Music & Entertainment
Lesson time 1:47 min
You've made it through the class and learned all types of skills. Now here's Joel's advice for how to start putting it to use.
Topics include: Closing
Well, I guess if there's one thing you should take out of this, it's all about experience and experimentation and developing your skill while doing all these other things in parallel with it-- like meeting people, connecting with like-minded individuals, and just being part of a community. Tomorrow, honestly, you should just go out and do some footwork. If you're exhausting the limits of your production ability in being behind the computer, well, get out on the street and start researching some more. Talk to your local radio station. Maybe they're hiring interns. Record stores. All that kind of scene. Be active in the music community as an actual human being and not some Gmail address that-- is basically, I'm trying to say is you have to go out there and get experience. And sometimes, it happens in five years. Sometimes, it happens in 10 years. Sometimes, it happens in 20 years. And sometimes, it doesn't happen at all, but it is it's definitely 100% not going to happen if you don't go out there and try it for yourself. Later.
Before he was deadmau5, all Joel Zimmerman wanted for Christmas was old toasters to take apart. Now, you can watch him take his music apart. In his first-ever online class, Joel teaches you how he approaches melodies, mixing and mastering to make unique sounds you can't find in a cookie cutter sample pack. You'll not only get his lessons, you'll learn how to create your own music without spending money on million dollar gear.
good idea to make us introduce ourselves. 5 stars.
Joel's philosophies are indispensable. The segments on using modular synths to church up digital synths opened up a million possibilities for me.
It was awesome, some good home truths and some awesome advice for using synths and just being better. I think that's my key takeaway from this - don't try and get by, try and be fucking awesome in every way and that should do it!
I have gained a good overview on the technical side of electronic music production and now I know where to begin. The insight into the theory of mixing, mastering and techniques used for synths was amazing.