In this 5 hour, 29 lesson course, you'll not only learn how to use Cubase 10 but you'll also learn how to make a banging Psytrance track from start to finish too!

Learning Cubase and music production at the same time will help you gain all the skills & techniques necessary to make your own amazing tracks.


  • Only Cubase Plugins Used

No Third Party VSTs Required

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Easy to follow lessons with step by step clear instructions on how to make a Psytrance track from start to finish


All workfiles, Cubase projects, samples, presets etc. are included with this course. Only Cubase plugins used     


Learn a little sound design by making your own Arps, Leads and FX with the in-built Cubase Retrologue synth

Discover the best ways to get the Psytrance feel using filter sweeps and resonance tweaks and much more


Learn how to structure your track taking care of interest, dynamics, variation, intro, outro and breakdown


Learn how to mix a super complex track with many different elements in a 3D mixing environment

Total Course Length 5 hours of Cubase & Music Production Skills


Course Modules

Module 1 - Getting Started 

After a short intro from your tutor, Jay takes you through setting up Cubase correctly in preparation for our Psytrance track that we're going to make together. After this, we bring in a hard hitting kick drum (all samples, projects etc and included in the download zip) and we EQ this kick drum to make it even more punchy and Psytrance-esq. Next is the 2nd most important element to our track, the bass. Jay shows you how to get the most out of the bass sample and how to sidechain it in many different ways (if you're using Elements) so we end up with a banging Psytrance kick and bass full of movement and energy! Finally in this module, Jay shows you how to layer 3 snares together correctly to make one fat clap / snare, again typical of this genre.

Module 2 - Making FX

After the kick and bass, Psytrance is all about the sound FX. There are literally tonnes of them all dotted about in this genre, all within their own 3D space. In this module we learn how to make our own FX and also how to bring in samples and adapt them to what we need. For example, we learn how to add resonance, filter sweeps, timestretch, add reverb, delay, filter the delays, add flanger, gated fx etc. We make all kinds as long as they sound like Psytrance FX. We make sure we have dark and sinister FX along with hi-pitched, resonated ones to fill out all areas of the mix. We start to mix the track and place these sounds as we go along so the mixing lessons later on are not so intensive.

Module 3 - The Psy Arp

Next we move onto the very important Psytrance Arpeggiator. This is another driving force in this genre and it's vital to get this right to provide the mid-range energy flow and movement within your track. We make this from scratch in Cubase's own built-in synth 'Retrologue'. (if you don't have this synth don't worry as we provide all the dry and wet audio in the workfiles, along with everything else that you'll need). So, here you'll get a basic understanding of subtractive synthesis whilst creating your own Psytrance style arp. Keeping the arp interesting is key so you will learn how to automate 5 or so parameters as the sound plays to add variety, interest and movement. More FX are also made in this Module.

Module 4 - Homemade Vocals

So now it's time for a bit of fun! In this Module Jay shows you how to record your own Psytrance speech and tribal chants. Joking aside he shows you how easy it is and that you don't always need to pay for a professional. You'll learn how to setup the inputs and your microphone correctly in Cubase, how to record and of course the vital step - how to mix the material to fit with our Psytrance genre. Including pitching FX, reverb, delay, compression, time-stretching etc. He also shows you how to 'auto generate' extra harmony voices for that vocoder feel and to add variety to the vocal material. Finally, and again to help the vocals sit better within the mix you'll learn how to take a part of it, add reverb and then reverse it for an interesting effect.

Module 5 - Arrangement

In Module 5 we tackle the often frustrating part of structuring a full track and how exactly to make a loop into a full pro song. Jay shows you the typical sections and lengths of a Psytrance track and how to create and label them to make your workflow easier. You'll learn how to easily create these different sections and the reasons behind each one. Mostly we are trying to keep the listener pulled into our track from start to finish and this is done by tension and release. With the use of breakdown and buildup sections we can lower and increase the energy throughout our track and Jay teaches you exactly how to program these very important parts. You'll also be adding more leads, FX and more to help fill out this banging Psytrance track.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

So what we have now is many, many different elements, all with different frequencies and they all need to be mixed together with precision otherwise the track just won't sound good, professional or have the energy this genre screams out for. It will also die when played within a set of other professionally mixed Psytrance tracks. Over a number of lessons, Jay shows you how to do this by balancing frequency, volume and 3D space (left to right, front to back, bottom to top). This is a long process and patience is required but it's like anything - the more you practice it the better you will become. He also shows you some basic mastering tips that you can apply to all your tracks and finishes up with some promotion advice.

FREE lessons from the course

 

Watch Free Clip 1

Cubase 10 Tutorial - Psytrance 

In the first free clip you'll learn how to set up Cubase correctly and how to bring in a fat Psytrance kick. You'll then learn how to EQ it for maximum fatness.

 

Watch Free Clip 2

Cubase 10 Tutorial - Psytrance

In the 2nd free clip, Jay shows you how to create a super fat Psytrance bassline and how to apply sidechain compression to allow space for the kick drum to come through the mix. These 2 elements will be the back bone of our track.

 

Watch Free Clip 3

Cubase 10 Tutorial - Psytrance

In the third clip Jay shows you how to layer up 3 snares to make 1 big fat Psytrance snare to drive along our beat.

