At the risk of pointing out something mind-blowingly obvious, dance music is all about one thing – making people dance. How successful your track is at achieving this goal can be affected by a myriad of factors.
Composition plays a big role; you need to find the right groove, a decent hook, the perfect driving bassline… It’s important not to overlook a few basic production considerations too though. For a track to sound at its best on a club sound system, it needs to sound tight at certain key frequencies. You need powerful bass that avoids being muddy and overblown, you need highs that will cut through without sounding tinny.
In this issue’s cover feature, we’ll help you get your tracks club-ready. We’ll look at how to make sure they’ll sound great on any system, and how to prepare your creations to slot perfectly into a DJ set. As ever, be sure to grab all of the issue’s video, sample and tutorial content to help you along. You’ll find it all at filesilo.co.uk/futuremusic
We hope you enjoy the mag.