By combining comprehensive video lessons, insightful track dissections, industry-specific business knowledge, and an active community for personal feedback, this course sets you on a clear path to mastering the art and business of trailer music composition.
Over 700 people like you have purchased this course!
Explore the fundamental elements of trailer music creation, including structure, preparation, arrangement, mixing, and delivery, to enhance your skills in composing epic tracks.
Dive into the composition process of three industry-released tracks by Two Steps from Hell, gaining invaluable insights into their structure, instrumentation, mixing techniques, and more.
Unlock the business side of trailer music, discovering essential knowledge about royalties, sync fees, performance rights organizations, and valuable connections while enjoying bonus products.
Your arrangements will become more coherent, and your mixes will sound robust, vibrant, and full-bodied, even without mastering.
Your productivity will significantly increase, enabling you to work on multiple tracks simultaneously. This efficiency will make working on a full album much more manageable.
You will gain a thorough understanding of the trailer and license music industry, including how to engage with trailer music houses.
This course rocks!
— Nick Phoenix, Two Steps from Hell
Alex is a composer from Hamburg, Germany, who has been working in the trailer music and video games world for around 17 years.
In 1998, Alex went to L.A. to study music at the Los Angeles College of Music, and started writing his first trailer track in 2005 for Dynamedion.
Since then, Alex has worked for Two Steps from Hell, Epic Score, Liquid Cinema, Gothic Storm, Position Music, and many others. His music has been featured in movie trailers such as Pacific Rim, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter etc., and is currently on air on around 60+ TV shows across the globe.
Furthermore, he has worked for Mick Gordon ( DOOM 2016 ), Trevor Morris (The Tudors), and Frank Peterson (Sarah Brightman) and wrote countless tracks for video games and demos for almost every top sample library company.
"I’ve known Alex a long time, and he is truly one of the best trailer writers in the business. I can’t believe how well he’s put this course together to lay out EXACTLY how great trailers are conceived, written, and produced. This course is a no-brainer for anyone interested in scoring trailers and promos."
Jeff Rona, Award-winning composer for film, TV, and video games
"Having heard great tracks from Alex Pfeffer and by enjoying the high quality content of his YouTube channel, I knew his Trailer Music Course would be an excellent learning experience. The course is packed with practical information on the process of composing trailer music and comprehensive walkthroughs of five tracks, providing a detailed look into his musical workflow, followed by the reasons behind his choices. It also features a valuable section of business advice for this industry."
"Alex is a wealth of information and "Trailer Music Essentials" is an absolute treasure trove! From structure through harmony and basic theory, arrangement techniques, melody, and original sound design, all the way to the mix, master, and final delivery - it's all here. And the course is just getting started! After you've learned all this, you embark on a massive deep-analysis journey through 3 major-label trailer tracks plus 2 more exclusive tracks written specifically for the course. With the very last section dedicated to the business side of making trailer music, there is really no stone left unturned."
- Zahari S., LA-based Audio mixer, Film Sound Mixer, and Educator
"The course and the website are very well organized. The number of details is astonishing! I've recently switched my music career focus to trailer music production and this is a perfect place to start."
"Having already taken a number of the other trailer courses online, I can safely say that Alex’s course offers a better value (especially if you get in during the early access period!) and easier to follow curriculum than the competition. He lays out fundamentals from structure to mixing in an easy to follow way that you can put into practice regardless of the style of music you write. Offering the foundation of ‘why’ and then giving you the ‘how to’ is one of Alex’s strong advantages here. Recommended."
- Mike R., composer/engineer specializing in Production, Dance, and Hybrid Orchestral music
"I've taken quite a few trailer courses and I'm not new to the trailer music business, I've writtena few cues for a publisher and although I haven't landed a proper trailer yet (besides a TV promo), I came very close to landing the theatrical trailer to Toy Story 4 and How to Train Your Dragon, however at the last minute, both were swapped out. Then I knew, there must be something that is just not quite right that I'm doing, so I enrolled in Alex's course, mainly for his insane production skills, but I have learned compositional/arrangement techniques that the other courses failed to give me. Alex's method is concise and to the point, with each video providing a ton of valuable information. I know my future tracks will now be where they need to be to land the deal! Highly recommend. "
"I had the pleasure of taking the trailer music course and it was truly a game-changer for me. The course provided me with invaluable insights that helped me to improve my trailer tracks significantly. As a result, I am proud to say that my music has been featured in major campaigns for World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, BMW, and many more. I am extremely grateful for the course and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to enhance their trailer music production skills. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and please continue to do so!"
Once you have purchased and enrolled in this course you will have access forever.
In case you don't like the course or it wasn't what you imagined, you will get your full money back within the first SEVEN days after purchase. No questions asked!
No, you can take this course at your own pace and start wherever you want. The course is available in sections that will talk about essential trailer knowledge, track analysis, and business. It is totally up to you what you want to dive in first and there are no assignments that need to be done.
However, we have a Discord support group where you are free to post your tracks and I will send you feedback as soon as possible!