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U Produce™ Jack Ü

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    3:37

    Morgan welcomes you and goes over what you'll be learning and doing together in the series, as well as plays the Jack Ü inspired track you'll be creating together from scratch.

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    Tutorial 2

    Kick Sound Design

    5:28

    Morgan starts off with the genre's all important Kick Drum. See how to synthesize it from scratch using XFER's Serum virtual synth.

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    Tutorial 3

    Verse Snare Design Pt. 1

    6:15

    Using Drum Racks, you and Morgan create the lower layer of the Verse Snare, comprising of Clap and Snare Samples, then formulate the distinctive "Pop" Clap Snare layer using Operator.

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    Tutorial 4

    Verse Snare Design Pt. 2

    7:22

    Now see how to apply processing to finish off and polish the Snare sound for the Verse.

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    Tutorial 5

    Gain Staging & Bus Compression

    10:33

    Morgan now introduces some basic Kick and Snare Bus settings to help shape the Drums, and make sure levels are set to maximize headroom, so mixing is easy and effective later on in the series.

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    Tutorial 6

    Dimension FX for Drums

    5:42

    See how to establish an FX Bus for Drums, specifically using Short Reverbs and Haas Delays for depth and texture.

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    Tutorial 7

    Creating Verse Bass Pt. 1

    10:55

    Watch how to design the Bass sound using Xfer Serum, and record in the MIDI Bass parts that fit and complement the idea of the song.

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    Tutorial 8

    Creating Verse Bass Pt. 2

    5:53

    Morgan now shows you how to split the Bass sound into Mid-Frequency and Sub-Frequency layers and process them accordingly, to create a Bass sound that has a great bottom, but also has great attack, so it doesn't get lost in the mix.

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    Tutorial 9

    Additional Percussion

    3:33

    Morgan now shows you how to design and program the Sleigh Bell / Tambourine sound and part.

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    Tutorial 10

    Build Snare

    7:39

    Explore how to use Distortion and Convolution Impulses from iZotope Trash to create the distinctive "Ü" Snare sound in the Build Up section of the song.

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    Tutorial 11

    Rhythmic Pad Pt. 1

    5:06

    Follow along with Morgan as he designs the foundation for the Super Saw Pad sound from scratch, that will be used for the Pad instrument later.

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    Tutorial 12

    Rhythmic Pad Pt. 2

    5:44

    Morgan finishes working on the Pad sound and programs the part, creating a "transformer" or "trance gate" effect using dummy clips. He then finishes it off with cool Filtering and Automation to bring movement and life to the part.

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    Tutorial 13

    The Vocal & Vocal Processing

    7:40

    Morgan now introduces you to the Vocal part that was recorded off-line. Together you'll smooth out the dynamics of the Vocal, and apply EQ, Reverb and other Spatial Effects for a professional sounding Vocal take.

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    Tutorial 14

    The Backing Vocals

    5:09

    Next up, the Backing Vocals! See how to smooth out their dynamics, balance them in the track and apply various Spatial Effects so they fill up the space and support the Main Vocal just right.

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    Tutorial 15

    Chopped Vocal Effects

    7:43

    Morgan now reveals how to design and add the popular "Chopped Vocal" effect which creates a whole new dynamic for the Hook of the production.

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    Tutorial 16

    Drop Snare Design Pt. 1

    9:12

    Watch Morgan start the creation and layering of the basic "Punch Layers" of the Snare sound used in the Drop section of the song.

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    Tutorial 17

    Drop Snare Design Pt. 2

    11:48

    Morgan continues, now adding a Sine Tone, Foley Fx, and White Noise Layers to the Snare sound for a bigger, more dynamic sound.

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    Tutorial 18

    Drop Snare Design Pt. 3

    3:45

    The final touches are now added, with Morgan adjusting the timing and levels of the individual Snare layers for maximum clarity and impact.

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    Tutorial 19

    The Drop Hats

    4:18

    Now see how to create and program the distinctive high hat part for the Drop, and enhance them using Impulse.

