Production Basics #13 – Mixing

What is mixing

We’ve looked at music theory and synthesis so far. Now let’s look at mixing. Music producer and mix engineer used to be two completely different jobs. In fact, in traditional music, many people worked together to create an album. A songwriter would compose melodies and chord progressions while a lyricist would write the words, band […]

Production Basics #9 – Subtractive Synthesis I

Subtractive Synthesis Part 1

In part 8 of this production basics series, we’ve introduced some synthesis techniques. Before we dive into advanced synthesis techniques we will start with the basics. Subtractive synthesis is used in 90% of the synth’s you’re likely going to use and isn’t that difficult to understand. We will look at all the parts that go […]

Production Basics #8 – Basics of Synthesis

Basics of Synthesis

Synthesizers play a huge role in electronic music production. Synthesizers basically defined electronic dance music. In the next couple of articles about music production basics for beginners, we are going to dive into synthesis. With hundreds of synthesizer plugins and more being developed every day, we’ve got a ton to learn. Fortunately, we don’t have […]

Music Production Basics for Beginners

Music Production Basics for Beginners

In this series called music production basics, you will learn the fundamentals of music production in 22 articles. What is this course all about? This course is for people new to music production, who might have opened a DAW before but need some guidance on where to start. This blog series isn’t going to explain […]

Production Basics #4 – Intervals


In part 3 of this series about music production basics, we’ve introduced the major scale and the names of the black and white keys on a piano. In this part, we are going to learn a new scale, called the Minor scale and we’ll talk about intervals. Minor Scale In part 3 we’ve learned that […]

Production Basics #3 – Major Scales

Major Scales

In the first two articles, we focussed on rhythm. In part 3 of this production basics series, we are getting into melodic territory. But before we get to work on creating melodies we first have to talk about the system behind melodies. Let’s talk about scales. Mainly the Major scale. A melody is made of […]

Production Basics #2 – Rhythm II

Rhythm Basics Part II

In part 1 of this production basics series, you were introduced to some of the terms used to describe rhythm. Now that you know a thing or two about pulse, tempo, note length, and time signatures, let’s expand on this knowledge. We know that 4 quarter notes will fit into one bar, just like 8 […]

Production Basics #1 – Rhythm I

Rhythm Basics Part I

This is the first part of a series about music production aimed at beginners. Learning to write and produce your own tracks from scratch is a tough but very rewarding journey. To become an expert in the craft of music production you need to start with the basics. One of the fundamental parts of music […]