Production Tutorial

Producing Electronic Music

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27 Videos | Length: 6hr 49min 13sec
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  • Introduction 2:26


    Learn a bit about the process behind the video as well as what you'll achieve.

  • Housekeeping 5:26


    See how to set up a few dedicated channels and some effects sends.

  • The Kick Drum 10:11

    The Kick Drum

    Discover some tricks for layering drums, avoiding clicks and phase issues. Also see how to add more snap using multiple techniques.

  • The Snare 10:39

    The Snare

    Explore laying down multiple snares, and learn about the 'Key' area of a rack to make your own sampler, from Simplers.

  • Shuffly Bits 9:18

    Shuffly Bits

    Get some groove going by emulating the Logic 16c shuffle. See how to make your own shuffle shaker, and augment it with a recorded loop.

  • The Drum Bus 4:45

    The Drum Bus

    Discover how to add a bit of compression to the drums, and compare the difference between the 'Fatso' and Live's built-in compressor on drums.

  • The Hats 18:28

    The Hats

    See how to add some high hats to the drums and learn a few tricks on how to keep your hats interesting even if the pattern isn't.

  • Master Bus Compressor Setup 2:56

    Master Bus Compressor Setup

    Explore how to setup the sometimes controversial master bus compressor and some other enhancing plug-ins on the master bus.

  • The Bassline 22:24

    The Bassline

    Watch and learn how to make the 'Ying' to the kick drums 'Yang'.

  • Adding Accents 18:28

    Adding Accents

    Discover how to add some drum accents, layer snares and abuse old drum loops.

  • Borrowing Riffs 13:59

    Borrowing Riffs

    See how to take someone else's funk, and make it your own.

  • The Stabs 12:28

    The Stabs

    Discover how to make your synth stabs sound stab-tastic.

  • Automation Pre-Planning 6:05

    Automation Pre-Planning

    Learn how complex synths and plug-ins require you to 'configure' their automation parameters in newer versions of Live. Also see how to Map Simpler controls to macro knobs to make automation easier.

  • Wah-Wahporator 21:27


    Explore using Operator to make awesome wah-wah effects.

  • The Ride Cymbal 5:15

    The Ride Cymbal

    See how adding a single sample can add so much energy.

  • Inception Synths 18:02

    Inception Synths

    Learn how easy it is to make racks within racks of synths and effects.

  • The Wobble Synth 18:06

    The Wobble Synth

    Explore making some Dubstep influenced wobble sounds by modulating various parameters with LFO's

  • Vocal FX 21:34

    Vocal FX

    See how to turn any random phrases you say into 'angry techno guy' vocals!

  • Noisy FX 10:17

    Noisy FX

    Yes, they're cliche'd and It's been around for ages, but it works!

  • Random FX Pt. 1 15:11

    Random FX Pt. 1

    See how just fooling around with your synths can make great FX.

  • Random FX Pt. 2 20:13

    Random FX Pt. 2

    Tim reveals a random effect generating tip never before seen.

  • Extending the Loop 26:52

    Extending the Loop

    Discover how to take your 4 and 8 bar loops to longer lengths without getting boring.

  • Synth Automation 18:42

    Synth Automation

    Explore how recording your synth's automation 'live on the fly' can add another dimension of realism to your track.

  • Extra Stabby Stabs 22:33

    Extra Stabby Stabs

    See how layering can give your stab sounds that extra oomph.

  • Arrangement 56:26


    Watch how to lay down a rough arrangement from start to finish.

  • Arrangement Tweaks 14:50

    Arrangement Tweaks

    Tim wraps up the series with a play-through of the current arrangement, making tweaks along the way, giving the production the polish it needed.

  • Final Thoughts 2:12

    Final Thoughts

    Tim gives some final thoughts on the project.

Product Overview

Remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan has done it again, bringing you a new smash hit product, "Producing Electronic Music". In this series, Tim shows you some of his most coveted tricks and techniques for producing a world-class electronic track.

Shown in Ableton Live, but applicable to any DAW, Tim shows you how a professional electronic music producer works his magic when producing tracks. Tim covers all the elements such as drums, bass, synths, vocal, effects and so much more, giving you great insight into the craft that can take years to learn on your own. See how to make things fit and groove, as well as how to layer sounds for impact and punch, use compression to give the tracks that "Radio Sound" and how to properly create and work an arrangement.

If you want to make your electronic music productions sound like they belong in the club or on the radio, look no further. "Producing Electronic Music" is your key to electronic success.

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