Rodriguez Jr. Masterclass

Analog Synths, Music Production & Creativity

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

Rodriguez Jr. Masterclass

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 top 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.

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Bonus sounds & samples
Download Rodriguez Jr.’s unique and inspiring synth and drum loops, and experiment with his sound. Get inspired by the vintage synthesizers, keyboards and dusty analog gear of his studio in Paris, and follow his steps.
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Ableton Live project
Download the Ableton Live project from the track he creates in his Masterclass. This project also contains unique and inspiring synth and drum loops for you to experiment with his sound. Get inspired by the vintage synthesizers, keyboards and dusty analog gear of his Paris studio.
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What will I learn?

Career & experience (2 chapters)

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.

Sound Synthesis (3 chapters)

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.

How to create a track from scratch (6 chapters)

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.

Mixdown tips & tricks (8 chapters)

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.

Track review (3 chapters)

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.

Performing Live (4 chapters)

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.

Sound Synthesis (3 chapters)

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.

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 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.

Make an investment in your artist career

Learn all the steps to create and finish a track with analog synths with Rodriguez Jr.
  • 30 Chapters
  • Subtitles : Spanish, English, German, French & Portuguese
  • +5 Hours
  • English
  • Lifetime access
  • 4K Video
  • Ableton Live & Logic Pro
  • Ableton Live Project
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