Welcome back to Point Blank’s weekly spot here on MusicTech – this week Point Blank tutor and Grammy-award nominee Mike Koglin continues his deconstruction of this Trance classic. Here’s what he had to say…
As The Rush Comes is a huge track which, apart from Jes’ fantastic vocal performance, features some great production techniques which I will deconstruct during this three-part production analysis for aspiring producers using Logic Pro X. Having re-created the main riff with its filter-modulated delays in part one of this video, part two covers the bassline. I chose Logic’s new Retro Synth instrument for the bass, one of many new additions that comes with version X. It’s certainly a great-sounding synth capable of Subtractive, Wavetable and FM synthesis (although I wish Apple would have thrown in a Supersaw wave too for JP8000-style sounds).
By slightly detuning the oscillator and subtly adding a fifth note to the bass, I was able to recreate the sound almost identically. Drums-wise this track is actually surprisingly minimal, for the re-creation of those analogue hi-hats I’ve chosen Logic’s Ultrabeat, still a great and often overlooked virtual analogue drum machine. Using its envelope settings I was able to quickly create the open and closed hats you hear on the original. Stay tuned for part three of this video where I will deconstruct the additional riffs and sweeping string pads that make up the rest of the track.
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