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Music theory in edm music





Using two chord progressions in edmIf you have heard any of my music by now you know im a fan of music theory! Not only does music theory make your music come alive,but without it ,without knowing it you cant break the rules and create some hands in the air music to get people going crazy on the dance floor. Or just get people going crazy about your music in the first place.

So what i done here in this video is show you a simple trick to get  a certain vibe going or to create some tension in your music.All you have to do is create two chord progressions!  Yes thats it! The trick is to not just create anyone they have to be in same key same scale etc for it to sound good. So choose a first and a third  or the tonic and the fourth whatever you decide. Just make sure it sounds good.
About the soundSo in the video i basically just show you one loop in gmaj then another in c-minor. I did not program a full on intro or anything i just have the loops in session view…

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Make your drum loops come alive

Make your drum loops come alive the easy way






          On the message boards and forums i notice a lot of newbies for some reason are using the  same,hit foreach drum hit in there drum set for the entire song. Do not let that be you! One of the best things we can do as  edm producers is try our best to think like drummers and do what they would do.
          One thing to keep in mind is drummers have 2 arms and two legs so they will not be able to hit a tom drum a high hat a side stick a bongo and a snare all at the same time! Im sure you have seen these songs in the forums or on soundcloud.com and you were asking yourself is the person for real or what???
Make a loop for each phrase
So the thing to do to sound natural is to have a drum loop for each section: A drum loop for intro a drum loop for drop a drum loop for the risde a drum loop for pre chorus a drum loop for the first verse a drum loop when the first arp comes in a drum loop for the main chorus a drum loop for the middle 8th section a …

2 free vsts for remixing you should check out now

Remix tips from BertsbeatsI wanted to give you some tips for your remixing or your live sets. You know ive been doing remixes and mashups for a while now and wanted to share with you two free vsts that would be great in any edm remix.
The first one is Glitch where it basically transforms your audio files into mindless  and endless possibilities with a a bunch of effects and a step sequencer to basically randomize when the effects hit youd be surprised of the results and the possibilites are endless what you can come up with and how you can transform and mangle your audio files in a mix  or live performance or in the studio. I made a short example of it here on my youtube channel so have a look and don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and the youtube channel so you will get edm updates as they happen.

Glitch is one of my favorite effects to go to when I am doing a remix and need something crazy or unique sounding check out the video.



Blue Arp   My second example is blue arp its free li…

Free vsts are good too

Free Vst plugins that sounds great for MinimalI know some people don’t like when you say the word free when you are talking about edm or a home studio.but let me tell you I have a few free vsts in my arsenel and you never know when you will need them.
 Real sounding   I   only have a handful of free vsts myself that sound real. I know when you are performing live sets,or djing or recording in your studio you want that real warm sound.
Well if your into minimal techno or minimal house I have the perfect free vst for you that sounds real and authentic and very warm sounding has glide and random and different waveforms to choose from for the bass.
     Whats its name actually its name is infact Minimal you can download it @ http://www.vst4free.com/free_vst.php?id=380 It reminds me of rebirth actually in a way because of its groovebox groove machine nature and style.
    Have a look at my demonstration
and tell me what your favorite synth is for minimal techno . Lets keep the conversation g…

A simple trick for newbies to learn how to arrange edm music for the first time

How newbies can learn to arrange trance You know what I have been on some of the edm forums lately and I noticed a lot of newbies still do not know how to arrange or dont know where to start or to go about arranging there first trance track.
So that is when I decided to post this article and a video about just that. Arranging your first trance track.
We all been thereThe fact is we all been there at some point in time when we did not know what to do in our producing years whether it was making a lead sound,getting that sidechain to sound right or getting the bass to be funky or getting your drum loops to sound real. You know we all been there some point in our careers and we did what we had to to get by.
So thats where I come in. I want to be your go to guy if you need any questions regarding edm trance or techno. Recording or arranging sequencing ! You name it if theres something you have question about just leave it in comment section. As I enjoy making music and like to help others a…