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THE ULTIMATE RETREAT
FOR TRANCE MUSIC PRODUCTION

WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTORS, LUXURIOUS DESTINATION RETREATS

 

Do you LOVE Trance music? Have you always dreamed of creating professional, dance-floor worthy Trance music? On the Trance Retreat you learn DIRECTLY in-person from world renown professionals!  You can talk music over meals, participate in group seminars, and partake in 1-on-1 lessons with some of your musical idols!

The second Trance Retreat of 2018 will take place in the breathtaking mountains of Bulgaria! Relax and unwind on a huge country estate in one of 5 identical luxury houses. Learn from four world class producers in a fantastic environment for the ultimate week-long electronic music production retreat.

Participants on this exclusive & intimate experience (extremely limited capacity) will have their food, beverage, accommodations and transport provided for them,

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

So what are you waiting for? Learn from some of the most talented individuals in the trance music scene, form new friendships with individuals with like-minded musical interests, and experience the life-changing experience that is the Trance Retreat.

WHEN?
JUNE 17-24, 2018

WHERE?
 MOUNTAINS OF BULGARIA

The 2018 Summer edition of Trance Retreat features 4 world-class producers, with a focus on the progressive and festival based Trance music!

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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Ørjan Nilsen

DAW:  Cubase
Greatest Career Achievements: Playing on some of the largest stages at festivals such as A State of Trance, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Ultra. Producing massively supported hits such as 'La Guitarra', 'Between the Rays', 'Violetta' and 'Iconic' & collaborating with Armin van Buuren on 'Belter' and 'Flashlight'.
Specialties: Festival friendly, melodic trance anthems.


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ESTIVA

DAW: FL Studio
Greatest Career Achievements: One of the most supported trance artists in 2017. Regularly touring with Armin van Buuren. Playing at Ultra, Space Ibiza, ASOT.
Specialties: Melodies, Grooves and fast workflow.


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NIFRA

DAW: Ableton
Greatest Career Achievement: Performing at ASOT, ULTRA, Transmission Festivals, releasing on  labels Coldharbour, Armada, Spinnin
Specialty:  Bigroom dark melodic sounds


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Dennis sheperd

DAW: Cubase 9.5 (main), but also proficient in Reaper, Reason and Ableton
Greatest Career Achievement: Collaborating with Markus Schulz, Rank 1, JES, Betsie Larkin, Christina Novelli & more! Performing in over 30 countries as a DJ incl. major festivals and some of the best clubs in the world
Specialty: Progressive Trance, Sound-Design & Mixdowns

PRICING OPTIONS

Please note that the pricing for these plans are exclusive of travel costs for traveling to Sofia, Bulgaria.

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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
- Over 25 hours of Group Instruction (2 x daily extended seminars, group production day, plus bonus informal panels & talks)
- 2 hours of Private Tutoring time (reservation based system)
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks (vegetarian option possible)
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select alcoholic beverages
- Return Transportation to the Retreat Estate (from Sofia, Bulgaria)
- Daily staff cleaning of accommodations
- Exclusive guest-list for any Trance Retreat club events hosted during the week

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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
- Over 25 hours of Group Instruction (2 x daily extended seminars, group production day, plus bonus informal panels & talks)
- 3 hours of Private Tutoring time (reservation based system)
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks (vegetarian option possible)
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select alcoholic beverages
- Return Transportation to the Retreat Estate (from Sofia, Bulgaria)
- Daily staff cleaning of accommodations
- Exclusive guestlist for any Trance Retreat club events hosted during the week

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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PRICING

Early bird discount

We are offering a 5% early bird discount for anyone who confirms their booking and makes their payment in full by March 31, 2018.

What is included in the cost?

- Catered Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (and snacks) served daily
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select alcoholic beverages
- Private estate accommodation for 7 days (6 nights)
- Daily room cleaning
- Return Transportation from fixed pick-up point in Sofia, Bulgaria
- Use of Studio Monitors (shared) on-site
- Guestlist & Transportation for special Trance Retreat party to be hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria

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

Is there a deposit required?

A 500 non-refundable deposit will secure your booking spot (pending selection) with the remainder of the balance due by May 31, 2018.

Arrival and Departure

We will set a central location in Sofia, Bulgaria as the initial pick-up at the start of the retreat (approx. Noon on June 17) and also as the return drop-off point (approx. 3PM on June 24).

Full Retreat Details

A detailed preparation guide and schedule of instructional events and side events will be emailed out to participants no later than 1 month prior to the start of the Retreat.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT

What is included as formal instructional content?

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

- Over 25 hours of group instructional content (8 x formal seminars, group track production, panels & informal talks)
- 2 OR 3 (depending on package choice) hours of 1-on-1 time with the producer of your choice (*signups on a first-come-first-serve basis)

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
- USB Hub
- External Hard Drive

Risk Disclaimer

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

Trance Retreat is not responsible for entry related Visas (http://www.mfa.bg/en/pages/109/index.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 have a cap on the number of participants, 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

Can I leave the estate 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. Note that we are located in a remote, breath-taking Mountainous region in Northern Bulgaria (approx. 200km from Sofia).