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Producing Tech House

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    Introduction (0:50)


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    Designing the Kick Drum Sound (9:51)


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    Claps & Hats (10:25)


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    Adding Extra Drum Hits (14:47)


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    Adding Extra Rhythms (6:41)


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    The Bassline (7:17)


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    Applying EQ Pt. 1 (13:04)


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    Applying EQ Pt. 2 (12:43)


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    Enhancing the Groove with Compression (15:06)


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    Adding Reverb (13:05)


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    Adding the Chord Sound (8:14)


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    The Vocals (13:25)


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    The Arrangement Pt. 1 (9:44)


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    The Arrangement Pt. 2 (12:37)


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    Chopping Up the Vocals (21:12)


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    Adding Extra Elements Pt. 1 (8:45)


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    Adding Extra Elements Pt. 2 (10:50)


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    Finishing the Arrangement (22:08)


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    Parallel Compression (5:01)


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    Mastering (7:23)


Electronic music Producer extraordinaire Laurence Holcombe shows you the secrets to making a realistic Tech House track from scratch. Using Logic and various 3rd party plug-ins, but applicable to any DAW, Larry reveals the steps to take to make a true Tech House production including all the staple sounds and arrangement conventions.

Larry starts with an introduction welcoming you and talks about the genre and what exactly you’ll be producing together. He then starts with the all-important Kick sound, crafting it using Kick 2 and various processors to make a bangin’ 909 kick.

Next, Larry continues and gets the Claps and Hats going, followed by extra drum hits, evolving the rhythms, and then focuses on creating a huge and dynamic Bass sound and part.

Larry now jumps on some mix duties, showing you how to EQ and Compress the various elements to create a cohesive drum part and groove. Reverb is then looked at and you’ll see how to tastefully apply it, creating space and width for your parts.

Jumping back to production, Larry walks you through adding the classic Chord sound of the genre, followed by Chopped Vocals, and adding some rolls and transitions. Next, you’ll see how Larry finishes the arrangement and then applies Parallel Compression. Wrapping it up, Larry gives the overall production some Mastering love to make it competitive in volume, while still keeping some of its life and dynamics.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re interested in producing Tech House, or just want to see another angle on making the genre, this is the series to watch. Checkout “Producing Tech House” today!


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NoId
Submitted 8 months ago

Loved it!

Very very very helpful!

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BongoFury
Submitted 9 months ago

Amazing amount of content!

Thanks Larry. There is so much useful content in this video series. Much of it applicable to other styles of electronic music. Very enjoyable!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro

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sharkieboy
Submitted 9 months ago

Vey professional and smooth

Wow... this guy know to work logic X and do it right. Very impressive.

I am a: Musician, Producer

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Producing Tech House is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Loved it! Very very very helpful!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing amount of content! Thanks Larry. There is so much useful content in this video series. Much of it applicable to other styles of electronic music. Very enjoyable!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Vey professional and smooth Wow... this guy know to work logic X and do it right. Very impressive.
Date published: 2017-11-25
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