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by Julian Gray
Beginner and Intermediate
How To Make
It Is What It Isn't with Julian Gray
Here we add the vocals, layering and pitch shifting to create a cool effect and then processing and arranging them into the track.
- Resources 3
- Remix competition
This week here at Sonic Academy we've managed to line up something special for you guys as we welcome back LA Based YouTube sensation, Collab Alliance member and mau5trap artist Julian Gray . In this course he shows us how to make his new single 'It Is What It Isn't' released on the mau5trap 'Autonomous EP'.
Starting with a blank canvas in Ableton 10, Julian recreates this instant hit from beginning to end, starting with the catchy emotive piano chord progression before moving on to a signature mau5trap pluck.
Using his preferred synth Serum, this course includes Julian's sound design for the groove laden bass lines in both the verse and the awesome drop section, along with clever vocal processing, pad sound creation using resampled reverb tails, and the writing of drum and percussive elements throughout the track.
Julian mixes and arranges as he moves through the course, constantly tweaking and automating so by the time we get to the mixdown and master section everything's already sitting nicely in the mix.
The end result is an sure-fire hit that we guarantee will be stuck in your head after just one play!
Drum Roll.......And this is where things go up a gear!
Sonic Academy have teamed up with Julian to host an exclusive remix competition where the winner has the chance to feature on an up and coming We Are Friends compilation album on mau5trap!
Getting your winning mix out on ‘We Are Friends’ will gain you unparalleled exposure and will kick start your major career! You can be in with a chance of joining artists such as BlackGummy, No Mana, Rezz, Chris Lake, Noisia, Skrillex and Steve Duda on this illustrious label!
The ‘How To Make It Is What It Isn't’ Remix Contest is exclusive and only available on Sonic Academy. We're proud to have one of the best music-making communities anywhere, and the level of production skillz coming through the forums is awesome!
So, ourselves and Julian Gray 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 remix of this track that shines above the rest, 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.
Contest ends - 27/10/2018 07:00:00 UTC