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Master the fundamentals of electronic music production by completing 4 projects in 4 weeks

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Ask yourself this...
How do some producers make great music after just one year of producing, while others still sound average?

It's not that they're more talented.

It's not that they have more money. 

And it's not even necessarily that they have more time...

The answer? It's how they learn and practice.

The most successful new producers have these things in common: 

  • They work quickly and focus on finishing songs (not just starting them)...
  • They develop real skills rather than just watching an endless amount of tutorials...
  • They build habits that help them learn quickly and practice effectively...

But most importantly, they get a good start.

They get the right education and advice from the get-go. This saves them hundreds of hours of time over the course of their learning trajectory. It helps them forge good habits (and avoid bad ones). And it's a lot less frustrating than the path most new producers take. 

If you're a new producer, you're likely thinking about all of this. Anxiously.

You love electronic music, and you just want to make it. 

But you don't know where to start. 

You've read a few articles... watched a few videos...

But instead of giving you answers, they left you with more questions. 

Or maybe you've already tried. You've taken an online course or program, but it was too confusing (and if you're honest, a bit boring). 

All YOU want to do is skip the nonsense and start off on the right foot. You want to find the best education at an affordable price.  

Don't do what I did...

I'm Sam Matla. I've been producing music for over 8 years and teaching it professionally for the last 5 years.

I wasted a lot of time learning how to make electronic music. What took me months to learn could have been shortened to a few weeks.

I had no direction. I was completely on my own. 

Sure, I picked up some techniques and ideas from various tutorials... which helped. But I still didn't understand how everything worked together. 

Those first few months left me confused and discouraged. 

I almost quit. 

In fact, I took a break for several months before returning, simply because I found it too difficult. 

Looking back, I realized I made three key mistakes during those first few months:

  1. I focused too much on theoretical learning, instead of actually doing...
  2. I developed bad habits. I cut corners, worked slowly, and didn't finish what I started...
  3. I had no framework for learning. I split my attention between too many different areas of production, and progressed at an incredibly slow rate.

Introducing: EDM Foundations

The 4-week online course that teaches electronic music production through action and practice.

Two years ago, I noticed that thousands of new producers were coming to our website every day desperately looking for answers. 

After talking to many of them, I realized something...

True learning isn't just about being fed endless amounts of information. True learning takes place when you put concepts into practice, over and over. 

See, anyone can read a book about writing melodies and come away with more knowledge. But the people who consistently write great melodies? They've done it over and over again. They've developed the skill of melody writing. 

This realization led me to develop a course for new producers that focuses on exactly this. Skill development. Intuitive learning. Finishing songs. And having fun. 

In other words, a course that actually helps. 

That's what EDM Foundations is. It's an in-depth, self-paced online course that teaches you the basics of everything you need to know about electronic music production. You'll progressively learn more complex and advanced techniques and concepts as you progress through the course. You won't get overwhelmed, and you won't get bored. I'll walk you through all of it. 

Once you've gone through the course, you'll have 4 finished songs that you can show friends and family. 

Here's how it works

EDM Foundations is a practical course. You'll spend 90% of your time in your DAW following along step-by-step with what I'm doing, learning as you go. 

By the end of the course, you'll have developed four core production skills: 

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Idea Generation

You'll be able to write catchy melodies, craft solid chord progressions, program detailed drum sequences, and more.

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Arrangement

You'll know how to turn an idea into a full song, create build-ups, use tension & energy, and keep the listener interested.
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Sound Design

You'll understand the tools and techniques used to make unique sounds, as well as audio manipulation and sample tweaking/refinement.

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Mixing

You'll know how to use faders and effects to balance the instruments and sounds in your song, making it sound clear and polished.

You'll develop these skills through copying, repetition, and experimentation. 

Here's how: we'll work on three full songs together throughout the course. Essentially, I'll walk you through the song creation process, step-by-step, from start to finish, three times. 

Each song should take roughly one week to complete (though, you're welcome to go at your own pace. There's no deadline). During the final week (fourth week), you'll work on your own original song from scratch. 

Introductory Modules

If you're completely new to production, or even music as a whole, these first two modules will quickly help you understand how a D.A.W (Digital Audio Workstation) works and also how music fundamentally works.

Ableton Live Basics

EDM Foundations is taught using Ableton Live 10. You can take this course using a different DAW (see FAQ), but there is a free 30-day trial for Live which you can learn more about here

You'll learn:

  • How DAWs work (it's less complicated than you think)
  • The basic features of Ableton Live 10
  • How to navigate the user interface

Music Theory Basics

Most new producers skip learning music theory. Bad idea. This module will run you through what you need to know about music theory in less than one hour.

You'll learn:

  • How the major and minor scale work
  • The importance of intervals and how to read (and use) them
  • How to build chords and chord progressions
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The Projects

After learning the basics, you'll dive in to the three walkthrough projects. You'll download the resource files, be given a quick overview, and then I'll walk you through each step.

Song #1: Modern House

The first project you'll work on is this house song. You'll start by programming a basic drum loop and bassline, then you'll arrange it into a song before mixing it down to make it sound clean.

