The post was written by Kevin Dooley, who is a professional EDM producer. The post has ten lessons. Each lesson is described in detail and goes into how to do it and what to watch out for.
The first lesson is “Take A Break”. This shows the importance of taking breaks when producing music. It says that sometimes you get stuck on a part of your music and taking a break can really help.
The second lesson is “Be Open To Change”. This talks about how sometimes you will have an idea of what your song will sound like, but it may come out completely different from what you imagined. He says that if you are not open to change then you will not get anywhere with your music.
The third lesson is “Don’t Overthink Things”. He says that if he tried to think about every little detail of his song he would never finish it because there is always something else to tweak or add.
The fourth lesson is “Keep It Simple”. He says that the best songs usually have a simple tune or melody because people don’t like complicated stuff when they listen to music. Also, it’s easier to write simpler songs rather than harder ones because they take less time and effort to make them sound good or better than harder ones would
1. If you want to make electronic music, you must be willing to make music by yourself.
Before even getting started with making your first beat or synth, you need to be aware that the hours of work and isolated practice will ultimately lead you to becoming an EDM producer. You might not see it now, but there are so many things that can happen when working alone in the studio. Some people say that producing electronic music alone is a lonely lifestyle, but then again, it’s all about perspective.
2. There’s a lot of software to choose from, but choose wisely.
When it comes to choosing your software for production, there are so many options out there that it becomes overwhelming pretty quickly. There are some software programs that are more expensive than others while there are some that may be free. However, if you’re just starting out and trying to learn how to produce electronic music, I’d suggest using a free program such as LMMS or Garageband (please don’t use garageband). These two programs have everything you need and they’re both free!
3. Make sure your internet connection is fast enough.
As an electronic artist who spends most of his time on the internet discovering new music, uploading songs onto my Soundcloud page and
If you want to produce electronic music, there is a lot of advice and wisdom out there. I’ve been producing for nearly 10 years and over that time, I’ve learnt many lessons. Some have come the hard way, but most have been given to me by other producers, or friends in the industry. Here are some of the most valuable lessons i have learnt over the years.
1. You can’t make music without reference tracks
One of the most common questions i get asked is “how do you know what sounds good?”. The answer is simple; you listen to other people’s music! This doesn’t mean you should copy other people’s songs or sounds, it just gives you a general idea of what your genre should sound like in terms of mixing and mastering levels, bass frequency ranges etc.. I find it best to listen to similar artists around my skill level, rather than the big name producers who will always be better than me.
2. You need a good set of monitors
This one is really important if you want to make professional sounding music. Speakers are designed for specific types of music so it is important that you choose speakers that suit your genre. If you make
I’m an EDM producer. I make my living writing music for commercials and video games, and I’ve had the privilege of working with some very successful artists.
This page will be a collection of tips, tricks and lessons that I’ve learned over the years as a producer and record label owner. This is a long read, so you may want to bookmark it if you’re planning on coming back later.
First things first: don’t ever give up. This is the number one rule in the music industry, and it applies to all genres of music. Stay persistent, stay motivated and always keep pushing forward! And never be afraid to ask questions – we were all newbies once!
There are many different types of electronic music. The two main types are “house” and “techno.” House is more popular than techno because it’s easier to learn and understand. Techno has more complicated sounds which makes it harder for beginners to grasp, but it’s still possible to get started if you have patience!
There are many different ways of creating electronic music, but I’m going to focus on what’s called “sample-based production.” Sample-based production means using samples from other songs or instruments in order to create your own unique tracks without needing any
I started producing in 2009. I was 15 and I had a copy of Logic Pro 8. My music was awful, but I knew that I loved the process of creating it. It wasn’t until 2012 that I released my first track under my artist name, Man Power.
In those early years, I learned a lot of important lessons that shaped me as a producer and an artist. This is a list of 10 things that helped me to get where I am today.
1) You’re never too good to learn new things
2) Do your best work at all times
3) Don’t be afraid to break rules
4) Learn how to say no
5) The internet is your friend
6) Don’t expect anything from anyone
7) Work fast: you have no idea how long you have left on earth (this one’s pretty dark, but it’s true!)
8) Be consistent in your output and quality of work (if you can)
9) Your music doesn’t have to please everyone (it’s impossible anyway!) But it does need to please yourself if you want longevity in this game!
10) Always seek out new experiences
1. Your music is never finished.
2. You can never have too many sounds.
3. Push yourself to think outside the box and take risks in your song writing.
4. Don’t be afraid to be different, it will pay off in the end.
5. Try not to spend too much time on one part of a song, you’ll drive yourself crazy and lose focus on the big picture.
6. A good song structure is key for a successful track; if the beginning, middle, and end of your song are interesting then you’re set!
7. As much as possible, try to write music without being distracted by anything else; this is easier said than done so find a quiet place or use noise canceling headphones/earplugs if you get easily distracted like me!
8. The best way to improve your skills as a producer is to listen critically to other artists, see how they write their songs, and try to imitate their sound while adding your own personal touch at the same time (this is why it’s important not only copycat others).
9. Make sure that all parts of your song work well together; listen through once before you export so that nothing sounds
The past year has been a whirlwind for me. I started getting gigs, I’ve been working with other artists and I’ve released my first EP. It’s been a crazy ride and it’s still only the beginning.
I want to share some things that I’ve learned from all of this, because no matter what industry you’re trying to get in to there is so much more than meets the eye.
1. Self-promotion is important. This isn’t exactly breaking news but it’s something that people tend to forget when they are creating art. It’s not just about creating, it’s also about putting yourself out there and showing the world what you have. If you don’t do this then nobody will see your work and you will never get anywhere.
2. You need to know people. For example, if you want a big DJ to play your track at an event then you need to know them or know someone that knows them. That’s how things get done in this business and honestly in any business.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice from other artists (even the big ones). A lot of them are willing to help out if they like what you’re doing and if they see potential in you as an artist