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how to make melodies

How to Make Melodies - Without Music Theory!

Today, I'm going to show you how to write a melody in just a few minutes, even if you've got no musical background.

There are lots of different ways to write melodies, of course, but this is a great technique if you struggle with music theory, or you want to get the quick, soulful melody down without mucking around in the Piano Roll Editor, testing and deleting, and wasting your precious flow, and your precious time.

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layering kicks

How to Make Your Kicks Punchier

The kick drum is arguably the most important element in any EDM track (of any genre). If it's not punching through the mix properly, the dance floor isn't going to be jumping.

Today you're gonna learn exactly how to get your kick drum sitting properly in your mix – with plenty of punch and plenty of headroom – in under 7 minutes.

Whether you are producing Trap, Future Bass, House, Trance or Pop, and whether you use Ableton Live, Logic X or FL Studio, these techniques will work for you.

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panning & stereo width

Panning & Stereo Width

Panning is a simple - but important - part of music production. Spending a couple of minutes understanding how to do it (properly) will make your productions shine.

Watch the video below to get the most out of your panning and stereo width...

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19 Steps Every New EDM Producer Should Take

Getting started can seem a bit daunting if you're a new producer, so here are 19 steps to take in 2019 that will get you on your way to the main stage!

Almost every producer runs into this realization at some point in their musical journey: Producing dance music is way more complex than they'd originally thought.

If you're a new producer, it can seem overwhelming. The software is daunting, the process is a mystery, and it seems like there are an infinite number of choices (spoiler: there are) - where do you even begin?

I remember that feeling, and I want to help ease that pain  - so I've laid out 19 steps to take as a new producer that'll leave you with a completed song idea and get you started on your journey.

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Produce Like Deadmau5 (in Under 10 Minutes)

In this blog post and video, I show you how to make music like Deadmau5 in under 10 minutes. It's easy to follow – even for beginners!

Deadmau5 has long been one of the world-leading producers in the electronic dance music scene. His fat, tight productions have rocked dance floors for over a decade. By learning some of the techniques he uses you can drastically improve your own music productions in a surprisingly short space of time, and in this video and post I attempt to unravel some of the secrets for you to use in your own productions.

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how to sound like don diablo

How to Produce Like Don Diablo

Get that Don Diablo, Hexagon sound in this step-by-step video tutorial.

Don Diablo has been storming the world with his energetic future house for the past few years, and today we look at how to get that sound. Yes – developing your own style is SO important – but it helps (MASSIVELY) to breakdown what other (better) producers are doing, to learn some of their tricks which you can then incorporate into your own music.

That being said, let's dive right in...

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5 Music Production Workflow Tips (For Getting More Music Finished)

Music production workflow is one of the key elements of EDM production. If you aren't getting music finished, then you aren't getting music released.

However, if you find a workflow that works for you, you can build fans, earn money, play gigs, and basically...be a proper music producer, rather than just someone with lots of "great ideas", but nothing to show for it (other than a full hard drive!)...

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How to Make Killer Chord Progressions

Catchy chords and chord progressions are often the basis of what makes a really memorable song - regardless of genre – so today we’re going to look at how to write KILLER chord progressions!

In this post we look at changing some different elements of bog-standard, quite “boring” chord progressions, to come up with something more interesting - more memorable!

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