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EDM Production Blog – Beat Tweaks

The Two Faces of Great Sounding Tracks

Want the “secret” to amazing tracks?  Then please allow me to give you some advice that you need to hear and keep in mind every time you produce a track. 

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6 EDM Production Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Producing a great track is not easy.  Ones who do put together a great track understand that things have to be done right from the very start.  You need a solid base to build on and that’s why it’s so important to get off on the right foot. Successful producers understand that sample selection, sound design, mixing and tasteful arrangement all work together to create a great track that people want to listen to over and over again. In electronic dance music more than any other genre, things can get messy really fast.  That’s because you literally have an infinite …

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Using Reverb to Put an Instrument in its Own Space

There are so many ways you can use reverb in electronic dance music.  Most people people think of reverb as an “effect” but it’s really much more than that.  It can literally mean the difference between a flat, lifeless mix and a full, rich, professional sounding one if you use it right.   In this video you’ll learn how to use reverb to put an instrument in its own space and make it sound as if it was coming from somewhere else.  Not only will this technique make instruments sit better in a busy mix, it will also add a …

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How To Get Massive Sounding Kick Drums With One Little Tweak

Nov 1,16by Fuad Murad

How would you like to clean up the bottom end, fit the kick and bass together and tighten up your kick drum all with one little tweak?  Sound too good to be true?  Well it’s not. The kick drum is probably the most important element of a good dance track, I’m sure you already know this.  It’s also one of the hardest to get right.   Even if your synths are on point, your basses huge and percussion snappy; if your kick drum doesn’t have the energy, punch and clarity to match then your entire track will be a let down. …

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How To Master Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

Sep 22,16by Fuad Murad

In all my years of teaching electronic music production, there’s nothing I get asked about more than mastering.  I understand why that might be the case considering all the noise, hype, smoke and mirrors surrounding mastering;  it can get confusing. But that doesn’t have to be the case.  Seriously, mastering is not some kind of ancient secret passed down through generations of audio engineers.  It’s a process and you need to treat it as such. Before I jump into how to master electronic music though, there’s a few things we need to get straight. You DON’T need expensive plugins.  The …

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Why Mixing & Mastering On Headphones May Be Your Best Option

We all know how important a good monitoring environment is for achieving great sounding mixes and masters.  We also know how expensive setting it up can be. The list for setting up a good monitoring situation can be daunting to say the least. A non-square shaped room. Finding and spreading out “nodes” in your room. Acoustic treatment. Choosing the right speakers. Ideal speaker placement. Ideal listening position. Special and expensive wall and floor materials. …and the list goes on. But what if I told you that there was another solution to your monitoring setup, one with much less hassle?  What …

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