This 7 hour tutorial examines the production and techniques behind the creation of Progressive House.
Filmed over a period of 3 weeks, this is perhaps our most intense training DVD by far covering a host of compositional and engineering techniques.
As with all of our genre driven tutorials, we begin with a blank sequencer and over a period of 8 hours, construct a typical Progressive House track, examining 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 processing, and all 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 feel – including the uses of dissonance, metrical ambiguity, displacement, side-chain displacement and rhythmical ambiguity.
An introduction to the DVD
In this first session, we discuss the starting point of progressive house – the lead – and look at some of the ways in which it can be composed.
Here we examine the theory behind composing a bass for progressive house.
For this session we begin to synthesize the instruments for the genre, starting with the lead and bass.
Here we begin to structure the basic drum rhythm and examine principles such as dissonant placement.
Here we begin to develop on our theme and introduce the atypical progressive house offset pulsing.
For this session we examine programming timbres for the displaced rhythmic positions
We further augment the basic drum rhythms with our previously programmed drum timbres.
The final four sessions of this tutorial examine arranging the track we’ve been producing.
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