You'll learn:

  • How to create a groovy, percussion-heavy drum sequence
  • How to layer multiple bass sounds to create a powerful drop
  • The #1 arrangement technique for beginners

Song #2: Pop/Hip-Hop

The second song is more complex than the first. You'll be building on top of foundational techniques you learned while producing the first song. 

You'll learn:

  • How to transform a boring sample into a unique instrument
  • The "mix-as-you-go" workflow (most producers use this)
  • How to program complex hi-hat patterns
  • Layering chord sounds (without making a sonic mess)
  • Sound design techniques: how to process sounds to make them stand out

Song #3: Future Bass (With Vocal)

For your third and final walkthrough project, you'll build around a professionally-recorded vocal, learning how to produce a radio-ready song.

You'll learn:

  • How to work with and arrange around a vocal line
  • Basic vocal effects and processing
  • How to use tension and dynamics to create a BIG drop
  • How to use synth fills and complexity to give your song the "wow" factor
The Final Song (Original Project)

The final project (or final week of the course if you choose to stick to the schedule), involves you creating your own original song from scratch. You'll put everything you've learned in the three walkthrough projects into practice.

At this stage, you'll get tactics and strategies to give you a head start. There's also a bonus 60 minute production session that you can watch through and pick up extra techniques and tricks to help you get started.

What do I need?
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All you need is a copy of Ableton Live and XFER Records Serum.

Ableton Live has a free 30-day trial which you can learn more about here.

You can start using Serum for just $10 per month on a “rent-to-own” plan (learn more here).

What else is included?

Completed course project files

You'll get access to the fully polished course project files that you can reference, analyze, break apart, and use as templates for your own music. Project files like these usually sell for $30-50. You get three of them for no extra cost. 

Free updates for life

EDM Foundations is our most popular course. We aim to update it continually, with one big update every year. You get free lifetime access to these updates, even if we raise the price. 


Complete Edition

All of the above, plus $500+ in bonuses

Access to the Private Discord Community (Valued at $97)

Get lifetime access to our private Discord community. Chat with other students. Get help and advice. Share your music. Network. 

Discover the tools, techniques and secrets that Ableton pros already know and use. Includes book + comprehensive video course.

Want to beat writer's block, develop solid creative strategies, and be more productive when making music? This 4-module course will help you do just that. 

Access to EDM Foundations: Legacy Edition (Valued at $97)

Not only will you get access to this new edition of EDM Foundations, you'll also get access to all the old material. That means three completely different projects to work through, and more techniques/concepts to learn. You're basically getting two courses for the price of one (well, three if you include the Productive Producer Course).

Melody Writing Masterclass (Valued at $47)

A catchy melody is essential if you want your music to be played again and again. This 2-hour masterclass will teach you the core elements of great melodies and how to write 'em yourself (without knowing a ton of music theory)

Ableton Productivity Masterclass (Valued at $37)

This 1-hour masterclass will take you from amateur to pro in Ableton. By the end of it, you'll work super-efficiently and have 30+ tips and tactics at your disposal (stuff you won't just learn from reading the manual)

EDMP Sample Pack (Valued at $37)

You'll get over 1GB of drum samples, FX, and foley. Includes 808s, construction kits, electric guitar recordings, fills, live drums, and more. 

5 In-Depth Practice Plans (Valued at $27)

What should you focus on after taking the course? How should you structure your learning efforts? These 5 practice plans show you how to further develop essential production skills in the most effective way possible.

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Standard

$197

One payment
Full, lifetime access to the course
Completed course project files
Free updates for life
Private Discord Community
Productive Producer Course (Valued at $49)
Ableton Workflow Bible Complete (Valued at $97)
Access to EDM Foundations: Legacy Version (Valued at $97)
Melody Writing Masterclass (Valued at $47)
Ableton Productivity Masterclass (Value at $37)
EDMP Sample Pack (Valued at $37)
5 in-depth practice plans
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Complete

$297

One payment
Full, lifetime access to the course
Completed course project files
Free updates for life
Private Discord community
Productive Producer Course (Valued at $49)
Ableton Workflow Bible Complete (Valued at $49)
Access to EDM Foundations: Legacy Version (Valued at $97)
Melody Writing Masterclass (Valued at $47)
Ableton Productivity Masterclass (Value at $37)
EDMP Sample Pack (Valued at $37)
5 in-depth practice plans
Enroll in Course

Elite Coaching

$697

One payment
Full, lifetime access to the course
Completed course project files
Free updates for life
Private Discord community
Everything else in the complete package
1x hour-long coaching session with Sam
6 months of email coaching (Q&A with video)
Personalized roadmap for your education
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What if this doesn't work for me?

Over 1600 producers have enrolled in this course. Many of them have had great results. I'm confident that it give you a solid foundation as a new producer.

But what if it doesn't?

Let's say you go through the course and don't find it helpful. Maybe it didn't make sense. Maybe it was too basic for you. Maybe you just didn't like my voice. 

What happens?

