New Tutorial for Producer Tech

I recently did a series of tutorials for Producer Tech entitled Melodic Deep Tech House and Techno Production where I show you in detail how to create a techy but musical track all within an organic framework. In Part 1, which is nearly seven hours of streamed content alone, is a guide to the creation of all of the parts explaining the editing, effects processing, sequencing and theory. in Parts 2 and 3, which will be out in the near future, show how that is developed into an organic arrangement and how to mix it down.

This tutorial series is an epic journey through the production of a Melodic Deep Tech House/Techno track, covering every aspect of the process along the way, from initial conception to final mixdown (this course is part 1, with arranging and mixing covered in full in parts 2 and 3 respectively). Leaving no stone unturned, the producer Simon Shackleton reveals all of the sound design, audio editing, effects processing, music theory and mixing techniques, so that students receive all the knowledge required to produce professional quality music of their own.”

If you like this check out my other tutorial for them: Secrets of the Mashup

FREE FALLING Wins Its First Award


Late last year I was approached by young filmmaker Katie Cook to create some bespoke music for her fabulous documentary short about a legendary base-jumper, called ‘Free Falling’. My album track ‘Waterfall’ was already being used at various points in the film and I agreed to write a piece to picture for a specific section of the film.

DJ MIX : Decoded Magazine presents Simon Shackleton

I recently put together a one-hour mix for the lovely people at Decoded Magazine. The mix accompanies an in-depth interview piece in which we cover many bases, from the deep past, to the shiny future. Have a listen to it on this Soundcloud Link (where you can also download it) or listen via the stream below. There's also a full tracklisting over at Decoded.

Even though we live in a fast-food era where people have become used to cherry-picking individual tracks, there’s a very real need for electronic artists to paint with broader brushstrokes, and to step away from the formula of the dancefloor single.
— Decoded Magazine