In The Trance Experience, An Introduction to Electronic Dance Music, DJ Torsten Fassbender shares his unique insights into the world of popular electronic music, giving you a rare insider’s view of electronic dance music and the club scene. Fassbender’s productions and remixes for artists such as Blank & Jones, Luna Park, and PPK can be found on many compilations and on the playlists of top DJs. With Fassbender as your own personal guide, you’ll get valuable hands-on experience in three popular genres: Vocal Trance, Remix, and Chillout.
From song conception, composition, instrumentation and arrangement to the ins and outs of breakdowns, fill-ins and mix-outs, The Trance Experience walks you through each step, up close and personal. Since it’s an OpenMix™ interactive course, you’ll receive all of Torsten’s original session files.
From the basics like instrument and vocal levels and on through to the mastering process, every phase of the process is described in deep detail, so you don’t miss a thing. You’ll not only learn how to track, mix, and master electronic dance music; you’ll experience the entire process as it unfolds, first-hand. And to top it all off, the OpenMix™ format lets you remix, re-master, and even add your own tracks to the source material. You’ll see each and every one of the effect settings used to process the tracks. Tweak them gently, take them to the extremes, or even use them “as is” on your own productions!
Tips, Tricks & Techniques
Want to know how to create a kick drum from a sine wave? Curious about FM synthesis? Or why this string part goes with that guitar pattern? The Trance Experience covers all this and more, in a way that makes perfect sense to beginners as well as seasoned pros. Plus, you’ll get the lowdown on loops: Slicing, dicing, or mangling—find out how and then experiment in real-time musical settings. And as an extra-added bonus, we’ve included a selection of original copyright-cleared, royalty-free sounds and samples for you to use in your own music.
In the OpenMix™
All OpenMix™ interactive courses include complete multi-track audio files for hands-on experience with in-depth in-the-box production techniques. You’ll not only learn how to track, mix, and master a hit; you’ll experience the entire process as it unfolds, first-hand. OpenMix not only walks you through every step of the music-making process, you can even remix, re-master, and add your own tracks to the source material.
Full OpenMix Session Files for:
Pro Tools LE
Digital Performer (PPC Only)
Please note: Demo plug-in licenses used in the included session files will operate for a limited time.
Waves Version 5 demos will operate for 14 days and require iLok authorization on Intel Mac, Leopard, and Vista computers only.
Waves Version 6 demos require iLok authorization and will function for up to 30 days and/or 30 instances per plug-in, whichever comes first.
You can purchase an iLok from your local pro audio dealer or at www.iLok.com. You cannot run Waves demos on computers which have previously authorized a Waves demo or a permanently licensed version (per specific plug-in.)