THE MASTERCLASS

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION

Chapter length: 5mins
1.1 - The idea of a Masterclass
1.2 - The Purpose of the Masterclass
1.3 - Achievements of the Masterclass


CHAPTER 2: BEFORE WE START

Chapter length: 26mins
2.1 - Hardware vs software
  2.1.1 - My two cents on this
  2.1.2 - How do I use it?
  2.1.3 - What’s the actual difference?
  2.1.4 - The idea above all
2.2 - Showing you the real thing


CHAPTER 3: INSPIRATION

Chapter length: 58mins
3.1 - Home and studio environment
  3.1.1 - The piano and the random stuff
  3.1.2 - Studio Gear
  3.1.3 - Other artists and genres
3.2 - Gigs and the Live 2.0 idea
  3.2.1 - Why I choose to create music live
  3.2.2 - Club vs Festival Audiences
3.3 - My “Reverse It” concept
  3.3.1 - Backwards is the new forwards
  3.3.2 - A new world of inspiration
3.4 - The Random Randomness


CHAPTER 4: MELODY COMES FIRST

Chapter length: 1hr 57mins
4.1 - It’s all about the melody
4.2 - Giuseppe’s Melodies
  4.2.1 - The way I write them
  4.2.2 - Technology does help
  4.2.3 - Resolution is key
  4.2.4 - Question and Answer
  4.2.5 - The big Trance Arpeggio
  4.2.6 - Layering two different melodies
  4.2.7 - Simple vs more articulate
  4.2.8 - Audio becomes midi
  4.2.9 - Sing your melodies
  4.2.10 - Shazam is your friend!!!
  4.2.11 - My signature sound


CHAPTER 5: MAKING A NEW TRACK

Chapter length: 7hrs 58mins
5.1 - Setting up a new project in Cubase
5.2 - The Main Lead
  5.2.1 - Writing the melody
  5.2.2 - Adding layers
  5.2.3 - Hardware layer and levels check
5.3 - The secondary lead
  5.3.1 - It’s called secondary for a reason
  5.3.2 - Hardware and extra layering
5.4 - Pads / Strings
  5.4.1 - Finding the right chords
  5.4.2 - Hardware layering
5.5 - Piano
  5.5.1 - My favourite one
  5.5.2 - Being creative
5.6 - Kick drum
  5.5.1 - My favourite one
  5.6.1 - Synthesis vs sample pack
  5.6.2 - My favourite sampler
  5.6.3 - Kick layering vs parallel compression
  5.6.4 - Dynamic, Saturation & Equalization
  5.6.5 - Mono vs stereo
  5.6.6 - Making our kick drum
5.7 - The main bass
  5.7.1 - Writing the bass line
  5.7.2 - Choosing the sound
5.8 - Middle-range / side bass
  5.8.1 - Choosing the sound
  5.8.2 - Adding an extra layer
5.9 - Pluck
  5.9.1 - The Giuseppe pluck
  5.9.2 - Writing the pluck melody
5.10 - Drums
  5.10.1 - The main parts
  5.10.2 - The extras
  5.10.3 - The fillers
5.11 - Vocals
  5.11.1 - Microphones
  5.11.2 - Making demos
  5.11.3 - Tuning with Cubase Vari-Audio
  5.11.4 - Creating harmonies
  5.11.5 - Audio processing
5.12 - The Arrangement
  5.12.1 - Sections
  5.12.2 - Think first vs free falling
  5.12.3 - Making the raw structure
  5.12.4 - Transitions and filters
  5.12.5 - Recording the external hardware
5.13 - Final structure check
  5.13.1 - Let it sink in
  5.13.2 - Making sure it’s DJ friendly
  5.13.3 - The GO vinyl check method
  5.13.4 - The GO YouTube check method
5.14 - Final mixing and levelling
  5.14.1 - Sections levels
  5.14.2 - Sections EQ balance
5.15 - Radio Edit
  5.15.1 - Keeping it essential and exciting
  5.15.2 - Mind the mixing
5.16 - Pre-mastering
  5.16.1 - Stereo bus
  5.16.2 - Stems
  5.16.3 - Remix parts


CHAPTER 6: MASTERING

Chapter length: 1hr 26mins
6.1 - Introduction
  6.1.1 - No miracles in here
  6.1.2 - Mixing vs Mastering
  6.1.3 - Self mastering vs mastering services
  6.1.4 - Stereo bus mastering vs stem mastering
  6.1.5 - Loudness, loudness, loudness
  6.1.6 - Using 3 human senses is better than 1
6.2 - In The Box mastering
  6.2.1 – Stereo bus mastering chain (ITB)
  6.2.2 - Stem mastering chain (ITB)
6.3 - Out Of The Box mastering
  6.3.1 - Stereo bus mastering chain (OTB)
  6.3.2 - Stem mastering chain (OTB)
6.4 - Club vs Radio edit


CHAPTER 7: REMIXING

Chapter length: 1hr 26mins
7.1 - Generally speaking
7.2 - Different approaches
  7.2.1 - A bit of a different melody
  7.2.2 - A much different melody
  7.2.3 - A totally new melody
  7.2.4 - Same melody, different sound
  7.2.5 - Same melody, same sound
  7.2.6 - Wrong style
  7.2.7 - Different vocal arrangement
7.3 - Remixing an instrumental track
7.4 - Remixing a vocal track


CHAPTER 8: STUDIO TIPS

Chapter length: 28mins
8.1 - Priorities
8.2 - Room shape
8.3 - Acoustic panels
8.4 - Speakers / Headphones
8.5 - Testing your studio acoustic
8.6 - Closing


CHAPTER 9: EXTRAS

Chapter length: 6hrs 5mins
9.1 - iZotope - Ozone 9, Colouring
9.2 - iZotope - Ozone 9, Dynamics
9.3 - iZotope - Ozone 9, Imaging
9.4 - iZotope - Ozone 9, Mastering
9.5 - iZotope - Stutter Edit 2
9.6 - Lumina Walkthrough Video
9.7 - QuadraChor by Sean Tyas


CHAPTER 10: HORIZONS

Chapter length: 4hrs 1min
10.1 - Horizons Introduction
10.2 - With You (with Monika Santucci)
10.3 - The Wind In Your Face
10.4 - Fade Away (with Mila Josef)
10.5 - Something I Can Dream About
10.6 - Hero (with Dan Soleil)
10.7 - Replay (with Natalie Shay)
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