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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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How to Gain Stage Properly

Learning to gain stage sounds boring BUT…it’s VERY quick to learn (and super important!). It can get you better mixes in just a few minutes.

Spend a few minutes learning how to gain stage properly, and it will pay HUGE dividends in the quality of your productions.

And don’t worry…It’s simpler than it sounds:

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Layering Sounds in EDM (Properly!)

One of the most important skills to learning music production is the art of layering different sounds. In fact, one could say that this is THE skill – regardless of genre.

An orchestra involves layer complimentary sounds, as does a band, and it's certainly the case when it comes to Electronic Dance Music production. Think about it for a second, the kick layers under the snare, the synth on the bass, and the effects on top of everything else...

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Stereo Width

Top 10 Stereo Widening Tips

We all want wide, clear, punchy mixes. Here are my top 10 ways for achieving super-wide stereo width in an easy to understand, step-by-step tutorial.

Stereo width is super-important when it comes to a pro-sounding mix, and there are a few tools at our disposal. This video goes through my ten favourite techniques, and how to to use them. In this video, we cover...

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Interview with Lempo

If you want to get your music out to the world (or make a living from it), learn from someone who's already doing it.

I recently interviewed Grammy-shortlisted UK producer “Lempo” of Applique Music (A.K.A Mike McGuinness) about what it takes to succeed in the music industry. He's supported artists such as Hardwell, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy, DJs all over the world, has music synced to television and often tops the download charts.

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How to Sidechain

How to Sidechain

Learning how to sidechain properly is a production technique that can just up the quality of all your tracks, and in this post, we walk through four techniques to achieve similar results.

Sidechain compression is a technique that’s found its way into pretty much EVERY dance track in the world – in all genres – and for VERY good reason.

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How to Master a Song in Your DAW

How to Master Your Own Songs

MASTER A SONG in 7 simple steps, in your bedroom. FULLER, FATTER, LOUDER & MORE CLEAR!

Mastering is the final, essential stage in music production, and is considered a dark art by some. It's where a track is polished, taking it up to radio / club / festival quality. We want it loud, clear, fat and wide without distortion.

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