This week we proudly welcome previous Sonic Academy student and now a new course tutor - minimal techno master Bruce Mac Vaughn.
In this detailed course you'll get to learn all the ins and outs of creating a dark, brooding techno track that takes you on an ominous journey - from the initial kick to the intricate unearthly sound design, right through to mixing and mastering, this course has everything you need to know to get that awesome and formidable dark techno sound.
A successful artist, DJ, remixer, and producer, Mac Vaughn has had over 8 tracks charted in the Beatport minimal top 100. After coming in at #15 with his first single on Minicoffee Records, “Dark In Here”, he has continued to be in the charts, including 6 #1's in the top 100 Beatport releases. With a constantly growing global fan base, the Mac Vaughn sound is spreading…fast.
It may be called 'minimal' techno but Mac Vaughn has a hell of a lot of techniques and tips to share, so go check it out!
But that's not all!
Also with this course, we are running yet another fantastic remix competition! - The How To Make Minimal Techno 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 Mac Vaughn's own label Fierce Animal Recordings.
After the success of our previous remix competitions, we know we 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 Mac Vaughn 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!