Psytrance Music Production w/ Neuromotor

October 2020

€ 720 € 576

30–40h live online lectures combined w/ practical assignments

We’re very proud to present our next online course and at the same time another legendary musician joining our team of teachers! In an extensive course program, he will teach you the complete procedure of producing your very own Psytrance track, starting from the first beat until final mixing and even a first introduction into mastering. Fred is ready to share all the tips, tricks and clues from his incredible 26 year production career!

The course will teach you

  • — Sound acoustic introduction
  • — Basics of Ableton live & Logic Pro X
  • — Basic music theory
  • — Rhythm theory
  • — Building blocks of modern music and how to apply in PsyTrance
  • — Foundation sound synthesis (Additive, Subtractive, Fm, Wavetable, Sampling)
  • — Sound design first sounds (Kick, Bass, Drums, Leads)
  • — Groove pattern
  • — Arrangement & composition
  • — Basics of Tonal shaping
  • — Basics of dynamics
  • — Modulation, spatialization, working with send effect
  • — Recording our own sound
  • — The art of sampling
  • — Mixing & mastering
  • — Prepare for live performance

Who is the course for?

  • — The course is open to students of all musical backgrounds
  • — You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge of music production
  • — You do need to have an interest in electronic and underground music

What materials will you get?

  • — Ableton Live template
  • — Logic pro X 10.5 template
  • — Mastering template
  • — Mixing template
  • — Serum preset
  • — Operator preset
  • — Wave table Preset
  • — Pigment preset
  • — Library stem sample sound design (song starters)
  • — Stem of a Neuromotor Track Beatport number 2 for you to remix

Course Program

  • Day 0

    • Free introduction webinar + q&a
  • Day 1

    • Studio analysis, needs and requirements to become a professional music producer in 2020
      • — What equipment should you start with?
      • — Is there the magic choice to make, best DAW and software to make better music?
    • Sound acoustic introduction
    • Simple sound and complex sounds
      • — Description of waves and their characteristics
      • — Introduction to acoustic treatment and why it is important
  • Day 2

    • First approach to music theory (Basics for music foundation)
      • — Key and scale
      • — Chords
    • Analyzing 3 different references
    • All our work will be done within Logic 10.5 and Ableton Live 10
      • — We will learn the plug-ins used within the DAW during the evolution of the program
  • Day 3

    • Split our reference to create an arrangement
      • — What is an arrangement?
      • — Understanding the building blocks of music composition in modern music (with specific focus on psytrance)
    • Foundation sound synthesis (overview and basics)
      • — A bit of history
      • — Subtractive synthesis
      • — Additive synthesis
      • — FM synthesis
      • — Wavetable
      • — We will learn the plug-ins used within the DAW during the evolution of the program
  • Day 4

    • Starting with our first sounds
      • — Sound design and use of sample to start the fundamental elements of our tracks
      • — Kick
      • — Bass
      • — Drums: Snare, Clap, HH cl, HH open, shaker, Drum loop
  • Day 5

    • Writing our first groove
      • — Writing 4 to the floor kick
      • — Writing drum patterns
      • — Writing my first bassline
      • — Creating my first bars with the group created
  • Day 6

    • Production and processors
      • — EQ, Dynamic, Distortion, saturation
    • Second approach to music theory
      • — Timing in music
      • — Applying music theory to our bass
    • Quick Start arrangement
      • — Using our first pattern as block to build up an arrangement
      • — Discovering automation to give life to our first barres
  • Day 7

    • Creating leads, sounds question and answer, grid track sound synthesis
      • — What is a riff, creating pattern and arpeggios?
      • — Soundscape, synth groove building up the grid dialogue
      • — Pads, Pluck, Stabs
      • — Melody
  • Day 8

    • Overview Effect & spatialization
      • — Reverb, Delay
      • — Modulation effect
      • — Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, glitch machine
      • — Pitch modulation, envelop modulation
    • Record your own sound
      • — Using the computer or any smartphone mic to create material we can use in our music
    • Sampling
      • — Creating your own samples library
  • Day 9

    • Final arrangement
      • — Mixing in-depth
      • — Try different arrangement possibilities
      • — Final automation
      • — Check against reference
  • Day 10

    • Mixing my track and make it ready for mastering
      • — Different formats for mastering with streaming options
    • DIY Mastering
    • Outlook to the advanced course

What you need

  • — Laptop or Desktop Computer
  • — DAW: Ableton Live or Logic Pro (any other will work as well, as the course is applicable for all modern DAW)
  • — Headphones or speakers
  • — Stable internet connection for the streams
  • — No prior knowledge of production is required!

Neuromotor

After 2 decades of making people dance across the planet, the Full On Groove Guru has decided to take things a different route completely. Fred as all you mostly call him, is known as NEUROMOTOR to the world - the Master Blaster. He has be quoted as one of the best performing live acts in the trance dance scene.

With a massive output of more than 100 releases over 22 years on around 45 different labels, Neuromotor is without question one of the strongest and steadiest forces in the world of Psychedelic Trance. Thanks to his never ending appetite for experimentation, you can still expect many sonic surprises from the Motor in the future. Besides his longtime profession as musician and mastering engineer, he has also become an experienced teacher over the years, giving lectures on many different music-related topics.

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