An EDM music producer understands the need to stay current with the latest musical trends, software, sounds, production techniques, and business fundamentals. This path will help you build a strong foundation in the latest EDM production techniques.
Master foundational audio concepts.
Learn time tested recording and mixing techniques.
Discover the roles and responsibilities of a music producer.
Audio and Music Production Careers: First Steps with Garrick Chow
Learn about the jobs, equipment, DAWs, and training you need to get started down an audio learning path.
25m 10s • COURSE
The Business of Songwriting: First Steps with Garrick Chow
Get started in the business of songwriting. Learn about all of the major organizations, rights, and procedures that songwriters have to deal with in the music business.
1h 20m • COURSE
Ableton Live 10 Essential Training with Rick Schmunk
Learn how to create, record, edit, mix, and produce your musical projects using Ableton Live 10.
13h 42m • COURSE
Learning Songwriting: Ableton Live with Yeuda Ben-Atar
Learn how to capture your musical ideas quickly and turn them into great songs with Ableton Live.
1h 9m • COURSE
Ableton Live 9: Programming Beats with Yeuda Ben-Atar
Learn how to make beats for house, dubstep, drum and bass, juke, trap, and hip-hop tracks, with Ableton Live.
2h 27m • COURSE
Learning Maschine 2 with JK Swopes
JK "saintjoe" Swopes—educator behind MaschineTutorials.com—shows how to get started creating your own beats, hooks, and harmonies with Maschine.
2h 20m • COURSE
MASCHINE: Beat Making with JK Swopes
Producer JK Swopes demonstrates how to create beats using MASCHINE's built-in sounds, expansions, and samples.
1h 33m • COURSE
Learning Synth Programming with Scott Hirsch
Learn how synthesis actually works, how to sculpt sound with filters and envelopes, and how to craft your own synth patches, including leads, pads, drums, and bass.
1h 32m • COURSE
Learning Synth Programming: Beyond the Basics with Scott Hirsch
Move beyond the basics of synth programming, and learn techniques for creating big moving basslines, evocative percussion patterns, and rich synth pads.
1h 54m • COURSE
MASSIVE: Digital Synthesis with Evan Sutton
Learn how to create out of this world sounds with MASSIVE, using its flexible and powerful filters and routing, audio processing, and modulation features.
3h 35m • COURSE
EDM Production Techniques: Drums with J. Scott Giaquinta
Learn how to create super-pro drum sounds for electronic dance music (EDM) productions.
1h 47m • COURSE
EDM Production Techniques: Basslines with J. Scott Giaquinta
Learn how to create super-pro basslines for your electronic dance music (EDM) tracks.
1h 52m • COURSE
EDM Production Techniques: Extreme Sound Mangling with J. Scott Giaquinta
Make electronic dance music that stands out from the rest, with these extreme sound-mangling techniques. Learn how to use vocoders, flangers, distortion, and more, to create a unique sound.
3h 14m • COURSE
Mixing an EDM Track with Dave Darlington
Learn how to mix a solid EDM track from raw material with Dave Darlington's Grammy-winning techniques.
1h 36m • COURSE
Advanced EDM Mixing with Colin Fisher
Learn advanced mixing techniques specifically suited to the EDM environment, to make your tracks sound fat, wide, and full.
1h 49m • COURSE
A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks with Evan Sutton
Discover how to turn song ideas and rough recordings into complete, polished tracks, with music producer Evan Sutton's patented music production workflow.
3h 3m • COURSE
You'll learn EDM production with these experts.
Garrick Chow has authored 75+ training courses, and is a presenter at Macworld and AIGA.
Garrick Chow is a senior staff author at Lynda.com, and has authored dozens of courses, covering a diverse range of topics. He regularly leads live classes and seminars at private companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities. He has been a presenter at the Macworld conference, and at events for design associations such as AIGA and UCDA. His interests include audio and music production, digital lifestyle tools, and fitness-related apps and gadgets. When not sitting in front of a computer screen, Garrick can be found playing with the indie-rock band The Jellybricks (www.thejellybricks.com) or trail running. Visit him at www.garrickchow.com or follow him on Twitter @garrickchow.
Rick Schmunk is a professor at the USC Thornton School of Music. He helps students adapt to new music tech.
Dr. Richard Schmunk is an assistant professor of pedagogical technology at the USC Thornton School of Music. To his work he brings the practical experience of 30 years as a professional musician, a clear vision for the future of new technologies in both music performance and education, and a passion for teaching. Rick has held positions in both the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) and the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME). He is an active music technology clinician and presenter at conferences and workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. His work encompasses two distinct audiences: music educators and young people aspiring to careers in the music industry. Rick's teaching reflects his commitment to equipping student musicians and those guiding their professional development with the tools, knowledge, and skills necessary for success in the rapidly evolving musical workplace of the 21st century.
Yeuda Ben-Atar (aka Side Brain) produces, performs, and studies electronic music and teaches Ableton Live.
Yeuda Ben-Atar (aka "Side Brain" or "Juda Baduda") produces, performs, and studies electronic music. He started out his musical career playing the keys and guitar in the 90s. After discovering Ableton Live 6 in 2007, he started producing electronic, hip-hop, and soul-oriented music and in 2011 he released an album on Holy Dubs Recording, a Jerusalem-based company.
Yeuda started making music for commercial use as well as playing live with his unique setup incorporating Ableton Live with old video game controllers. Today, Side Brain lives in LA where he performs and produces music in his own studio, as well as giving private and group Ableton Live lessons and running Ableton Live user groups. Learn more at http://sidebrain.net/.
JK Swopes aka saintjoe is a music producer, educator, and audio consultant to Native Instruments and Ableton.
JK Swopes is a music producer, web editor, music technology instructor, product tester, and audio technology consultant. Many also know him as "saintjoe" through various online forums and communities. JK has always been a music lover and, as such, started producing music for himself and other independent gospel artists in 2001.
JK has a desire to help people understand and get the most out of their gear. In 2009, he started SoundsAndGear.com as a virtual outlet for product reviews, tutorials, demonstrations, and testing, in conjunction with the SoundsAndGear YouTube channel. Since then, he's worked with various companies within the audio equipment and software industries, including Native Instruments, Big Fish Audio, American Musical Supply, Arturia, Novation, Spectrasonics, Ableton, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Studio Electronics, and more.
JK has been a user of Native Instruments Maschine since its initial release in 2009. After helping thousands of people learn and use Maschine, in 2011 he created MaschineTutorials.com, which was the first online subscription-based tutorial community dedicated to Maschine.
His desire is to continue helping others find, learn, and use their musical tools in a way that allows them to fully experience whatever creativity they wish to express. Find him at jkswopes.com, maschinetutorials.com, or on social media.
NYU professor Scott Hirsch is a sound designer, an editor for film and video, and an audio engineer.
Scott Hirsch is a sound designer, an editor and mixer for film and video, a musician, and an audio engineer. Scott's straightforward approach to teaching professional audio concepts, including applications such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and Reason, has brought indispensable knowledge and boundless creativity to his students. As a sound designer, editor, and mixer for film and video, his selected credits include sound design for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival special jury mention, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, and director Jonathan Caouette's short All Flowers in Time. He was the sound effects editor on the 2012 feature The Comedy, Sundance 2011 and IFC feature Septien, and Outfest 2013 outstanding screenwriting and best dramatic feature winner, Test. Scott was the supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer on Cannes Film Festival 2012 and SXSW best short winner The Chair, Seattle Film Festival short film winner Mobile Homes, and cult favorite Plagues & Pleasures of the Salton Sea, as well as countless other narrative films and documentaries. Musically, he engineers and plays multiple instruments with the bands Hiss Golden Messenger, Family Band, and his own project Dunedin Dunedin. Scott received his master's degree in music technology from New York University, where he concentrated his studies on 3D and spatial audio. He is an adjunct professor at NYU's Music Technology department and at Stephen F. Austin State University's Sound Recording Technology program. Scott is the coauthor of the Wiley/Sybex book Pro Tools® 7 Session Secrets: Professional Recipes for High-Octane Results.
Evan Sutton's music has been heard in clubs around the world, in short films, and in ad campaigns.
