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Hi There,

If you're looking to start getting more music done...that sounds great, that sounds professional...music that will get you on the radar of known DJs and record labels this is how you do it. This is exactly what has worked for me.

You don't need to know 417 things about dance music.

Much of the tips, tricks and tutorials easily found are nice to know but not essential. ​ If you've been producing for over a year now and don't feel confident about what you're doing then it's probably time to change your approach.  So you start finishing tracks that sound more alive and better than anything you've done to date.   So how do you actually finish more music?  It's definitely NOT doing more of what you've been doing...

And you know how that goes...you start something, it sounds groovy for like 8-16 bars and then you never really get much further.  This project ends up collecting dust on your hard drive. 

The way you finish more music is by stepping up your completion rate. If you start​ 20 projects in the next 6-12 months, how many will you finish?

For many st​arting out the answer is a big fat zero. If you want more music completed the secret isn't finishing 40 projects so you end up with 6 finished tracks

It's finishing at least 50% of the projects you start. So if you want to finish music it's time to buckle down and master the basics.

Do you think most touring DJs and producers have all the time in the world to futz about and wait for the right time or inspiration to complete a track?

Hell no!

They spend a ton of time touring, prepping for and playing gigs. In addition to adult stuff like paying bills, fitness, and relationships.

In terms of busy-ness they are very similar to me and you. Many even have similar set ups and work off laptops and headphones.

What's the difference?​

They mastered the basics and got tracks out the door. They believed in themselves enough to buckle down and finish projects. Many of them also had mentors who "showed them the way."

In other words, I've never head a successful producers say "Thank God for all the free YouTube tutorials, without that I'd never be where I am today."

If you want more singles and EP's done, you have to know what to do and in what order. No consuming random tutorials and tips - even if they are good.

Most of you reading this more than likely know how to make something cool, you just don't know how to finish. So one of the best ways to learn how to finish music is to get better at track structure or arrangement

It's Arrangement Time - Who Will Win? You or Distraction?

This is the LEAST sexy music production topic. But its SO important. If you want to watch me study and break down other tracks, how I dissect tracks, and then how I do an arrangement in about 2 hours, you'll want to get my course. You get lots of files and notes. And of course mixing, mastering, and starting new ideas is important so you get everything broken down in 4 stages. Without being over kill.

​You don't need a glorified YouTube, where for one low monthly price you get 1,381+ videos

​You also don't need a master's course in mixing and sound engineering. You're on this page for dance music, yet many schools train you as if you were going to become a mixing engineer. Some of this is important NOT ALL.

I can relate because I play guitar and most teachers, at least mine wanted me to learn scales and chords in every known key. That's great if you're going to be a paid session guitarist. Totally over kill if you just want to rip some solos here and there over fairly standard chord progressions. ​That's why this course just focuses on the basics.

I've gotten all the results I have without....knowing ANYTHING about synthesis, I can't do shit with NI Massive or Sylenth. I actually don't own Sylenth, or Spice. Most of my releases rely HEAVILY on sample packs. So you don't need to do anything fancy, you don't need to re-invent the wheel or synthesize all of your own sounds. That stuff is nice to do but not essential.

And don't forget that when it comes time to make music it's time to make music. It may feel "productive" to learn stuff and watch tutorials but it's not. You're making or finishing music or you're not. So I want to give you just enough to get bad ass and not spend years getting there.

How to (actually) Finish Songs

When I was in my 20s I focused so much on production. I dove deep into dance music production interning at the Deeper Rekords studio in NYC, learning straight from the Sound Factory resident Jonathan Peters and his production team. It was great to watch, but no one ever schooled me on the fundamentals. 

I did do some really cool things like make edits that were played in front of thousands at the legendary Sound Factory theme parties and each Saturday night. These were still some good times in NY, Danny Tenaglia was doing his thing on Friday nights and into Saturday mornings at Vinyl and then JP on Saturday nights, it was after Septemeber 11th but before Mayor Guiliani cracked down on nightlife causing mostly everything to be in Brooklyn 10 years later.

