Loading...

Stargate

  • 0h34

Sam Smith and Normani
"Dancing with a Stranger"

Inside The Track #64

Subtitled in

Subtitled in

Subtitled in

Subtitled in

Subtitled in

Trailer

Inside The Track #64

Part 1
00:11:29

Professional history with Sam, new approach, songwriting, structure, simplicity, drums, synth

Part 2
00:05:55

Guitar, intro vocal sample, lead vocal chain, effects, vocoder processing, delay tracks

Part 3
00:07:43

Vocal recording, microphone characteristics, preferences, preamp, compression, workflow

Part 4
00:08:30

Relationships with artists, complementing one another, introducing collaborators, staying fresh

Welcome back for another series led by the hit-making production and songwriting team Stargate! This instalment focusses on the creation of 'Dancing With a Stranger', the 2019 chart-topping single performed by Sam Smith and Normani. Tor and Mikkel revisit their introduction to Sam and collaborative history, then explain how they opted for a “less safe” approach to writing this song. The duo takes you through the multi-track session to explain how the parts were formed, revealing the synth patches, drum samples, and plug-in settings used to craft the sound of the record. Furthermore, they share their opinions on vocal microphones, elaborate on their tracking and ITB chains, and discuss key aspects of their highly efficient workflow!

about Stargate

Tor Erik Hermansen is the co-founder of Stargate, a prolific record producing and songwriting team Working alongside Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor has been a driving force behind an array of massive hits in the genres of pop, hip-hop, and R&B.

Participate to exclusive exchanges with the Masters during our special webinars.

Book now

See Webinars

Get full access to all videos. Book pro members webinars & one-day seminars and get special offers from our partners.

$319/ Year

Become pro member

Stay in touch with our community

Get full access to all videos. Book pro members webinars & one-day seminars and get special offers from our partners.

$319/ Year

Stay in touch with our community