In our brand new series Style Guide, we visited the Brighton studio of F9 Audio founder and Freemasons member James Wiltshire to investigate the origins of dance music, explaining both who and what went into creating those early records, and how the scene and studios grew with the sound. Part one delved into the history of house music and explored one of the most iconic pieces of hardware behind the genre, the Roland TR-909. In the second episode of this series, James goes on to explore how some of the classic house sounds created on hardware such as the TR-909 can be replicated with production techniques in Ableton Live. Watch the full video above and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss future episodes in this series.
In the first part of this series, James Wiltshire explains the origins of house music, starting with DJs such as Ron Hardy (pictured) and Frankie Knuckles shaping the early Chicago club scene
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