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How newbies can learn to program trance arpeggios

Teaching newbies how to program trance arpeggiosDisclosure:please note that some of the links on my blog are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link. Please understand that I have experienced all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something through my links. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
        I know when you just start producing trance  one of the first things you want to be able to make is a trance arpeggio.  We all been there in the clubs and heard that hands in the air trance music that just made us go crazy. 
       And we wanted to make our own arps.  Well i posted a short tutorial on how a newbie with no music theory background could learn how to make arpeggios and in the pro…

Getting that human feel sound in your music starts with velocity

The human feel We all know the importance of sounding real in our music when we use soft synths. SoI just posted a video on my bertsbeats youtube which demonstrates the use of velocity to get that human feel into your music.



The video starts off with a trance  pad,then i then go into percussion ,with adding velocity to a high hat and the use of shuffle and swing and i end the video with showing who the importance of adding velocity to a drum fill.  So if you need to make your tunes come alive look no further than velocity.

When your creativity leaves you cold and dry follow these edm tips to get the creativity juice flowing again

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When your Creativity leaves you high and dryfollow these 5 Edm tips below to spark your creativity juice!After all we are all human.It happens to the best of us. There will be days ,that we sit down in our studio,put on our monitors.And we cant think of what to write!
We all of the sudden don’t know where to start. None of our notes flow,for some bizarre reason you cant find the right keys to a melody. You’ve written millions of times.
Writers block is wha…

Music Theory is not dead

The Decline of music theory in Edm.






I know a lot of you saying to yourself what in the world am I talking about let me expand on my thoughts below.

Listen to any song on the radio its either a track made entirely  in protools ,(showing my age - I know no one uses pro  anymore) Or its made in Ableton or Fl Studio or any pick your choice digital audio work station.
The problem with these workstations from a music theory stand point is they do all of the work for you ! Lets say you are a beginner or a novice,trying to learn theory as you produce. Using some of these tools will not help you learn theory at all. Instead you will be hurting your efforts to actually learn theory altogether. Just because you play an instrument does not mean you  are a music theory guru!
You may have heard a lot of people say I know how to produce edm why do I need theory? Or I been playing the guitar for years I know theory I can just relate the theory to guitar to edm theory. You cant its not the same. Also just …

Write edm music with your emotion

Always write how you feel.
A lot of beginners I notice they don’t really write with feeling. When writing music no matter what kind edm,classical,pop or dance,or techno you should always write with feeling.
SomberYes write with feeling with emotion. If you are writing a sad somber trance track.Then write the track in F-minor. If you need to brush up on your music theory take a look about f-minor here.
Happy vibe
Lets say you want to  make a happy uplifting emotional trance track youd then mix that f-minor with some major chords and do your own thing and come up with a chord progression that sounds good. Theres no right or wrong way of  doing it just make sure your using the right scale to get the right emotion your after.
Lets say you were making a deep house track then youd want a mixture of some dominant sevenths chords and some minor sevenths in your chord sequence.
So it does not matter what music your making just always remember to always write the way you are feeling and you will be a…

The Call and Response in edm

When you produce any type of music there will be times where you either draw a blank! Or you need something for a section,something unique ,something different.Something unique.
Maybe you just want to add some tension to a otherwise boring song. Maybe you are working on a remix contest and want to stand out from the rest!
Whatever the case is no matter what you are working on,theres one thing you can go to everytime to spice up any track. Its called the call and response.
How does it work 
You cannot mess with science this pretty much will work every time.So how does it work? What does it sound like?
The truth is you’ve allready heard it millions ,countless times already . You just may not have been producing or composing or arranging at the time so it was not that clear to you. Every song you hear  today on the radio in the clubs at a concert utilizes a form of call and response.
The question and the answer
The most common one is the question and the answer.
You create a question and then yo…