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Trailer Music Production: The Full Process for Hollywood Blockbuster Movie Trailers

Learn how to write trailer music for Hollywood blockbuster movie trailers. In this course, award-winning producer Michael Maas takes you into his studio and teaches you his entire trailer music process from start to finish. Join him as he writes, mixes, and masters a brand-new, Hollywood-ready trailer song for an epic blockbuster movie and explains everything he does along the way.

$239.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (3h 40m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

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    Unlimited lifetime access

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Multi-award-winning producer. Sync placements in trailers for Star Wars, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Dune, Jurassic World Dominion, NOPE, Tenet, and many more.
What you’ll learn
Michael's award-winning approach to writing trailer music for Hollywood blockbuster movie trailers
How to program trailer drums & rhythms
How to use trailer SFX & signature sounds as risers, downers, brams, and benders
How to program orchestra as strings and brass
How to layer synthesizers to orchestra as bass pulses and synth arpeggios
How to record sound design with guitars
How to organize your mix and prepare/stem everything out to audio group stems
How to mix and re-work trailer music with audio group stems
How to master trailer music

Class Overview

Learn All of Michael Maas's Trailer Music Secrets
Michael Maas is a multi-award-winning producer. He has sync placements in trailers for Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Dune, The Black Phone, Jurassic World Dominion, NOPE, Tenet, Apex Legends, Battlefield, Spiderman, Thor: Ragnarok, Westworld, Candy Man, Halloween, and many more. His trailer music is played hundreds of thousands of times every year on TV and streaming services all over the world such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Peacock, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and WWE. In this class, Michael teaches you everything he knows about producing trailer music for Hollywood blockbuster movie trailers. You'll join him as he composes a new piece of trailer music, from creating his initial trailer arrangement all the way to the final mixing and mastering of his track. He will explain to you everything he does along the way. You'll learn how to program trailer drums and rhythms; add trailer SFX & signature sounds; program orchestra as strings and brass; layer synthesizers with orchestra; record sound design with a guitar; organize your mix; prepare audio group stems; master trailer music; and so much more. By the end of the class, you will know everything you need to write and produce trailer music for Hollywood blockbuster movie trailers yourself.

Lessons (10)

Apply what you learn

Follow Michael Maas’s proven process, step by step

In the class, Michael Maas breaks down his producing process into clear, actionable steps. Follow along with Michael’s process step-by-step and write and produce your own trailer song. You can also watch Michael’s process in full first and then bring his ideas, tools, and techniques into your own projects. By following Michael’s proven process, you’ll learn everything you need to write and produce trailer music like this:

Trailer Music Course Track

Who’s this class for?
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Trailer music creators wanting to write and produce incredible trailer music that can be used in Hollywood blockbuster movie trailers and television.

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Aspiring artists and composers looking to learn and practice the skills needed to write professional-level trailer music that can be used in movie trailers and television.

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Professional trailer music composers looking to hone their craft.

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meet your instructor
Michael Maas

Michael Maas is a multi-award-winning powerhouse of electronic trailer & production music. Born in 1983 in Germany, he was a multi-instrumentalist from the age of 6, and although his early musical education was fundamentally classical, his style is undeniably modern. Fusing mind-bending sound design with pulsating electronic and orchestral compositions has become his trademark, and has won him numerous placements on major-league trailers and TV spots. Recent successes include: The Last Voyage of the Demeter, The Black Phone, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Star Wars, Jurassic World Dominion, Strange World, Nope, Spiderman, The Fast and the Furious, Moon Knight, Apex Legends, Battlefield, Tom Clancy's The Division, Tenet, Dune and many more. Michael's trailer music is played hundreds of thousands of times every year on TV and streaming services all over the world such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Paramount+, Peacock, NBC, CBS, ESPN, and WWE.

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Frequently asked questions

$239.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (3h 40m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

  • include icon

    Unlimited lifetime access

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