Progressive House in Ableton Live

Clear your schedules for this eagerly anticipated epic 3 1/2 hr release from Sonic Academy.  

In this comprehensive 27 video tutorial, we take you through the full process of creating a Progressive House track as made famous by Daniel Portman and Jerome Isma-Ae.

We walk you through all the steps from creating beats and synth sounds to mixing, arrangement and mastering and show you from start to finish how to make a prog monster.

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Summary

Clear your schedules for this eagerly anticipated epic 3 1/2 hr release from Sonic Academy.

In this comprehensive 27 video tutorial, we take you through the full process of creating a Progressive House track as made famous by Daniel Portman and Jerome Isma-Ae.

 

Videos Overview

Introduction and Play Through

An intro from and Phil, and a play through the track

Topics Covered -

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 1 - The Drums Part 1

In this first video we start to load kicks and snares into the impulse

Topics Covered - Drum Programing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 2 - The Drums Part 2

Next up we look at importing our hatsand selecting our all important groove

Topics Covered - Drum Programing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 3 - The Drums Part 3

Adding further hats to our drum pattern in this next video

Topics Covered - Drum Programing, Drum Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 4 - The Drums - Adding FX

We add eq and compression to the drum group to make our drum sound punchy

Topics Covered - Mixing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 5 - The Bass

Time to look at a bassline, using simpler and a sylenth

Topics Covered - Bass Programing, Bass Processing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 6 - The Stab

Again using simpler we import from the resource pack and create a stab sound

Topics Covered -

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 7 - The Main Riff

In this video we create the main riff for our track

Topics Covered - Lead Programing, Lead Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 8 - The Bleep

Next up we create a bleep pattern to add groove and interest.

Topics Covered - Lead Programing, Lead Synthesis,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 9 - Single Stab

To create movement in the track we add another single note stab

Topics Covered - Stab Synthesis, Stab Programming,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 10 - Pad Sweep

To add to the build, in this video we show you how to make a padsweep

Topics Covered - Pad Synthesis, Pads Programming,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 11 - Mixing & FX Part 1

The first of two parts, we look at adding effects and some mixing

Topics Covered - Mixing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 12 - Mixing & FX Part 2

Part two of mixing and effects.

Topics Covered - Mixing,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 13 - Arranging Introduction

With all the main parts in, its time to start arranging the intro section

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 14 - Arrange To Break Part 1

Continuing on with the arrange, we now start to arrange to the first break down

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 15 - Arrange To Break Part 2

The second part of the arrange to the breakdown

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 16 - Arrange To Break Part 3

The final video in arranging to the breakdown

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 17 - Adding Super Saw To Breakdown

Now the arrnge is finished, we start to add automation to the breakdown

Topics Covered - BreakDown,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 18 - Adding Automation To Breakdown

we add a super saw sample that comes with the course to the breakdown

Topics Covered - Arranging, BreakDown,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 19 - Creating A Delay Riser

To create tension in the breakdown we show you how to create a delay riser

Topics Covered - Arranging, Risers & Sweeps,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 20 - Tweaking The Breakdown

Now the break is arranged, time to finish it with some tweaks

Topics Covered - Arranging, BreakDown,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 21 - Adding A Sample Drum Loop

Here we resample the drums and process them for the breakdown

Topics Covered - Arranging, BreakDown,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 22 - Arranging To The Next Breakdown

In this video we start to arrange the track to the second of our breakdowns

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 23 - Arrange To The End

We arrange the track to the end in this next video

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 24 - Creating Spot FX

We show you, in this video, how to add spot effects to the track

Topics Covered - Spot FX,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 25 - The Drum Fills

Drum fills is the name of the game in this tutorial

Topics Covered - Fills,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 26 - Final Tweaks

With the track nearly finished, time for some final tweaks to really make it shine

Topics Covered - Automation,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



Tutorial 27 - The End

A final listen back and tidy up, to ensure we have the track completed

Topics Covered - Arranging,

Software - Ableton Live, Sylenth 1,



PLATFORM
Ableton 8.1.3
DURATION
03hr 27m
LEVEL
Intermediate
TUTOR
Phil Johnston
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