December 27, 2018  

Top 3 Artist Masterclasses

We were joined by a number of incredible artists this year for a range of exclusive, insightful masterclasses. Whether it was breaking down their tracks, showing us their favourite plugins and workflow tips, or just shadowing them whilst they built a beat, 2018 has undoubtedly been one of our most diverse years for masterclasses. If you’re after an extensive introduction into the world of Music Production & Sound Engineering or DJing, you can check out our full range of courses in LondonLos Angeles, Ibiza, Mumbai and Online, and read on for the roundup of our top artist masterclasses of the year below.

Watch a Masterclass on Making a Synth Lead in Sylenth1 with Stonebank (Monstercat)

It’s more than likely that if you read our blog frequently you’ll be familiar with either Sylenth1, Stonebank or Monstercat. Stonebank’s masterclass has a special focus on the aforementioned VST, Sylenth1, and sees the happy-hardcore enthusiast run through how to build an epic three-part layered lead sound for your tracks.

Watch an Exclusive Masterclass with Ferry Corsten at Point Blank in London

Ferry Corsten is somewhat of a legend in the trance scene and this year showed us exactly why that is. Joining us for a masterclass, the DJ and producer took aim at his track ‘Rosetta’ which is lifted from his most recent charity project, Unity, which features collabs with BT, Alpha 9, Gareth Emery and Marcus Shultz. If you haven’t already, hit the play button above to learn about Corsten’s favourite plugins, along with some tips and perspective on composing melody and creating a mood.

Jordan Suckley – C.Y.M Track Breakdown (Who’s Afraid of 138?!)

Former Radio 1 DJ and tech-trance producer Jordan Suckley has travelled the world off the back of his musical talents. He’s a wiz at making euphoric and breakdowns filled with emotional synth melodies and more and during his masterclass, he really got into the thick of his processes. Laying bare his 120 channel track, most of which being effects, the In New Music We Trust 2012 host shows us just how he makes the magic he’s renowned for.

If you’d like to learn more about any of the techniques shown above, we offer courses for those at any level. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London is one of the most comprehensive courses out there, with modules covering mixing, sound design, production and much more. We are currently offering a huge 20% off London courses as a special Christmas discount until December 26th so make sure you enrol soon! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us at 323 282 7660.

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