House Production with Maschine
This course takes you through all of the stages of creating a classic, melodic deep house track with Maschine, from the initial creation of the beats, right through to exporting the final mix, with virtually the whole process done from the hardware control surface.
After the beats are constructed in the first lesson, which is available as a free sample of the course (view on the Media tab), the second lesson shows how all of the melodic parts of the track are conceived, using the main chord sequence as the basis. A lengthy vocal sample is then edited, sliced and processed to form a number of different vocal parts, used throughout the track, which is then arranged and mixed, all within Maschine.
In addition to the Maschine project from the course, there are 4 Maschine kits supplied from Loopmasters' Niche Audio range, as well as a bonus pack of additional House samples too. Check out the sample module and also track from the course by clicking the Media tab, for a taster of what the course provides.
Producing House with Maschine - Creating the Beats
Modules in this course:
Module 1 - Creating the Beats
In this lesson, which is the free sample from the course, Rob shows how the beats are made, by programming in the main and secondary drums as well as some FX, all of which is done either in step mode or by recording in parts, and then editing and processing individual sounds and the entire drums group with various effects.
Module 2 - Creating the Melodic Parts
This lesson shows how all of the melodic parts in the track are conceived, those being the bassline, main chords, other lead sounds and strings. The fundamental theory behind parts is explained, outlining how each one fits with the other sounds in the song, and the overall resulting harmony. Then, once the patterns have been created, Rob jams with them to show how the arrangement could be constructed.
Module 3 - Creating the Vocal Parts
This lesson shows how a large vocal sample can be chopped, sliced, edited and rearranged to form a variety of different vocal patterns for a track, either as prominent main elements or subtler accompaniments.
Module 4 - Arranging the Track
This lesson shows how to arrange a track from the elements created so far on the course, at first laying down the basic structure and then going in and fine tuning sections, to add smaller edits and variations, parameter automation and so on.
Module 5 - The Final Mix
This lesson runs through the finished arrangement, explaining how parts have been developed and tweaked, and the processing used on individual sounds, groups and the master, in order to polish and hone the final mix.
Rob is a classically trained musician, with piano as his primary instrument, and obtained a degree in music and sound recording (the prestigious Tonmeister course) from the University of Surrey. Having honed his skills both at University and in the studios in London where he worked in a technical role, he began releasing music on labels like Lot49, Dead Famous and Erase, under the artist name Anarchy Rice. Rob has been at the forefront of music software training since the very beginning, having kicked things off at Focusrite back in 2006. With both classical music and technical sound qualifications, as well as a wealth of presenting experience, he is ideally suited to the role of an online music trainer, and is 100% dedicated to sharing his knowledge and assisting others with what he believes to be one of the most rewarding things in life - making music!