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.
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.
Award-winning music producer and live performer Rodriguez Jr. -also known as Olivier Mateu- has spent 20 years in the industry, with his vast experience of all genres of electronic music making him the visionary of melodic house and techno he is today. Initially, Mateu made his name under the mentorship of the legendary Laurent Garnier, releasing music on the revered F-Communications label as one half of French electro act The Youngsters. Following this he gradually honed his style into the dynamic, colourful sound of beauty that can now be regularly found on Mobilee, Anjunadeep and demanded for on remixes of Stephan Bodzin, Booka Shade, Eli & Fur, Steve Bug, Timo Maas, Jan Blomqvist, Monolink, Worakls, and many more.
Drawing inspiration for his live performances from the vintage synthesizers, keyboards and dusty analog gear of his studio in Paris, Rodriguez Jr. relishes the opportunity to travel the globe and realise his project on stage. In doing so he has amassed a devoted and loyal fan base through the creation of his unique movement.
Career & Experience
01 – Early Life
02 – Becoming Rodriguez Jr.
03 – Improvising and sketching ideas with synthesizers
04 – Benefits of software synths over hardware synths
05 – Software synths vs hardware synths: Arturia Jupiter 8 V4.00
How to create a track from scratch
06 – Starting a Track from Scratch
07 – MIDI Recordings
08 – Recording Synths
09 – Creating a Logic Template
10 – Logic Arrangement
11 – Rearranging Elements
Mixdown Tips & Tricks
12 – Mixdown Introduction
13 – Kick Drum Tuning
14 – EQ Basics
15 – Working with Busses
16 – Compression
17 – Reverb & Delay
18 – External Summing Mixing and Conclusion
19 – Track Review: Re. you feat. Stereo MCs <Relocate (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)>
20 – Track Review: Hydra
21 – Identify your Sound
22 – Identify your Needs
23 – My Live Setup
24 – Performing Live
25 – Conclusion
26 – Roland Jupiter 6
27 – ARP 2600
28 – Roland SH 101
29 – Moog Subsequent 37
30 – Elka Synthex