How To Build A Classic Tech House Beat In Under 5 Minutes

Get to grips with the fundamentals of programming and producing tech house, starting with a classic beat. This short video shows you how.  

Tech House is a popular style of electronic music, but how do you make it? In this course, Dance Music Styles 109: Tech House, expert producer and programmer Multiplier AKA Adam Pollard gets right to the heart of the genre, identifying its constituent parts, how they fit together and how to make them work. In this short video from the course, he shows you how to start by making a basic tech house beat. 

Starting with a classic 4-to-the-floor kick pattern, Adam shows you how to accompany it with snares and hi hats, shifting certain elements very slightly off grid in order to make the beat more interesting. He also reveals how to use sample editing and creative MIDI programming to play with the way that different drum elements are triggered, for a more effective end result. Be sure to check out the rest of the videos in this course to become a tech house master!

Watch the full course Dance Music Styles 109: Tech House in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

Dance Music Styles 109: Tech House

In this genre-themed course, Adam Pollard, our very own multi-talented mad scientist of dance music guides you through all the various aspects of Tech House including songwriting, beat-making, sound design and production techniques. He even shows you how to avoid commonly-made mistakes!

You'll learn how to define the various different elements in a Tech House production which is vitally important when it comes later to achieving a sound that is uniquey yours. This course will teach you those elements and more and help you develop a Tech House "second nature" that puts you way ahead of everybody else.

Watch the full course Dance Music Styles 109: Tech House in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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