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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 November 30, 2017

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

Arrival and Departure

Check-in is available from 4PM on the day of arrival, and check-out is by 3PM on the day of departure.

Full Retreat Details

A detailed preparation guide and schedule of instructional events and side events will be provided prior to the event

 

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 Germany.

Trance Retreat is not responsible for entry related Visas (http://www.germany-visa.org/schengen-visa/).

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

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 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 the estate is located approximately 40 minutes away from Berlin.