternoon.
The ill.GATES 
Rack Pack
Automate all of the most common tasks with these simple to use Ableton racks. Channel Strips, Effects, Instrument Processing... All the theory is programmed into the racks so you don't have to worry about it while you're writing.
The ill.GATES 
Melodic Buildup Recipe
Learn to write a song around a melodic buildup into a banging drop. Follow these step by step instructions to learn the workflow, then tweak the recipe and make it your own!
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The ill.Methodology Workshop Layout:

1. Artistic Development


This first section lays the necessary psychological foundation for artistic progress. Without the knowledge in this section growth will be a game of inches. If you are open minded this section alone can change your life forever.

2. Organization and Time Management


Music making can be overwhelming, and tracks can take as long as you let them. Knowing when to do what is a massive advantage. ill.Gates has not only put in his 10 000 hours, but he's been in the studio with dozens of top professionals soaking up the knowledge like a sponge. Let him rain insights on your workflow and save you years of frustration.

3. Aesthetics + Composition


OK, so you know what the knobs and sliders do, but what are you trying to SAY with your music? How many sounds do you need to communicate your message? What makes a mix gel? What are the guiding principles of creating something beautiful? All of these questions and more will be answered in this enlightening discussion.

4. Library and Sampler Preperation


The techniques in this section are so revolutionary that they have been adopted by Dubspot, Warp Academy, and nearly every commercial Ableton Sampler Instrument maker. If you understand these simple methods you will never have to stop your studio session to dig through folders of samples again.

5. Workflow in Theory


Want to learn what it takes to turn a loop into a full song? Want to learn how to do it using only the sounds that you already have? Want to learn to arrange a song in five minutes or less?
This section breaks it all down into a simple, proven, easy to understand set of steps that you can follow to arrange full songs in any style of music.

6. Real Time Production Demo


In this section you see ill.Gates put his money where his mouth is and build an arranged song from scratch right in front of your eyes. Watch the magic happen and learn just how easy it can be. This real time illustration of the ill.Methodology will give you everything you need to know to compose and arrange your own music.

7. Promotion


ill.Gates built his entire career without relying on a manager for strategy and you can too. Learn what it takes to get fans, get gigs, and start to earn a living as a professional musician. If you want to quit working for other people and start living the dream then this section is for you.

1. Artistic Development

This first section lays the necessary psychological foundation for artistic progress. Without the knowledge in this section growth will be a game of inches. If you are open minded this section alone can change your life forever.

2. Organization and Time Management

Music making can be overwhelming, and tracks can take as long as you let them. Knowing when to do what is a massive advantage. ill.Gates has not only put in his 10 000 hours, but he's been in the studio with dozens of top professionals soaking up the knowledge like a sponge. Let him rain insights on your workflow and save you years of frustration.

3. Aesthetics + Composition

OK, so you know what the knobs and sliders do, but what are you trying to SAY with your music? How many sounds do you need to communicate your message? What makes a mix gel? What are the guiding principles of creating something beautiful? All of these questions and more will be answered in this enlightening discussion.

4. Library and Sampler Preperation

The techniques in this section are so revolutionary that they have been adopted by Dubspot, Warp Academy, and nearly every commercial Ableton Sampler Instrument maker. If you understand these simple methods you will never have to stop your studio session to dig through folders of samples again.

5. Workflow in Theory

Want to learn what it takes to turn a loop into a full song? Want to learn how to do it using only the sounds that you already have? Want to learn to arrange a song in five minutes or less?
This section breaks it all down into a simple, proven, easy to understand set of steps that you can follow to arrange full songs in any style of music.

6. Real Time Production Demo

In this section you see ill.Gates put his money where his mouth is and build an arranged song from scratch right in front of your eyes. Watch the magic happen and learn just how easy it can be. This real time illustration of the ill.Methodology will give you everything you need to know to compose and arrange your own music.

7. Promotion

ill.Gates built his entire career without relying on a manager for strategy and you can too. Learn what it takes to get fans, get gigs, and start to earn a living as a professional musician. If you want to quit working for other people and start living the dream then this section is for you.

"ill.GATES and I have known each other for a decade and I have written music & collaborated with him since we first met. He helped me convert to Ableton Live, which was the most dramatic factor in my musical progression. I'm not too sure about his wacky hairstyle though ..."

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BONUS: Video Lesson With ill.GATES
Here's What You're Going to Get:

One Full Hour Spent with ill.GATES! 


You'll get to spend an hour with ill.GATES over video hangouts. You'll get his undivided attention so you can talk about your music production, your dreams or how he does what he does. Plus you'll get a whole year of The Class of 808 Membership for $200 off the monthly price.

One Full Year Of The Weekly Download


Instant access to growing archive of VIP music tools, sound packs, samples, presets and tutorials for the modern producer.

One Full Year Of The Class of 808 Membership Suite


Access to our full archive of live streams, workshops, weekly downloads, project files and templates. Also get personalized track feedback and guidance from ill.GATES.

"ill.GATES really manages to make music making FUN. I had a great time playing with the sound packs and it was cool to watch him work on the Destroid remix when we were on the tour bus together. 10/10 would recommend."

EXCISION

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"Learn from him, take his courses, use his packs and tools. You'll grow as a result."

Vespers

About ill.GATES

ill.GATES is a bass droppin’, educatin’, oscillator modulatin’ space genius from the future.

DJing since age 13 ill.Gates has had a long and lavish career in the music business. Known for his epic collaborations with Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Datsik, Mimosa and Opiuo he is no stranger to the top of the charts. With 4 studio albums under his belt and hoards of unreleased original music ill.GATES is known for unforgettable live sets peppered with improvised finger drumming and original visuals.

When he isn't traveling or rocking the studio ill.GATES is mentoring the next generation of producers over at his training camp www.MyProducerDJ.Club. Many up and comers credit ill.GATES with breaking them out of their shell and into the music business. Watch out for The Class of 808 on his new record label Producer Dojo.

You can catch ill.GATES slaying dance floors on five continents as well as on the interwebs over at illgates.com

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