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Should I work on my music theory or knowledge of audio effects?(r/edmproduction)
you should definitely learn both. it can only help.
i don’t think you need to learn piano in the sense of learning performance. but knowledge of music theory, audio theory (as it translates into production, mixing and mastering), and sound design will definitely create efficiencies for getting what you hear in your head into your DAW and out of ur speakers.
just set a side like and hour a day, or 30 min a day, for each topic, and just stick with it.
here are some starting points
- synthesis tutorials
- music theory for the computer musician
- dance music manual
- mixing secrets
- the producer’s manual
i think that it’s important you keep the ratio between time spent producing and learning pretty large, meaning if u read an hour a day, make sure you’re producing at least like 4 hours a day. nothing is better than educating your ears.