Point Blank Tutorial: Techno producer Tom Hades shares his production secrets

The music school hosted a masterclass at last year's ADE, which you can watch now.

Point Blank hooked up with the producer, Tom Hades, at last year’s ADE to film an exclusive masterclass. Hosted by the techno platform, 50:HERTZ, the Q&A-style seminar sees Hades answer some big questions from an informed audience. The Belgian producer breaks down his techniques and shares his wisdom, as well as offering a glimpse into his Ableton Live projects and his favourite plug-ins.

“Tom Hades has become something of an icon within the techno scene”, Point Blank says. “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”.

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 who have trouble finishing your tracks, he drops some great time-saving tips on how to finish the songs you believe in.

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For more in-depth seminars with esteemed producers, plus more lessons, tutorials and masterclasses, it might be worth checking out its range of courses. Point Blank is currently offering a free extra module worth up to £1,995 when you sign up to one of its London courses – so be sure to enrol by 18th May.

Find out more at pointblankmusicschool.com

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