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Future Funk Production Techniques

Video Courses by Producertech

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Combining the best elements of Funk, Neosoul and Disco, Future Funk is a highly engaging style of music that delivers a deeply human touch, whilst also satisfying the need for an electronic punch! Hailing from Australia but now residing in Berlin, producer Jafunk not only captures the true spirit of the style but also possesses an innate ability to describe his music-making process in an accessible and captivating way. In his debut Producertech course, he takes you through a workflow where he builds up beats and melodies using sampling and synthesising techniques, to create a Future Funk arrangement from scratch.

Sample Module - Creating Future Funk Bass with Jafunk

Course Breakdown

Module 1 - Main Drums 

In this first module, Jafunk sequences the main drums using samples from Loopcloud and also programming Addictive Drums. He layers up kicks, snares and hats, and shows his methods for mixing sounds and achieving the best balance of naturalness and electronic precision.

  • Lesson 1 - Creating the Kick & Snare
  • Lesson 2 - Laying down Hats
  • Lesson 3 - Additional live Hats Layer

Module 2 - Percussion 

Continuing to build up the groove, Jafunk imports and edits various loops to add energy to the rhythms, and then uses multiple clap layers with clever sequencing and processing to create a solid beat.

  • Lesson 1 - High-Frequency Percussion
  • Lesson 2 - Multi-layered Claps

Module 3 - Drum Mixing

A guide to the various effects used to fatten up the Drum Buss, including compression, parallel compression, saturation and bass maximisation.

Module 4 -  Creating Musical Parts

After a lesson that outlines the different musical techniques for coming up with Funk and Neosoul chords sequences, Jafunk composes all of the melodic elements, including rhythmic leads, soft pads, funky wahwah lines and more.

  • Lesson 1 - Concepts and Theory
  • Lesson 2 - Main Chords and FX Stab
  • Lesson 3 - Layering up Pads
  • Lesson 4 - Wahwah Lead, Strings and Shrill Melody
  • Lesson 5 - Synth Group Processing

Module 5 - Bass

Jafunk explains the different approaches to making a bassline, from a simple root note style up to an elaborate dancing melody that improvises on the scale. Notes are recorded in and then edited to tighten the groove.

Module 6 - Arrangement 

Using a subtractive approach, Jafunk builds the different sections of the song from all the elements, starting with a very minimal intro, leading into the first breakdown and drop. He then adds variation with post-chorus sections, verses and a main breakdown.

  • Lesson 1 - Intro and Drop
  • Lesson 2 - More Drops and Verses


  • Over 2 hours of Streamed Tutorials
  • 24 / 7 / 365 Access
  • Ableton Live Project
  • 100MB of Bonus Samples

System Requirements

  • An internet connection is required to stream the modules in this course.

Please Note: The modules included in this online guide can be streamed within the Courses section of your account area and are not available to download.

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