Cubase 10 Tutorial Progressive House

In this 4 hour, 25 lesson course, you'll not only learn how to use Cubase but you'll also learn how to make a Progressive House track from start to finish.

Step by step guidance showing you how to make your own Progressive House music just like Eric Prydz

  • Only Cubase Plugins Used

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  • Make a complete track from 'start to finish

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Easy to follow, highly informative lessons on 'How To Make a Progressive House Track in Cubase'


Learn all the skill and techniques you need to be able to make your own Progressive House tracks


Discover how to make lush chords with no music theory knowledge whatsoever - in 'Chord Pads'    


Learn how to create beautiful melodies and arpeggiators in the in-built synth Cubase Halion

Gain advanced knowledge of using compression and EQ to get elements to sit right in the mix


Learn how to structure your track taking care of interest, dynamics, variation, energy builds and releases


Learn countless music production and Cubase tips from the tutor's 20 years experience


Learn how to mix your tracks to a very high standard and give them a professional polish

Total Course Length 4 hours of Cubase & Music Production Skills


Course Modules

Module 1 - Set Up and Chords 

After a short intro from your tutor Jay, we start talking about what makes a typical progressive house track and the best way to approach such a track. He also explains how he produces a track and in what order, as this has been requested many times from students.

After a simple beat is made you will learn how to make a simple chord progression using Cubase's in-built Chord Pads, and then how to make it a lot more interesting by adding tensions and inversions. Don't know music theory? Don't worry, as we start at the very beginning and use the tools in Cubase to help us.

Module 2 - Melody & Pad

So in this 2nd module you will learn the process Jay uses to get ideas for a lead melody; the main aspect of this progressive house song, that will sit over the top of the chord progression we've just made. We look at the different synths in Cubase available and adapting the sound to fit.

Jay then shows you how to sculpt yourself a pad sound made 100% from scratch in Retrologue - so you learn synthesis and sound design too. These are all great skills to have when you make your own tracks.

We finish this module by setting up some FX channels and learning about send FX channels.

Module 3 - Bass, Arp, Drums

Next we move onto the very important bass which along with the drums is equally fundamental to the basis of any EDM track. Using the in-built VST synth Retrologue, you'll learn how to make an appropriate bass sound and sculpt it accordingly to mix so it fits perfectly into your track. We then start adding other melodic elements with Halion SE such as an arpeggiator etc. As always, sculpting the sounds with EQ, compression, FX as we go along. This way we get an even mix and it saves a lot of headaches in the mixing stage. We finish by adding some more drum elements to this ever building track and tuning the kick.

Module 4 - Arrangement / Track Structure

Ahh, the one place most people go wrong or need help with the most! The structure of the track!

Jay shows you a simple and easy way on how to structure this track and any future tracks you may produce.

Learn about the different sections of a typical electronic track and the lengths, characteristics and reasons for each part. You will learn about; dynamics, tension, release, variation, creating interest and much more. Here the intention is always to keep the listener pulled in and interested in our track throughout the various different sections. This is an area that often gets overlooked in EDM so it's important to get it right.

Module 5 - Adding FX & Variation

In Module 5 you will learn how and where to add effects within your track and the reasons why. You will learn a number of techniques on creating your own sounds and manipulating them in such a way that they fit into the mix and importantly tie sections together. We also teach how to automate these effects such as the reverb time and delays so they get bigger/longer over time to increase tension and release. Another skill you will learn is how to create your own white noise sweep and learn how to use autopan, pumping FX etc and cut-off modulation to add interest. Talking about keeping the interest, you will learn exactly how to create contrast between the various sections of a track.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

No one is going to want to hear your track if it sounds like a mess, so it's really important to get the elements of your mix balanced together. In this last section we address some elements with fresh ears and fine tune the mix with automation. Jay explains the importance of giving your ears a rest and listening on other systems. You'll learn how to automate delays for breakdowns in line with typical progressive tracks and how to introduce the next element and section within your mix, all the while adapting the FX to suit the mood in the track. In the final lesson, you learn the best way to approach basic mastering with Cubase stock plugins. You'll learn why, how, and the best way to apply EQ, compression and limiting.

FREE lessons from the course

Free Lesson 1

How To Make Progressive House - Setting Up

Here your tutor Jay welcomes you and helps you quickly set up the project. After a quick explanation about how he approaches making a track it's onto a simple beat and chord progression.

Free Lesson 2

How To Make Progressive House -

Interesting Chords

Your tutor shows you how to complete the chord progression and then how to 'funk' it up with inversions and tensions so it becomes a lot more interesting.

Free Lesson 3

How To Make Progressive House -

Lead Melody

In the 3rd free lesson you start making a lead melody in Halion SE. Don't know music theory? Well Jay shows you a technique just simply using the first chord in the sequence.

Free Lesson 4

How To Make Progressive House - Setting Up FX Channels

In this useful free video, Jay shows you how and why to set up FX channels to (improve workflow and save CPU). You'll also learn how to set up a low cut group to separate the low end.

Free Lesson 5

How To Make Progressive House - Making Your Own Pad 

Here in the final free lesson you'll learn a bit of synthesis and sound design by making your own pad sound in Retrologue. This is to thicken up the original piano sound from the first lesson.

"I learnt a lot from Jay's friendly teaching. I don't think this course could be bettered!"

