tech house Production System
Finish Professional Quality Tracks That Are Ready For Clubs & Labels
Discover the concepts, techniques and workflows you need to finish top-level tech house tracks in Ableton Live.
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The Tech House Production System consists of two core courses that help you with one thing:
Finish professional quality tracks that are ready for clubs and labels. Guaranteed.
Start To Finish (PAWSA Style)
Preview the track we make:
"The difference between my tracks before his course and after his course is insane."
- TheKingsOffHisTwat (Reddit)
Start To Finish (Solardo Style)
Preview the track we make:
"The level of detail throughout this entire course boggles my mind."
- Zach Sheldon (Shellz)
You'll learn a proven 5 step workflow along with all the foundational and advanced production techniques you need to (1) finish songs and (2) sound professional.
You'll also learn:
Start To Finish: PAWSA — $100 Value
5 Modules // 11 Video Lessons // 7+ Hours
Start To Finish: PAWSA is my flagship production course revealing the complete, step-by-step system you need to finish top quality tracks that are ready for labels — it tells you exactly what to do.
Start To Finish: PAWSA is neatly organized based on workflow modules:
- Module 1 - Build the groove
- Module 2 - Write the hooks
- Module 3 - Create the break
- Module 4 - Finish the arrangement
- Module 5 - Mix and master
Inside the member's area of Start To Finish: PAWSA
- The 5-Step Production System you need to finish interesting arrangements and professional mixes
- How to nail your grooves by (1) selecting the right drum sounds and (2) synthesizing fat bass patches (from scratch)
- How to source and process irresistible hooks — like vocals & synth melodies — that are impossible to forget
Full module breakdown & syllabus:
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Module 1 - Start with the groove (2 hours)
Module 2 - Write the hooks (1 hour)
Module 3 - Complete the "cycle" (1 hour)
Module 4 - Finish the arrangement (1 hour)
Module 5 - Mixing & mastering (2 hours)
Start To Finish: Solardo — $50 Value
12 Video Lessons // 4.5+ Hours
Start To Finish: Solardo focuses on the raw execution of building a track from scratch. Discover how to producer a bass-centric tech house track with unstoppable energy — like Solardo.
- How to analyze and build a track based off a professional reference — we use "On The Corner" by Solardo
- How to program a club-shaking Solardo-style bass patch using Ableton's Operator in just a few steps!
- How to properly layer your drums to get a clean and full drum sound — without creating an incoherent mess
Course Contents - 12 videos, 4.5 hours (expand...)
The level of detail throughout this entire course boggles my mind. — Zach "Shellz" Sheldon
What Kinds Of Results Can You Expect?
With over 1146+ ZERMELO customers, we've seen some amazing results:
- Finishing or signing a track for the first time...
- Getting featured on YouTube channels like Blanc, Underground Deep-Tech Station, and more...
- Gaining support from top DJs like Michael Bibi, Cloonee, Miguel Bastida, Jacky, and more...
- Signing with top labels like Defected, Dirtybird, Toolroom, Repopulate Mars, and more...
Here's what some top students have to stay:
Zach "Shellz" Sheldon says:
"I've had a few tracks signed to 4 different labels but there are some things separating me from the big dogs. After going through ZERMELO’s courses, I can already tell the difference in my tracks.
"I'm really starting to feel like I'm bringing out the finer details in the mix and I have a much more stable approach to how I'm going to finish the track. I now feel more comfortable sending my tracks to some of the bigger labels, it’s a great feeling!”
UPDATE: Zach has since scored a top 100 release and a feature on the popular Blanc YouTube Channel! And I’m sure there’s a lot more in the works…
Ben "Benjermain" Brown says:
"ZERMELO's course also taught me how to be extremely efficient in the mixing process by introducing me to the “flow stage” - this helped me to know what exactly I needed to do with my track step by step in order to achieve that professional sound.
"The track I made directly after watching the course was my favourite track to date and I’ve signed it to my favourite label: Kulture Records and will be out in their ADE sampler on the 17th of October.”
UPDATE: Ben has since signed a lot more track and has also scored a feature on Blanc’s YouTube channel! Again, with lots more to come…
+4 Exclusive Bonuses ($237 Value)
BONUS #1.) PAWSA & Solardo Templates — $58 Value
Get the Ableton templates of the tracks we make in Start To Finish: PAWSA and Start To Finish: Solardo.
Preview The Templates below:
Synthetic Template — Solardo Style ($29)
Jello Template — PAWSA Style ($29)
BONUS #2.) Secrets Of The Groove — $50 Value
Secrets Of The Groove is a crash course on drums and bass — without question, the MOST important parts of tech house.
You'll learn how to get a layered, textural, driving, punch, professional GROOVE every time — in your OWN style too.
Module 1 - Drums (1 hour):
- How to pick the best drum sounds - it’s NOT about quality
- The easiest way to develop your "signature" drum sound
- The secret to an infectious drum groove + tons of examples
- The ONLY tool you need to get your drums LOUD
- My drum bus compression settings for a FAT drum sound
Module 2 - Bass (1 hour):
- The 3 P's of bass sound design - you gotta get these right!
- Four catchy bass melodies that are guaranteed to work
- How to program 2 popular bass patches from scratch
- The 3 frequency ranges to focus on when EQing bass
- The 2 styles of compression for achieving a full bass sound
BONUS #3.) Track Breakdowns — $100 Value
Access over 11+ hours of track deconstructions and artist breakdowns. Watch as I uncover the secrets tricks of your favorite producers!
