This week we welcome back Haterade for a new ‘How To Sound Like’ course, and this time he’s writing a track from scratch in the style of the brilliant Tech House/House DJ and producer - Chris Lake.
Mainly using ‘A Drug From God’ as a reference to work from, Noah starts with a loop of the drums and bass crafted in ANA 2 before laying out a skeleton arrangement using the reference track.
He then dives into some cool sound design techniques to fill out the track with epic risers, incidentals, transitions, vocals and more to capture that classic ‘Chris Lake’ vibe before mixing down and a basic master so the track can be played out.
The end result is a dope groove with awesome builds, epic drops and a classic bass line hook peppered with effects that totally nails that sound!
Finally after One Week of Taking this MasterClass i have finally finished my 1st ever track thanks to this master class…
Ive never finished a track or knew how to go about automating, adding sounds to progress the track or anything in general to make a full complete track but this masterclass allowed me to apply the techniques and i was able to finish recreating the track…
Gotcha, thanks for the info…
This is Hands Down one of my favorite masterclass just because is easy to follow & its totally smooth !
this is the track…Basically i used different samples for the most part but was able to follow along…
Now i will use this Masterclass again and try to create a Original using the same techniques with different ideas…
Excellent tutorial, Noah. Only nitpicks would maybe be the lack of labeling all tracks made it a tad tough to follow when you jumped around and there was some tweaking done without verbal instruction in certain areas which made it difficult to follow at times for someone with a “lower grade” eyesight like me. But again, fantastic.
He says this course is for beginners, but he does almost every move making this track without properly explaining why he’s making that move. He just does it and expects you to follow along. Clearly he did not take enough time to prepare this lesson and is going with the flow.
Constantly going to the next step without finishing talking about the current step he was just on.
Reaches for knobs all the time without even mentioning why, making it feel really rushed as well.
Also this seems like a really inorganic and clunky way to approach a track from scratch.
Yeah, so the sample is in use in Tutorial 07 - Synths Part 2 at around 0:20 ( very beginning ), inserted on Audio Track 34 inside Live ( so it should be in the final .als file I believe ( can’t check this at the minute since I have Live 10 on my current machine ).
However the sample is not included in the Samples And Presets folder available in the resources downloads.