This week Sonic Academy proudly welcomes back trance maestro James Dymond for an all new monster course in How To Make Uplifting Trance 2017.
Aimed at the more advanced user, this course gives us a real insight into a true professional at work, and over these 20 videos we watch as James meticulously sculpts and shapes every element of the track to sit perfectly in the mix and enhance the overall sound.
After crafting each section from the kick, sub, bass and percussion through to the FX, lead, keys, pads and vocals we move on to laying out the structure of the track before fine tuning everything to complete this epic and uplifting trance giant that has James Dymond’s signature sound written all over it.
This is a course that really delves into the depths of quality production best practices. Filled with tips and tricks from a master at work, it’s guaranteed to help raise the bar in your own mixes whichever DAW you’re currently using.
If you “stress” a plugin, using huge settings, it may sound very “processed” or “unnatural”. For example, when recording a vocalist, I usually use 3, or even 4 different compressors in series. Every compressor adds just a tiny adjustment. The end result will be much smoother than if you would use just one single compressor with huge settings.
Great tutorial! James was super clear, concise, and detailed in his explanations. Certain aspects of the production process are difficult for beginners to grasp but he did an amazing job at explaining these processes and showing them in action. Much appreciated!