Dance Music Production
Specialist tutorials for professional Electronic Dance Music producers.
We don’t skim over the surface, offer inaccurate or incomplete information and we don’t pretend to reveal the ‘secrets’ of dance music – that’s nothing more than an overused sales pitch. But as you’ve no doubt come to realise, there’s more to producing dance music than following some superficial tutorial about throwing in pre-prepared samples, tweaking presets and relying on your sequencers free plug-ins to produce a professional track.
The fact is producing dance music is an intricate and multifaceted process involving a vast number of finely honed musical production skills and techniques. Even an apparently simple drum loop in dance music makes use of numerous complex production techniques including dissonance, displacement, ambiguity, asymmetry, tuning and modulation. These techniques form the fundamental building blocks of any professional dance music rhythm yet they were never discussed in any other tutorial until we revealed them.
Established in 2003 and written by Rick Snoman; producer, remixer and author of the multi-award winning and best selling textbook "The Dance Music Manual" (required reading on many university courses), our tutorials stand apart by revealing how professional dance music is really produced. With over 20 years experience in this specialist field our mission is simple; ‘cut the crap’ and focus on showing you the real world, vital practices that are quite simply a requirement for producing today’s dance music.
There are no ‘secrets’ and we can’t guarantee you the next number one hit if you watch our tutorials – that’s down to your creativity and skill – but we can open your eyes to the often bewildering array of techniques that are involved and we can guarantee your music will sound better using them! We have a steadily increasing number of customers having their music and remixes signed, released and published on Beatport through our tutorials and many universities use our tutorials to help in their courses. Just take some time out to read our customer testimonials, flick through our FAQ and watch some of our sample videos – we think you’ll soon begin to understand not only why professional artists choose to buy from us but also why we’re often described as the best kept secret for those truly serious about their art.
“DMP has completely revolutionised the way I think about and make music. In under 12 months I’ve had 8 tunes signed up and had tracks played out by the likes of Hernan Catteneo and Guy Mantzer. This stuff is the f*cking nuts” ~ R. Bailey