Tutorial: Breaking Down the Process Behind “Lux” w/ Subalias

Subalias- Mitchell Owens

When he’s not teaching students music production, our talented instructor Mitchell Owens releases music under the name Subalias. His most recent track, “Lux”, is a Future Bass/RnB tune carried by lush keys and soaring, soulful synth melodies over hypnotic syncopated drums guaranteed to cause profuse head-nodding.

To accompany the new release, Mitchell has blessed us with a thorough breakdown of his track in the form of a video tutorial:

In the video, Mitchell breaks down his process and techniques for composition, and sheds some light on the different sounds he used and how he made them. It’s a great watch for anyone who struggles with “8-bar loop syndrome” and wants to learn how to develop their ideas into full tracks, as well as anyone who’s into Future Bass and RnB and wants to pick up some new tricks to use in their own songs.

8 bar loop syndrome

You can watch the tutorial above, or here on our Youtube channel, and make sure to listen to the song that inspired it all, “Lux”, which you can find below.

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The Funk Summit at City Hall Plaza Friday August 8th

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Join Mayor Marty Walsh as he welcomes another dance party to City Hall Plaza Friday, August 8th! DJ Deano Sounds and Cultures of Soul meets Ty Jesso and Soulelujah!

City Hall Plaza welcomes DJ Deano of Cultures of Soul and DJ Ty Jesso to throw down some funk, tonight August 8th. The event lasts from 6pm to 10pm and is free to all people! Deano has been a reoccurring act at Boston’s own Soulelujah, and also travels the globe to play in clubs in Pittsburgh, L.A., Brooklyn, and London. DJ Ty Jesso is from Providence and also performs at Soulelujah regularly, and frequents Baltimore, NYC, and London. If you’re interested in grooving out to the best soul, funk, and RnB… don’t miss out on the party!

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