An Exclusive Trance Takeover Event
22nd Sept - 12th Oct
- Week 1
- Week 2
- Week 3
- Week 4
- Remix Comp
Trance Takeover Event
It’s takeover time again at Sonic Academy towers, and this coming month we are pulling out the big guns for a massive trance takeover.
We have grabbed some time with some of the biggest names in Trance - John O’Callaghan, Bryan Kearney, Maor Levi and Orjan Nilsen to deep dive into all things trance, their studio process and some invaluable tips and tricks from those at the top of the game!
We bring you not one but three massive courses over the month in three epic trance styles. First up, we have Sonic Academy favourite James Dymond back at the helm to create a monster ASOT/FSOE-style uplifting trance track and launch the remix competition - more on this later!
Next, we just had to call upon the master of the trance progressive sound - Mr. Protoculture to create his classic Anjuna / Trance 2.0 style vibe, showing you how to create those deeper, darker style tracks. Lastly, we wanted to bring you the mainstage, 138 style trance and who better than the man himself, Sean Tyas. to deliver a frenetic track and indeed a frantic course, strap in for this one.
The Remix Competition
Win £500 and release Your Track on Sonic Academy Records, You’ll get all the information and resources you need to practice your new skills, upload your remix of the featured track, and be in with a chance of winning some awesome prizes! The top prize will win £500 and an opportunity for your track to be released on Sonic Academy Records!
To help you on your path to making amazing trance tracks or any genre, we are also launching some great content. We have a brand new ANA 2 Trance Preset pack that contains sounds used in the masterclasses and a whole lot more. We also have an insanely good sample pack dropping with a huge amount of perc’s, music loop kits, baseline and essential one-shots in one killer pack. Lastly, we have a pristine reversed engineered Kick preset pack bringing the latest and best in trance 2.0, ASOT/FSOE and 138 hard-edge kicks for the world's most popular kick drum synth.
During the Trance Event, you’ll get exclusive professional insights into Trance production, chat and interact with ourselves and others on the forums and live shows.
So what are you waiting for? Enrol today to stay in the loop with all the info about the up-and-coming event!
Sept 22nd 2023
We have listened to your requests, and this time, we are bringing you all things Trance! For the first of three massive 'How To Make' courses we are kicking things off in style by welcoming back the brilliant James Dymond for a 4 hour epic course in FL Studio where he creates a classic Future Sound Of Egypt / A State Of Trance style track from start to finish.
James' courses have always been super popular here at Sonic, and this one raises the bar yet again, filled with pro tips and tricks and covering everything from nailing your kick and bass, creating atmospheres and FX, layering plucks, leads, pads, and vocal processing before diving into arranging, mixing and mastering.
The final result is an epic Trance anthem that captures the classic uplifting sound that helped define this genre.
But that's not all...!
To celebrate this event we're hosting another Remix Competition where you can use your newfound skills and make your very own version of this track with some incredible and exclusive prizes up for grabs!
Find out more by clicking on the 'REMIX COMPETITION' tab above!
ANA 2 Trance Preset Pack
For those of you that own ANA 2 - we have a very special ANA 2 Trance pack - check it out below
Sept 28th 2023
Trance Takeover is now in full swing, and this week, we're bringing you the second epic masterclass in 'How To Make Trance' and this time, we welcome back the man that is Protoculture!
Nate has been assigned the task of creating a progressive Anjuna/Trance 2.0 style track, and he does not disappoint! Built from scratch from start to finish in Bitwig Studio, this mammoth course is packed full of pro tips and tricks when it comes to Trance production.
Starting with atmospheres and a running theme, we set the tone for the track before diving into kicks, percussion, arrangement, automation, leads, builds, FX and more before we carry out an extensive mixdown and master.
The end result is an epic track showcasing all the tricks you need to create a massive club ready track. Don't forget all of the resources are available for you to utilise in our Trance Takeover remix comp, so once you've honed your skills, head over to the remix page to download all our Trance Takeover tutor's projects and files so you can get to work on your own masterpiece and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes!
Get on it!
Trance DNA Sample Pack
Sonic Academy presents our all new sample pack series call DNA. Here, we get to the fundamentals of the genre and bring only the very best in samples from our team of sound designers. First up we have Trance, taking you from the progressive groove of anjuna/Trance 2.0 style, right through to the festival main stage sounds of 138.
We studied some of the biggest productions out there and developed new production techniques to deliver this hyper focused pack. Simple drag and drop or mix and match to get you productions started instantly. With Atmos, drum loops, toppers, vocals, one shots and 10 musical starter kits there is something here even for the most seasoned trance producer.
Oct 5th - HTM 138 Trance with Sean Tyas
In our third and final 'How To Make Trance' course for Trance Takeover, we proudly welcome back Sean Tyas for a fast and furious look at creating a 138 Style classic track from start to finish.
Over these eleven videos, you'll get a no-holds-barred insight into the world of Sean's creative and free-flowing production methods, where nothing is ever really set in stone and can alter at any time throughout the process!
After going through the remix parts, Sean gets to work prepping the vocal lines before designing the kicks and basslines and changing up the melodic leads. We then start building the structure using automation and transitions to carry the track, focussing on impactful, hard-hitting drops before carrying out a master so this epic tune can be played out.
Don't forget all of the resources for all three courses are available for you to utilise in our Trance Takeover remix comp, so once you've honed your skills, head over to the remix page to download them so you can get to work on your masterpiece and be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes! Check it out!
Interviews & Live Show
Next up on our epic Trance Takeover journey, we're bringing you 'The Inside Track'. Here, we caught up with some of the big guns in the Trance world, producers John O'Callaghan, Ørjan Nilsen, Bryan Kearney and Maor Levi and asked them about their journey into the world of Trance.
We get a rare insight into how they go about their productions, the gear they use and any advice they have for up-and-coming Trance producers.
We also announce our competition winners in this weeks live show @ 8pm BST