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Hooks & grooves

Archie Hamilton

Hooks & grooves

About the course

Make groovy dance floor music with Archie Hamilton in this 1hr course. Learn all the techniques which renowned house producer Archie Hamilton uses in his records – from percussion and grooves to drum sampling and arrangement.

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Take our courses any time, any where, on any device. Our on-demand video courses allow you to learn in your own time and at your own pace.

90 minutes

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Archie Hamilton

Archie Hamilton

Archie Hamilton has seen a remarkable rise through the ranks of the underground house and techno scene, becoming one of the most respected artists in his genre.

Working across many facets of electronic music, Archie was an early originator of a new European sound, with his own unique take on minimal house and techno: his signature sound of rugged basslines and ethereal atmospherics has established itself firmly in the minds of clubbers around the world.


What you'll learn

Archie Hamilton teaches you how he makes groovy dancefloor music in Logic Pro X. The course takes you through creating a track from a kick and bass foundation to finishing touches and arrangement. Creating dynamic, fluid and emotive house music is easier than you think as Archie shows us in this 15-part masterclass. Archie uses Logic Pro X and a variety of his favourite plugins but you can use any DAW you like.

Ready to make a track with Archie Hamilton? In this course you will learn:

  • Archie's workflow and approach to music production
  • Where Archie finds inspiration and how he gets into the zone
  • Sourcing samples for your music and drawing from your own library of productions
  • Creating interesting, powerful and dynamic basslines
  • Manipulating note length and duration to create different feels
  • Using gated parallel processing to create background textures
  • Programming, layering and humanising your percussion like Archie Hamilton
  • Arranging your track and polishing with effects, fills, transitions and parts that lift the energy as your arrangement develops
  • Mixing to a reference track and exporting your track as stems, as a mixdown with headroom ready for mastering and as a limited version to try out in the clubs.

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