A juicy workshop tutorial based around some of my own top psy-bass patches and packed with only the essential insider production secrets that I have learned both through my own experience creating Psytrance records over the past 15 years or so as well as that of working and collaborating with countless other top trance artists in studios world wide.
By request my original idea for a short bassline tutorial has now morphed into Cosmosis Bassline Secrets Workshop
Which now will consist of:
1. Several text articles with illustrations detailing neccesary information and theory concentrating on what you really need to know to get the bottom end right.
2. A special collection of my own fat psy-bass patches for Native Instrument's Kontakt software sampler vst. (you'll need V.1.5.2 or later to load the patches) Most patches were custom made especially for this workshop, but some of them are tried and tested, having been used on my own releases.
3. A brand new Cosmosis bass patch collection created especially for the Bass Secrets workshop for ZebraCM - a freely available (and excellent) VSTi
4. Bass Secrets Part 1 - which is a set of 9 short instructionals videos designed to give you a complete and thorough understanding of programming basic psy bass, covering subjects such as:
Single envelope bass sounds
Programming basic psy-bass sounds from scratch
The key parameters for tweaking bass sounds
5. Bass Secrets Part 2 - which is a set of 9 short instructionals videos plus audio designed to provide you with a more advanced understanding of psy bass and the finer points of tweaking, covering more advanced subjects such as:
Programming dual envelope bass sounds
Adding the funk with velocity
Patching cutoff to key tracking
Sidechaining bass to kick
Trance bassline patterns
6. Bonus article: "Insider Kick Drum Secrets"
This will be a paid download. Cost: 55 euros (PayPal)
As it's valuable insider info, spaces will be limited initially.
If you are interested in this, send a short email (no need for a life story ) to this address introducing yourself and explaining why you are interested.
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Cosmosis Bassline Secrets contains essential psy-trance production secrets and focusses on making the kick and bass section of your tracks really rock.
Cosmosis Studio Series is a series of powerful video workshops focussing on the most important areas of studio craft for producers of electronic dance music.
What subjects are covered?
The first in the series was Cosmosis Bass Secrets. The second will be "Creating Killer lead Lines", which will focus both on Synth programming and creating custom sounds as well as Midi and musical programming.
Others in the series will include:
3. Arranging and Composing
4. Power Remixing
When are they available?
The second course in the series: "Creating Killer Leads" should be available around late November/early December 2010. Others in the Studio Series will follow when time allows.
How much do they cost?
Prices will vary depending on how much work has gone into the course and how much ground it covers, but prices will be reasonable especially considering the premium content.
Regular price for the workshop is €85 (euros)
A special discounted price of €72 euros is available for subscribers to Cosmosis Bass Secrets
Both courses may be purchased together for €127 euros
Excerpt from Bass Secrets - First the Basics:
Excerpt from Killer Leads - Single Oscillator Leads: