Techno and Tech House Production in Live

This course is a must-see for anyone wanting to learn the secrets of tech house or techno production. The lessons provide a thorough, in-depth guide to constructing a banging dancefloor filler, from one of the most respected producers of the last decade, Paul Maddox.

With numerous releases under his own name and also his co-productions as Spektre, on labels like Data, Positiva, Tidy and Viscious, his tracks have seen support from revered DJs such as Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and James Zabiela. On this course, Paul shares the secrets of his success, uncovering his methodical and clever approach to producing slamming techno and house.

Accompanying the lessons is a download pack containing the Live set made throughout the course, as well as a huge pack of free bonus samples.

To hear the completed track made on the course, visit the Producertech Soundcloud page, here.

Module Details

  • 1. Excerpt from Module 1 - FREE SAMPLE
    This is the first half of lesson 1, which is available as a free sample of the course.
  • 2. Module 1 - Creating the Low Frequency Drums and Bass
    In this lesson, Paul shows how to create the bass parts in the track, those being the kick drum, and sub and percussive basslines. A pounding kick is made by layering drums together, then adjusting the frequencies and amplitude envelopes accordingly, after which a modulating sub bassline is made with Operator and a pitched down, sliced percussion part is sequenced and processed to add further rhythmic interest and groove. The parts are all then processed together, to help them gel, add extra warmth and fatness to the very bottom end.
  • 3. Module 2 - Adding High Frequency Drums
    This module shows how to create the upper frequency drums and percussion parts, such as hi hats, shaker and claps. Parts are sequenced, mixed and processed, then enhanced with additional loops, which are shaped and moulded to slot perfectly into the track. The timing and groove of drums is then adjusted accordingly, so that all parts are suitable synchronised. Finally, a ride cymbal is added on top, which is panned and delayed to create extra width, as well as sidechained to provide more energy and dynamic interest.
  • 4. Module 3 - Making Synth and Vocal Parts
    In this module, Paul creates melodic parts to go with the track, starting with a synth lead, made by layering two of Live's instruments together to produce a detroit-style, stabbed chord sound, which is then sequenced into several different MIDI patterns and processed with effects. A vocal loop is then chopped up onto several pads of a drum rack, which is then programmed to create another catchy hook, as well as processed and mixed.
  • 5. Module 4 - Arranging Part I - Laying Out and Automation
    This lesson provides a lengthy guide to laying out the track, initially by creating the basic foundations, then by more detailed editing, to create automated mixer and device parameter sequences, which help develop parts and smoothly blend from one section to another.
  • 6. Module 5 - Arranging Part II - Adding FX
    In this module, Paul demonstrates how to add effects parts to an arrangement, using conventional and more diverse techniques, to help build energy and create more impact and atmosphere in the track. Simple, affected percussion parts are added, a fill is resequenced and processed, and unique FX sounds are made using Live's instruments and by resampling existing audio in the track.
  • 7. Module 6 - Final Mixing and Mastering
    This module shows how to carry out final checks and alterations to the arrangement, then how to complete the mixing stage, getting the levels exactly right. Once the mixdown is complete, Paul creates pre-mastered (for external mastering) and mastered (for playing out) versions of the track.
Author Paul Maddox
Contains Streamed Movies, Live Session, Bonus Samples
Format Streaming
Length 3 hrs
Level Intermediate-Advanced
Provider Producertech
Price $63.12

Customer Reviews

Reviewed by Wauquier from France

Thank you very much for this, you really help me to understand ableton!

November 2014
Rave review
Reviewed by Dave Morganlefaye from kendal uk

Paul delivers with style & doesn't hold back to get started in making your own track straight away. This course has to be the best I have seen in a while... I have been in a rut with my productions and within minutes of watching Paul at work I had a smile on my face when presented with fresh ideas for work flow & techniques to production...
I was literally entranced and watched all the course back to back.
the process you witness is simple, easy to follow & the end result is a BIG sound
highly recommended... Thanks Paul

February 2014
Spektre is the best
Reviewed by Yuriy Ogaltsev from VA

Great tutorial!!! More techno and groovy tech house plz!!!!

October 2013
techno and tech house production in live
Reviewed by wesley snoeren from The Netherlands

Excellent Course very well explained definitely worth to buy, would love more techno and house courses !

September 2013
Reviewed by alex steinbach from zuid holland

these are some tips and tricks.. really love it from the beginning

September 2013

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