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    Tutorial 20

    The Drop 808

    4:53

    Morgan now lowers the sonic boom of the 808 Bass in the Drop section for better sound and harmony in the track.

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    Tutorial 21

    The Drop Pitched Vocal Chops

    6:18

    You'll now explore the technique of Re-Sampling for a way-cool Pitched Vocal Chop Drop part and effect.

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    Tutorial 22

    The Drop Ad-Libs Pt. 1

    9:55

    Watch Morgan further spice up the Drop with some spicy Ad-Lib FX and production techniques.

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    Tutorial 23

    The Drop Ad-Libs Pt. 2

    4:35

    Morgan continues to refine various elements of the Drop section until they're just right.

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    Tutorial 24

    Drum Fills

    5:14

    Using Drum Racks, explore creating various Trap Drum Fills around the arrangement, making for more interesting and flowing transitions.

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    Tutorial 25

    Drum Arranging

    6:20

    Morgan now further arranges the Drums you've created thus far for maximum effectiveness.

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    Tutorial 26

    Vocal Ad-Libs

    4:47

    Now explore creating Special Vocal Effects, by using distortion, chopping and reversing Vocals and other techniques to add more excitement and movement to the production.

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    Tutorial 27

    Risers, Sprays & Transitions FX

    14:48

    Now see how to create some of the most important effect elements used in the song. Morgan goes step by step crafting cool White Noise Sweeps and Downshifters using SERUM, making for awesome transitions for the track.

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    Tutorial 28

    Freeing Headroom with Sidechaining

    5:28

    Discover how sidechaining can be used to make more headroom in the track, allowing for a tighter sound, while making it easier to mix the production later on.

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    Tutorial 29

    Mixing Pt. 1

    13:13

    Morgan now starts the process of bringing everything together, the Mix! Beginning with the Drums and Drum Bus, you'll work methodically through the all Percussion Tracks, adjusting, tweaking and balancing various parameters.

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    Tutorial 30

    Mixing Pt. 2

    11:40

    Explore further processing work on the Percussion elements, and then move on to the Drop Ad-Libs, getting closer to the final mix.

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    Tutorial 31

    Mixing Pt. 3

    18:43

    Experience finishing up the Mix with Morgan, now focusing on the Lead Vocals, Basses and Pads, creating a Mix that's ready for Mastering.

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    Tutorial 32

    Final Mastering

    16:38

    You have arrived! Morgan now demonstrates some basic Mastering, which makes the production as loud as possible, while maintaining clarity and dynamics, so it can be further Mastered or uploaded for all the world to hear.

Electronic Music wiz and educator Morgan Potruff reveals the formula for creating a track from scratch in the style of electronic music greats Jack Ü. Learn the techniques and tricks used to authentically create this popular electronic music genre in this in-depth U Produce™ video series. You also get the individual tracks to experiment with and remix!

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Morgan starts off by welcoming you and talks about what you’ll learn in the series, as well as plays the track you’ll be creating together from scratch. Jumping right in, Morgan starts with sound design, showing you how to create the perfect Kick Drum using Xfer Serum, as well as the cutting Snare Drums found in the tracks of Jack Ü.

Next, you’ll see how to craft interesting dimensional effects to better spread the sound out, deep Basses and effective Bass lines, complementary Percussion parts, and Rhythmic Synth Pads that create movement in the track.

The song’s shining jewel is revealed next, the awesome Vocal track that’s used in the production. See how to process it and balance it just right, along with the background vocals and “Chopped” Vocals, together making a professional sounding vocal based arrangement and track.

Moving on, Morgan now shows you how to build an awesome Drop, with all its instruments, that’s both dynamic and impactful, taking the song to its peak. Further Drum Fills, Risers, Sprays and Transition FX, as well as Arranging are also shown, completing the production side of things.