​There was still something missing

I had lots of outboard gear - a Korg Triton, an Access Virus, A Korg MS2000r, a really bad ass TB 303 clone. And you know what the result was? Hardly any finished music. Life moved on, the scene became more about bottle service and Top 40 so I hung up my headphones for about 5 years.

A 5 year break is a long time. So much changes - it was like starting over again. I sold my old keyboard for Native Instruments Maschine Mk1 on sale. I started getting new ideas down. A buddy asked if I'd do a remix for him...I was able to get it done in 2 weeks and FINALLY had something out for sale on beatport and other stores. I followed that up with a 2 track EP. Then I met someone from New York's Nervous Records who signed the first 2 tracks I sent over - those got some very good results.

Then one day I saw that Victor Calderone was hosting a remix contest for his newer MATTER+ Recordings label. I was curious to hear the stems so I downloaded the file...I said to myself, "If I can do something I like and it doesn't kill me on time, I'll enter" Maybe the stars aligned a bit but I got my entry done in like 6-8 hours. I uploaded my official entry and about a month later was the chosen winner out of 300+ submissions.

It was at this point that I realized dance music production is a process just like anything else. There's a recipe and it doesn't need to be followed in order. From a high level you can break it down into 4 main areas...

4 Stages of Production

You don't have to follow them in order but what I show you is how to front load your mix at the "creation" or idea generation stage so you can then begin arranging and NOT messing around with EQ, effects, or processing. You'll watch me go through the process and will know when it's time to stop each phase. This is a very look over my shoulder, explain it to me like I'm 12 sort of approach.

​And when it's time to mix, you do that and nothing else. What about mastering? Well send it out. Why give yourself another giant task when 99% of musicians send it out. I'm not talking sending it off to Abbey Roads or Electric Lady, I mean really solid under ground dance focused mixing engineers who only charge $25-$60/song. So you'll get my resources on mastering.

If you believe in your music, which if you don't know this course will get you more confident about, you'll see the value in hiring out a mastering pro. They have much more skill than you or I, as well as way better speakers and a treated room.

​There's No Reason for People to Be on Reddit or other online forums bent out of shape because they have been at it for 2 years or more and just don't like anything they've done.  

If you took some sort of traditional music lesson and put the time and effort in you can do A LOT in 2-3 years. In 1 year of playing guitar you could at least be jamming out to cover songs that would impress your friends.

But with this electronic music production​ - shit, there's just SO many options and rabbit holes you can go down. People forget or don't know that dance music was being made without computers. So it's time to master the key skills that existed BEFORE Ableton, Logic, and others came about. Mastering the DAW is what you do if you want to become a software trainer or really need speed in an audio engineering job of some sort. If you want to make under ground dance music you don't need to know what every bell and whistle does.

You Just Have to Know and Get Good at These 4 Key Areas: Idea Generation, Arrangement, Automation, & Mixing

As simple and un-sexy as it is, this is it, this is how my course is broken down If you're hungry and want to get to work - let's go.

There's NO Risk So Let's Do This.  If at any time within 365 days of your purchase you decide it's not for you, then hit me up for a refund. 

As simple and un-sexy as it is, this is it, this is how my course is broken down If you're hungry and want to get to work - let's go.

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Here's What's Inside (4 Main Main Modules)

Module 1 - Idea Generation

Techniques for making modern, yet timeless techno and tech house from the ground up.  From those big warehouse techno kicks to subby tech house floor shakers.  

How to find bass parts that work perfectly with your kick - using reverb, to synth bass as well as placement of notes, and how to mix and process your low end.  And lastly how to put an initial mix on your beginning idea so you can move it to the next phase of production - Arrangement.  

You'll also see how I process my parts to give them fatness, punch, and clarity so that when it comes time to mix, the heavy lifting has been done already.​

This module includes 4 Videos totaling 75 Minutes as well as Royalty Free Samples to help you start rocking, new tracks. 

Module 2 - Idea Generation

No longer will you struggle to finish music.  This section is all about helping you master the skill of arrangement.

  No more guesswork when it comes to turning your short 8-16 bar loop into a fully fleshed out, complete track.

You'll watch me analyze and dissect other producers music, taking lots of notes along the way.