Phillip Taylor

"The step by step system is the best part and the customer service is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased!"   Arthur Garlic

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Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favorite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.

Get in contact any time to give feedback, ask for help or just say hello. Use the contact form HERE




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Cubase 10 Tutorial Progressive House

In this 4 hour, 25 lesson course, you'll not only learn how to use Cubase but you'll also learn how to make a Progressive House track from start to finish.

Step by step guidance showing you how to make your own Progressive House music just like Eric Prydz

  • Only Cubase Plugins Used

  • Instant Download

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Total Course Length 4 hours of Cubase & Music Production Skills


Course Modules

Module 1 - Set Up and Chords 

After a short intro from your tutor Jay, we start talking about what makes a typical progressive house track and the best way to approach such a track. He also explains how he produces a track and in what order, as this has been requested many times from students.

After a simple beat is made you will learn how to make a simple chord progression using Cubase's in-built Chord Pads, and then how to make it a lot more interesting by adding tensions and inversions. Don't know music theory? Don't worry, as we start at the very beginning and use the tools in Cubase to help us.

Module 2 - Melody & Pad

So in this 2nd module you will learn the process Jay uses to get ideas for a lead melody; the main aspect of this progressive house song, that will sit over the top of the chord progression we've just made. We look at the different synths in Cubase available and adapting the sound to fit.

Jay then shows you how to sculpt yourself a pad sound made 100% from scratch in Retrologue - so you learn synthesis and sound design too. These are all great skills to have when you make your own tracks.

We finish this module by setting up some FX channels and learning about send FX channels.

Module 3 - Bass, Arp, Drums

Next we move onto the very important bass which along with the drums is equally fundamental to the basis of any EDM track. Using the in-built VST synth Retrologue, you'll learn how to make an appropriate bass sound and sculpt it accordingly to mix so it fits perfectly into your track. We then start adding other melodic elements with Halion SE such as an arpeggiator etc. As always, sculpting the sounds with EQ, compression, FX as we go along. This way we get an even mix and it saves a lot of headaches in the mixing stage. We finish by adding some more drum elements to this ever building track and tuning the kick.

Module 4 - Arrangement / Track Structure

Ahh, the one place most people go wrong or need help with the most! The structure of the track!

Jay shows you a simple and easy way on how to structure this track and any future tracks you may produce.

Learn about the different sections of a typical electronic track and the lengths, characteristics and reasons for each part. You will learn about; dynamics, tension, release, variation, creating interest and much more. Here the intention is always to keep the listener pulled in and interested in our track throughout the various different sections. This is an area that often gets overlooked in EDM so it's important to get it right.

Module 5 - Adding FX & Variation

In Module 5 you will learn how and where to add effects within your track and the reasons why. You will learn a number of techniques on creating your own sounds and manipulating them in such a way that they fit into the mix and importantly tie sections together. We also teach how to automate these effects such as the reverb time and delays so they get bigger/longer over time to increase tension and release. Another skill you will learn is how to create your own white noise sweep and learn how to use autopan, pumping FX etc and cut-off modulation to add interest. Talking about keeping the interest, you will learn exactly how to create contrast between the various sections of a track.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

No one is going to want to hear your track if it sounds like a mess, so it's really important to get the elements of your mix balanced together. In this last section we address some elements with fresh ears and fine tune the mix with automation. Jay explains the importance of giving your ears a rest and listening on other systems. You'll learn how to automate delays for breakdowns in line with typical progressive tracks and how to introduce the next element and section within your mix, all the while adapting the FX to suit the mood in the track. In the final lesson, you learn the best way to approach basic mastering with Cubase stock plugins. You'll learn why, how, and the best way to apply EQ, compression and limiting.

FREE lessons from the course

Free Lesson 1

How To Make Progressive House - Setting Up

Here your tutor Jay welcomes you and helps you quickly set up the project. After a quick explanation about how he approaches making a track it's onto a simple beat and chord progression.

Free Lesson 2

How To Make Progressive House -

Interesting Chords

Your tutor shows you how to complete the chord progression and then how to 'funk' it up with inversions and tensions so it becomes a lot more interesting.

Free Lesson 3

How To Make Progressive House -

Lead Melody

In the 3rd free lesson you start making a lead melody in Halion SE. Don't know music theory? Well Jay shows you a technique just simply using the first chord in the sequence.

Free Lesson 4

How To Make Progressive House - Setting Up FX Channels

In this useful free video, Jay shows you how and why to set up FX channels to (improve workflow and save CPU). You'll also learn how to set up a low cut group to separate the low end.

Free Lesson 5

How To Make Progressive House - Making Your Own Pad 

Here in the final free lesson you'll learn a bit of synthesis and sound design by making your own pad sound in Retrologue. This is to thicken up the original piano sound from the first lesson.

"I learnt a lot from Jay's friendly teaching. I don't think this course could be bettered!"

Phillip Taylor

"The step by step system is the best part and the customer service is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased!"   Arthur Garlic

Sold out

Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favorite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.

Get in contact any time to give feedback, ask for help or just say hello. Use the contact form HERE




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  • Hi, Would I be able to follow this easy using Cubase 5? Thanks in advance

    Firstly this course is being replaced tomorrow with an updated Cubase 10 version. Cubase 5 is quite different now to Cubase 10 as it is so old. We recommend an upgrade to at least Elements 10. You will still learn a lot about music production for sure! But you may not be able to follow along and make the track in all places.


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