Blog 2


Amateur sounding EDM tracks are usually the result of poor production from start to finish. One problem which I see often is producers relying too heavily on presets. Presets on most software synthesizers are great, don’t get me wrong. Not only do they provide the user with a broad spectrum of possibilities and creative inspiration, they can teach us a lot about synthesis, if enough attention is paid to the different settings used to create a given sound. Read more...
The central element and perhaps the most important in most electronic dance tracks is the kick drum. While solid percussion in general is vital to producing quality electronic dance tracks, the four-to-the-floor kick is what separates most electronic dance music from other genres of electronica. Read more...
Twenty years ago most electronic dance music production required an array of expensive hardware synthesizers, drum machines and recording equipment. Today, a moderately powerful computer running a digital audio workstation is all one needs to produce great tracks. Read more...
Equalizers are audio processors that allow an engineer to boost or cut certain frequencies within an audio signal. They are used in many ways, but primarily their function is to prevent elements in a mix from canceling each other out. In other words, since many instruments share certain frequencies with one another, it is often the case that certain unnecessary frequencies may be cut from one instrument in order to allow the other instrument to be heard more clearly. Read more...