Progressive Trance Remix Tutorial

Take the next step on your journey and learn genre specific music production skills. Make a complete Progressive Trance track from start to finish, and take the skills you learn with you, into your future projects.

Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course, and listen to the track you will make

26 Lessons - 5 hours

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Why learn from Born To Produce?

We have been refining the start to finish music production tutorial for over 8 years. In that time we've helped thousands of students become better producers. We put our hearts and souls into each and every tutorial, which is why we get such great reviews. Our students are always grateful for our super fast and helpful support.

Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.

What are you going to get out of it?

Greater Experience

Perhaps you have successfully completed one of our beginner tutorials, or you are looking for new challenges, and new ways to inspire your music. As long as you know your way around your chosen DAW, you will be able to soak up all the ideas and music production experience given in this course.


A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills

These any DAW 'start to finish' tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills. This unique style of teaching means you learn music production in a linear fashion, just like it works in real life. As you are learning every step of the song creation process, it naturally gives you the ability to finish more tracks.

Fresh Inspiration

In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from complex melodies, to chopping up loops to creating your own original beats. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.



If you have already completed one of our beginner tutorials you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. Going from the basics of creating a beat, creating a melody, arranging your track into a full song, learning to create the elements of your track, and mixing all of it together is something YOU WILL achieve on this course.

Check out the first 4 lessons of the course...

Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - Getting Started

Before you start making this remix from scratch, Jay, your tutor takes you through some of his own personal favourite famous remixes and discusses what made them great and successful. Following on and drawing from his own experience of producing remixes, he talks about the different styles that a remix can be approached from. Again, looking at examples, you will start to get an idea of how to think about and plan your own remixes in the future, what angle to take and how to stand out from the crowd.

Jay then talks about the idea for this progressive trance remix, how it came about and how he brought the idea to fruition.


Module 2 - Music Theory

As always, you will learn to build the 'drop' or the chorus part of the track first as it's the most important part and most difficult to get right. At the same time you'll start finding ways to work out the scale / key of the original song and how to change the chord structure in the new remix version. In this module, we start to build the chords, melody, bass and other elements and really get to grips with the foundation of this remix and decide it's direction. All sounds are made from scratch (more detail in the next module) so you'll be learning key sound design skills and getting your creativity juices flowing. You'll also learn the most important aspects of music theory here whilst making chords.


Module 3 - Sound Design

With so many producers in the world today, it is important to stand out from the crowd. Throughout this tutorial you will learn how to be unique, by learning how to design your own sounds from scratch.

We use an incredible (and completely FREE) synthesizer called 'Vital'. Available for all platforms and all DAW's. Please install Vital.

There are a total of 6 sounds created from the ground up in this tutorial; the main pad, bass, riff and 3 layering elements. We also provide the presets with the tutorial, so you can just load them up if you are not interested in sound design. We also provide all the samples, and stems, to make this as accessible as possible no matter what DAW you are using.

Module 4 - Song Structure

Great song structure is massively important! It's also difficult to get it right. In this module, you'll learn how to create tension and release so your listener is engaged with your music throughout. You'll also learn how to alter the original song structure to suit your new progressive trance style remix and why you are altering it.

We'll create different sections to tell the ups and downs of the story (just like in a good film) that is more in-line with a club track, and that will keep the listener coming back for more, over and over again.


Module 5 - Vocals, SFX & Automation

After processing all of the main and backing vocals (think compression, saturation, etc.) and repositioning them to suit our new structure, we move on to a very important subject and that is Special FX. In any trance or progressive style track the SFX play a large and important part. The risers, down filters, crashes, impacts etc are super important for 2 reasons. They create tension and release and help transition between the different sections of your track. You'll learn how to implement them into your tracks and how to adjust them to fit with processing. Automation plays a key role here and you'll learn just how and when to use it to create effortless and engaging mixes.


Module 6 - Mixing & Mastering

Lastly, you will learn the key skills needed to make sure all your mixes are as epic as possible. Once you understand the importance of compression and saturation, you will find mixing 'big' sounding tracks much easier and fun.

We go through and mix the entire track and you will follow along with the whole process as we do it, learning all about the various techniques and why and when to use them in your own mixes. You'll learn how and when to use compression, EQ, reverb, delay, saturation and other processes and how to get creative by using automation.


We hope the first 4 lessons were helpful. If you want to continue to learn music production in this style, and finish the track you have started, please click the button and gain access to the remaining 22 lessons (over 4 hours) of Progressive Trance, music production gold dust.


By making a commitment to yourself and taking a further step on your journey to become a better music producer, you are also supporting us, and enabling us to keep making these in-depth tutorials that help thousands of fellow earthlings around the world become better music producers like you.

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Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 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, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

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