Last month we made our way to Amsterdam to visit the country’s legendary ADE gathering. Whilst we were there we caught up with the integral DJ, music producer and techno legend, Tom Hades, for an exclusive masterclass in the art of techno production.
During our latest masterclass, Hades focuses on the importance of experimentation. Starting from scratch, with an empty Ableton rack, he demonstrates his workflow and provides a solid look at some of the techniques he’s learned over the years to get the creative juices flowing. Piecing together random sample chops and combining them with his favourite frequency filters, noise plugins, and more, Tom Hades will teach you how to inspire yourself in a session. This, coupled with his signature atmospheric glitches and gut-shaking kick drums will ensure your next techno track will be a winner. Follow on below to immerse yourself in the creative workflow of one of techno’s biggest players.
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Hades has become something of a tastemaker in the world of techno. His fusion of ambient sounds paired with bruising kick drums and entrancing melodies is truly something otherworldly. With 23-years industry experience under his belt and numerous releases on some renowned International labels, the Belgian mastermind has a great deal to share. Following the release of his latest EP, Lost In Black Senses, on the Alleanza imprint, he is set to drop his very own Splice sample pack, “The Sound Of Tom Hades”, this Friday (30 November).
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