Defazed goes through the track, identifying and explaining weak and problem areas and how to improve them, whilst defining the Glitch Hop vibe. The overall mix is analysed and tweaked. A brief overview of sidechain compression, reverb levels and mastering is given before the final track is exported.
Being both a fully qualified teacher, formerly at dBs music, and a professional producer on the forefront of fiercely experimental and cutting-edge electronic music, Rich aka Defazed, is Producertech's leading creator of courses of a bassier and more twisted nature, including tutorials showing how to make Dubstep, Glitch Hop and Future House.
The latest course from Producertech Tutor Defazed/Fractronix takes you through each stage of creating a Glitch Hop track. With releases on labels around the world, as well as being a renowned educator and expert on dance music, Defazed brings his wealth of knowledge to all aspects of the production process.
In this latest course from Producertech, experienced producer Rich, aka Defazed, teaches how to make a heavy track in one of the most current and popular styles of electronic music - Glitch Hop. With a career spanning from classic Drum & Bass to the cutting edge of electronic music, and with releases on various labels in the UK, Germany and the US, as well as a wealth of class-based teaching experience in a number of colleges, Defazed is ideally suited to teach the skills necessary to make quality music with Native Instruments' Maschine.
Throughout the lessons, Defazed breaks down a Glitch Hop track into its components, analysing the beats, bass and glitch elements, and demonstrating how to build up a track and give it the characteristic ambience. In addition, he takes you through Native Instruments' Massive, showing his techniques for creating hard-edged bass patches and building chord sequences, whilst discussing the merits of wavetable synthesis. As well as synthesising, there's also a demonstration of classic bass resampling techniques, showing how to produce gnarly-sounding, D&B style bass.
After the main groove elements are programmed and worked into various patterns, Defazed shows you how he fills out the arrangement with melodic and atmospheric elements, and different automated effects progressions, before demonstrating how to recognise and resolve problem areas and tweak your mix to create the best possible sound.
The lessons come with the Maschine project from the course, as well as 250MB of bonus samples from Loopmasters. Before signing up, check out the sample module on the media tab.
This Course includes tutorials from Defazed's Glitch Hop Beats and Bass Production course, so if you have already signed up to that, use the Coupon Code provided on that course to apply a discount on checkout.
After receiving a BA in Creative Music Technology at Bath Spa University in 2004 and then producing professionally as Defazed for several years, Rich took on a teaching role at one of the UK's leading Music Technology colleges, dBs Music, teaching Sound Engineering, Electronic Music Production and DJing. During this time, he became a fully qualified teacher, was a key player in developing a new BTEC course specifically aimed at electronic music production and went on to author 3 HND courses, which are now fully up and running. All the while, Rich continues to produce the most fiercely experimental and cutting-edge electronic music, mainly focusing on the Defazed project, with an ever-growing portfolio of releases that push the boundaries of music production and sound design with styles such as Glitch Hop and the Drum and Bass sub-genre Neurofunk.