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MASTER CLASS:  Grammy Winners Guide to World Class Dance Music Production
MASTER CLASS:  Grammy Winners Guide to World Class Dance Music Production

MASTER CLASS: Grammy Winners Guide to World Class Dance Music Production

Exclusive computer music production training designed for serious producers ready to take their production skills to the next level.

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Jul 27, 2024, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Las Vegas, 3501 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA


This master class is tailored for producers with a strong foundation in computer music production who are serious about taking their skills to the next level.

What You'll Learn:

  • Mixdown: Structure your mixes with power, body, and presence.
  • Arrangement: Explore arranging methods to finish your tracks this time and everytime.
  • Drums: Create super tight, punchy drums that smack!
  • Bass Lines: Craft layered, thick, wide, driving bass lines.
  • Kick & Bass Balancing: Achieve the perfect kick and bass balance that hits hard!
  • Synth Lines: Create huge leads and monster synth lines.
  • EQ: Explore different EQ techniques and common uses..
  • Compressors & Limiters: Understand when, how and why?
  • Parallel Compression: Learn how to leverage this powerful mixing technique.
  • Mastering: How to craft a mastering chain

Software: Techniques demonstrated in Ableton, Logic Pro & ProTools

Where You'll Learn:

In the state of art Dolby Atmos production studio at Shrine Studios Las Vegas. Shrine Studios is a vibrant community hub for music production and recording. Featuring the first of its kind certified Dolby Atmos production studio and Dolby Atmos experience development, multiple binaural audio and video production studios, a dedicated mixing and mastering suite, multiple vocal and live rooms, a broadcast and podcast studio, a merchandise development department, multiple green screen areas, a photography studio and the home of the largest dance music radio station in the country. ViBE 99.7FM

Who You'll Learn From:

Shrine Studios Chief Engineer - James “Bonzai” Caruso with 6 Grammy awards, 11 nominations, over 100 gold, silver, and platinum releases.

Bonzai's expertise spans recording, mixing, producing, arranging, and songwriting. In a career spanning over thirty years, he has collaborated with global recording artists such as GrandMaster Flash, Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Missy Elliott, Madonna, NAS, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Damien Marley, Tribal Seeds and many more.

Starting his journey at the Institute of Audio Research in NYC, Bonzai is excited to call Shrine Studios home, enriching Las Vegas' creative community with his immense talent and experience.

Simon Apex

Simon has been a force in the global dance music industry for over three decades.

Raised amidst the UK rave culture explosion, his tracks have topped charts and ignited dance floors worldwide. In the mid nineties Simon was instrumental in introducing the harder styles of EDM to North America, creating his niche genre, “Breaks and Bass,” which attracted major brands and releases with Warner, Sony, Ministry of Sound, Hardcore Heaven REACT, and more. Pushing the boundaries beyond EDM Simon joined as Head of Technical for Avid & Pro Tools’ European distribution channel, becoming a professional audio instructor and video forensics

expert for Protools and Logic Pro training diverse clients from government agencies to military special forces.

By the end of the course you will be making dance music at a level

Elevate your production game and produce tracks that stand out on major labels.


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