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Learn synth, arrangement & mixdown techniques with the award-winning music producer

From studio to live performance

Learn how to use analog and vst synths, put your emotions into your DAW and transform them into finished tracks and engaging live performances.

Watch him analyze his own tracks

Watch him analyze his Top tracks, like ‘Hydra’, and create a track from scratch: from recording the backbone of a project to playing with accidents and polishing the mix.

Download and apply his techniques

Download the Ableton Live project from the track he creates from scratch; apply the same techniques and sounds to your own productions right away.

Download, follow his steps and adapt his patterns to your own productions

Ableton Live project

Download the Ableton Live project from the track he creates from scratch: discover how he processes his tracks using native plugins, and pick up his tricks and skills.

The project also contains unique and inspiring synth and drum loops you can use to experiment with his sound. Get inspired by the vintage synthesizers, keyboards and dusty analog gear of his studio in Paris, and follow his steps.

What will I learn?


Career & experience (2 chapters)

12:49 min.

01. Early Life
02. Becoming Rodriguez Jr.

Rodriguez Jr. will tell you his story from the beginning of his career to his time working in bands. Then he will continue to explain how he develops his solo career to this day.

Module 02

Sound Synthesis ( 3 chapters)

05:24 min.

03. Improvising and sketching ideas with synthesizers
04. Benefits of software synthesizers over hardware synthesizers
05. Software synths vs hardware synths: Arturia Jupiter 8 V4.00

In this module, Rodriguez Jr. will give you tips to get new ideas to use in your tracks and will show you how he does so. He will also compare some hardware synthesizers with their software emulations and give you some advice on using one or the other. You will see how he works with software synthesizers showing you the Arturia Jupiter 8 V4.00.

Module 03

How to create a track from scratch (6 chapters)

02:04 min.

06. Starting a Track from Scratch
07. MIDI Recordings
08. Recording Synths
09. Creating a Logic Template
10. Logic Arrangement
11. Rearranging Elements

You'll see Rodriguez Jr. making the most of his studio gear to create new ideas from scratch with Ableton Live. Then you will see how it works with the Midi notes that it has been playing and it will show you how it records the audio. You can download the Ableton project, which is included in the Masterclass. Then he will explain why it is important to have a template before starting the structure of the track, and you will see how he completes in Logic the track that he has been creating during the module.

Module 04

Mixdown tips & tricks (8 chapters)

02:03 min.

12. Mixdown Introduction
13. Kick Drum Tuning
14. EQ Basics
15. Working with Busses
16. Compression
17. Reverb & Delay
18. External Summing Mixing & Conclusion

Rodriguez Jr. will show you every step he takes to mix the track that he started from scratch in the previous module. You will see how he performs gain staging and how he groups the tracks with buses; how he works on EQ, compression, effects, etc. and how to apply other tips such as kick tuning or sound processing through hardware.

Module 05

Track review (3 chapters)

07:17 min.

19. Track Review: feat. Stereo MCs «Relocate (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)»
20. Track Review: Hydra
21. Identify your Sound

In this module, Rodriguez Jr. will show you two of his most important tracks and will explain how he made them. He will also give you tips on how to find your own sound as an artist.

Module 06

Performing Live (4 chapters)

03:14 min.

22. Identify your Needs
23. My Live Setup
24. Performing Live
25. Conclusion

You will learn important points about how to prepare your live performance with Rodriguez Jr.’s tips about it. You will observe closely how he organizes his setup and how he performs some of his tracks.

extra module

Synth Tour (5 chapters)

03:14 min.

26. Roland Jupiter 6
27. ARP 2600
28. Roland SH 101
29. Moog Subsequent 37
30. Elka Synthex

It is very important to find the instruments and sounds that will define you as an artist. Therefore, Rodriguez Jr. wants to inspire you by showing in depth some of the instruments that have accompanied him during much of his career.


rodriguez jr.

El galardonado productor musical e intérprete Rodríguez Jr. -también conocido como Olivier Mateu- ha pasado 20 años en la industria, con una vasta experiencia en todos los géneros de música electrónica que le convierten en el visionario del house melódico y el Techno que es hoy. Inicialmente, Mateu se hizo un nombre bajo la tutela del legendario Laurent Garnier, publicando música en el venerado sello F-Communications como la mitad del grupo de electro francés The Youngsters.

Gradualmente fue evolucionando su estilo en el sonido dinámico y colorido que ahora puede encontrarse regularmente en Mobilee, Anjunadeep y haciendo remix de artistas como Stephan Bodzin, Booka Shade, Eli & Fur, Steve Bug, Timo Maas, Jan Blomqvist, Monolink o Worakls, entre otros.

Inspirándose para sus actuaciones en vivo con los sintetizadores, teclados y equipos analógicos vintage de su estudio en París, Rodríguez Jr. disfruta la oportunidad de viajar por todo el mundo realizando su proyecto en el escenario. Al hacerlo, ha acumulado una base de devotos que se unen a un movimiento único.

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