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EDM - Electronic Dance Music Complete Music Production

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No formal qualification
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  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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  • This course includes lifetime access so you can complete it at your own speed.

This course is designed for those interested to learn electronic music production using DAW - Digital Audio Workstation, compose and arrange a professional-sounding EDM track and take it to the next level, advanced mixing and mastering techniques to get your track signed by labels, and learn the hidden truth with compression for EDM.

Benefits of taking this course include:

  • Unlimited and lifetime access to the course
  • Learn the course at your own pace
  • Course can be accessed on any platform
  • 24/7 Customer support

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Who this course is for:

  • Beginner producers who want to get a professional sound quickly
  • Intermediate/Expert producers who can't figure out what their tracks are missing
  • Expert producers looking for fresh tips and techniques

What you'll learn:

  • Compose and arrange a professional-sounding EDM track
  • Set up a project for optimal workflow and flawless composition
  • Create all elements of EDM including drum patterns, chord patterns, and bass-lines
  • Principal synthesis and synthesiser techniques
  • Vocal Processing: Doubling, Vocoders, Formant Shifting
  • Arrangement tips and secrets to take EDM tracks to the next level
  • Advanced mixing and mastering techniques to get your track signed by labels
  • The Intensity Graph Concept for EDM production
  • The Hidden Truth with Compression for EDM

Software version used in the course:

  • FL Studio 20 - the course is universal though and different software may be used!

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or an expert producer, this course will teach you fresh and new techniques to take your EDM productions to the next level. After all, we're never truly finished learning - there's always something around the corner that we never saw coming!

What will you gain from completing the course

  • Understand how EDM is structured, and the musical principles it's based upon
  • Effectively structure and arrange a track for optimal flow
  • Set up your project for good workflow
  • Optimise your DAW's buffer length/size and set the correct sample rate for your project
  • Be aware of swing time and how it can benefit your productions
  • How to properly choose layers and build full and fat drum patterns, chord patterns, leads, vocals, etc.
  • Be able to use automation and panning to create interest for the listener
  • Tune audio to the correct key of your track
  • Manipulate sounds by means of time stretching, formant shifting, vocoding, etc.
  • Tweak and design your own synthesiser sounds using ADSR, Filters, VCO, LFO, etc.
  • Create full and professional transitions that don't disrupt the flow
  • Be aware of driving elements and intensity line graphs
  • How to prepare your project for a full mixdown
  • Mix an EDM track using EQ, Compression, Saturation, etc.
  • Use plugins to achieve stereo width and depth
  • Sidechain elements to each other, including effects
  • Locate and correct phase issues in your track
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group of fellow students. Receive feedback, engaging discussions, and more!
  • Master your track to the correct LUFS levels for streaming sites such as Spotify, YouTube, Deezer, etc.

Additional Content:

  • Correctly hunt for labels and send your demos
  • Various PDFs and links to additional reading/study
  • 3 intensive projects so I can see how well you understand the material, and give you feedback to improve your productions

I share everything I know with you. You're gaining 10+ years of music production knowledge in one complete course.

The music industry is an extremely closed and competitive one. I don't think that's fair. If more producers were aware of the production secrets behind professional tracks, we'd have a lot more talented musicians in the EDM community!

What's in it for me? Personally, I dislike the competitive community that music producers find themselves in. I want to share my knowledge with other producers so that they may grow, learn, and teach me new techniques as well. I also have a passion for teaching, and whenever I see a student succeed with something, it gives me a great feeling - like an addiction!

EDM - Electronic Dance Music Complete Music Production will cover the following topics:

Section 1 - Introduction And Course Overview

  • Introduction And Overview
  • Course Resources

Section 2 - Structure And Project Set-up

  • Characteristics Of EDM
  • Breaking Down Structure 1
  • Breaking Down Structure 2
  • Setting Up Your Project
  • Optimising Your DAW

Section 3 - Building Drums

  • Using Swing
  • Main Elements Of Drums
  • Finding Suitable Drum Samples
  • Constructing A Drum Pattern
  • Using Panning
  • Automating Parameters
  • Tuning Samples
  • Manipulating Samples

Section 4 - Building Chords

  • Constructing Chord Patterns
  • Choosing Instruments For Chords

Section 5 - Making And Modifying Synthesisers

  • Introduction
  • Components
  • Tweaking
  • Making Your Synth Sounds

Section 6 - Building Bass

  • Main Elements Of EDM Bass
  • Constructing A Bass Pattern
  • Choosing Bass Sounds
  • Making Bass Sounds

