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EDM Production Tricks for Your Toolbox

A couple of electronic dance music (EDM) production tricks that can come in handy for all types of beat driven, electronic music styles

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Remix Song Structure

Do remixes have a defined song structure? Yes they do, and for good reason. The object of a dance music remix is to get the song that’s been remixed played in the clubs.

Remixing Renaissance

tr.v. re·mixed, re·mix·ing, re·mix·es: To recombine audio tracks from a recording to produce a new or modified audio recording.

Easy Sound Design in Reason

I’ve worked in a lot of DAW programs: Digital Performer, Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Live, and Reason.

Proper Home Studio Set Up

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the best gear money can buy if your studio isn’t properly set up. I can’t tell you how many home studios I’ve seen with improperly positioned monitors

Sidechain Compression in Reason: That Pulsing Dance Music Sound

It’s super easy to sidechain compress in Reason. And this is the key to producing that classic, pulsing synth pad sound you hear in dance music.

Lucky Date Interview

I recently had the opportunity to chat with up-and-coming electronic music producer and DJ, Lucky Date (Jordan Atkins-Loria).

Nectar, Stutter Edit, and an “Army of Love” Remix

After returning from summer vacation in Hawaii, I needed a little remixing exercise to get me back into a music production mood.

Why Mixing Through a Gain Maximizer is a Bad Idea

Here’s a common mistake I see over and over: producing and mixing a track with a gain maximizer on your mixer’s main output.

Hip-Hop Drum Beat and Bass Tutorial

I’ve received many requests for tutorials on writing/producing a hip-hop or dance beat. In theory, this is a nice idea.