FaderPro | In The Studio With Illyus & Barrientos | Music Production Course

In the studio w/ Illyus & Barrientos

Back for a full course for Toolroom Academy, after their previous FaderPro UnCut course. If you’ve not already been introduced to the awesome music these two Glaswegian producers make, then where have you been?  As two of the most consistent House producers in the UK right now, their remixes and originals have been rocking dancefloors all over the world since they hit the scene in 2014. They’ve been picked as one of Pete Tong’s Future Stars on BBC Radio 1, and 2017 saw them booked at bigger and bigger clubs and releasing on Suara, Defected, Cr2 and of course the mighty Toolroom Records.

In this course, the duo will teach you how they create their signature sound that is generating all the buzz. Sit in the studio and learn how they create, mix and arrange their tracks. 


Chapter 1. Initial sample

Learn how to use a disco sample to inspire the beginnings of a track and begin to work up the basics of the first loops and drop.

Chapter 2. Drums

Work up the drums use flex time and EQ to tighten the audio loops and then use Native Instruments Maschine to add more punchy drums.

Chapter 3. Initial ideas from the sample

Taking the existing elements, learn fast ways to arrange in Logic Pro and begin to add a bassline, effects, filters and more.

Chapter 4. Arrangement part 1

Using Logic’s markers learn how to speed up your arrangement and then learn how to use logic’s automation curves on your arrangement.

Chapter 5. Arrangement part 2

Dig deep into the arrangement, working up the filtered intro automation, bass line and other elements that complete the track. 

Chapter 6. Arrangement part 3

Learn how to make sure your track has all the sections it needs to be complete, from intro, to the middle 8, breakdowns, drops and the outro.  The guys show you how to carve out these essential parts and all the tricks inside Logic to help you.

Chapter 7. Vocals and details

Adding vocal parts is important for creating a signature track.  Learn how to approach what will work best for your track. Understand how to re-time and prepare samples and how to get vocals filtered and sitting just right in the mix. 

Chapter 8. Drop transitions

Learn essential techniques for creating drops and transitions that make your track work best on the dance floor. Find the right effects and automation to create the most impact.

Chapter 9. Final touches

Learn how to take your song to a complete musical idea with the final touches that will set it apart from other records and make it work on the dancefloor.