Welcome to the Electronic Music Production workshop! These are your joining instructions.
- No prior experience in electronic music production is needed. Some basic musical ability is sufficient.
- If you are already experienced: Let us know, and bring your own music tracks, so you can get individual coaching on improving your productions
- Lesson format: 30 minute blocks Instruction and demo (10 minutes), followed by hands-on (20 minutes), you can take a break at any time
- Equipment: SOMA has a fully equipped computer music lab (Mac), but you can also use your own laptop (Windows and Mac both supported).
- If you are using your own laptop, you must download and install Ableton Live 9 Suite Demo from this link before the class - it will take too long to download and install during the class
- Please complete this short form so we will know how to help you better
RefresherIf you want a refresher on concepts of making beats, basslines, and melodies, visit Ableton’s Learning Music tutorials
DownloadsFor week 2, you will need to download these files. You can download them during the week and try them out for yourself.
- Click here to download the Ableton Live Pack of the song 'Different Dimension' with parts for you remix. The song is in D minor and its tempo is 70 bpm (or 140 bpm if you want it to be EDM)
- Download this Live Pack for the lesson on Playing Live – 64 Pad Lab by Mad Zach
- Before Lesson 2, download one of these sets of free loops / clips / samples for you to use in Arrangement (you can preview them and choose only the ones you want) 721 free electro house samples
161 free stadium house samples
316 free hip-hop samples
220 free electronic pop samples
328 free drum ‘n’ bass samples
136 free B-boy electro samples
295 dance/urban pop samples
462 free pop samples
This is a link to the entire collection
More resources for you to try out
- Free VST instruments that you can install as Plug Ins
- Instructions on how to install VST instruments for Mac, also here
- Instructions on how to install VST instruments for Windows