- EDM Foundations: Master the fundamentals of electronic music production by writing 4 songs in 4 weeks.
- Start to Finish: Future House: Learn how to make a future house track with world-class producer Hyperbits (Ultra, Armada, Island Def Jam).
- Start to Finish: Uplifting Trance: Learn how to make an uplifting trance track from start to finish with this 6.5 hour walkthrough.
- The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity: Struggle to finish tracks? Dealing with writer’s block? Want to work faster and make better music? This guide is for you.
- Music Theory: The TL;DR Version: A free, comprehensive guide to fundamental and detailed concepts in music theory by Reginald Young, author on EDMProd.
- The Music Marketing Academy: An online school that teaches you how to grow your audience and get more exposure through leveraging the web.
- The Soundcloud Bible: The best guide to modern online music marketing and promoting yourself on Soundcloud.
- Mixing EDM by Matthew Weiss: Over 4 hours of professionally made videos teaching you how to mix electronic dance music.
- Mixing With Compression by Matthew Weiss: Compression can be hard to learn and incredibly difficult to master. With 90 minutes of professional training, Mixing With Compression will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about compression and dynamics processing.
- Mixing With EQ by Matthew Weiss: EQ is the most important mix tool and essential to understand how to use if you want your music to sound clean and crisp. This course from Matthew Weiss will show you how to master it.
- ADSR Sounds: A vast collection of professionally made samples and loops.
- Twin Peaks Studios: Professional mixing and mastering at a reasonable price.
- Minimal System: Top of the line products for producers of any level at an unbeatable price. We’ve even reviewed a couple (Dreamscape, Tri-Comp).
- Plugin Boutique: A central marketplace for plugins. I use this site often to find sales, new plugins, and items to review.
- Waves: High-end software and plugins with unbeatable quality. If you’re looking to drop a few more $, then this is your place.
- Togu Audio Line: Possibly the most well-known freeware plugin company (though they do have some premium plugins).
- Native Instruments: You’ve probably heard of these guys. Quality plugins for a reasonable price, they also offer popular hardware products such as the Maschine.
- ModeAudio: High quality, well-priced, unique, and diverse. I highly recommend checking ModeAudio out.
- Loopmasters: The brother of Plugin Boutique. Loopmasters offers high quality sample packs at decent prices (you’ll have to dig around a little).
- Prime Loops: Prime Loops contains over 500+ sample packs and synth presets. We’ve reviewed a few in the past.
- isoRhythm: Selling sample packs of such high quality as such a low price should be illegal.
- Freesound: Freesound.org contains a load of royalty free samples uploaded by users. Need a car horn sample? There’s bound to be one here.
- Vengeance: They’re known to be over-used, but there’s a good reason why – these samples are top notch.
- Monoverse Sample Pack: An awesome sample pack for trance and progressive producers from my buddy Monoverse. ($5 discount via EDMProd)
- Black Octopus Sound: A well known sample and preset company focused on bass music.
- Freshly Squeezed Samples: Popular among trance and progressive producers for their high quality sample, template, and preset packs.
Digital Audio Workstations
- FL Studio: Extremely well-priced and doesn’t have a huge learning curve.
- Ableton: Truly an innovative piece of software. Amazing workflow and live capabilities. I use Ableton regularly.
- Cubase: A very powerful DAW used extensively by bands, audio engineers, and film composers… and electronic artists of course!
- Logic Pro: Mac only. I haven’t used Logic personally, but I know many producers who do and swear by it.
- Sonar X3: Another quality product from Cakewalk at a reasonable price.
- Bitwig: A unique DAW made by ex-Ableton devs.
- Ohm Studio: An awesome collaborative DAW which auto-saves into the cloud and allows multiple people to work on a project at once.
- Reaper: Reaper is the cheapest DAW in this whole list. It’s practically open-source and has a lot to offer (I know of people who’ve switch from Pro Tools).
- Studio One: A high quality, beautiful looking DAW.
- Dance Music Manual – Tools, Toys, and Techniques: An in-depth, definitive guide to electronic dance music production.
- Music Theory for Computer Musicians: A great book for those wanting to learn more about music theory.
- Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio: Debunks a lot of myths about mixing and gives practical advice to producers on a budget.
- Harmony for Computer Musicians: Another great read from Michael Hewitt. Struggling with chord progressions? This will help immensely.
- The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook: The most popular book on audio mixing ever written. Not specifically aimed at EDM producers, but helpful nonetheless.
- This is Your Brain on Music – The Science of a Human Obsession: This isn’t about music production, but if you’re interested in psychology and why we love what we love, then this will blow you away.
- The Pro Audio Files: Articles and video tutorials on mixing, recording, mastering and more.
- Music Theory for EDM: A new course (in beta) that focuses on the necessary music theory for EDM producers (endorsed by yours truly)
- MacProVideo.com: Contains an extensive range of tutorials (not just music production) covering music theory to sound design.
- Dubspot: If you’re rich, then dubspot offers very in-depth online courses.
- Attack Magazine: News, reviews, technique, and culture.
- Audio Tuts+: Regularly updated and features a variety of software and DAWs
- MIDI Lifestyle: A bunch of good articles on gear and music production.