5 Stages Of Being An Electronic Music Producer

Posted at June 10th, 2016 | by Sarangh | in

Electronic dance music has constantly risen in the market ever since the likes of Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta and many others released quite a few remarkable tracks. With plenty of songs coming out every day from different producers across various genres, the crowd acknowledges every bit of electronic music being released. But have you ever wondered what goes through the producer’s mind behind the screen? Or even for a producer, are you still stuck or are you wondering on how to kick-start your production career? Here are the different stages or rather a few essentials for any producer to look into before they consider producing music.

#1. The first step is always about making the right choice with the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you choose to work with. It could be FL Studio, Ableton Live, Logic Pro or any of the hundreds of software available in the market. Once you get your hands on it, it’s all about playing with your software. Experiment, try out every feature on it. Look into a few YouTube tutorials and try implementing them. After you’re done experimenting, it’s time to produce your first track. Don’t worry about how good it sounds. Just produce a track, start to finish.

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#2. The second stage deals with a constant learning phase where you develop and mould the skills you learnt in the first phase. Going deep into topics such as Music Theory, Arrangement and Mixing are some of the key factors you would be looking to comprehend in the second phase. It is all about getting better with each track your produce. Ensure you gather feedback for every finished track from your friends or from any producer you know.

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#3. Stage 3 is probably the longest phase and also the toughest phase to traverse. It deals with certain emotions of exasperation and overwhelm. You would probably reach a point where there is no bit of motivation to drive you further. But patience is always a virtue. Ensure you push yourself harder and keep working towards it. Sooner or later, it will certainly yield results.

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#4. The fourth stage deals with gaining a vast set of skills and mastering them. It is that phase where your work starts to sound professional and it holds up in terms of quality. You’ll be able to understand the intricacies of every single knob, every feature on your software. This phase is all about the detailing. Apart from working on your own tracks, you could also contact other producers and collaborate with them; combine the skill set of two different artists and produce a masterpiece. Along with all this, this phase deals with a very important aspect of production, deciding your career path. You need to analyze and evaluate your options and need to take a fixed stand on your career options.

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#5. The final phase can be described in a single word; mastery. It takes a true master of the art to produce extremely commendable tracks and this is the platform every producer desires to reach. You tend to produce flawless music and you challenge yourself at every step. You compete with other masters out there and it takes quite a bit of talent and tons of hard work to reach here for it is all about becoming a pioneer in the field. Innovation becomes prime for you. But no matter what, even a master has to learn and that is the most crucial factor for every producer.

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Sarangh

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