Kolter (formerly Djoko), an artist popular for his unique blend of house, breaks, and techno, has become one of the most exciting producers in electronic music. With releases on top labels like Hot Creations, No Art, and PIV Records, he's quickly made a name for himself as a producer to watch. Where educational resources are often lacking on artists like himself, luckily for aspiring producers, he has been generous enough to share his production insights through a series of tutorials online. In these tutorials, he offers a glimpse into his creative process, sharing tips and techniques that can help producers take their music to the next level.
In this article, we'll take a closer look at these tutorials from Djoko/Kolter and highlight some of the key insights that he shares. Whether you're a fan of his music or your simply looking to improve your own productions, there's something to be learned from these informative and inspiring tutorials, that come straight from the source.
Dive In Live - Track Breakdowns & Interview (x2)
In these live streams, we get a very indepth insight into his production process covering everything from the elements in a track, mixing, plugins, arrangement and more. The format is mostly track breakdowns of various music projects, alongside some general discussion and Q&A on all things production.
Dive In Live With Kolter
Before his name changed, Kolter was the more experimental side of Djoko. Many of his tracks on this alias are more breakbeat, non 4-4 orientated with a greater attitude to sampling outside the usual house & techno spectrum he normally operates within. This one takes a similar format to above, but with more focus on his Kolter alias (pre-name change).
MusicfromTheSource - Vocoder Trick:
There is a page called MusicFromTheSource which compiles a range of music production tips, tricks & tutorials from artists in the scene. I highly recommend checking out the other tips on this page, however, one of my personal favourites comes from Kolter. This short tutorial covers a cool trick you can use to add depth to your basslines using a vocoder as well as a plugin that can be used to create glitchy hits.
You can view this one here.
MusicRadar - Djoko (Track From Scratch):
Finally, we have this older "Track From Scratch" tutorial which shows him creating the foundations for a full loop from scratch. This one gives a nice introduction to the process of creating a basic beat and includes some useful tricks from his process that help him to carve out his own signature sound.
So there you have it, a compilation of tutorials from arguably one of the best in the game right now. If you're a fan of Kolter's music and want to learn more about his production process, these tutorials are a must-watch. Packed with insightful tips and tricks, they offer a rare behind-the-scenes look at how he creates his signature sound.
We've also recently started a four-part series covering some of our key tips & tricks from the resources above as well as providing our own thoughts on his process. You can check out our "How To Create Music Like Kolter" Series below.
Be sure to leave your thoughts & let us know what your favourite tips from these tutorials are.