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THE ULTIMATE RETREAT
FOR TRANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION

WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTORS, PRIVATE VILLA RETREAT

 

Nestled in the heart of Bali (Indonesia), Relax and learn from four world class producers in the perfect environment for the ultimate week-long electronic music production retreat.

 

Bali is known as a spiritual, creative, and artistic mecca. It is known for its captivating tropical landscape, and its breath-taking beaches,

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural trance retreat will take place September 17-24, 2017 at a beautiful 12 bedroom private Villa in Bali, Indonesia. Participants on this exclusive & intimate experience (maximum group size of 12 participants) will have their food, drink and transport provided for them, and will receive group and one-on-one instruction from world class producers in this serene paradise.

Participants will be accepted based on a screening and interview process, and the course content will be tailored to fit the group of participants.

 

WHEN?
SEPTEMBER 17-24, 2017

Location
BALI, INDONESIA

CONTACT:
info@tranceretreat.com

For our inaugural trance retreat we've assembled four world class producers to provide you with the some of the highest quality instruction possible! Our producers have graced the stages of the world's largest festival brands, and have been supported by top international DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Hardwell, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, and many more!

Each producer has been carefully selected to ensure that a wide variety of styles, techniques, and DAWs are represented. Our team of producers are highly experienced at 1 on 1 teaching, group tutorials & masterclasses, as well as ghost production for a wide variety of genres.

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MARK SIXMA

DAW: Cubase 8.5 (main), Ableton (mashups and audio processing)
Greatest Career Achievement: collaborating with Armin van Buuren on ‘Panta Rhei’
Specialty: Festival / Big Room trance


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PROTOCULTURE

DAW: Cubase 9
Greatest Career Achievement: SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominated Artist
Specialty: Audio Editing and Sound Design


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SIED VAN RIEL

DAW: Logic 9
Greatest Career Achievement: Playing at all major festivals - Sensation White, Tomorrowland, EDC, Stereosonic, Ultra, Dance Valley, Global Gathering, Beyond Wonderland, ASOT, Trance Energy, Love Parade!
Specialty: Prog, EDM, House, Techno, Tech Trance, Upifting & Vocal Trance in any bpm


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Dennis sheperd

DAW: Cubase (main), but also proficient in Reaper, Reason and Ableton
Greatest Career Achievement: Fallen Angel + Collaborating with Markus Schulz, JES, Rank 1, Betsie Larkin and many more!
Specialty: Progressive Trance


PRICING OPTIONS

Please note that the pricing for these plans excludes travel to and from Bali.

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SHARED ROOM FOR TWO GUESTS (2 X SINGLE BED)

This is a shared room for 2 guests. There are 2 single beds in the room. This is a great option for those who and are looking to meet other future trance producers.

Each room has its own private bathroom & shower.

This option includes:

- Welcome cocktail and meet & greet
- 30 hours of Group Instruction (2 x 3 hour sessions from each Producer + 6h group production of a track from scratch)
- 4 hours of Private Tutoring time (reservation based system)
- Daily Lunch, Dinner and Snacks (vegetarian option possible)
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
- Transportation to and from Denpasar International Airport
- Daily staff cleaning of accommodations

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SOLO ROOM (KING BED)

This is a private room with 1 x king bed. This is a great option for guests who would like a bit more personal space while on the retreat.

Each room has its own private bathroom & shower.

This option includes:

- Welcome cocktail and meet & greet
- 30 hours of Group Instruction (2 x 3 hour sessions from each Producer + 6h group production of a track from scratch)
- 6 hours of Private Tutoring time (reservation based system)
- Daily Lunch, Dinner and Snacks (vegetarian option possible)
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
- Transportation to and from Denpasar International Airport
- Daily staff cleaning of accommodations

We will be following up with select candidates. We'd like to get to know a bit more about you, your production skill level, and what you would like to gain from this trance retreat experience.

Chosen applicants will have a follow up familiarization call with the organizers & instructors

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FAQ

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PRICING

Early bird discount

We are offering a 5% early bird discount ($125 for double option, $175 for solo option) for anyone who confirms their booking and makes their payment in full by June 15, 2017.

What is included in the cost?

- Lunch & Dinner (and snacks) served daily
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages
- Private villa accommodation for 7 days (6 nights)
- Daily cleaning services
- Return Transportation from Denpasar International Airport villa are included in the price.
- Use of Studio Monitors (shared) on-site

Optional group excursions and outings may be offered at a separate cost.

Is there a deposit required?

A $500USD non-refundable deposit will secure your booking spot (pending selection) with the remainder due by July 31, 2017.

Arrival and Departure

Check-in is available from 11 am on the day of arrival, and check-out is 10 am on the day of departure.

Full retreat Details

On paying the full amount you secure and confirm your booking and full retreat information will be sent out. The full balance is due one month prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled. 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT

What is included as formal instructional content?

The seven day retreat will include the following formal instructional content:

- 10 x 3-hour classes (2 x 3 hour sessions per producer)
- 4 OR 6 (depending on package choice) hours of 1-on-1 time with the producer of your choice (*first come first serve)

** 3 hours maximum per producer, additional 1-on-1 instructional time with each producer may be arranged on the side.

What should I bring with me?

We strongly recommend that all participants bring at least the following to optimize their learning experience:

- A laptop (with DAW pre-installed, sample packs, etc)
- Studio quality headphones
- A notebook for taking notes
Optional:
- A small midi controller or keyboard

Risk Disclaimer

Please check with your country's government website for any relevant travel warnings about traveling to Bali, Indonesia.

Trance Retreat is not responsible for entry related Visas (more info at https://www.bali.com/visa-indonesia-entry-requirements-bali.html).

We provide a safe learning environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We encourage participants to secure travel insurance for all international travel.

 
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SCREENING AND SELECTION

Why is there a screening process?

Since we are capping the total number of guests at 12, we would like to get to know all of our potential guests to ensure that we are able to provide an optimal learning and networking experience. With an intimate group size it is important for us to familiarize ourselves with the participants to ensure that we can create the best possible group environment!

What does it consist of?

We just want to get an understanding of your production skill level, your goals and aspirations, and to get to know a bit about you :) A short skype call is all that is required!

MISCELLANEOUS

Will I be able to release a track on a label by the end of the retreat?

We cannot guarantee that you will be ready to produce a label-ready production but if you are looking to improve your trance production skill and/or further your trance music career this will certainly be a fantastic opportunity not to be missed! At least one of the instructional days will be spent as a creative jam day where the group will produce a full track from scratch with support from some of the producers.

Can I leave the villa and explore on my own?

Absolutely - this is your holiday! We will plan group activities and provide suggestions on things to see and do but you are able to come and go as you please.