Ablteon tutorials from Mike Huckaby and Point Blank, a look at the studios and processes of German techno veteran Gregor Tresher and Bristol newcomer Ziro, and a breakdown of Julio Bashmore’s “Battle for Middle You,” can all be found inside the latest This Week in Music Tech.

Earlier this week, Detroit house/techno icon and noted production teacher Mike Huckaby shared a video of the Ableton Live 9 masterclass he recently led, which covered in-depth topics like streamlining workflow, converting audio to MIDI, optimizing remix work, and much more. At the end of the session, Huckaby also takes questions from the audience, diverging into a deep discussion about the importance of using high-quality components in a production signal chain.

And just in case an Ableton Live “masterclass” is a little over some of our heads, London’s Point Blank Music School has launched a new, nine-part series which aims to comprehensively cover the foundations of the program for beginners. The first episode takes a look at Ableton Live’s Session View, and can be watched above.

This week, Attack Magazine visited the Frankfurt studio of techno veteran Gregor Tresher, who showed off the array of outboard synths and rack gear he uses in his productions. The full article and picture set can be found here.

Rising Bristol talent Ziro is the latest producer to step up to FACT TV‘s Against the Clock challenge, using Logic and a hardware synth to put together a mechanical beat in the allotted 10 minutes.

And lastly, as part of its “Songwriting Week” of content, Music Radar Magazine attempted to break down a number of the key elements from Julio Bashmore’s breakout track from 2011 (not to mention XLR8R‘s favorite of the year), “Battle for Middle You,” taking a in-depth look at how some of the bass and synth tones were likely created. The full article can be read here.