CUBASE TECH HOUSE TUTORIAL
CUBASE TECH HOUSE TUTORIAL
Cubase 'Start To Finish' Tech House Tutorial
Learn to make more advanced genre specific music in Cubase, by following along step by step, and making a complete track from start to finish. On the way, you'll learn everything about Cubase and music production you need to make your own Tech House music.
Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course, and listen to the track you will make
28 Lessons - 7 Hours
What are you going to get out of it?
What are you going to get out of it?
There is no way around it. If you want to get good at making music, you need to gain experience. When you follow our more advanced 'start to finish' Cubase tutorials, that is exactly what you are getting, not just the theory. On this course you get real, practical experience in your chosen genre, that will actually help you make your own music.
A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills
These Cubase 'start to finish' tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills, and directions you can take your projects in. This unique style of teaching means you learn music production in a linear fashion, just like it works in real life. As you are learning every step of the song creation process, it naturally gives you the ability to finish more tracks.
In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from coming up with melodies, to chopping up loops to creating your own original beats. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.
If you have already completed our Cubase beginner tutorial you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. Going from the basics of creating a beat, creating a melody, arranging your track into a full song, and mixing all of it together is something YOU WILL achieve on this course. Still, the biggest reward, comes later when you go to work on your own projects and find the skills you picked up on this course are there, waiting to be used.
Check out the first 3 lessons of the course and see how easy it really is...
We hope the first 3 lessons were helpful. If you want to continue to learn music production in Cubase and finish the track you have started, please click the button and gain access to the remaining 25 lessons (over 6 hours) of Cubase and music production gold dust.
By making a commitment to yourself in learning Cubase and your chosen genre, you are also supporting us, and enabling us to keep making these in-depth tutorials that help thousands of fellow earthlings around the world become better music producers.
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- *Cubase 'Elements', 'Artist' & 'Pro' compatible
- Only stock plugins and instruments used
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- All audio, and Cubase project files are provided
- Made In Cubase 10.5, but compatible with Cubase 9.5 up to the newest version
* If you are using Cubase Elements there are certain features not available to you. Don't worry, if we use those features during the tutorial, we will give you alternatives, or give you the finalized audio so you can still complete the course.
Module 1 - Tech House Drums
In this first module you will build your own Tech House drum loop, learning about the types of sounds used and how to give them the Tech House feel by using the swing feature in Cubase. After you have your foundational drum loop, you will then learn how to utilize Groove Agent SE's patterns to add organic drum patterns using 'quick hacks'. This is a neat technique that is easy to implement in any track for any genre.
We'll also be looking at how to replace sounds to get our organic loops to sound like they belong in a Tech House track. You will further utilize Groove Agent's powerful repertoire of patterns to make organic drum fills to keep the track exciting and rolling along.
Module 2 - Sound Design
In this tutorial we want to show you that you are only ever a step away from the perfect sound for your track. This is achieved through using basic to advanced synthesis techniques to craft specific sounds for the purpose at hand.
For example, the bassline that you hear in the track in the 'course overview' video above is made from scratch using subtractive synthesis, along with the siren lead and the big dirty synth lead and more. On top of synthesis you will also learn how to take sound design further with post processing using Cubase stock plugins.
Each sound that we make from scratch is shown in both Retrologue (Cubase Artist & Pro) and in the Tyrell N6 (free synth for Cubase Elements users).
Module 3 - Arrangement
In this module we will look at many different arrangement techniques like utilizing triplet time, making impactful fills using multiple elements and techniques, break downs, build ups and a load more.
With respect to creating amazing tracks, 'tension and release' is paramount in any style of music to help keep the listener engaged and/or the dance floor pumping; it is especially important in genres like Tech House as there is no real musical structure to provide the base tension and release. So you will learn to create as much tension and release as you need in your tracks to keep the tracks flowing and always exciting to listen to. Using a blend or risers, impacts, crashes, down-filters and automation you will make a track that is always engaging and never gets boring.
Module 4 - Vocals
We went out of our way to show you, not just how to use a vocal sample, but how to go about creating a completely unique and original vocal for your Tech House tracks. This includes the process of how to find singers to work with you, through to creative formant shifting and everything in between.
After we have procured our original vocal samples we then import them and start the process of choosing which bits we want to use and the arrangement of them within our track. We of course look at processing all of the vocals so they are balanced on a volume and frequency level so they stand out in the mix.
You will also learn about creative pitch and formant shifting which you can use to add a modern twist to your Tech House track (or any other genre for that matter).
Module 5 - Organic Automation
Automation is vital to making your track come 'alive', it creates a sense of movement, it keeps it interesting and ultimately will keep the listener engaged in your tracks. In this module you will learn how to do all of this using the automation tools in Cubase and more.
Automation does not just come in the form of adding manual automation lanes but also in using modulation plugins/attributes. For example phasers, chorus effects can be used to create a type of automatic automation which you will utilise to keep the elements of your tracks more interesting and give a sense of evolution to your mixes.
Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering
With your track crafted we can now get down to the business of making it sound amazing. You will learn the overarching viewpoint of a mixing engineer. You will take your Tech House track and mix it from the ground up so that it is balanced, lively, open and energetic at all volume levels and in all environments.
You will approach this by first getting the kick and bass of your track to work perfectly so you have a solid foundation for the rest of your mix. Moving on to the drums, balancing volume and frequencies as you go. Leads are next, making sure to get the 'fizz' necessary and then onto the vocals, making sure we have the 'presence' and 'air' needed for them to cut through the mix.
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Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & co-founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 of them. In his career, he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo.
His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques, so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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