Make Your First EDM Track - No Experience Required!
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Make Your First EDM Track - No Experience Required!

Learn how to make an EDM track in FL Studio, by making one.
4.3 (232 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,325 students enrolled
Created by Colin Warn
Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start and finish an EDM track.
  • Have a general understanding of FL Studio.
  • Walk away equipped with the best resources to continue your music production learning.
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Requirements
  • Demo-version of FL Studio 12. Purchased-version helps, but is not necessary.
Description

Learn How To Make Your EDM Track - No Experience Required!

Course last updated 12.11.2016

Learn the basics of making your first EDM track from Colin: A professional music/ghost producer with 4+ years of experience.   With a discography of over 200 dance tracks, his productions has received acclaim from the likes of Studio DMI, EDM(dot)com and many more.

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals, shortcuts and best resources for learning concepts such as:

  • Music theory, or how to make kickass melodies
  • Sampling, how to do it in FL Studio, and how to do it legally
  • Mixing your track to sound it's best
  • Where to sell/share your finish tracks

......and much more!

So whether you're a music producer looking to learn a few new tricks from the EDM realm, a neophyte looking to get into the music production game, or an EDM enthusiast looking to make a track to impress your friends, there's something in this course for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Electronic Dance Music fans interested in gaining an appreciation for the craft of making their favorite music.
  • Anyone with zero musical background who's interested in making their first electronic dance music track.
  • Music producers looking to steal a couple tricks/techniques from the EDM realm.
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
03:03:21
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Introduction
4 Lectures 15:43
About Me
01:59

A quick overview of FL Studio, and some of the big producers who use it.

Welcome!
01:07

Some potholes I stumbled over when I began producing that, in this video, I'll point out to you to make sure you don't make too many of the same mistakes as I did.

Common Beginner Mistakes to Avoid
05:45

The five processes every producer goes through in making a track, whether that track is an EDM track or a folk track.

Basic Composition of a Track
06:52

A quiz to make sure the core concepts of this section are sticking with you.

Introduction Quiz
2 questions
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Making the Track
13 Lectures 01:43:22

Learn how to sequence drums in FL Studio.

1 Creating a Drum Section
05:01

Learn how to add your own drum sounds into your pattern.

2 Adding Your Own Drum Sounds
06:29

Now that we've created a drum section, let's learn how we add in our own instruments in FL Studio!

3 Adding Instruments
10:04

Now that we have our instruments, let's learn how to add our own melodies: Even when we don't immediately know music theory.  Check out the "1 page EDM fl studio jumpstart" PDF in the downloadable materials section for the best resources to continue your music theory education.

4 Adding Melodies to Our Instruments
16:33

Learn how to use the playlist window in FL Studio to layout the patterns we've created into a full song.

5 Laying Out the Track in the Playlist Window
09:46

Learn how to directly drag in samples to create sweeps/ear candy in FL Studio.

6 Adding Sweeps/Ear Candy
11:50

Now that we've created the core of our track, let's add a few other elements/move things around to make it a full track!

7 Extending the Song (Part 1)
17:45

Now that we've created the core of our track, let's add a few other elements/move things around to make it a full track!

8 Extending the Song (Part 2)
05:45

Learn how to make a DJ Intro/Outro in order to make your tracks more playable by DJs.

9 Making the DJ Intro/Outro
06:21

We briefly touch on mastering:  And then I encourage you to check out the external resources below if you really want to get a better sense of what mastering is.

11 Putting the Final Touches on Your Track ("Mastering")
06:02

Everyone's favorite part.

12 Exporting! (and Where to Share Your Tracks Once You Have)
06:09

Quickly wrapping up the course with some final thoughts.

13 Summary
01:27

If you enjoyed this course, and would like to continue learning in this format (in addition to helping me pay for college), you can check out my "How to Make a Track Like Martin Garrix" course here:

https://www.udemy.com/edmgarrix/

How To Make a Track Like Martin Garrix - Course
00:10

Who doesn't love a final exam?

Final Quiz
3 questions
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Bonus Section
7 Lectures 01:04:16

How to automate knobs in FL Studio to give your track some movement.

(BONUS) Automating Knobs in FL Studio
06:30

How to make your tracks "pump" using sidechain compression in FL Studio.

(BONUS) How to Sidechain Compress to Make Your Track "Pump"
03:44

A little sampling of what I have to offer in some of my other courses.

(BONUS) Sampling [From How to Make Your First Hip Hop Beat]
05:58

In this video, we learn how to use FL's mixer in order to get our instruments to sit well with one another.

10 Getting Your Instruments to Sit Well Together (Mixing)
14:05

(BONUS) Excerpt from "How To Make an Avicii/Progressive-House Style Track"
10:31

A no B.S Guide to using compressors: Taken from my YouTube channel!

youtube.com/djveaux

(BONUS) How To Use a Compressor
14:49

A short preview video for a course put together by my man Lj on making hip hop.

(BONUS) Learn How to Make Hip Hop
08:39
About the Instructor
Colin Warn
4.3 Average rating
345 Reviews
5,539 Students
12 Courses
Music Producer, Ghost Producer, Composing 1-2 Tracks a Week

Colin Warn is a dance music producer and a Middle8Studio ghost producer, hailing from Seattle.  For some reason he also enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

Alter ego DJ Veaux. He's been teaching music production on forums from the legendary Laidback Luke production forums to the Max Vangeli "The Lab" forums for over four years.  His productions have received praise from the likes of Studio DMI, recording studio for artists like Diplo and Borgeous. He's made about 200+ tracks as of writing this bio from hip hop to dance music, and he continues to make 1-2 tracks a week.

Currently touring with Jordan Riley, so while he isn't on the road he's sitting down to figure out how he can help his fellow producer become the best artist they can be.