He also shows you how to set up FX buses to save your CPU working over time.

 

Watch Free Clip 4

Cubase 10 Tutorial - Psytrance 

In the 4th and final free clip, you'll learn how to bring in a simple free sample and then how to add various FX to it like flanger and chopper, to transform it into a typical Psytrance sounding effect.  

"I learnt a lot from Jay's friendly teaching. I don't think this course could be bettered!"

Phillip Taylor

"The step by step system is the best part and the customer service is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased!"   Arthur Garlic

Supercharge Your Production Skills >>

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Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favourite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.

Get in contact any time to give feedback, ask for help or just say hello. Use the contact form HERE




In this 5 hour, 29 lesson course, you'll not only learn how to use Cubase 10 but you'll also learn how to make a banging Psytrance track from start to finish too!

Learning Cubase and music production at the same time will help you gain all the skills & techniques necessary to make your own amazing tracks.


  • Only Cubase Plugins Used

No Third Party VSTs Required

<<<Listen To The Track You Will Make

Instant Download

Sold out

Total Course Length 5 hours of Cubase & Music Production Skills


Course Modules

Module 1 - Getting Started 

After a short intro from your tutor, Jay takes you through setting up Cubase correctly in preparation for our Psytrance track that we're going to make together. After this, we bring in a hard hitting kick drum (all samples, projects etc and included in the download zip) and we EQ this kick drum to make it even more punchy and Psytrance-esq. Next is the 2nd most important element to our track, the bass. Jay shows you how to get the most out of the bass sample and how to sidechain it in many different ways (if you're using Elements) so we end up with a banging Psytrance kick and bass full of movement and energy! Finally in this module, Jay shows you how to layer 3 snares together correctly to make one fat clap / snare, again typical of this genre.

Module 2 - Making FX

After the kick and bass, Psytrance is all about the sound FX. There are literally tonnes of them all dotted about in this genre, all within their own 3D space. In this module we learn how to make our own FX and also how to bring in samples and adapt them to what we need. For example, we learn how to add resonance, filter sweeps, timestretch, add reverb, delay, filter the delays, add flanger, gated fx etc. We make all kinds as long as they sound like Psytrance FX. We make sure we have dark and sinister FX along with hi-pitched, resonated ones to fill out all areas of the mix. We start to mix the track and place these sounds as we go along so the mixing lessons later on are not so intensive.

Module 3 - The Psy Arp

Next we move onto the very important Psytrance Arpeggiator. This is another driving force in this genre and it's vital to get this right to provide the mid-range energy flow and movement within your track. We make this from scratch in Cubase's own built-in synth 'Retrologue'. (if you don't have this synth don't worry as we provide all the dry and wet audio in the workfiles, along with everything else that you'll need). So, here you'll get a basic understanding of subtractive synthesis whilst creating your own Psytrance style arp. Keeping the arp interesting is key so you will learn how to automate 5 or so parameters as the sound plays to add variety, interest and movement. More FX are also made in this Module.

Module 4 - Homemade Vocals

So now it's time for a bit of fun! In this Module Jay shows you how to record your own Psytrance speech and tribal chants. Joking aside he shows you how easy it is and that you don't always need to pay for a professional. You'll learn how to setup the inputs and your microphone correctly in Cubase, how to record and of course the vital step - how to mix the material to fit with our Psytrance genre. Including pitching FX, reverb, delay, compression, time-stretching etc. He also shows you how to 'auto generate' extra harmony voices for that vocoder feel and to add variety to the vocal material. Finally, and again to help the vocals sit better within the mix you'll learn how to take a part of it, add reverb and then reverse it for an interesting effect.

Module 5 - Arrangement

In Module 5 we tackle the often frustrating part of structuring a full track and how exactly to make a loop into a full pro song. Jay shows you the typical sections and lengths of a Psytrance track and how to create and label them to make your workflow easier. You'll learn how to easily create these different sections and the reasons behind each one. Mostly we are trying to keep the listener pulled into our track from start to finish and this is done by tension and release. With the use of breakdown and buildup sections we can lower and increase the energy throughout our track and Jay teaches you exactly how to program these very important parts. You'll also be adding more leads, FX and more to help fill out this banging Psytrance track.

Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

So what we have now is many, many different elements, all with different frequencies and they all need to be mixed together with precision otherwise the track just won't sound good, professional or have the energy this genre screams out for. It will also die when played within a set of other professionally mixed Psytrance tracks. Over a number of lessons, Jay shows you how to do this by balancing frequency, volume and 3D space (left to right, front to back, bottom to top). This is a long process and patience is required but it's like anything - the more you practice it the better you will become. He also shows you some basic mastering tips that you can apply to all your tracks and finishes up with some promotion advice.

FREE lessons from the course

"I learnt a lot from Jay's friendly teaching. I don't think this course could be bettered!"

Phillip Taylor

"The step by step system is the best part and the customer service is excellent. I couldn't be more pleased!"   Arthur Garlic

Sold out

Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favourite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.

Get in contact any time to give feedback, ask for help or just say hello. Use the contact form HERE




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  • In this Psytrance tutorial you use Cubase 10. Can cubase 9.5 be used to follow the course or cubase 10 is absolutely needed?

    Hi, there is never that much difference between the versions so no you do not need Cubase 10. :)


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