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 you will experience one of our most comprehensive tutorials. As you work through the tutorial you will be shown numerous examples, showing you 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.
In this module, we teach you about the drums and bass for tech house. You will learn how to use sound design and rhythm to produce the hypnotic groove that you love in Tech House. We will show you how to create/use drum synthesis, leveling, 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. You will then in the last part of this module learn 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 this tutorial you move onto learning about the melodic elements of Tech House, beginning with some basic music theory and counterpoint you learn how to create a simple house style harmonies and melodies before moving onto to the various synthesis and sampling methodologies. Finally, for this module, we show you how to examine vocals, from sampling vocal shouts, swirls, and displacement, through looping and manipulation techniques to suit the genre.
In this final module, you will 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.