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



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From studio to live performance

RodriguezJr_studioLearn 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

RodriguezJr_HydraWatch 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

RodriguezJr_AbletonDownload 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.

Sound Synthesis

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

Track review

19 – Track Review: Re. you feat. Stereo MCs <Relocate (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)>

20 – Track Review: Hydra

21 – Identify your Sound

Performing Live

22 – Identify your Needs

23 – My Live Setup

24 – Performing Live

25 – Conclusion

Synth Tour

26 – Roland Jupiter 6

27 – ARP 2600

28 – Roland SH 101

29 – Moog Subsequent 37

30 – Elka Synthex