For as many times as we hear about “ghost production” being an issue in electronic dance music, for Dutchman Maarten Vorwerk to a) out himself and b) have a number of top tracks under his belt is impressive. Now, via a downloadable PDF, he’s literally giving away hundreds of pages of tips for success for aspiring producers, too.
Vorwerk is unique in the sense that much of his studio work is anonymous, yet those aware of his status as a behind the scenes power player allows him to have nearly 38,000 Facebook followers who are treated to a weekly tip to aid in their skill development as producers. Of the tracks we know that he has had a hand in crafting, it’s the main stage success of tracks like Sandro Silva and Quintino’s Epic and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Wakanda that showcase just how much value his words could potentially have.
“So almost two years and 100+ pages further we have created a great bundle full of production and mixing tips,” Vorwerk says. “I’ve put them all together in one book, so you will have a great reference for in your studio. So download and print it and put it under your Christmas tree as a present from me to you.”
Open Ableton, start a new track, get your plug-ins ready, and download Vorwerk’s massive file here.