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One Thousand & One Nights with Darin Epsilon

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This week Sonic Academy proudly welcomes internationally acclaimed DJ, producer, radio host, and label owner Darin Epsilon for a brand new course!

Often referred to as a leader of the Progressive House scene, his Perspectives Radio Show and podcast reaches tens of thousands of listeners every month. In this course, he shows us How To Make ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ from his ‘No Regrets’ mini-album.

Aimed at producers of all abilities from beginners to those wanting to take their skillz to the next level, Darin takes us step by step through the production process showing us how he creates the first beat and groove to mixing and mastering, giving us a real insight into the fundamental techniques and methods he’s discovered while rising up the ranks and instilling his name in the Progressive House scene.

But that’s not all!

Also with this course, we’re treating you to another fantastic remix competition! - The How To Make One Thousand and One Nights 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 Darin Epsilon’s own label Perspectives Digital.
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 Darin Epsilon 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.

For the first time on SA - this course now comes with Spanish subtitles !

A+ music production course. Darin is incredibly talented, and he shares his production techniques transparently, by walking you through One Thousand & One Nights - an extremely well-received progressive-house track. I recommend this course to anyone learning how to produce electronic music.

Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity to get involved! I hope your subscribers find the tutorial helpful. Can’t wait to hear those remixes!

Great, give this possibility to small producers

This is one of the best tutorials I’ve seen.
Brief and concise, full of useful tips and tricks. Includes a lot of detailed technical information that has been clearly stated.

If you just start producing, this is the one to watch!

Great tutorial, it is short but full of useful tips and an insight in your productions. Hope to see another one from you soon.

Well made intro course and great track for remix. Good work Darin!

Excelent tutorial darin. I like to focus on you support to young producers to push to make more music.
great job mate.
all the best.

Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to leave comments! I’m blown away by all the positive reviews.

No olvides que este tutorial está disponible con subtítulos en español. Compártelo con tus amigos!

I wish i had this tutorial when I started producing music. It covers all of the basics and helps fill in some gaps. Awesome tutorial! Thanks Darin.

Great one Darin!


Thank you Darin!

Thanks Darin, great tutorial

Enjoyed your tutorial Darin. You have a a very good teaching ethic. Thanks. I have a couple of questions for you. I noticed that the Bass sound in Trilian had quite a good bottom end. Why did you choose to cut that low end and add one in Sub Boom Base? Also I noticed you cut the Sub Boom Base Sub around 128hz with a 24db slope cutting off around 80hz. Do you normally cut your subs off that high up? I never noticed where your kick was reaching down to. Was this the reason? I still fall flat on my face sometimes with the kick vs bass war after several years of production Lol!! Thanks again for your Tutorial and your help :slight_smile:

Hi D, to answer your question: 24db slope is the default setting in Ableton Live’s Auto Filter. The low end of the raspy bassline was cut off to make room for the 2nd lower bassline. It’s two basslines being layered together to create something new. First bassline helps provide rhythm and groove while the second one provides weight and power. Does that help to answer your question?

I am a maschine user but found this to be a great tutorial. I am really thinking of switching to Ableton but just love my maschine too much. For some reason Ableton makes more sense to me and I can read it better.

Thanks Darin !
You’r tutorial was one of the reasons to sign up here .
Great tutorial , i learned a lot !

Yes Thanks :slight_smile: I presume then your Kick was taking up that bottom end space between 20hz and 80hz?

This tutorial is so helpful! Thank you for doing this Darin :slight_smile: