Sonic Academy proudly welcomes a brand new tutor this week, Munich born DJ, producer and label owner Jerome Isma-Ae. Combining influences of trance and techno that create unique and distinguished progressive sounds, Jerome is one of the highest-selling and most sought after progressive house acts on the scene today. Merging his skills with those of his collaborator Alastor, whose interest in sound design started when his father gave him a second-hand Casio synth from a consignment shop in Brooklyn back in 1991, the two of them create highly acclaimed and unique sounding tracks.
In How To Make Kubrick we get to see this awesome track built from the ground up in Logic Pro. With a no nonsense approach, we start with the kick, bass and drums before moving on to create the atmosphere with bass stabs, chords and effects. We then check out the arrangement with clever use of eq automation and move over to Alastor in Cubase for the cinematic strings before heading back into Logic for some further arrangement editing, finishing off with some mastering and final tweaks to iron out any issues.
The end result is a genre-dissecting sound with a pulsating, rhythmic and heartbeat syncing bassline; dark, brooding drum programming and a transcendental future-retro, '80s cinematic string crescendo that is as melodramatic as the film work that inspired this track.
Much like the films by the director with the same name, this one's not to be missed!
And it doesn't stop there!
Also with this course, we are running another fantastic remix competition! - The How To Make Kubrick Remix Contest is exclusive, here on Sonic Academy and you could be in with a chance of winning some cool prizes and ultimately getting a release on Jerome's very own label Jee Productions which focuses on releasing cutting edge music and considered one of top Progressive House labels by beatport.
After the recent success of our other remix competitions, we're proud to have one of the best music-making communities anywhere, and the level of production skillz coming through the forums is truly amazing.
So, ourselves and Jerome are super excited to see what you guys can come up with - we know you can smash it. You can now download the stems from this awesome tune and start working your magic!
We have shown you how to make the tune, now it's over to you to get creative, make a dope remix of this track and show the world your production talent.
Just click the 'Enter Remix Comp' button above to find out more! This competition is open to all Sonic Academy registered users.
Contest ends - 2017-09-22 06:00:00 UTC