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Masterclass: Tom Hades Answers Techno’s Biggest Questions at ADE

Last year, we made our way to the Amsterdam Dance Event where we hooked up with one of our favourite techno producers, Tom Hades, to film an exclusive masterclass. This masterclass was hosted by the techno platform 50:HERTZ and sees the Belgium-based producer take a much more fluid and direct approach to sharing his wisdom. He led a Q&A style show and tell of his production secrets where the audience was encouraged to ask anything and everything they were curious about production-wise. There is lots to learn here for those looking to brush up on their production techniques and methods as well as get a glimpse at the techno legend’s Live sets, favourite plugins and more.

Tom Hades has become something of an icon within the techno scene. 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. If you’d like more exclusive masterclasses like this one why not join our London school? 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.

During the video, Hades gives essential mixing tips on sampling, how he layers his kick drums (noting how many are perfect for optimum punch) as well as discussing how you can make your percussion easily cut through your mix. In addition to this, he demonstrates his favourite methods for separating frequencies and the tools he uses to make his mixes sound so clean. For those of you who have trouble finishing your tracks, he drops some great time-saving tips on how to finish the songs you believe in. Want more Tom hades tutorials? Check out our previous masterclass with the artist where he makes a techno track from scratch.

If you’d like to learn more about the ins and outs of music production, DJing, music industry management and more, our London courses have everything you could possibly need to kick start your music career through our Virtual Classroom.

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