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Deadmau5’s advice on how to get started in electronic music

October 12, 2019

well if you really want to get started making electronic music it’s always good to learn you know just recording techniques engineering that kind of stuff signal path hell all that stuff works before
you even start thinking about you know making music it took me a
really long time maybe up to 10 years just learning how to record how to produce
how to mix and all that stuff before I started putting my own ideas
down that didn’t happen until about 10 years
into my career I began at a time too when you know music
software wasn’t nearly as you know up to par and available as it was today so I just went out and you know kind of understudied at a local recording studio and learned all
those tips and tricks and then as the computer came out I had to learned that and all that stuff so it’s a lot of learning a lot of reading internet stuff but now it’s so prevalent I mean you’re not just probably shaved eight years off of the learning curve lots of software out there for you to get
started with and mostly your best resources is going to be Youtube or you know or any kind of forum where people are you know kind of sharing knowledge on electronic music if that’s what you want to do but it’s just good to have a handle on you know recording engineering in
general before you know kind of start deciding which area you want go

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  • Reply Matías Artiles August 12, 2015 at 6:16 am

    You had to have been a long time in a page to remember it at this point

  • Reply FreddyLawyer September 28, 2015 at 1:19 am

    is truth you need to be prapare and for lucky

  • Reply Synthra Official October 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    It's true. I started with writing music on a pc when I was 14. I wrote sheet music on Mixcraft. Then Deadmau5 mentioned FL Studio and I got it when I turned 15. Now at age 17 I have over 300 Facebook followers and I still don't think I have a genera, which isn't a bad thing. If you go "I'm going to write dubstep" or "I'm gonna write electro house," Or "I wanna sound like insert artiest here" The you will always be mad when it dosen't work. You have to have patients and passion to do this. That's what makes you write good mucic. You just sit thiere, do what you think sounds right, and try to be unique; always be yourself.

  • Reply Rob Daniels November 3, 2015 at 5:05 am

    I wouldn't necessarily agree on YouTube. A lot of bullshit out there. Get yourself a real book on sound engineering and physics of sound and then start looking up tutorials on YouTube. After reading books you'll be able to filter out tons of crap you'll surely come across here.

  • Reply TheSeensca February 2, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Tks 🙂 好极了!!

  • Reply Mantaj Sidhu February 8, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    What website did he mention after mentioning YouTube?

  • Reply Richard Wilson June 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    It really irks me how much technical and creative skill it takes to make good electronic music, yet people think it's "easy" or "just making computer noises" or "not real music." I'm not saying it's harder than, say, playing the piano, but it definitely takes as much dedication as being a good pianist or violinist or any artist in addition to being very, very tech savvy.

  • Reply DisguiseDK December 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Impatience is holding me back from doing the things I wanna do. Damn.

  • Reply Uegene Dyalnburke December 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    i thought he'll say start bullshitting on other artist and make internet arguments and yah ur a edm producer

  • Reply edwin J December 26, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    yes I was think to just press buttoms and sound just jump out off my pc but actually it's not like this. believe each word what he saying. for everything needs time and patience. in beginning I dint understand nothing but after 6 months let's see when u have a family it's takes longer time to figurative out how it's works and sound how it's works..

  • Reply Mickey Breezy January 8, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I have to respectfully disagree with this. Even though its electronic music, I think you should focus on the music creation aspect first before diving into signal chains and the intricate minutia of processing. You need something to mix before you can learn how to mix it. I would encourage up and comers to not over look the importance of music theory and sound design. This will help you develop your own sound rather than just emulating someone else's workflow and effects path. It will also lead to being able to actually take that sound you hear in your head and translate it into the real world through your DAW or outboard gear or whatever you use.

  • Reply sean mckee January 30, 2017 at 6:53 am

    BS! All due respect this is awful advise. You should start with the creative aspect FIRST! Start making music form the start. Find the genres you want to create in. Start experiemtning, etc.. Then start getting technical skills. The technical aspect can be learned, the creative aspect cant. You can get help with the technical, not with the creative.

  • Reply janaka jaya June 1, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    People that comment on things they don't have experience with are using their most precious and finite resource(time) afforded them, to piss into the wind…

  • Reply janaka jaya June 1, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Just ignore them.

  • Reply Olivia Szewczyk June 7, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I think this is the first time he didn't cuss in a video

  • Reply Alex Martinez July 3, 2017 at 9:28 am

    he kinda looks like jim carrey in this video

  • Reply Crypticxchronix July 24, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    i wonder what it would be like to spend a day with dead mau5

  • Reply Exitium Nostrum August 2, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Sal Governale anyone?

  • Reply Kolton Laws August 9, 2017 at 7:01 am

    lol has allot of money but still has a shit camera

  • Reply ORATEUSDIJIN August 23, 2017 at 4:06 am

    welp about to make my first piece, but aye let's see what happens.

  • Reply Christo Roppolo September 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I disagree. If that was true all music up until the studio became a must have to produce music would mean that it all has no relevance or even qualify as such sad! ✌🏻👽Christo

  • Reply Merlin Erdogmus November 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I like how he has a couple of millions on his bank account and he still uses a cheaper webcam than mine.

  • Reply Damian Calvillo December 23, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    In contrast with some here, I actually agree with this advice. How is anyone going to start by jumping straight into the music, when lack of skill and knowledge is an obstacle? It was a mistake I made. For the last few years I tried just writing music, but not knowing about music theory, songwriting techniques, how to program a decent synth patch all slowed me down and the most I produced was a song or two per year. I think had I started with the fundamental knowledge at first, I would be further down my path than where I am right now.

  • Reply Noobie747 December 29, 2017 at 8:59 am

    How can I get into the gaming industry from India?

  • Reply Dezyk February 22, 2018 at 10:11 am

    As much as I admire him as a producer, as much I can't agree with this. It might've took him 10 years to learn all the stuff, but as he said daw software wasn't at the point it is today and 10 years ago this internet didn't have a load of freeshit to low budget tutorials that actually work well. From my perspective it doesn't take you 10 years to make decent music. That's why Martin Garrix ( no matter how you might think of the quality of his music) made it into the business in a very young age.
    Toda you're given all the opportunities very easily.

  • Reply Jaxon Benz April 16, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Prevail ent 🤨.. prevalent bruh

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  • Reply Osakattack July 8, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I don't want spend ten years. I just want to make a few simple beats

  • Reply Feps22 July 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Whats's the name of the site that he names at 1:13?

  • Reply Chemica1music August 8, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Only video where he didn't use "fucking"

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  • Reply Nozha Ryder February 1, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Remember guys, there's a reason deadmau5 and skrillex were big names. Because their ghost producers left them.

  • Reply Giorno February 8, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Wow good advice

  • Reply Kevin Myrick May 10, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    What happen to the full vid

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