This pack is loaded with over 100 presets for Arps, Bass, Leads, FX, and Pads. There is a wide variety that can be used for several different genres such as Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Trance, Techno, House, and more.
Go to Presets and get it for free.
Improve your workflow by staying organized.
Have a new sample pack or patch but can’t find it? Or maybe you were working on a project last month and forgot what you called it…
Create a system, nothing overly complicated, and stick with it. Develop a naming convention for all of your files, keep your folders neat and tidy, maintain a library for all your music, use a calendar to track your daily tasks, and create sub folders for your bookmarks. These are just a few ways to keep everything at your fingertips. No one expects you to remember every little sample file or preset, but if you categorize them and have an organized system, you won’t have trouble finding them when those creative juices are flowing.
Some of you may be wondering, do I need to play the piano or design melodic chords or write sheet music to produce EDM?
The short answer is: Not entirely, but it can be a game changer.
My background centers mostly around percussion with a hint of string instruments (Violin and Guitar). This means that many of the principles of music theory were fairly unknown to me until recently.
I now realize that much of what I am learning is really becoming useful in producing EDM of various genres. Music theory is not just history lessons about orchestras or composing symphonies. At least to me, it is about understanding the core principles of harmony, rhythm and arrangement, among many other fascinating topics. It is quite valuable for just about every EDM producer.
I am certainly not qualified to give lessons, but I will gladly share the resources I find useful.
EDM.school – 17 completely free lessons on the basic foundations of music theory.
musictheory.net – I love the ear training courses and they are completely free.
PianoNanny.com – This free resource has great lessons to teach you how to play the piano.
Now you have all the resources you will need to get started with learning some of the core fundamentals of music theory.
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The best 4 remixes will by selected by Deep Kontakt to be release on a EP called “Deep Kontakt – This Is The Future – The Remixes” on Juicy Noise Records. Contest ends on April 7th. I will keep you posted as we get closer to the deadline.
If you are new to producing music and not sure where to begin, then take this tip as a starting point.
Absorb from all of the existing influences around you.
Listen to popular music and underground music alike. Don’t be afraid of what others will think when you are first starting out. Mix up your tastes, explore the various genres and take in music from the past. Much of what you like today stems from an earlier piece of music from a totally different genre and there is nothing wrong with that. Use all these influences as a foundation and take what you like most and use that for guidance and inspiration as you discover your unique blend and style. Maybe someday, people will listen back to your music as a form of inspiration.