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Trance

Learn Trance Music Producing with the Recording Connection

Cut to Germany in the late 1990s. Picture yourself in the outskirts of Berlin in a converted warehouse or club with thousands of people. Feel the tempo of 125 beats per minute as the crowd begins to scream. You are in a state of hypnosis and your consciousness has just been uplifted…

Chances are if you are reading this, you have been influenced by one of the most popular genres of electronic music, the genre of trance. Trance has its origins in house, chill out and acid house. Typically the performer or artist will use synthesizers, samplers, keyboards, and Roland TR-909s in the production of trance.

Trance music usually employs a 4/4 time signature, but is somewhat faster than house music. Arpeggios and minor keys are often used. Like pop music, trance often centers on a melody or a hook which is heard throughout the song. Trance music is also noted for its intros (called mix ins and its outros (called mix outs). This style can be broken down into hundreds of subgenres that include hard trance, acid trance, uplifting trance, euro trance and many more.

To be a professional trance DJ or electronic music artist, you must understand arpeggios, minor keys, the art of the hook, and the science of the downbeat.  You’ll also need to master industry standard software programs like Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, Logic and Ableton.  The Recording Connection apprenticeship (externship) program is the school that will put you in the room with a professional DJ or trance electronic artist who will teach you the intricacies of this exciting genre one-on-one, so you can develop your own unique trance sound.

Are you ready to reach hundreds of thousands of clubbers with your trance music? We are currently accepting applications to learn trance from one of our professional mentors, either in their studio or yours.

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