An Exclusive Techno Takeover Event
28th Feb - 24th Mar
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- Week 2
- Week 3
- Week 4
- Remix Comp
Techno Takeover Event
It’s Takeover time again at Sonic Academy! This time we are bringing you a Techno Takeover
We have grabbed some time with legendary producers like Wehbba, Jay Lumen, Cosmic Boys, Marie Vaunt and Mac Vaughn to deep dive into all things techno, their studio process and some invaluable tips and tricks from those at the top of the game!
Mac Vaughn will be kicking things off with an epic How To Make Techno course! From checking out the least techno tracks, picking out common elements, guiding you through sound design, creating parts and finally arranging and mixing. This is a masterclass in making techno. You get all parts and project files to follow along and download and remix yourself!
The Remix Competition
Win £500 & Release Your Track on Sonic Academy Records You’ll get all the information and resources you need to practice your new skills, upload your remix of the featured track, and be in with a chance of winning some awesome prizes! The top prize will win £500 and an opportunity for your track to be released on Sonic Academy Records!
The Remix Competition
The Preset Pack During the Techno Event, you’ll get exclusive professional insights into Techno production, chat and interact with ourselves and others on the forums and live shows. We’ll also be launching a ANA 2.5 techno preset pack!
So what are you waiting for? Enrol today to stay in the loop with all the info about the up-and-coming event!
Feb 28th 2023
We're proudly welcoming back Mac Vaughn for this epic 'How To Make' as he breaks down and recreates his powerful and dark track Leviathan from scratch in Ableton. Starting with an in-depth look at the features that define a fast bass line Techno track, we begin by building the layered drums, bass rumble and bass lines before moving on to the lead and breakdown. After arranging and automating the basic structure, we dive into some sound design to fill out the track and build on the story before carrying out a mix and master.
This monster of a track is built using solely stock and free plugins - and of course Kick 2 and ANA 2, and packed with tips, tricks and techniques to help you create your own dark, pounding techno floor-filler.
But that's not all...!
To celebrate this event we're hosting another Remix Competition where you can use your newfound skills and make your very own version of this track with some incredible and exclusive prizes up for grabs!
Find out more by clicking on the 'REMIX COMPETITION' tab above!
March 7th 2023 - Tech Tips
This week we’re revisiting our ‘Techno Essentials’ set of tips from Techno legend Kirk Degiorgio, where he looks at the origins and sounds that emerged from the Detroit scene.
March 14th 2023 - The Inside Track / Liveshow
This week we’re bringing you ‘The Inside Track’, where we caught up with legendary Techno producers Wehbba, Jay Lumen, Cosmic Boys, Marie Vaunt, and of course, Mac Vaughn and asked them about their journey into the world of Techno, how they go about their productions, the gear they use and any advice they have for up and coming Techno headz.
March 21st 2023 - Live Show
Join us this week for another Live show where we announce the competition winner