Producertech has released Dubstep Production Techniques by Dodge & Fuski, a new online course featuring a 2-part set of tutorials that guides you through the process of producing a Dubstep anthem, describing each of the elements in a track and how they’re combined and laid out to form a successful arrangement.
The first part of the course walks through brand new single ‘Killer Bees’, just released on Disciple Recordings, enabling you to listen to each part of the track individually and understand the reasons for including them and the treatment required to make them sit well in the mix. There’s also an analysis of the arrangement and a breakdown of each section, explaining the evolution of the track and how it was conceived.
The second set of tutorials applies all of these techniques and more into creating a basic Dubstep arrangement from scratch, including the laying out and processing of beats, creation of the bassline, sound design and application of FX layers and builds – which are woven together into a simple song structure. Although the tracks are made in Cubase, the techniques can be easily applied to any music making platform, so the course is suitable for anyone, regardless of DAW preference.
After signing up, the tutorials are available to watch immediately, along with a 150MB bonus download pack of Dubstep samples.
The course is available for purchase for £22.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / Dubstep Production Techniques
Loopmasters has launched a sale on Producertech, offering video tutorial courses at a 30% discount for a limited time.
Producertech, pride themselves in supplying the highest quality of online education, with all courses made by experienced producers, artists and engineers. Their core courses are created by Producertech Course Director Rob Jones, who is a Music and Sound Recording graduate from the University of Surrey, a professional producer and DJ with over 15 years experience and an Ableton Live Certified Trainer.
Studying with Producertech provides the following benefits:
- Ability to learn 24/7/365
- Downloadable course materials
- Forum support
- Bonus audio samples
Their range of courses offers both complete beginners and advanced guides, as well as tutorials on certain styles of music and aspects of music production. To cater for the modern producer and DJ, their courses teach the most popular music making and DJing platforms.
The sale ends October 15th, 2014.
More information: Loopmasters / Producertech
Producertech has launched Atmospheric Effects Rack, a free fx rack for Ableton Live.
This free Ableton Live Rack is a tool for adding instant atmospheric textures to your tracks, with 10 presets that cover a wide range of sounds, from pulsing drones to filtered noise.
Furthermore, the accompanying instructional movie shows how to use the macro controls to edit presets, as well as how to customise the Rack to create your own totally unique FX!
The Rack comes as a Live Pack, which is simply double-clicked to install, after which the Rack and accompanying presets can be dragged to the User Library.
The Live pack is a free download at Loopmasters.
More information: Producertech / Atmospheric Effects Rack
Producertech has launched Secrets of the Mashup by Elite Force, a video tutorial course on creating mashups.
Since 1996, Simon Shackleton has been producing and DJing across the globe as Elite Force. Famed for both his technical prowess and exceptional creative capacity, he has received support from legendary DJs like Sasha and Fatboy Slim. In this lengthy set of tutorials, he provides an insight into how this remixing master created his mix of M.A.D. (with Hatiras, Jelo, Stanton Warriors & Vandal), featured on his 2010 ‘Revamped’ album.
Throughout the course, the methods Elite Force utilises are dissected so you can understand not just how he works, but also the ‘why?’, which is fundamental to his ability to put together such vibrant and memorable mixes. By the end of the course you will have learnt how one of the most respected producers around uses these methods, as he imparts information to you in his clear and concise manner alongside real time demonstrations of these sophisticated techniques.
Alongside the two hours of video tutorials, the course also includes a 100MB bonus pack of samples courtesy of Loopmasters and the track M.A.D. For additional guidance on the techniques demonstrated, or to share your own tips and tricks, you can visit the Producertech forum where you can receive feedback and advice from other students and Producertech tutors.
The video course is available from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / Secrets of the Mashup
Producertech has launched Complete Guide to Compression, a video tutorial course by Rob Jones.
Much used but rarely fully understood, compression is an incredible tool utilised by audio professionals in every field. These detailed lessons, taught by Course Director, professional producer and Music and Sound Recording graduate Rob Jones, will take you from a basic to a thorough understanding of this powerful effect. With visual and aural demonstrations, accompanied by a clear and informative commentary, by the end of the course you will have a thorough grasp of how single band and multiband compression functions and how to apply it to individual and groups of drums, vocals and the master buss.
The course starts by giving you a basic understanding of the parameters found on every compressor, including examples of their effects on dynamics and frequency, demonstrating how different settings can alter the sound both positively and negatively. Students learn how to use a compressor both as a precision tool and as a creative device, with specific examples and aural and visual demonstrations, to help get the most out of a mix.
The course is available immediately after purchase and is accessible 24/7/365, with help on hand from tutors on the Producertech forum when required. Accompanying the video lectures are the Live projects made throughout and detailed written notes explaining all of the concepts and techniques taught on the course.
The course is available for purchase for £12.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / Complete Guide to Compression
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