Cubase Tutorial - Euphoric Trance
In this 4 hour, 8 lesson course, you'll not only learn how to use Cubase but you'll also learn how to make a Euphoric Trance track from start to finish.
Learning Cubase in detail, and music production at the same time is a win win situation!
Nexus VST is recommended but not essential
Advanced Cubase tutorial
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Easy to follow, highly informative lessons on 'How To Make a Euphoric Trance Track in Cubase'
Learn how to layer up lead sounds to get one huge punchy sound
Discover how to use simple apps to help with creating a melodic and catchy melody
Find out where to find a singer for your tracks and how to process and edit the vocal to give it presence
Gain advanced knowledge of using compression and EQ to get elements to sit right in the mix
Discover how to structure your trance track into a full song taking into account dynamics, tension, release etc
Learn countless music production and Cubase tips throughout the tutorial
Learn how to mix your tracks to a very high standard and give them a professional polish
Total Course Length 4 hours of Cubase & Music Production Skills
Module 1 - Creating A Melody
After a short intro from your tutor Jon, you'll set up your project and Cubase so you're ready to go. Start by learning the basics of music theory and create a melody using Jon's simple yet super-effective technique. Find out how to easily find what scale you're using so you can make chords or add extra notes to your track. Discover how to make completely new musical elements by modifying existing MIDI elements. You'll also learn tips on using your imagination to help program extra musical content that compliments the existing riff.
Module 2 - Layering
In module 2, Jon explains the importance of layering sounds together to create one big punchy sound. With this in mind he starts with the bass and overlays a sub bass instrument to give energy in the really low end. A similar technique is used when he layers two leads together to make one fatter and fuller lead. However if you don't sculpt them together with EQ and compression you end up with a mess so this is explained too. He finishes the module by using Cubase plugins to add extra character / warmth to sounds.
Module 3 - Arrangement
We now move onto one of the trickiest skills - structuring the track into different sections to make a full track, that keeps interest throughout. Learn how to keep the energy going in your trance track with tension and release. Learn how to use automation to give a sense of depth, provide movement, energy and emotion to your track and discover advanced filtering techniques. Jon then explains a great and simple technique to instantly lift the energy of any track in the 2nd half. The infamous key change!
Module 4 - FX & Transitions
Adding effective FX are incredibly important to any EDM track, so much so that they would be empty without them. Jon teaches you so much here including fattening up samples and giving them depth, creating personalized and completely customizable FX from scratch using a noise pad, how to use Cubase plugins to give your created FX (or FX from a sample pack) depth, movement, brightness that is not already there. This really adds a level of professionalism and customization to your tracks that you don’t get just using sample pack FX....and so much more!
Module 5 - Vocals
In Module 5, Jon explains where to source a singer cheaply and quickly if you don't know any yourself. Once those vocal recordings are into Cubase, learn how to use the time stretch tool to manipulate the timing of the vocal to get it to fit perfectly. Learn how to use compression and EQ to really bring elements forward in the mix and other techniques to add depth and space to the vocals. All of this is achieved just with Cubase plugins to get the best out of your vocals but Jon also teaches you how to get awesome results with more specialized third party plugins.
Module 6 - Mixdown
In the final lesson, Jon teaches you exactly how to professionally balance all the elements within your track. Some of the things covered are how to use panning automation to create space and width in your mix, how to use EQ to find problem frequencies and correct them, how to use EQ to create room for other elements, how to create different depths for elements using reverb, how to create driving and energetic drums using compression, gel them together and help them cut through the mix, how to use a maximizer properly without it destroying the dynamics of your mix...and so much more!
FREE lessons from the course
Watch Lesson 3 (clip)
How To Make Trance - Making Melodies & Chords Easy
You don't know much music theory? Don't worry. Here your tutor Jon shows you an easy way to create your own chords and melodies with the help of very cheap / free apps available on the market today.
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How To Make Trance - Layering Bass with Sub Bass
In lesson 4 Jon shows you how to 'beef' up a bass line that is lacking in sub by overlaying a 2nd sub bass instrument. He also teaches how to EQ the first part to make way for the layer.
Watch Lesson 7 (clip)
How To Make Trance - Where To Find A Singer
In lesson 7 of the 'How to Make Trance' course Jon reveals where he found the singer for the track we make in this course. The service was simple to find, cheap and now used by BTP for other projects.
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Jon Merritt (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 18 years and has been teaching for the last 8 of them. In his career he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo. His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.
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