Finally, Morgan gives you in-depth videos on how to Mix this genre and then Masters it, so it’s ready for all the world to hear. See the individual tutorial descriptions below for detailed info. If you’re into Jack Ü, this series is a must see. If you’re new to this sound and want to know more, or just get a different perspective on Electronic Music Production, join the class and watch “U Produce Jack Ü” now!

spinoso
Submitted 1 month ago

A detailed technical breakdown with many insights

Definitely one of the best tutorial series I have encountered on the site so far. Morgan explains each step in great detail, providing processing tips with relevancy which stretches beyond the realms just EDM. As a beginner myself, would highly recommend to others with a fairly basic understanding of the software who are looking to learn about the nitty-gritty of processing.

I am a: Beginner, Producer, Ableton Live

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bereza
Submitted 3 months ago

Highly recomended to all beginners!

Very good tutorial. Maybe one of the best tutorials i've seen in genre FROM START TO FINISH. You should do more tutorials like this! Maybe next one will be Future Bass ?! )

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

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dancindiie
Submitted 4 months ago

amazing course

This is one of the best courses on groove3

I am a: Beginner

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petersguitar.com
Submitted 7 months ago

Practical and Academic

Nicely organized. Definite not a plugin software promotion video.

I am a: Professional, Producer, Cubase

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pcoburn
Submitted 7 months ago

The hows and whys

stem to stern, a nice break down

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools, Studio One

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ChrisH
Submitted 7 months ago

BEST TUTORIAL EVER !

I am so excited of everything you offered in this lesson . Everything was new to my ears

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jbrooks
Submitted 7 months ago

Very Helpful

Learned some new things and touched up on others i already knew great tutorial

I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

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Jenny
Submitted 7 months ago

Excellent Tutorial!!

Well designed tutorial

I am a: Professional, Musician, Ableton Live

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Kenjay
Submitted 7 months ago

Amazing tutorial !

Very complete example of the building of a track. It's very useful in some many ways, even if you don't produce that specific genre of music

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aoxomoxoa
Submitted 7 months ago

Well thought out. Good

Lots of good info and demonstration of creating Serum patches and EQ/Mixing/Mastering. Well done!

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Morgan Pottruff is an experienced producer and educator from Toronto Canada. He has produced for some prestigious electronic labels in multiple genres such as 2000 and One's 100% Pure, (Netherlands) Kevin Saunderson's KMS (Detroit). In 2015 a collab with MDRN on Adapted Records went to #1 on the Beatport Glitch Hop Chart. In urban music, he has credits with artists such as Freddie Gibbs and 11:11. He is an instructor at the Metalworks Institute of Sound and Production, one of Canada's top recording schools.

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    U Produce™ Jack Ü

    Electronic Music wiz and educator Morgan Potruff reveals the formula for creating a track from scratch in the style of electronic music greats Jack Ü. Learn the techniques and tricks used to authentically create this popular electronic music genre in this in-depth U Produce™ video series. You also get the individual tracks to experiment with and remix!

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U Produce™ Jack Ü is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A detailed technical breakdown with many insights Definitely one of the best tutorial series I have encountered on the site so far. Morgan explains each step in great detail, providing processing tips with relevancy which stretches beyond the realms just EDM. As a beginner myself, would highly recommend to others with a fairly basic understanding of the software who are looking to learn about the nitty-gritty of processing.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Highly recomended to all beginners! Very good tutorial. Maybe one of the best tutorials i've seen in genre FROM START TO FINISH. You should do more tutorials like this! Maybe next one will be Future Bass ?! )
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from amazing course This is one of the best courses on groove3
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from The hows and whys stem to stern, a nice break down
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Practical and Academic Nicely organized. Definite not a plugin software promotion video.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from BEST TUTORIAL EVER ! I am so excited of everything you offered in this lesson . Everything was new to my ears
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Learned some new things and touched up on others i already knew great tutorial
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial!! Well designed tutorial
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing tutorial ! Very complete example of the building of a track. It's very useful in some many ways, even if you don't produce that specific genre of music
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Well thought out. Good Lots of good info and demonstration of creating Serum patches and EQ/Mixing/Mastering. Well done!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Great at explaining everything. I learned a lot watching these tutorials. Thank you!
Date published: 2017-07-17