REQ: Faderpro Mark Maitland From Demo to Dancefloor
After receiving and reviewing hundreds of submissions to the Finish My Demo contest, professional mix engineer and producer Mark Maitland selected a winning track by FaderPro student Zac Zacharia to take forward and bring to completion.
Now, in this four hour course, watch Mark build out the entire project from start to finish, beginning with a collection of stems and ending with a tech house track that’s primed for the dancefloor.
With over 500 million streams to his name, Mark Maitland of Mooso and Studio Eleven Music has worked with an enviable list of artists including James Hype, Low Steppa, Hardwell, Lost Frequencies and The Magician. His work has been featured on some of the biggest dance music labels in the world including Sony Music, Warner Music, Ultra, Armada, Spinnin' and Ministry of Sound. It’s this experience that has honed his ear for what makes a track perform to the fullest, regardless of whether it’s being played on a phone speaker or nightclub sound system.
Demonstrating the full range of his abilities, Mark Maitland puts on a tour de force of music production and mix engineering in this masterclass.
Starting with the drums, Mark works his way through each element of the track, shaping and enhancing everything with a professional finish. You’ll learn why creating a solid foundation is essential for dance music, and see how he deploys tools like multiband compression, transient design, EQ, saturation and more to slot the sounds where they need to be.
As a professional mix engineer with an extremely advanced understanding of sonic balance, Mark Maitland’s unique take on how a track should function is not to be missed.
He outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the demo, and then sets to work on it with an array of plugins and techniques that you can apply to your own mixes. Every move he makes is in the box, so there’s no need for you to go out and buy expensive hardware to get the same results.
By the end of the course, Mark Maitland has produced, arranged, mixed and mastered the demo into a track that is ready to be played out on the dancefloor anywhere. The entire journey is carried out in his studio, working on Apple’s flagship audio workstation Logic Pro, and you’ll be along for every step of the way.
Discover where you’re going wrong with your own demos, learn how to flesh out an initial idea into a full arrangement, and load up on mixing and sound design tips.
This is one course you won't want to miss!