Discover the process of creating a professional melodic techno track from scratch and gain a deeper understanding of the music theory behind it

A hit track in the making

Start to Finish: Melodic Techno is a comprehensive course that takes you through the entire process of creating a professional, great-sounding melodic techno track from scratch. The course begins by introducing important concepts in melodic techno, after which we will build the foundation of the melodic techno beat. Gradually, we will add melodies, arpeggios, and improve the harmony as we build the track. Once the basic idea is established, we will focus on arrangement theory and create a modern structure for the track. We will then conclude the track by polishing it and proceed to the mixing and mastering sessions. Furthermore, we will break down two additional hit tracks, "The Tide" and "Wild Heart". If you are looking for a comprehensive melodic techno course, this is the perfect course for you.

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

  2. 02
    • The Template

    • Conceptualisation

  3. 03
    • The foundation beat - Pt.1

    • The foundation beat - Pt.2

    • Extra: Top-and-Bottom Arrangement

  4. 04
    • Melodic arp - Pt.1

    • Melodic arp - Pt.2

    • Melodic arp - Pt.3

  5. 05
    • The drop idea

    • The drop structuring

    • The drop finalisation

  6. 06
    • The chord progression - Pt.1

    • The chord progression - Pt.2

  7. 07
    • The arrangement - Pt.1

    • The arrangement - Pt.2

  8. 08
    • Improving the fundamental beat - Pt.1

    • Improving the fundamental beat - Pt.2

  9. 09
    • Improving the break - Pt.1

    • Improving the break - Pt.2

    • Improving the break - Pt.3

    • Improving the break - Pt.4

    • Improving the break - Pt.5

  10. 10
    • Answering the drop - Pt.1

    • Answering the drop - Pt.2

  11. 11
    • Tuning the drop

  12. 12
    • Increasing the variation - Pt. 1

    • Increasing the variation - Pt.2

  13. 13
    • Improving the flow - Pt. 1

    • Improving the flow - Pt. 2

    • Improving the flow - Pt. 3

    • Improving the flow - Pt. 4

  14. 14
    • Polishing - Pt. 1

    • Polishing - Pt. 2

  15. 15
    • Mixing- Pt.1

    • Mixing - Pt.2

    • Mixing - Pt.3

    • Mixing - Pt.4

  16. 16
    • Mastering

  17. 17
    • Wild Heart - Breakdown

    • The Tide - Breakdown

Bonus course materials

In addition, you will get all these extra course materials once you purchase the course

  • Sample & preset packs

    We have prepared special sample and preset packs for you to go along with the course.

  • Project files

    During the course, you will get project files that you can download and practice music production on you own.

What students think about the course

Joseph Ethik

5 star rating

“PERFECT 10/10. Wonderful "Start To Finish" course. In my opinion, Mercurial Tones is one of the best study academy to learn about electronic music production nowadays and Biskuwi is an incredible teacher. I feel so satisfied with my purchase and t...”

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“PERFECT 10/10. Wonderful "Start To Finish" course. In my opinion, Mercurial Tones is one of the best study academy to learn about electronic music production nowadays and Biskuwi is an incredible teacher. I feel so satisfied with my purchase and the knowledge acquiried. Chapeau !”

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stefan superti

5 star rating

“Best class ever! A fantastic start to finish course!”

“Best class ever! A fantastic start to finish course!”

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Logan Eastman

5 star rating

“Thank you so much for this course. As almost a complete novice I learned so many big and small ways to approach track building and also appreciate your enthusiasm and ways of explaining things. I did get a bit lost when some non-stock plugins were...”

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“Thank you so much for this course. As almost a complete novice I learned so many big and small ways to approach track building and also appreciate your enthusiasm and ways of explaining things. I did get a bit lost when some non-stock plugins were used but I mostly understood the concepts behind them and I appreciate seeing what the professionals are using as a aspirational place of where to go -- other tutorials stick to Ableton stock and that doesn't usually sound quite right so it's almost just as confusing. I haven't taken too many courses (in this subject or others), but when I have I was often underwhelmed and usually caution myself or others against purchasing them. However, my instinct from your YouTube channel was that the course would be totally worth it and that proved to be the case. The amount of content is pretty immense and I'm sure I'll use it as a resource I can return to. I'm sure I'll be purchasing more courses in the future. ”

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unknown cat

5 star rating

“I have been watching Alice on Youtube for a while now and she always provides real good knowledge and does not gate keep information. I have actually never purchased a course from anyone online before but felt compelled to buy her course after I s...”

