We’re back with another track breakdown, this time delving into the magic behind mau5trap signee Rinzen’s weighty collaboration with Marbs and Evan Casey, ‘Torus’.
Whilst stopping over in London to play a string of shows including Creamfields festival, Villiage Underground’s mau5trap party and more, Rinzen swung by the Point Blank studios to give us a masterclass on his elusive production techniques. The LA native is best known for his combination of cinematic sound design with forward-thinking, melodic techno production. What he creates is otherworldly and inspiring and consistently keeps crowds glued to the dancefloor. Since 2017 he’s released on the EDM giant deadmau5’s imprint as well as underground European labels like Steyoyoke and Chapter 24 Records and continues to debut at festivals worldwide.
Watch our video with Rinzen below and don’t forget, you can learn about all of the techniques demonstrated here with our production classes in London.
Pulling back the curtain on the Ableton Live project file for ‘Torus’, Rinzen begins by sharing how he typically starts writing a new track, his tested methods for getting ideas down and his processes as a music producer. He shows us exactly how he makes his drums pop and sparkle so brightly delving into his go-to plugins, drum bussing techniques and more before letting us in on the meticulous processing and EQing methods he uses to make his mixes sound so impressively tight.
These track breakdowns are a tool we use frequently to teach elements of composition and arrangement but to get the full picture we recommend you study with us. The most comprehensive study we offer is our flagship degree programme, the BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering (also available online). We’re also launching a brand new degree next semester, the BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice. Get in touch if you have any questions.
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