He is relied upon by a growing number of artists as a production luminary, working with Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Erasure), Dan Platzman (Imagine Dragons), Spank Rock, DJ Shiftee, and many more. As Astrolith, Sutton distills his sound further, rocking dance floors with live sets consisting entirely of original music. Astrolith has released on Mute; Boys Noize Records; Hot Mom USA; Slit Jockey Records; and his own imprint, Space Is The Place, comanaged by Rar Kelly.
J. Scott G. is an EDM veteran who has remixed A-list talent such as Madonna, David Bowie, and Paul Oakenfold.
J. Scott G. (Scott Giaquinta) is a twenty-year EDM veteran producer who has released countless original albums and singles, and has also remixed A-list talent such as Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, Johnny Cash, and Frank Sinatra (just to name a few). He's written music that has appeared in major motion pictures such as Bad Boys II, Tomb Raider, and The Art Of War; television shows like CSI and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and numerous video games. Find out more at Libra Rising Music.
Grammy winner Dave Darlington produces critically acclaimed music for radio, film, and TV.
With a career spanning over thirty years, Grammy winner Dave Darlington can proudly attest to being a master of many varied musical styles. From Harlem, New York City, Dave's family traded the icy New York winters for the Florida sunshine before Dave hit his teen years. Thus, his early musical education was a heady melting pot of formal (piano, bass, and theory) training and the fusion of Miami's rock and funk prevalent in the clubs and radio stations that surrounded him.
He later earned a bachelors degree in music from the University of Florida, and played stints with the Jacksonville Symphony and the Gold Coast (Tampa) Symphony Orchestra as a professional bassist. After hitting the road for three years with a Colorado-based jazz-funk fusion band, Dave settled in New York in the late '70s, determined to make it as a session musician.
Between sessions, Dave's growing proficiency as a programmer, with a multi-instrumentalist background, eventually led to a job as a part-time programmer at the venerable Secret Sound Recording Studio in Chelsea. Later, Dave presided over his own room/studio, Bass Hit, within the Quadrasonic Studios complex. He divided his time between mixing, touring with groups like Seduction and C+C Music Factory, and songwriting, notably co-penning Phyllis Hyman's #1 hit "Don't Wanna Change the World."
Taking the step to go independent in 1990, Dave opened Bass Hit Recording on 23rd St. and 6th Avenue. Dave consolidated his reputation as a versatile and capable mix engineer and programmer across the board in rock/pop/dance/R&B/jazz genres. Simultaneously, he broadened his base, drawing on his classical and symphonic background when branching out into the world of film and TV composition. Dave received critical acclaim for his compositional work for the hit HBO series Oz, which he scored for the entirety of its six-season run. Dave also won Grammys for mixing jazz legend Wayne Shorter's Alegría album on Verve Records, and Brian Lynch and Eddie Palmieri's Simpático.
Colin Fisher, aka Soundprank, is an EDM gonzo and sound designer for the video game industry.
Ontario native Colin Fisher, has worked as a sound designer, composer, mixer, and is even better known by his alias, Soundprank. No stranger to the electronic dance music scene, yet trained from a young age in classical piano and jazz, he aims to deliver a musical experience that evokes a sense of magic reminiscent of the 90's combined with the balanced, lush, and atmospheric sounds more prominent in today's EDM scene. His innovative take on retro-futurist sounds has charted him numerous times on Beatport's Progressive House and Trance Top 100, and many of his tracks have graced the decks and radio waves over the years, including hits such as "Gemini," "Atlantic, "Squared," "Flare," "Beginnings," "Animus," "The Far Side," and more. Soundprank has also remixed the likes of Andain, Velvetine, Parker & Hanson, Solarity, and Dinka, along with a bootleg he did of Sasha's luminary track from his Involver album, "Belong." Valuing quality over quantity, he is careful and highly selective of his release schedule. He's recently diversified by releasing a chillout track "Harbour" that has already reached (to some acclaim) the upper echelons of Beatport's Chillout charts on Anjunabeats recent compilation "Anjunabeats: Chilled Summer". He has also worked in the video games industry behind the scenes as part of the production team for the AAA title Thief, which was released by famed studio Eidos Montreal (known also for Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution). When he isn't knee-deep writing orchestral and electronic music for some of the industry's biggest sample and trailer companies, Soundprank is renowned for being a storyteller DJ, and brings the same feel in his productions to his DJ sets.