Trance Production is our second release on composing and producing electronic dance music. The first part of a two part course (Mixing and Mastering being the second part to this tutorial) we spend close to three hours focusing on how to write, engineer and produce a trance track. The track constructed in this tutorial was originally released in 2009 under the name Phiadra. It reached number 37 in the Beatport charts, has been played on numerous internet radio stations and is still being played to this date.
Starting with a blank sequencer, the 3 hour video course is designed to be used in conjunction with the Dance Music Manual (first, second or third edition) and follows us through the construction and programming of the trance track “Sunset”. It shows how the theory of the book can be applied into practice.
The recording software was left running throughout the entire construction and production of the track and was later edited down to the most pertinant points filling three hours to fit onto the DVD.
Split into easy to understand sessions, the DVD covers the construction and production used to create Sunset including the inital starting point of getting the ideas down, through to how to approach the synth programming, application of effects, processing and finally arrangement to create the complete track.
Please note that this was one of our earliest releases and therefore has a lower video resolution than our other releases.
“For anyone wondering whether or not this DVD is for you, or if it is worth the price. Let me tell you that you will not find quality of this caliber anywhere else.”
Here we design the main lead for the record.
For this session we concentrate on designing a motif.
For this session we begin to arrange the music into a track
Here we examine how to construct an uplifting riser for the music.
We continue and complete the arrangement of the track.
For the final session, we work towards a mix-down by cleaning up tracks in the arrangement.
Runtime 3 Hours