How to Make… Tech Trance is Sonic Academy’s guide to emulating the Tech Trance style made popular by the likes of Sander Van Doorn, Randy Katana and Simon Patterson. The nineteen video tutorials (detailing drums, percussion arranging, basslines, adding strings, synth programming and more) are also a great, focused way to enhance your music production skills using Ableton. Complete project files and a set of samples are included.
There is plenty to like about this 1994 release of Tribal Tech material culled from the group's earlier offerings – Tribal Tech, Nomad, and Dr. Hee – specifically, the complex yet beautiful harmonic balance and dedicated interplay between Henderson's guitar and the rest of Tribal Tech (bassist and co-bandleader Gary Willis; drummers/percussionists Brad Dutz, Joey Heredia, and Steve Houghton; keyboardists David Goldblatt and Pat Coil; and saxophonist Bob Sheppard). In a genre of music that is completely ignored by the radio, the great thing about a hits collection like this is that the finest material (not necessarily the most commercial) is what makes the grade (and the track list).