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

Sam MatlaArrangement & Composition, Mixing and Mastering, Workflow & Creativity1 Comment


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

5 Tips for Gathering Feedback the Right Way

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Recently I was interviewed by Levi Whalen for his new podcast “The Dance Music Makers Podcast.” We had an awesome discussion in which we went deep into topics like workflow, creativity, and also how to effectively get feedback from people. It’s important to talk about because most people go about getting feedback the wrong way. They either take the “spray ’n’ … Read More