Acquire Hector Couto’s techniques to craft unique percussion patterns and develop powerful processing tools to achieve energy and groove into your tracks.
Discover the techniques used by Hector Couto in processing vocals, creating atmospheric backgrounds, and experimenting with effects.
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to generate intriguing percussion grooves with the help of Hector Couto showing you how to use Ableton Live’s Push MIDI controller in a creative way. You’ll also learn how to leverage the built-in velocity plugin within Ableton Live and how to add dynamic swing and groove to your percussion.
In this chapter, you’ll discover how Hector mixes down his percussion sounds and develops the groove further. By utilizing a MIDI clip and integrating a full percussion loop into the sampler’s slice mode you will learn how to develop your idea further. He will also demonstrate his expertise in EQing to eliminate unwanted frequencies and showcase techniques such as distortion and reverb to process your percussion grooves.
Hector Couto, a Spanish-born DJ, is a driving force in the international Tech House scene. His unique style merges the spirit of Chicago with old school techno, creating compelling productions that move dance floors. He is often featured in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 Most Charted artists and has released EPs on labels like Hot Creations, Saved, Moon Harbour, 20/20 Vision, and Viva Music. In addition, he runs his own Roush label.