Uplifting trance, sometimes termed “Main Room”, “Euphoric”, “Anthem” or “Peak Time” is one of the most dominant forms of dance music worldwide, consisting of energetic melodic riffs, a fast tempo and a driving bass. Almost guaranteed to fill most dance floors, this tutorial dissects the genre and discusses in detail how its composed, constructed and engineered…
As with all of our genre driven DVDs, we start with a blank sequencer and gradually construct an uplifting Trance track, examining the compositional, production and engineering skills and techniques employed in its creation for each step. We cover the entire process from the initial starting point of getting the ideas down, through synth programming, application of effects and processing, and the arrangement techniques including examining the principle behind the dual bass system, how to build drive and energy, builds, breaks, drums and of course, how to compose and synthesize the all important lead melody.
Spanning close to 8 hours of video, this edition also contains each individual audio channel from the finished track, all of the MIDI, all of the programmed synth settings as presets and all the created drum timbres individually as audio. These latter drum samples are copyright free and may be used in your own productions.
“This arrived through my letterbox last saturday. All I can say is if you want to improve in any area of music , then these DVD's are a must...So if any of you on here have any doubts about the DVD's....I can highly recommend what I have seen so far...”
Runtime: 7 Hours 30 minutes
“I have just had a look at a Sonic Academy Tutorial on trance that I bought ages ago and thought was good at the time...........NOW........ok the Sonic Academy tutorial has value in terms of a different approach to midi notes programing and arranging etc than RIck (not better just different) BUT in terms of sound design, proccessing, mixing and getting a good quality professional sound there is just no comparison they are poles apart! The drums on the Sonic Acadamy tutorial are just lifeless....yes it tells you how to program the midi drum notes but there is no movement and it has just highlighted to me the importance of applying the right processing with the right tools as Rick suggests in his tutorials.”