Then you'll see me arrange my own music using this approach.  

Arrangement is a big focus of the course because speeding up these skills will help you produce more in a fraction of the time. ​

This module has 10 videos, over 2 hours of content, plus you get cheat sheets, and arrangement templates. 

Module 3 - Automation & Ear Candy

How to make your music more interesting and compelling.  You'll see how I used effects to add energy and sparkle to my winning remix on Victor Calderone's Label MATTER+.  

You'll see how I use delay, sends and more so that the track breathes and evolves adding extra drama as needed.  I mostly worth with many of Ableton's stock plugins and some from Universal Audio.   You'll not only learn about how to use plugins like delay and distortion, but where to use such things in your tracks. 

You'll see how I added interesting content to 2 of my own productions for sale on Beatport.com ( 2 videos/41 minutes)

Module 4 - The Final Mix and Master

In module 1 you learn about how to "front load" your mix efforts so now there's far less work to be done.  Remember you need to know enough to be a good producer!  You don't need to know EVERY SINGLE THING a professional mixing engineer knows. 

​You'll also see my show how my track "The Pulse" was completely mixed all in Ableton Plus you can download the entire section. 

Remember, friends don't let friends release their self mastered tracks.  Why give yourself another mountain to climb when you can send it out to a pro - you'll get my resources for mastering

What Course Would Be Complete Without Some Cool Bonuses?

"Waiting For You" tech-house template.  

You get my entire original production so you can practice everything taught in this course - mixing, arranging, and creating ideas/remixing.  I give you every single stem.  Want to practice mixing? You can mix all the tracks from scratch and reference my final mix. Want to hear the difference between what a pro mastering engineer can do versus Landr? You get all of my mixes and masters.  


Buy my course and if you find that it's just not a fit, just ask for a refund.  No non-sense, gimmicks, or questions.

There's Really Nothing Else Like This!

Let me explain.  Scan most music sites and you learn tips, tricks, and hacks that reveal small portions of the overall picture.  There are a lot of sound designers who can help you "Make ________ That Sound Like _______" but if this is all you follow you'll just be learning hacks that sound good today and are thrown away tomorrow.  Sure it's good to know about modern production techniques, but you if you want to sound original you can always be watching stuff that imitates others.  

A word about most instructors, tutorial makers and sample pack providers.  Some of them have some accomplishments like making sound for TV or film, and they also know every single little feature about programs like Logic, Massive, or Ableton which is all fine and dandy... BUT, has it occurred to you the BIG THING MANY DON'T HAVE? Little to no original music of their own.  Nothing for sale on beatport, no support from other DJs.  In other words they have VERY VERY little credentials in dance music and are just in it to make a buck in the sound pack, tips n tricks hustle.     

The other thing is that YOU HAVE TO MASTER THE ART OF FINISHING.  Look, I get it, finishing music is a struggle and the least sexy aspect of production.  But it's the most important.  I demystify the process and show you how you can leverage the structure and flow of tracks you like. This takes a ton of the guess work out of it.  Plus if you implement what I show you you'll finish tracks in a fraction of the time.  Most intermediate level producers take 20-30 hours to make 1 track.  Use what I show you and you'll be completing your best work to date in 10 hours or less.   

Hope you join me in the members are! Sign up now and you get immediate access.  

What was/is your #1 sticking point? My number one sticking point was moving away from what I call clip based production and using midi to create my own sounds and patterns.

How has the course helped you over come it? The course cut through the noise and uncertainty by being a no BS one stop shop to finishing music quickly whilst achieving great sound.

How long did it used to take you to complete a track? It used to take ages to finish tunes mostly because of procrastination and self doubt.

How long are tracks taking you now? I knock them out super quick now. I have a six month release schedule of tunes all ready to go. With at least 3 more in the pipeline. My main focus right now is getting the social media stuff in order to increase my followers and fan base.

How has the course save you time, money, or frustration? The price was super reasonable and Eric is always on hand to answer any questions and feedback that I have. Being on hand to discuss is what sets this course aside. I haven't done another course since this one and have completed at least 4 records in a couple of months.

Simon Watkins
DJ/Producer from Brighton, UK

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