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?

What gear do I need?

It took several months to find answers to these questions. I wasted a lot of time doing things I didn’t need to do, and didn’t want to do either.

If you’ve asked these questions yourself (or similar ones), then you know what it’s like…

Introducing: How to Make Electronic Music (Mega Post)

We’ve just published a brand new (free) guide for new producers: How to Make Electronic Music: The In-Depth Guide to Being an EDM Producer

At close to 10,000 words, it’s not a quick read. But it is comprehensive.

Here’s what we’ll cover in the free guide to learning electronic music production…

Part 1: What is electronic music production? (And why anyone can learn it)

In the past, you needed money, connections, or insane talent to make electronic music. Nowadays, you don’t need any of that. So what’s changed? What’s involved in actually making a song? It’s not as complicated as you think. There are only three main components to the electronic music production process.

Part 2: Five approaches to learning electronic music production (with pros and cons)

You can make the same mistake I did and spend your first few years wasting a ton of time and learning slowly… or you can be systematic and deliberate. The latter is more enjoyable, less discouraging. No brainer. But which specific approach should you take?

Part 3: What you need to get started (the low-cost, effective studio)

No, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars. You don’t need to make twenty trips to the hardware store to custom build a studio room. And you don’t need to spend your life savings on expensive software. There are only a few essentials. Beyond that? It’s up to you and your budget.

Part 4: The artist’s mindset (how to be a productive and creative producer)

How do you stay motivated and continue to progress every day as a producer? You set actionable goals and create foolproof systems to help you achieve them. Of course, this all fails if your mindset is trash. You want to develop the mindset of a professional, even as a newbie.

Part 5: Tools, tactics and strategies (how to go from beginner to pro, faster)

How do you ensure that you’re learning as quickly as possible, and you’re not wasting precious minutes and hours? That’s what we’ll look at in part 5. In this section I’ll also share a few of my favorite tools and apps for electronic music producers.

Part 6: Next steps — mastering the fundamentals and developing your skills for the long term

You’ve got a good framework under your belt, but what’s next? It takes time to become a good producer. You need to focus on finishing music. But you don’t have to figure it out all by yourself.

Ready to start? Read How To Make Electronic Music.