Dance Floor, a re-issue of the discontinued initial release from Dance Music Production.
Re-written, restructured and re-released, this course focuses on the methods and production techniques behind writing, engineering and producing a professional white label/french house record for club play. (French House relates to the genre of music where an 8 to 16 bar segment of another record is sampled and then manipulated into a dance track)
The 4-hour video course walks through, step by step, the entire construction and production sequence, from a blank sequencer to the final production of an example of French House.
The recording software was left running throughout the entire production and was later edited down to the most important points filling four hours for the DVD.
Divided into 10 sessions, the DVD covers the construction and production ethics used by today’s professional dance artists to create french house. These sessions include what to listen for, the inspiration, the ideas, sampling, manipulation, pitching, frequency tuning and editing, vocals, building a groove, processing, effects, arrangement and mixing.
“A fantastic insight into how artists like Daft Punk produce their tracks. I know I'll be watching this over and over again.”
With both bass and drums playing with our samples, we now look towards effects, processing and how we can use these to produce an arrangement.
In this session we work towards a mixdown by performing some general pre-mix duties.
This session looks at the final mix and follows as we mix the record.
A chat about copyright and the best ways to approach the subject when you want to use a sample for the creation of your own record.