The great poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” This is definitely the case at The Labs @ CLP, where jumping headfirst into new digital terrain, experimenting as you go, is the way that many of our wonderful artistic creations got their inception.
However, it’s possible you’re like me, someone who is more comfortable knowing the foundations of what I’m getting into first–who likes knowing what a dial is and what it’s purpose is before twisting it around. Someone who wants to know how soft the floor is before you DROP THE BASS.
In that case, you’re lucky, because there are a lot of really cool free resources for people looking to learn about music-making software and principles they can use no matter what free or paid synth they’re using to wrangle out dope tracks.
A US-based electronic deejaying and production school that offers tons of free content that can get you making any kind of music, from dubstep to house.
A really great series of free online tutorials and walkthroughs with people who make electronic dance music from this UK-based production school.
Tips and tricks curated by the juggernauts responsible for some of the most widely-used commercial loop and sample packs in the industry.
Sonic Academy (registration req’d)
A paid web portal for people interested in learning about production and digital deejay techniques. Free content for anyone who registers.
So yeah, check out some videos, get your brain churning, and come on down to The Labs @ CLP and let your musical imagination BEAST OUT.
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