FL Studio Plugins: How To Easily Use and Find Them

FL Studio Plugins

If you’ve been using FL Studio for a minute, you’ll have seen this beast of a list pop up when you go to load up something. This is the FL Studio plugins list, and it shows you all the devices you have in your library. Looks kinda overwhelming, right? If you’re new to FL Studio, […]

The Complete Guide to FL Studio for Beginners

FL Studio Beginners

So if you’re here, you’re probably a beginner to FL Studio, or to music production in general, right? Maybe you’ve loaded up the FL Studio interface and have thought to yourself: “How the hell am I gonna learn all this?” Let me tell you a sobering fact. Most ‘producers’ quit at this point, not wanting […]

5 Hard-to-Develop Skills All Successful Producers Have

Despite what outsiders say, electronic music production is hard. Yes, it’s easier than it used to be. There’s no need to buy expensive gear or rent out a studio to use the console. But the fact that it’s creative work hasn’t changed. And creative work, regardless of what field it’s in, is difficult. To succeed […]

Setting Goals as a Music Producer: 3 Steps for Success

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that setting goals for yourself as a music producer is important. It’s also easy. But achieving those goals? Yeah, not easy. Most producers fail to achieve their goals or even get close to achieving them. The bad news is that you’re reading this article, you’re probably […]

Ableton vs FL Studio? How to Pick the Right DAW for You

Ableton vs FL Studio

In 2009, I downloaded FL Studio as my first DAW. I got it because everyone else was using it. But in 2014, I slowly transitioned to Ableton Live, much preferring the workflow. For me personally, I wish I had started on Live. If you’re involved with electronic music production, you’ve probably heard of a lot […]

Electronic Music Production Terms: The Last Glossary You’ll Need

Electronic Music Production - The Last Glossary You'll Ever Need

When you’re new to electronic music production, you begin to realise that there are so many jargon-y terms that you have no idea about. Some of them are technical, some of them are just straight up slang. Some of them are related to production, some of them to the industry, and everything in between. This list […]

Music Production Resources – The Ultimate List

When I started making music, the biggest challenge was finding good music production resources to improve my craft. I was subscribed to a few YouTube channels and had found a couple of blogs. But there was a lot missing, and I didn’t know where to find it. Do you know what I wish I had […]

How to Make Money as a Producer

Whether you’re looking to make some extra cash on the side or you want a full-time career, it’s easier than ever to make money as a music producer. However, many producers don’t know where to begin to start making money off their music. In this article, we’ll look at 20 different ways to turn your […]

Introducing: Songwriting for Producers

Over two years ago we launched EDM Foundations, our flagship course for beginners. Since then, we’ve had over 1500 producers enroll in the course. Many have had great results. It is and has been the core focus for us at EDMProd to improve and refine the course to help new producers master the fundamentals of […]

Why You Don’t Need to Go to School for Music Production

If you’re a lurker on Reddit’s r/edmproduction, you’ll have seen a question like this: “Hey guys! I’ve been producing for about about a year. I’ve got a pretty good grasp of production, but want to take my production skills to the next level. What are your thoughts on attending a physical music production school?” Many producers […]

What to Focus on as a New Producer

What should you focus on as a beginner? What should you learn first? How should you divide your time between learning and production? It’s easy to forget about what matters most. To help give you direction, here are five pieces of advice on what to focus on as a new producer. 1. Focus On The […]

How to Make Electronic Music: The In-Depth Guide to Being an EDM Producer

You know what’s frustrating? Trying to learn how to make electronic music. I mean, it’s easier now. There’s a lot of stuff out there. But it’s still damn confusing. When I was starting out, I had all these questions… What should I learn first? What DAW should I use? What’s actually involved in making music? […]

Free Resource: Song Finishing Checklist

You’ve been working on a song for weeks. Hours have been spent making sure you have the right sounds and instruments. Every note has been meticulously placed. You’ve been tweaking more than your friend Hollow Harold who lives down at the train station. But you just can’t seem to finish it. There’s this nagging feeling […]

How To Produce Professional Music Within 12 Months (Instead of 4+ Years…)

This is a guest post by John Lavido. From “aha” to “oh shit”, John’s sharing everything on his journey to 100,000 fans. Follow his journey here. If you want to make great music that touches hearts and makes people feel something – whether they’re dancing in a nightclub or relaxing in their living room – […]

10 Takeaways from 50 Episodes

In August 2015, I started the Prodcast. Why? Because there wasn’t anything decent out there for producers. And also because it sounded like a fun thing to do. I talked to my friend Levi Whalen and he came on as co-host. The plan was to do one episode with him, and then another episode as […]