A white noise riser (elevator/white noise whoosh) is a common, nice to hear, and a useful sound effect. There are many explanations about making (producing) such a white noise riser, but I haven’t found one that is complete, in my opinion.
Producers like to modify the sound of snare drums/claps to make it more personal, which we can do with audio distortion effects. However, using a distortion effect on a snare drum/clap can be hard since the resulted sound can easily become an unusable noise. Moreover, we need to place an equalizer after using one or… Continue reading Use (Mix) a Distortion Effect on a Snare Drum/Clap
The TR-909 drums are very popular in EDM, but also outside EDM (for example, Madonna – Vogue). Obtaining a Roland TR-909 is not an option for most people since these machines are very rare and expensive. However, we can also make (program) similar drums with different tools, such as AudioRealism Drum Machine and D16 Group… Continue reading Make (Program) TR-909 Drums Without a Roland TR-909
Many elements of a song consist of music notes played by an instrument in a certain rhythm. Therefore, it can be useful to know how we can make such a rhythm.
A chord progression can be the foundation for a full EDM song. Such a progression can be a guideline for one or more musical parts like a melody, but we can also use it as a musical part on its own. There is much theory about chord progressions, but the most common in EDM is… Continue reading A Basic Chord Progression Tutorial: Give Songs Harmony
If you want to learn about making electronic dance music, then you have to start somewhere. Some people like to start making music with some experimentation, and others buy something like a course or a book and start from here. What probably helps always in a way, is some information about the bare basics.