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How to Make A Big Techno Kick with Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics

We’re back again with another video tutorial from Danny Linton aka Funk Ethics. This time Danny demonstrates exactly how to make a blistering techno kick which is sure to make the club shake uncontrollably. If you’d like to boost your drum game even more, be sure to check out our previous video with Danny which focusses on transforming your drum grooves into exciting and professional-sounding patterns.

Danny cut his teeth making deep 140bpm club tracks which blend the realms of uk garage and dubstep. He’s contributed healthily to the UK bass scene releasing music on Pitch Black, Boka and Brownswood Recordings as well as gained support over the years from big hitters such as Scuba, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs and Giles Peterson. Danny is a programme leader for our Foundation year at Point Blank, teaching courses such as Production Portfolio, the Final Major Project, Intro to Production and more – so if you’re interested in learning more techniques first hand from Danny Linton, check out our line of London courses. We’re currently offering a free extra module worth up to £1,995 when you sign up for the July term at our London school – so be sure to enrol before this offer ends on 18th May.

In this video, Danny fires up Logic Pro and gives us a peek into a new track he’s been working on – a track which features the synthesized kick drum that forms the focus of this tutorial. In the first step of the process, Danny demonstrates how to create the raw tone of the kick drum using Logic’s ES2 before adding tape delay. Then the producer shows a crucial part of the process EQing the audio of the kick to remove any muddy and unnecessary frequencies. To create some ambience Danny adds some subtle reverb to a separate drum bus which provides some darker textures to the mix.

If you’re looking for some new drum one-shots to accompany your newly produced techno kick with we have a range of free sample packs. Download 5 of them for free here. If you want to learn how to make a full techno track from scratch check out our masterclass with Tom Hades. Looking to brush up your skills in other fields of music production and DJing? Explore our courses in LondonLos Angeles, ChinaIbizaMumbai, and Online.

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