37 Ways to Discover New Song Ideas

Sam MatlaArrangement & Composition, General%s Comments

“All your ideas may be solid or even good..but you have to actually execute on them for them to matter.” – Gary Vaynerchuk The above quote is 100% true. Ideas mean nothing if you don’t develop them. But what if you can’t come up with ideas in the first place? After all, you can’t execute on something that doesn’t exist. And let’s … Read More

36 Production Tips from Future House Artists

Sam MatlaArrangement & Composition, General, Mixing and Mastering, Workflow & Creativity%s Comments

In March, we launched Start to Finish: Uplifting Trance. Next month (May), we’re launching a very special edition of Start to Finish with renowned producer Hyperbits. The genre of that upcoming course is future house, so I figured it’d be a great idea to get in touch with a bunch of future house producers and ask them for a production tip … Read More

10 Myths That Most Music Producers Believe Are True

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It’s a cold Winters day. I sit down with a cup of tea to begin my productive evening routine, which involves a little bit of YouTube and a lot of YouTube. Naturally, I find myself watching something about music production. It was one of those “track breakdown” videos, where the producers runs through one of their tracks, explaining how they achieved X and … Read More

8 Trance Maestros Share Their Production Tips

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What makes a high quality track? Is layering important? How should you approach your low-end?  The world of electronic music production is complex and challenging, hence why this blog exists. But I know you get sick of me writing all the time, so the EDMProd team got in touch with a bunch of professional trance artists and asked if they could … Read More