Start To Finish – Build an entire track with Sylenth
Welcome to ADSR’s new ‘Start to Finish’ Series – indepth video courses that step you through creating the hottest EDM genres in detail, from start to finish.
Hosted by lead tutor Echo Sound Works, the first instalment of this unique series steps you through all the ins and outs of creating an Electro House Track using Sylenth.
Over 2 hours of step-by-step demonstration and explanation from how to start a track, to how to record drums, write melodies and come up with interesting hooks. As you progress through 12 videos, you will learn how to make professional sounding Sylenth presets, mix and edit drums and layer sounds and samples. You’ll also get loads of tips and tricks to make unique and effective transitions between sections.
* Includes 10 bonus Sylenth sounds, 6 drum samples and 5 MIDI files
How to create an Electro House track using Sylenth from the ground up
Module 1: Getting an EDM Track Started
This video course is broken up into sections so you can quickly locate the material you want.
Part 1: Introduction
Introduction to the course. Overview of the all the topics and ideas that will be covered.
Part 2: Coming up with chords
This video takes you through one method to start your tracks off and position yourself to make a great track. This video will show you in real time how to start creating Electro House tracks by creating a chord progression for the drop.
Part 3: Drums
In this section, learn how to create a drum groove from scratch. We demonstrate a tried and true method of getting the right drum section for your tracks, showing you every step of the way.
Part 4: Main Bass
Learn how to make a useful bass patch in Sylenth that you can easily manipulate to fit a bunch of other EDM genres.
Part 5: Layering Bass
Learn how to make your bass section more interesting and unique by layering and blending different genres together.
Module 2: Modulation, Mixing, Mastering and More!
The Sylenth Masterclass is broken up into 12 parts or videos. This allows for easy access to specific topics and quick navigation.
Part 6: Mod Env Tips
The most important part of Sylenth is the MOD ENV section. Without knowing how to properly set out modulation destinations, your sounds will never compete with the pros!
Part 7: Chord synths
Let’s look at ways to thicken up the mid to high end of our EDM track. In this case, we use Sylenth to make a modern sounding polyphonic synth patch.
Part 8: Main leads
In this section, we show you how you can write melodies for drops and how to make a clean sounding House lead.
Part 9: Layering leads
Learn how to make lead sounds in Sylenth and how to layer then together properly
Part 10: Pre drop section
Now that the drop is out of the way, work backwards towards the intro. I will show you some techniques to make an interesting pre drop section mainly using the sounds we’ve already created.
Part 11: Plucks and verse
Learn how to make a really nice ambient pluck as well as a cool reversing technique that can be applied to any melodic instrument.
Part 12: Transitions and mix tips
Learn how to make white noise sweeps in Sylenth as well as how to apply the Rule of 8 to your productions.
Learn How To Make and EDM Track from Start to Finish!
Dream of making the biggest, boldest, banging EDM track ever to hit a dancefloor? Do you need help getting started? Got a melody in mind but not sure where to go next? This Start to Finish video course shows you – in real time – how to make this happen! Learn exactly what it takes to build an Electro House track with step-by-step instruction, loads of pro tips and plenty of working examples.
12 videos totaling over 2 hours of professional, high-quality guidance right in your own home studio. Play them over and over, as many times as you need to understand the lesson and start making the music you want today!
About Your Tutor
Echo Sound Works is a sound designer and music producer and one of ADSR’s lead tutors for massivesynth.com and sylenthtutorials.com
He is the creator of the best selling sound sets Massive Beast V.1, Melbourne Anthems, EDM Drops V.1 and Future EDM V.1.
He has produced music in multiple genres including EDM, singer songwriter and pop ands had his music placed everywhere from VH1 and MTV to ABC Family and Lionsgate.