Production Tutorial

Exploring: Electronic Music

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  • Introduction & Overview 1:57

    Introduction & Overview

    To start things out, Tyler discuss the ideas behind the series as well as how you?ll go about exploring the various styles of electronic music.

  • Creating the Base Song 7:10

    Creating the Base Song

    See how to put together a few general musical themes and hooks of generic style that you can later morph to fit in with many different kinds of musical genres.

  • Classic Electronic Styles Pt. 1 9:15

    Classic Electronic Styles Pt. 1

    In this video, we take our base ideas and deal with them in the elder styles of electronic music from the 70s and 80s. Times have changed a bit since then, but many of these sounds are still alive and kicking!

  • Classic Electronic Styles Pt. 2 6:31

    Classic Electronic Styles Pt. 2

    Here we finish looking through the classic electronic style song that was made and give it a full listen.

  • Exploring House Music Pt. 1 6:58

    Exploring House Music Pt. 1

    House music has quite a lot of variation within itself, and in this video we'll take a look at the many ways we can make our song fit in this style.

  • Exploring House Music Pt. 2 6:09

    Exploring House Music Pt. 2

    Now we finish our examination of the house version of our song that we made, as well as give it a listen.

  • Exploring Techno & Trance 11:36

    Exploring Techno & Trance

    Explore taking our melodies and work them into the mesmerizing styles of Trance and Techno, and see the ways we can make everything sound as hypnotizing as possible, a staple of the genre.

  • Modern Aggressive EDM Pt. 1 11:30

    Modern Aggressive EDM Pt. 1

    Discover the hard-hitting styles of today, such as Dubstep or Brostep. This realm of genres tend to get a little rough comparatively.

  • Modern Aggressive EDM Pt. 2 9:55

    Modern Aggressive EDM Pt. 2

    Continue your look through the modern aggressive EDM of today and see how our song is made to fit within the genre.

  • Hip Hop Influenced EDM 13:29

    Hip Hop Influenced EDM

    Explore styles such as Trap that have roots in Hip Hop and have spread to other electronic and rap genres as well.

  • Integrating Multiple Styles 5:28

    Integrating Multiple Styles

    Now that we've explored the many different ways to stylistically change our song, let's see how well we can blend these different electronic forms together to make a unique mixture.

  • Conclusion 2:53


    Wrapping it up, go through the final results and cover a few closing remarks that can help you further explore the vast reaches of electronic music!

Product Overview

Production guru Tyler Coffin takes you on a journey into the world of Electronic Music! Designed for the EM newcomer, this series gets your feet wet with many of today’s popular electronic music genres, including sound design tips, production insights, as well as history to base your EM foundations on.

Tyler starts off by discussing the ideas behind the series, as well as how you’ll go about exploring the various styles of electronic music together. You’ll then create a “base song” that you’ll later morph into the various genres covered in the series, so it’s easy to understand the differences between them.

First up, Tyler goes way back and looks at the Classic Electronic styles of the 70s and 80s, including their staple sounds and production tricks. Next, the always popular House music genre is discussed and shown, including some different variations found within the genre.

Techno and Trance music are next, and you’ll learn about what makes these genres stand out on their own, followed by Modern Aggressive EDM and its hard hitting elements.

Tyler then looks at Hip Hop influenced EDM, such as Trap, and how it has roots in Hip Hop and how it has spread to other electronic and rap genres as well.

Wrapping it up, Tyler goes over ways to integrate multiple genre styles so you can blend the different electronic forms together and make your own unique mixture.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Electronic Music or just want to look at the elements that make EM genres different from each other, pull up a seat and watch “Exploring Electronic Music” today!

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