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“I have been watching Alice on Youtube for a while now and she always provides real good knowledge and does not gate keep information. I have actually never purchased a course from anyone online before but felt compelled to buy her course after I saw her video on hi hats which really was a game changer for me. This course to me was definitely worth the $99 and the information I have learned so far has saved me countless hours of research. She really does a good job explaining the nuances in small details in your production that will make your sound better and not "choppy" which is something I was struggling for a while. I feel like I have a whole set of tools I can now use to very my sound and perfect it. Thanks a lot Alice for your youtube tutorials and this course!”

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Jason O'Gara

5 star rating

“Excellent course and content full and easy to follow”

“Excellent course and content full and easy to follow”

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Rik Keesmekers

5 star rating

“Outstanding Course, just like the others”

“Outstanding Course, just like the others”

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Omar Snoussi

5 star rating

“The detail and quality of material plus the 2 Projects you shared really made tool the point home. Thank You”

“The detail and quality of material plus the 2 Projects you shared really made tool the point home. Thank You”

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Noel Staeren

5 star rating

“So much more than I expected. By following everything that happens, over time you get a very solid idea of what it takes to make this kind of music at a professional level. You also become aware that you probably will need to invest an extra certa...”

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“So much more than I expected. By following everything that happens, over time you get a very solid idea of what it takes to make this kind of music at a professional level. You also become aware that you probably will need to invest an extra certain amount of money if you want to use all the same tools/plugins/vsts/samples that Alice is using, but of course there are alternatives for this.”

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Gun-Britt Sundstedt

5 star rating

“It's amazing to see all the plug ins out there. And to see when you "spårar ur" with sound design - fun!”

“It's amazing to see all the plug ins out there. And to see when you "spårar ur" with sound design - fun!”

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Diego Rios

5 star rating

“I'm a beginner in both Ableton and music production and this course was easy to follow. I did have to stop and rewind at certain parts because the movement was pretty fast and was trying to capture the settings to follow along. Other than that I l...”

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“I'm a beginner in both Ableton and music production and this course was easy to follow. I did have to stop and rewind at certain parts because the movement was pretty fast and was trying to capture the settings to follow along. Other than that I love this couse and because of it I was able to produce my second Melodic techno track. Thank you so much! I am using the templates and keep coming back as I continue producing music.”

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FAQ

  • Who is my course instructor?

    Alice Yalcin Efe, the instructor for this course, is well-known through her YouTube channel, youtube/c/YalcinEfe. With years of experience producing music under the alias "biskuwi," Alice has consistently placed in the top 3 charts on Beatport and received support from renowned artists like Solomun, Kevin de Vries, Mathame, Lane 8, Yotto, Fideles, Richie Hawtin and many others. Additionally, Alice's tracks have been featured on popular Spotify playlists like Electronic Rising, Techno Bunker, LowKey Tech, Truly Deeply House, among others.

  • What do I need to follow the course?

    The course instructor Alice will be using Ableton Live during the training. However, you will be still able to follow it with any DAW. As the techniques shown in the course are universal and can be applied in any DAW.

  • Which plugins do I need to use?

    The course instructor, Alice, prefers to use mostly Ableton stock plugins. However, there are some additional plugins that is needed during the track breakdown as Ableton does not have some of the functionality with stock plugins. The most common ones are; FabFilter Pro Q3 for dynamic EQing, Soothe 2 for resonance supression, UAD Pultec for passive EQ, Fabfilter Pro MB for surgical multiband compression extra distortion plugins for specific tonality and so on. Moreover, some extra vst synthesizers such U-He Hive 2 and Diva, Arturia Pigments and Xfer Serum will be used as well.

  • Will I get future updates if I purchase the course now?

    Yes, of course! We will be continiously adding new chapters in the course as music production always evolves. If there are new low end types, or if there is a question that many students wonder; it will be added as a new chapter. Therefore, this course will be ever living content. Purchasing now is probably the best option as the price may go up in the future due to addition of new materials and chapters.