Track Deconstructions (10 hours)
- New Life - Dennis Cruz (2 hours)
- Be Sharp Say Nowt - Patrick Topping (3 hours)
- Egg - Mihalis Safras (1 hour)
- Hot - PAWSA (2 hours)
- You Little Beauty - FISHER (2 hours)
Artist Breakdowns (1 hour)
- Mihalis Safras (30 min)
- Walker & Royce (30 min)
BONUS #4.) Kick Drum Mastery — $29 Value
A kick can make or break your track. And in 1 hour, you'll have all the tools you need to get your kicks to SLAM in the clubs.
I promise, you've never seen these techniques before. After you learn them, you'll truly be a kick drum master.
- My secret "parallel transient" trick for ultimate PUNCH
- My unique way to flawlessly sample ANY kick drum
- How build your own kicks with ZERO technical issues
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More Student Love
The difference between my tracks before his course and after his course is insane. — Brad King
After taking ZERMELO’s courses my tracks started to improve, so I sent Techno Snobs song after song then they finally gave me a shot DJing a gig and after that they took me in! 🙂 I’m also the youngest on the team at 20 years old 🙂 They have booked me for a couple gigs so far and it’s been amazing! — Jaden "Daxxin" Sprinz
ZERMELO's courses have helped me develop my productions in a massive way. The lessons are easy to follow and detailed enough that everyone can get something out of it. The thing they've helped with most is definitely my end-to-end production process, and I've been laying ideas down and finishing tracks way faster having used it as a learning tool. Thanks! — Theon Bower
This course is the first course that goes into all the deep details you need to make your track stand out and tells you why you need them (or what to do that's similar)....I used some of the tips and insights to put into new tracks I played at Electric Forest and they crushed! — Sean Little
After downloading all of Zermelo's free material, I then gave a chance for the Solardo course, which just made me finish 2 tracks in a row, that was such an inspiring and motivating material to finish tracks, lots of cool tips to develop your sound, just amazing! — Guto Potter
ZERMELO's course has been instrumental in developing a workflow to arrange a track quickly once the initial idea has been established. [...] ZERMELO's mixing advice has been sound as well (pardon the pun) and allowed me to get my tracks sounding really good on both home systems and clubs. I highly recommend following along through the course. — Laksh Aithani
How is this better than YouTube?
Well...how's YouTube working out for you now? 😉
You're probably no stranger to the dark side of YouTube...
YouTube only offers you random tips -- most of which are conflicting, rambling, incoherent, or unhelpful.
Worse, it doesn't provide a single, clear, unified learning path or step-by-step process for you to follow.
But there are deeper problems...
First --- When teaching yourself music, there are things you NEED to know that you're simply unaware of -- and you can't search for what you don't know, right...?
Second --- You're human. So you're probably searching for the "sexy" tops you WANT to learn rather than the "unsexy" topics you NEED to learn.
(You can't argue with that one.)
Bottom Line: With YouTube, you're just left with hidden gaps in your skill set that hold your music back.
And these are the EXACT problems that the Tech House Production System solves:
- It gives you a coherent production system -- instead of random tips
- It reveals everything you WANT to learn and everything you NEED to learn
- It shows you exactly WHAT to do and WHEN to do it
- It reveals those "hidden" techniques you'd never have discovered on your own
- It saves you years -- or decades -- of trial and error, and endless YouTube searches
Why do the courses focus on PAWSA and Solardo?
The combination of these two courses is powerful because the PAWSA and Solardo sound are popular, but different.
The PAWSA approach — including Michael Bibi, FISHER, Cloonee, and Solid Grooves producers — is minimalistic. You have to get the most out of the small number of sounds and hooks in the arrangement and mix.
The Solardo approach — including Toolroom — is more about creating a rich and layered texture, a strong drive, and a huge bass. The skill I teach you is how to get everything to work together.
Together, you’ll learn what it takes to master two different and far-reaching approaches to making house music.
What happens after I sign up?
After you sign up and complete your payment, you’ll receive an email from "ZERMELO" with your login information for the members area.
You'll be able to access your courses and download your templates inside the members area.
How long to I have access for?
You'll have lifetime access to the your courses and free updates for life.
Unless, of course, you request a refund. Then your course access will be revoked.
Do I need specific plugins to follow along?
No. Ableton's plugins are totally fine.
You’ll see me use different 3rd party plugins but I use them because I used to switch between DAWs (Logic and Ableton) and using 3rd party plugins made switching back and forth easier.
These days (mid 2019), I'm mostly Ableton with a few exceptions:
- LFO Tool from Xfer Records
- Pro Q from Fab Filter
- Pro L from Fab Filter
These plugins are NOT necessary for you to follow along in the course — nor are they necessary for you to achieve a professional sound. I just like them.
What version of Ableton do I need for the templates?
The Jello and Synthetic templates were made in Ableton 9.
What if I don't use Ableton?
You don't need Ableton to follow along with the core concepts, techniques and workflows.
However, you obviously can't use the Ableton templates in the Suite Level product.
Remember that the courses come with a 60 day refund policy. So if you find the courses are too difficult to follow, just email me for a refund. No problem.
What if I don't like the courses?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request a refund within 60-days of your initial purchase.
No questions. No hassle. No big deal.
Are the templates royalty free?
The templates are 100% royalty free -- EXCEPT THE VOCALS.
I cannot give you the rights to release copyrighted material. You have to request the right from the copyright holder.
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