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About the course
There has been a lot of demand to arrange an "in-the-studio play date" with Marco Lys, so his debut course on Armada University and FaderPro should bring quite the smile to your face. Born and raised in Venice, the Italian groove specialist is one of dance music’s long-lasting household names, continuously pushing boundaries with his sound. He is known quite well for the hypnotic sounds gracing his productions and his live sets, he’ll show you the full extent of it all in his first artist course as he offers a full breakdown his recent release on Armada Subjekt: ‘You’ll Be Mine’.
Guaranteed Demo Feedback and Bonus Contest.
As soon as you purchase Marco Lys’ The Making Of ‘You’ll Be Mine’ course, you get a code for guaranteed demo feedback from Armada Music’s A&R team (as per usual). If you use that code – the Marco Lys code – to send in your demo before March 15, you’re automatically competing in the bonus contest, which will be one lucky winner who gets a personal Skype call with Marco himself to discuss all things music production.
Chapter 1: Getting started
In this first chapter of the ‘You’ll Be Mine’ song breakdown, Marco Lys discusses what vibe he was going for, what inspired him and how he got the record started with the signature chords and 808 bass.
Chapter 2: Kick, Bass & Drums – Part One
Whilst giving a bit of side-chaining explanation on the side, Marco digs deep into the making of his kick, bass and drums to produce that signature groove. He also works on grouping and bussing, and begins arranging and mixing the drums as well.
Chapter 3: Kick, Bass & Drums – Part Two
Marco Lys further shows and explains his pick of groove elements, where he gets the sounds and how they’re used and mixed to optimize its effect on the dance floor.
Chapter 4: Vocals & Vocal Production
Moving on to the important vocal section of the track, Marco Lys shows a few of his tricks to working with vocals and blending them into the mix.
Chapter 5: Synths & Chords
Getting to the main section of the record, Marco Lys shows how adding synths and chords don’t just add to the track, but also make other elements (such as the vocals, in this case) shine more clearly.
Chapter 6: Arrangement
Marco Lys explains how he approaches the arrangement of the record, shares a few of his secrets and expands on who he tested each of these arrangements to make sure they’re tailored to his style of music.
Chapter 7: Mixing & Mastering
And finally, Marco Lys uncovers his usage of the master chain, ending this course with a full breakdown of how he mixes and masters each of his record to great effect.
Total Runtime: 84 Minutes