If it's not a good fit for you, for whatever reason, all you need to do is email me and I'll give you a full refund (within 30 days of purchase). There's no risk for you. Plenty of upside.

What if this doesn't work for me?

Over 1000 producers have enrolled in this course. Many of them have had great results. I'm confident that it give you a solid foundation as a new producer.

But what if it doesn't?

Let's say you go through the course and don't find it helpful. Maybe it didn't make sense. Maybe it was too basic for you. Maybe you just didn't like my voice. 

What happens?

If it's not a good fit for you, for whatever reason, all you need to do is email me and I'll give you a full refund (within 30 days of purchase). There's no risk for you. Plenty of upside.

"I was concerned that this would be just another internet money-grab, but I was wrong. EDM Foundations taught me so much it’s unbelievable. Literally everything you need to know."

Ali Razavi
“Before taking this course I felt lost and overwhelmed by the wealth of resources available. This course provided me with an actual plan of action. Thank you Sam!”
Kurt Shuster
"Extremely good value. If you've been hesitating about diving into production, this course will give you the structure and motivational boost you need!"
Calvin Morrissey
"The flow from basics to more advanced topics was really useful and I learnt a lot more going through things in a structured way."
Darren Goddard
“I love the no-bulls**t style of teaching that Sam offers. There are many producers touting tips around the web, but not everyone is well-suited to teaching others.”
William Martinez
"I was skeptical at first because from what I'd read it seemed like you could only produce music after years of study. This course proves that wrong. Highly recommend it."
Stefano

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Who am I?

I'm the founder and director of EDMProd, a renowned educational platform for electronic music producers (30,000+ readers). I also host the world's most popular electronic music production talk show, The EDM Prodcast.

Over the past 5 years, I've helped thousands of new producers make better music and overcome creative problems. I want the same for you, and I truly believe this course will help.

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Who am I?

I'm the founder and director of EDMProd, a renowned educational platform for electronic music producers (30,000+ readers). I also host the world's most popular electronic music production talk show, The EDM Prodcast.

Over the past 5 years, I've helped thousands of new producers make better music and overcome creative problems. I want the same for you, and I truly believe this course will help.

If you want to go from bare-knuckle beginner to competent and perhaps even professional, Sam Matla is your man. He has been instrumental in helping me transform myself from a total electronic music production newbie into competent producer. Just ask Sam – he’s already told me that I’ve made 2 years progress in just 6 months. When it comes to getting really, really good, Sam knows what’s up.
John Lavido

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Simple pricing. Instant access.

Standard

$197

One payment
Full, lifetime access to the course
Completed course project files
Free updates for life
Private Discord Community
Productive Producer Course (Valued at $49)
Ableton Workflow Bible Complete (Valued at $97)
Access to EDM Foundations: Legacy Version (Valued at $97)
Melody Writing Masterclass (Valued at $47)
Ableton Productivity Masterclass (Value at $37)
EDMP Sample Pack (Valued at $37)
5 in-depth practice plans
Enroll in Course
Most Popular

Complete

$297

One payment
Full, lifetime access to the course
Completed course project files
Free updates for life
Private Discord community
Productive Producer Course (Valued at $49)
Ableton Workflow Bible Complete (Valued at $49)
Access to EDM Foundations: Legacy Version (Valued at $97)
Melody Writing Masterclass (Valued at $47)
Ableton Productivity Masterclass (Value at $37)
EDMP Sample Pack (Valued at $37)
5 in-depth practice plans
Enroll in Course

Elite Coaching

$697

One payment
Full, lifetime access to the course
Completed course project files
Free updates for life
Private Discord community
Everything else in the complete package
1x hour-long coaching session with Sam
6 months of email coaching (Q&A with video)
Personalized roadmap for your education
Enroll in Course
What if this doesn't work for me?

Over 1000 producers have enrolled in this course. Many of them have had great results. I'm confident that it give you a solid foundation as a new producer.

But what if it doesn't?

Let's say you go through the course and don't find it helpful. Maybe it didn't make sense. Maybe it was too basic for you. Maybe you just didn't like my voice. 

What happens?

If it's not a good fit for you, for whatever reason, all you need to do is email me and I'll give you a full refund (within 30 days of purchase). There's no risk for you. Plenty of upside.

Join the growing list of 1600+ students who have learned to produce with EDM Foundations.

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    “I learned the fundamentals of EDM production and gained proficiency with Ableton at a much faster rate than if I had learned on my own or from youtube tutorials”

    Olivier Jaber

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    “As a business analyst by day, I take a value and ROI frame of mind with everything I do. I think this course is a perfect course for beginners because it is a relatively low price point, but the value of the output for the price point is immense.”

    Steve Pecora

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    “The hands-on approach has really helped me to actually learn to make and finish multiple songs. While most courses focus on teaching people about making music, EDM Foundations teaches you how to make music. I recommend this course for any new or aspiring producer, or anyone who needs to revisit the fundamentals.”

    Rutger Doornbros

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I started producing six months ago and about 80% of what I know now came from this course all in a matter of a month. 10/10 would recommend.
Vinay Krishnan