Electronic Music Production Workflows TUTORiAL
Featuring 1hr 28min 40sec of content and over 48 videos, learn time saving and inspirational tips and tricks that will allow you to produce and mix electronic music faster and more creatively!
Electronic Music Production Workflows TUTORiAL
"I've watched several of Adam's tutorial series and after each I came away thinking I need to write a raving review. His series are atypical in style and delivery. And yet they are an uncomplicated, straight forward and passionate talk on making music. He is easy to listen to and full of great practical ideas (a few you may confirm from your own experience). There are too many nuggets to choose from so I won't get long-winded by cherry picking. Just sit back, enjoy and learn something inspiringly new."
ill.Gates is a pioneering electronic music producer and educator, who has been pushing the boundaries of electronic music for over 15 years. With over 58 million plays across platforms, 8 studio albums, 250+ individual songs, and over 1000 live performances, ill.Gates has established himself as a leader in the underground electronic music scene. He has worked with a diverse range of artists, from underground acts like Mr Bill, Apashe, Chee, Rip Kenny, Danny Asadi, G Jones, to mainstream acts like Gucci Mane, Star Wars, and Alanis Morissette. His "4 Producers 1 Sample" video with Andrew Huang has become a staple in the music production community and his unique blend of philosophy, workflow and original techniques has made him a respected figure in the industry.
As an educator, ill.Gates has a proven track record of helping students achieve success in the electronic music industry. His students include some of the most respected names in the scene, such as Illenium, Morgan Page, and 10X Grammy Nominee Damian Taylor. His unique blend of philosophy, workflow, and original techniques, like '128s' and 'Mudpies', make the complex process of music production easy to understand and execute, and his system is built on behavioral science and intrinsic motivation, ensuring a fun and productive learning experience.
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What is music production? Nowadays, it most often refers to the full journey of creating a piece of recorded music: from the initial spark of inspiration through to writing, recording, shaping sounds and adding effects, and finally mixing and mastering a track, ready for release.
The Creative Electronic Music Producer examines the creative processes of electronic music production, from idea discovery and perception to the power of improvising, editing, effects processing, and sound design.
Featuring case studies from across the globe on musical systems and workflows used in the production process, this book highlights how to pursue creative breakthroughs through exploration, trial and error tinkering, recombination, and transformation.The Creative Electronic Music Producer maps production's enchanting pathways in a way that will fascinate and inspire students of electronic music production, professionals already working in the industry, and hobbyists.
Thomas Brett is an electronic music producer, with a PhD in ethnomusicology from New York University. His essays and book reviews have appeared in the journals Popular Music and Popular Music and Society, as well as edited collections by Routledge, and Oxford, and Cambridge University presses. He has released numerous electronic music recordings and his compositions for marimba and vibraphone have been performed internationally by soloists and university ensembles. Thomas has played percussion on Broadway since 1997 and writes about music at brettworks.com.
In this fascinating and highly accessible account, Thomas Brett proves his skills not just as a music maker, but also as a critical thinker on the subject of music production as a cultural space. He experiments and samples widely. He blends. He makes forays into different disciplines his own, creating an ongoing series of metaphors that repeatedly deliver insights into music production as a field. More than simply offering a masterful introduction to production technology, Brett teaches us to consider its sociological context and cultural resonances. His notion of the producer-fan helps us rethink the out-dated dichotomy that artificially separates fans from music makers, when we know those roles can and do overlap.
Pilo is a producer, sound designer, and noise architect based out of Los Angeles, California. Serving as the alias of electronic musician Cameron Ward, the name Pilo corresponds to the physical sensation of "chills."
Much like the definition, Pilo can be found tracing the intersection of neuroscience and electronic music. Through notable releases on Turbo and Boysnoize Records, Pilo has demonstrated a concerted effort to push the boundaries of techno and electro production.
Most of the tips below are completely free to act upon--meaning minimal obligation for you to get extra gear! There are a few optional choices, but none of them are absolutely necessary to create a great music production workflow.
A nice office chair is one of the best investments you can make in your production rig. When you sit with weak support or poor posture, you increase the strain on your body. Aside from hurting you more in the long term, the added discomfort will distract you from your music and make the overall experience less pleasant.
Well, the answer is that Ableton Live offers a unique combination of features and capabilities that make it an ideal tool for electronic music production. In this blog post, we're going to take a look into what makes Ableton Live so special, and why you should consider using it for your productions.
For example, if you're working on a track and you want to try out a new idea, you can simply hit the "record" button and start improvising. Ableton Live will capture everything you do, and you can easily edit and arrange your ideas later on. This is a powerful and creative way to work, and it's one of the reasons why many electronic music producers love Ableton Live.
Another reason to use Ableton Live is that it is designed for real-time performance. This means that you can easily create and perform music in real time, using a variety of features such as the ability to trigger clips and scenes, use effects and instruments in real time, and improvise with loops and samples. This makes Ableton Live a great choice for live performances, and it's one of the reasons why many electronic music producers use it for their live shows.
Ableton Live is a popular choice among electronic music producers because of its flexibility, real-time performance capabilities, extensive audio and MIDI capabilities, integrated effects and instruments, and active user community. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced producer, Ableton Live can be a valuable tool in your electronic music production workflow.
Get an intensive deep dive into one of the best music production tools out there! After this class you can finally focus on making music, because you know Ableton inside out. We share all our knowledge - so you will be familiar with the techniques professional producers use.
If you want total control over your digital music production workflow, Reason is the program for you. What makes this program so special among musicians is how its user interface emulates the experience of using actual rack-mounted audio gear.
Good electronic music production, as you can imagine however, isn't a recipe you can follow. Almost every producer has their own way of getting to a finished track. The same producer will probably have a different workflow on each of the various tracks they produce.
So, on this page you can access a music production checklist and a workflow workshop video where I go through the entire step-by-step music production process with you, from where you start a track, through to how you develop it up until where it's mastered and ready to ship.
You know, and I know, music production isn't a linear process. When you're head down in a 148-track DAW project with 10 sub-groups running into 3 pre-master groups and so many plugins and sends active your CPU has started to beg for mercy, there's no cookie-cutter recipe you can follow to get out of the mess you've gotten yourself into.
So, if you've produced 20+ tracks already, you've been through the process. A step-by-step music production process checklist won't prove too helpful. Sure, you might be able to compare it to your own production workflow and maybe get some ideas about how you can switch things up a bit in the studio. That's pretty much it. So, you can skip this one and you'll be fine. ;-)
The Start-Develop-Finish music production workflow checklist and accompanying video workshop walk-through lists 25 important steps in the process. I wish someone would track the amount of moves made during the production of a track but alas, we'll have to estimate it's in the tens of thousands if not more.
The purpose of this checklist isn't to explain the entire music production process in detail. Nor is it to list every last variable possible. It's just a tiny crack that allows newer producers a way to get a snapshot overview peek into the whole process. It's not "The 5 Steps of Producing a Track!" and neither is it "The Ultimate Guide to Music Production". It's in between somewhere.
Digital audio workstations vary from company to company. Certain DAW software manufacturers have been successful because they cater to a very specific demographic. For example, Ableton has cornered the niche market for electronic music producers, producing professional quality music in the box and then being able to take that same session on stage for live performances. Whereas Image line FL Studio (Fruity Loops) is a similarly competitive all-in-one DAW for the same demographic but is not set up for live performances. Avid Pro Tools Ultimate blows both aforementioned DAW's out of the water if you're looking to work in the music industry or audio industry and record bands or work on a dub stage, and Apple Logic Pro is known for its ease of MIDI recording and editing.