Combining both House and Techno, Tech House can be described as featuring hard/deep basslines and hypnotic beats mixed with the harmonies, melodies or vocal attributes of house music. Spread across 3 Modules we believe this to be our most comprehensive tutorial to date. Using numerous examples, we examine the production of this genre step by step with a focus on the Tech House style signed to labels such as Toolroom Trax, Suara and Deeperfect.
Module one of our release is dedicated to the drums and bass. Throughout the sessions on this disc we examine importance of sound design and rhythm in order to produce the hypnotic groove that Tech house relies upon. We cover drum synthesis, levelling, layering, duplication, sampling layering and slicing, along with various rhythmical techniques used in the genre such as dissonance, rhythmical cells, development, modulation and over percussion. We then move onto the bass, beginning with the music theory behind the creation of bass melodies and measure patterning to produce the hypnotic rhythm before moving onto synthesis, sampling and the processing options for bass in the genre.
For module 2, we move onto the melodic elements of Tech House, beginning with some basic music theory and counterpoint we show how to create simple house style harmonies and melodies before moving onto to the various synthesis and sampling methodologies. Finally for this module we examine vocals, from sampling vocal shouts, swirls and displacement, through looping and manipulation techniques to suit the genre.
For the final module, we then examine the multitude of arrangement techniques used in the genre, alongside various automated processing options, recapitulation, contour, textural layering and development to help create a complete, interesting arrangement out of only limited elements.
Runtime: 12 Hours 29 minutes
Session 01: Tech House: 19 minutes
Session 02: The Kick: 17 minutes
Session 03: More Kicks: 8 minutes
Session 04: Tech Samples: 8 minutes
Session 05: Tech Bass Melodic: 22 minutes
Session 06: Tech Bass Synthesis: 12 minutes
Session 07: Tech Bass Percussive: 17 minutes
Session 08: Tech Bass Synthesis 2: 17 minutes
Session 09: Low End Processing: 24 minutes
Session 10: Tech Claps: 43 minutes
Session 11: Backgrounds: 25 minutes
Session 12: Open Hats: 32 minutes
Session 13: Tech Tops: 28 minutes
Session 14: Recap: 20 minutes
Session 15: Drum Processing: 23 minutes
Session 16: Tech Chords 1: 23 minutes
Session 17: Tech Chords 2: 21 minutes
Session 18: Tech Chords 3: 24 minutes
Session 19: Tech Chords 4: 32 minutes
Session 20: Track A - Arranging 1: 24 minutes
Session 21: Track A - Arranging 2: 27 minutes
Session 22: Track A - Arranging 3: 35 minutes
Session 23: Track A - Arranging 4: 30 minutes
Session 24: Track A - Arranging 5: 30 minutes
Session 25: Track B - Arranging 1: 32 minutes
Session 26: Track B - Arranging 2: 31 Minutes.
Session 27: Track B - Arranging 3: 36 minutes
Session 28: Track B - Arranging 4: 44 minutes
Session 29: Track B - Arranging 5: 29 Minutes.
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