Pro Techno Tips and Tricks - 'Catacomb' Walkthrough

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Pro Techno Tips and Tricks - 'Catacomb' Walkthrough

by Paul Maddox
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Pro Techno Tips and Tricks - 'Catacomb' Walkthrough

The course begins with a listen through of the completed track, before Paul takes a look at the kick drum, explaining his choice of sample and processing using a selection of Live devices and 3rd party plugins.
This module focuses on the hats and drum synth clap, with Paul explaining his choice of programming to create an interesting groove.
The remaining percussive elements are discussed including the ride, automated snare fill and crash.
This video takes a look at the effects rack used to process the drums, a combination of parallel saturation and compression that glues the elements together.
In this tutorial, Paul focuses on some of the low frequency elements, including a rumbling effect and a filtered kick drum acting as the bassline.
Paul deconstructs the main rave-inspired chord part, made with Bazille. The tutorial also shows the in-depth automation that provides interest and variation throughout the track.
This video features a useful trick, involving doubling the lead part with a short, percussive sound to add more punch. The group processing on the lead part is also explained.
Paul walks through the creation of a trance lead inspired by Orbital, with clever use of Ableton’s chord effect to thicken up the sound. He also discussed the processing, making use of Native Instruments and UAD plugins.
This modules shows the creation of a pad, using a time stretching plugin to manipulate the original Orbital style riff.
This video discusses the vocal part, with Paul offering some useful tips on using Mixed in Key to select the right vocals for a track. He then talks through the choice of FX, including risers and splashes which thicken out the track.
The course concludes with the final arrangement, and the processing on the master channel.

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