Section 7 - Building Leads

  • Main Elements Of Leads
  • Constructing Lead Patterns
  • Choosing Lead Sounds
  • Making Lead Sounds

Section 8 - Building Pads And Strings

  • Pads vs. Strings
  • Choosing Pad Sounds
  • Making Pad Sounds
  • Choosing String Instruments
  • Synthesised Strings

Section 9 - Using Loops

  • Internal vs. External Loops
  • Using External Loops
  • Adding Variation To Internal Loops

Section 10 - Effects For EDM

  • Main Elements Of EDM Effects
  • Choosing Effects
  • Making Effects

Section 11 - Vocals

  • Introduction
  • Phrases
  • Hooks
  • Loops
  • Chops
  • Sampled Vocals

Section 12 - Manipulating Vocals

  • Introduction
  • Formant Shifting
  • Vocoders
  • Doubling
  • Layers

Section 13 - Points Of Note

  • Points Of Note

Section 14 - Transitions

  • Transitions
  • The Easiest Transition
  • Drum Fills
  • Vocal Shouts
  • Instrumental Transitions
  • Silence As A Transition
  • The Big Hit
  • Effect Transitions
  • A Combination Transition

Section 15 - Filler Elements And Extra

  • Using Filler And Extra
  • External Loops As Filler And Extra
  • Tone And Drop Blasters
  • Synths As Filler And Extra
  • Effects As Filler And Extra
  • The Reverb Swell

Section 16 - PROJECT 1 - Mini Track

  • The Mini Project
  • Link Submission

Section 17 - Arrangement Tips For Professional Sound

  • Introduction
  • Driving Elements
  • The Intensity Line Graph
  • Forming The Main Idea
  • Where To Start

Section 18 - Mixdown

  • Preparing For Mixdown

Section 19 - BeforeThe Mixing

  • Introduction To Mixing

Section 20 - Equalisation

  • EQ For Mixing
  • How To Use EQ
  • The Presence Zone
  • Instruments 1
  • Instruments 2
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Using EQ For Effect
  • Mid/Side EQ

Section 21 - Compression And Limiting

  • Compression For Mixing
  • Determining When To Use Compression
  • How To Use Compression
  • For Instruments
  • For Bass
  • For Drums
  • For Vocals
  • Glue Compression
  • Multiband Compression
  • Limiters
  • The Misconstrued Truth With Compression For EDM

Section 22 - Saturation

  • Saturation For Mixing
  • How To Use Saturation
  • For Instruments
  • For Bass
  • For Drums
  • For Vocals

Section 23 - Reverb

  • Reverb For Mixing
  • How To Use Reverb

Section 24 - Delay

  • Delay For Mixing
  • How To Use Delay
  • Slapback Delay
  • Adding Effects To Delays

Section 25 - Stereo Imaging

  • For Mixing
  • Using Panning For Wide Mixes
  • Using The Haas Effect
  • Microshifting
  • Using Reverb/Delay For Depth
  • Using Stereo Enhancing Plugins
  • For Low Frequencies

Section 26 - Phase

  • Phase For Mixing
  • Locating And Correcting Phase Issues
  • Phase Issues: Follow-Up

Section 27 - Sidechaining

  • For Mixing
  • Compression For Volume Control
  • Compression For Effect Control
  • Compression For Ducking
  • Peak Controlling

Section 28 - Extra Effects

  • For Mixing
  • Phasers
  • Flangers
  • Chorus
  • Filters

Section 29 - Mixing Technique

  • Using The Mixer For Stereo Separation (FL Studio Only)
  • How To Mix Fader Levels
  • Section 30 - PROJECT 2 - Mixing Project
  • Mixing Project
  • Link Submission

Section 31 - Essential Mastering

  • Introduction
  • EQ For Mastering
  • Compression For Mastering
  • Stereo Enhancers For Mastering
  • Limiters For Mastering
  • Checking The Track’s Levels
  • Rendering The Final Track

Section 32 - PROJECT 3 - The Big Project

  • The Big Project
  • Link Submission

Section 33 - Wrap Up

  • The Valediction

Section 34 - Extra Tip!

  • Sending Your Tracks To Record Labels

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those interested to learn electronic music production using DAW - Digital Audio Workstation, compose and arrange a professional-sounding EDM track and take it to the next level, advanced mixing and mastering techniques to get your track signed by labels, and learn the hidden truth with compression for EDM.


  • Have FL Studio, OR the ability to use another DAW (Digital Audio Workstation like Ableton and GarageBand)
  • Minimal music theory (understand beats and bars, very basic chords and scales)

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