Beginner and Intermediate
How To Make
Opium with Jerome Isma-Ae
First up we use a sample of an 808 Conga to make the rolling bassline and also add in the kick sample.
Logic Pro X
- Resources 2
- Remix competition
Sonic Academy proudly welcome back Jerome Isma-Ae for an all-new 'How To Make' course this week and this time he's making his and Alastor's track Opium from scratch in Logic Pro.
With the emphasis very much on 'less is more', Jerome proves that sometimes you only need a handful of different elements to build a huge sounding dance floor slammer.
Starting with a rolling bass and kick we build on the groove before adding the all-important atmosphere, synth lines and a truly epic riser. Once the elements are in place we move onto the arrangement making tweaks and using automation to build tension and help with transitions.
The final result is a track that's as addictive as the name suggests and built from the ground up in less than two hours!
Oh, wait... Jerome's offering you guys something else other than his production knowledge!
Also with this course, we are running another fantastic remix competition! - The How To Make Opium 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 Jerome's very own label Jee Productions which focuses on releasing cutting edge music and considered one of top Progressive House labels by Beatport.
After the recent success of our other remix competitions, we're proud to 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 Jerome 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.
Contest ends - 11/05/2019 07:00:00 UTC