EDM Persuasive Speech

Hello everyone!
So I have a persuasive speech coming up, and my topic is that EDM is just as hard, or if not harder, to produce than other genres of music. We’ve all heard negative comments from people saying how “anybody can do it” or how “it’s not music”, so I want this speech to really convince people that its not as simple as pushing a few buttons .
I want to include a survey answered by people with experience to really highlight how long the skill of producing takes to develop, so please if you could take a second to answer these questions.

What type of music do you produce?
How long have you been producing music for?
How long did it take you to learn the basics of your DAW?
How long did it take for you to fully understand your DAW?

I have been producing for years now and have some decent arguments to make, but any other tips or things I could include in this speech would help me out a lot! Thank you!

  1. Aggressive styles of EDM with neurobasses thrown on top (Dubstep, Neurofunk, Neurohop).
  2. A year-and-a-half.
  3. <4 months of non-stop practicing, tinkering, watching tutorials etc…
  4. I don’t TOTALLY understand FL but I feel very comfortable in it and it took <1 year of daily tinkering and experimenting with it. READ THE MANUAL, it helps lots.

^ this guy’s gone from 0 to having his own logo in less than a year

so point disproven

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I spend hours sometimes editing like 2 seconds of music on a DAW.

When I want instant gratification, I pick up my guitar or ukulele, then hold and hit it a certain way and it makes a sound.

Argument closed. :sunglasses:

lol a friend had time on his hands and made it for me. I’ll get a real one if I start getting anywhere.

make sure you get a neurologo to go with those neurobasses

With music, you have to learn how it works. Wether it be tuning a guitar or detuneing saw, Music is a series or organized sounds that isn’t easy naturally or artificially.

That’s my main point. Another thing is the amount of time is takes to make a song either way. If you want people to be able to hear your music easily you may have to bring it into a daw sooner or later. Does this make a Guitarist a button pusher if they need to learn to use a daw? Some digital artists play real instruments for what ever organic acoustics they want.

Last is, sit someone dedicated to live instruments in front of a daw and tell them to make an orchestra, becuase they can, even though they can’t.

Something to note is this is a very good time to start. All the knowledge is out there in YT, the old DSF, NHF, you only have to want it and work for it.

Its only a matter of time before we run out of “genres” and will have to be forced to use there own unique synths and instruments to actually sound different.

Minimalist Black MIDI.

Oh god not the black midi xD

  1. 128-174
  2. Been fucking around for fun for about 4 years or something
  3. I’ve switched DAW twice (FL -> Reason -> Logic). I probably never really learned all the basics on FL (because I didn’t know anything about making music in the first place). With Reason, it took like 3 months. After moving to Logic, it took maybe a week and everything seemed to work better than before.
  4. I don’t. I I dare to say that very few people in the world actually do. Most likely the same people who programmed that particular DAW.

I’m gonna put it like this:

Imagine yourself playing a piano (or making a tune in your DAW only using some virtual piano plugin). That’s one instrument, one sound, you don’t have to worry about anything else. Just make that one instrument sound good.

Then imagine yourself making a rock song from a scratch, doing everything yourself: Drums, guitars, bass, vocals etc. There’s instantly a lot more work need to being done. You can pretty much compare this to more minimalistic dubstep/dnb/minimal etc. You have couple instruments that you need to make sound good and work together.

Then brostep, neurofunk, tearout electro house and other forms of aggressive EDM: It’s common to have more instruments in one song than what there is in a full-size symphony orchestra.

If you look at any “OG edm artist”, people like Koan Sound, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Pendulum/Knife Party, Spor/Feed Me, Netsky, Dodge & Fuski, etc. all of them started by making tracks with less instruments and simple melodies and song structures. Coincidence? I say no.

I get it that not all people like music with lots of midrange stuff going on, but I hope people will realize how much effort it takes to make a complex EDM song from a scratch.

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