Producertech has launched a new tutorial course by OC & Verde: Building a House Anthem – Reconstructing ‘Maasai’.
Called ‘New Names to Watch’ by Pete Tong earlier in the year, OC & Verde have become firmly in the limelight of the House scene, with their recent productions smashing the charts and receiving praise and support from a long list of A-list DJs. In this set of tutorials, the pair reconstruct one of their best known tracks, ‘Maasai’, which spent several weeks at number 1 on Beatport and lead to a host of DJ gigs around the world.
As the tutorials progress, they lay down more and more of the core elements, explaining the thought processes and methodology behind each one, as well as any mixing considerations. After a basic drop and breakdown are formed, they start to build the arrangement, embellishing it with additional melodic sounds and FX as they go, showing the art to maintaining the energy and interest required to keep the dancefloor going. The remaining lessons then explain in detail how the different sections of the track were constructed, to demonstrate how each part develops throughout the song and ensure a DJ has the devastating drops they need!
As well as the streamed tutorials, the course comes with MIDI files of the main melodic and rhythmic sounds that can be dragged into any music software, as well as 150MB of bonus house samples, so there are plenty of materials for students to play with. Before signing up, check out the sample modules on the course page for an example of the course content, and listen to ‘Maasai’ to hear the track that the pair recreate.
The course is available from Loopmasters for £24.95 GBP.