The Necessity of Intentional Listening

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I recently posted the following image to Facebook. It’s not hard to figure out that to improve as a producer, you actually need to produce. Production should be your priority, but at the same time, some level of consumption, or “out-of-the-box” learning is essential. One of the best forms of consumption, or learning, is listening to music. In fact, I’d argue … Read More

The August Loop Challenge!

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Not too long ago, an old article of mine started making the rounds on Facebook, both in groups and on pages. It was a case study: a breakdown of what I learned making an 8-bar loop every day for 28 days. A couple of people suggested that I run a challenge on EDMProd. A challenge where each participant has to … Read More

How to Enhance Your Creative Process Using the Production Pyramid

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This is a guest post from Nicholas Di Lorenzo of Panorama Mastering and Cassandra Zko of ZKO Music.  From Sam: Some time ago, I asked the EDMProd Artist Community if they thought that too many producers focus on the technical aspects of a track (mixing, mastering, sonics, etc.) over composition and songwriting.  One answer that stood out in particular was from my … Read More