Make a track from scratch in the style of The Chainsmokers
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Make a track from scratch in the style of The Chainsmokers

Understand exactly the types of sounds and techniques The Chainsmokers like to use in their productions
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Created by ADSR Ltd
Last updated 12/2018
English
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to make a track like The Chainsmokers
Requirements
  • We use FL Studio but the techniques can be applied in and DAW
Description

In this course we are going to learn how to make a track in a similar style as The Chainsmokers.

The Chainsmokers are easily one of the most popular and successful EDM groups of all time, with multiple hits around the world, and even a Grammy award. Their combination of pop and dance music has been a trendsetting theme for popular music as a whole.

In this course we start at the beginning of the track, and create the entire song from intro to drop. We go over every detail to make sure you understand exactly the types of sounds and techniques The Chainsmokers like to use in their songs.

Who this course is for:
  • Electronic Music Producers
  • Beginner electronic music producers looking to make music like The Chainsmokers
Course content
Expand all 5 lectures 01:01:52
+ Guitar, chords and melody
1 lecture 06:22

Guitar, Chords and Melody: In the first video we go over the elements of a typical Chainsmokers song, and we write some chords and a melody around a Chainsmokers-type guitar loop. We talk about the types of melodies The Chainsmokers like to use.

Preview 06:22
+ Building the Intro
1 lecture 15:54

Building out the Intro: We start our song by building and intro. We talk about what kind of elements The Chainsmokers like to use in their intros, including teasing the drop melody to drag your listener in.

Building the Intro
15:54
+ Making the verse
1 lecture 08:37

Making the verse: In this part we talk about how to make a simple yet effective verse section, using some of the elements from our intro. We keep it simple as to not interfere with any potential vocal that could be added on to the track later.

Preview 08:37
+ Creating the breakdown and build
1 lecture 08:27

Creating the breakdown and build: For our breakdown and build, we talk about how to build suspense in pop music without overusing build elements and making the buildup too busy. One plugin we use is Endless Smile by Dada Life, which is an easy way to subtly build suspense without going overboard.

Creating the breakdown and build
08:27
+ The drop and finishing touches
1 lecture 22:32

The Drop and finishing touches: Finally, the drop. We go over the types of stabby chords The Chainsmokers like to use in their songs as well as how to use the melody to give your drop a lot of "bounce." We also go over what kind of drums/drum patterns The Chainsmokers like to use, and finally we polish up our track so it is ready to be heard.

The drop and finishing touches
22:32