This genre tutorial examines the production, theory, tips and techniques behind the creation of UK "Progressive House". (Note that UK Progressive House consists of smooth grooves and gentle developing melodies, similar in some respects to progressive trance. It should not be confused with the U.S "mainroom house" style). Filmed over a period of 3 weeks, this is perhaps our most intense training tutorial so far covering a host of compositional and engineering techniques associated with the genre.
As with all of our genre driven tutorials, we begin with a blank sequencer and over a period of 7 hours, construct an example of a Progressive House track. During the build we examine and discuss the compositional, production and engineering skills and techniques employed in its creation. We discuss the entire process from the initial starting points of composing the leads and bass lines through the programming of the sounds, the application of effects and the requisite processing along with a number of the arrangement techniques.
During the course of the tutorial we also examine and discuss the all-important production techniques that are used to create this genres rhythmical pulsing feel – including the uses of dissonance, metrical ambiguity, displacement, side-chain displacement, pulsing and rhythmical ambiguity.
“I am 3/4 of the way through this tutorial, and the depth and breadth of techniques you can pick up is very wide and varied...I am now in no doubt that Rick is a first rate teacher.”
Runtime: Over 7 Hours
“I really enjoyed the serious vibe of this track, and would love to see a trance (progressive trance??) tutorial in a similar vein in the future.”