Making a Dub Techno Track In 20 Minutes.

Making a Dub Techno Track In 20 Minutes.

Is it possible to make dub techno in 20 minutes?

Yes entirely possible - we show you how. We build the fundamentals of a solid Dub Techno track in 20 minutes on the Elektron Analog RYTM, live, in one take.

This video takes you through the initial concept of dub techno, as we scroll though some interesting sample selections, talk about sound choices, and how to add contrast and variation to otherwise static sounds.

Analog RYTM Techniques employed include:

  • Blending synth and samples for powerful results
  • Editing sample loop points
  • Using p-locks for variation and interest
  • Simple accent trick for more dynamic kicks 
  • When to use resonance
  • FX Delay into reverb
  • Pitching sounds 
  • Using LFO to introduce dynamism
  • Probability triggers to engage the ear

These little touches employed can help you elevate your productions from nice sounding to great sounding really quickly.

Whilst this mini tutorial is featured for RYTM owners there's some take aways for all music producers interested in creating or improving their Dub Techno.

Download the RYTM pack featured in this tutorial

Watch the tutorial below

Equipment used in this tutorial:

  • Elektron Analog RYTM
  • Audient ASP 800
  • RME FireFace UC
  • Tascam Portastudio X8
  • Panasonic FZ1000 Camera

Sample sources pre-recorded from

  • Hypersynth Xenophone
  • Elektron Analog Four
  • Moog DFAM
  • MFB Tanzbar Lite
  • MFB Tanzbar 2010

Want to fast track your Analog RYTM Sound? Try these packs.