Dive into the creative process and workflow behind this chart-topping track
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Hector Couto showcases his chart topping track ‘Trouble Maker’, which climbed to No.1 position on Beatport’s Top 100 chart. Discover the inspiration behind the track and how it came to be.
Hector goes into how he chose and created his kick and clap, showing the process with and without effects, how he uses Valhalla Vintage Verb for claps, and a bit of Ableton Push.
Hector goes through the elements of the track to add groove, explains the effects he puts on them, and explains the reasons he uses them, and how he works on the TR8.
In this chapter Hector shows his techniques on how he processes bass sounds recorded from hardware. He describes everything from essential EQing methods to intricate processing in order to change them into original sounding bass grooves.
Hector Couto shows the sample that inspired the track. He takes you step by step through his process from finding the sample to processing and making it an original piece. The end result becomes the driving force behind the track.
Using Ableton’s Simpler to chop up vocal samples Hector shows his process on how to randomly trigger vocal chops on Ableton’s push to comping them into the composition to create his signature sound.
Follow Hector step by step as he arranges DJ friendly tracks, discover the methods and techniques that kept ‘Trouble Maker’ at the top spot on Beatport for so long, and how he continues to keep his listeners engaged.
Hector Couto Masterclass