He’s a Norwegian dance music prodigy who rose to fame over a decade ago before smashing into the DJ Top 100 at no. 32 in 2011. His skill for producing epic, chunky and groovy electronic dance music has made him a favorite producer of Armin van Buuren and his label Armada Music. Raw talent, hard work and consistency has seen him remain as one of the biggest names in dance music and a leading name at every major dance event in the world.
In this incredible Finish My Record course, you’ll watch and learn the techniques that Ørjan uses to craft his finely tuned and lauded sound. See him create melodies, manipulate samples, create signature effects and atmospheres and much more as Ørjan becomes your tutor and reveals his signature production techniques.
Finish Ørjan's track and submit it to email@example.com before the December 14th 2018. Submit your final mix as a private downloadable Soundcloud link to firstname.lastname@example.org
The best track will be released as a collaboration with Ørjan on Armada Music!
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- How to form the initial idea of a track
Learn about Orjan’s creative process and how he forms the initial ideas of a track and builds it out.
- Clap choice, placement and processing
Understand how Orjan chooses the right clap sounds and discover how the small changes in placement of hits can affect the groove, while Orjan’s own processing techniques keeps things tight.
- Finding synth sounds, stacking and processing
Learn about Orjan’s go to plugin synths, his methods for layering them and processing them into one solid synth line.
- Adding more drums, percussion and FX
Adding shakers, hi-hats, FX and other elements, Orjan continues building the drums, treating them with the choice reverbs, dynamic processors and effects to glue them together.
- Turning audio samples into FX
Using a single sample, Orjan warps and manipulate the audio to give himself an original FX sound for his track. Learn how to use pitch bend and other audio processing techniques to make sample FX your own.
- Creating transitional FX for a drop
Watch and understand how to move between the different sections of an arrangement using the right transitions. Orjan explains which are his favorite techniques and sounds for creating these crucial transitions.
- Starting to arrange the drop
As Orjan starts to assemble the elements for the crucial drop, you can understand the techniques he uses to create the signature drops that has made him a stand-out producer.
- Additional elements for the drop
Using processed noises and samples, Orjan continues to add the additional details that move around the main hook in the drop. Learn why these details are crucial to creating impact with your music.
- Building out the drop
Learn Orjan’s techniques for building out the drop into a more detailed musical piece. Understand tricks such as adding stadium style drums that work alongside the main melody.
- Finding a melodic theme
The most challenging part of any track is the melodic theme. Watch and understand how Orjan creates these melodies and themes using simple techniques to find the musical heart of the track.
- Adding atmosphere and pads
Orjan explains how he uses atmospheric sounds and pads to help entice the audience into the main drop and melody. Learn how to make the right chords and tease in the melody, before unleashing the full power of the track.
- Final arrangement overview
Now there are several pieces of the track, learn how and why Orjan created these pieces and how they all work together in this final, insightful overview of Orjan’s track creation process.
Total Time: 2hrs 20mins