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Get Started with EDM Courtesy of ADAM Audio – a Music Production Gear Guide

ADAM Audio EDM Music Production Guide
ADAM Audio EDM Music Production Guide

Get Started with EDM Courtesy of ADAM Audio - a Music Production Gear Guide

Looking to start producing EDM? With ADAM Audio's complete studio bundles, you'll be ready to go.

Shop Now | ADAM Audio EDM Bundles

EDM is a broad term that covers many sub genres and styles. While there are many differences in the end result, the one common word of every EDM style is ‘Electronic’, and here is the electronic gear you’ll need to make music with your computer.

All of the gear below will turn your computer into a complete music production studio. You’ll be able to connect instruments, microphones, headphones, and speakers, then get hands-on with your music making courtesy of MIDI keyboards and controllers.

EDM Bundles

Shop Now | ADAM Audio EDM Bundles

To make it as simple as possible, we’ve put together a range of ADAM Audio EDM Bundles. Each bundle comes complete with studio monitors, an audio interface, desk, essential cables, and your choice of MIDI keyboard or MIDI pad controller. Plus, you’ll get free music production software to get you started, so just add your computer and you’ll be ready to go.

ADAM Audio Studio Monitors

Shop Now | ADAM Audio T Series Studio Monitors

Whether you’re creating new sounds or perfecting the final mix, you’ll need clear and powerful monitors to inspire you.

Each EDM Bundle comes with a pair of ADAM Audio’s legendary T-Series monitors to get you off to the best start possible.

These professional 2-way nearfield monitors are designed to give you a neutral sound with high dynamic range and punchy bass. With a new U-Art tweeter, you’ll also get a wide listening sweet spot with clear treble.

EQ switches are provided to help you fine tune each T-Series monitor to your room. The result is an engaging sound that you can trust will translate to other systems.

Choose the T5V monitors with 5” subwoofer for smaller rooms and compact setups, or the larger T7V and T8V monitors for bigger rooms and a more powerful sound.

Find out more | ADAM Audio T-Series Studio Monitors

Focusrite Audio Interface

Shop Now | Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen Audio Interfaces

If the computer is the brain of your setup, the interface is what turns it into a studio.

An audio interface is the bridge between the computer and your musical equipment. It lets you connect instruments, microphones, speakers, headphones, and MIDI devices.

The audio interface turns analog signals into digital, ready to be used inside your computer. It also turns digital signals back to analog, ready to power your monitors and headphones.

The number of microphone preamps equates to the number of microphones you can connect directly. 

Our ADAM Audio EDM bundles feature Focusrite Scarlett (3rd Gen) interfaces. With each interface, you’ll get studio quality sound out the box courtesy of high quality A/D converters. When you’re ready, you can connect instruments and microphones with Focusrite’s great-sounding preamps. Focusrite is renowned for its mic preamps, so you’ll be guaranteed a fantastic sound.

You’ll also get Ableton Live Lite music making software, a Splice Sounds subscription, and more software to get you started.

Find out more | Focusrite Scarlett MK3 Audio Interfaces

3 Tier Home Studio Desk

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Like your home office desk, a studio desk puts all your essential equipment exactly where it needs to be, letting you work efficiently and effectively.

Studio monitors need to be at the perfect head height so you can hear exactly what’s happening – that’s why you need a monitor shelf.

MIDI controllers and keyboards need to be within arm’s reach so you can get creative in an instant. Our desks feature a primary work surface at arm’s height plus a sliding draw to tuck away devices.

There’s also room for your interface, computer, and essential gear, so you can make a bespoke setup that works for you.

With solid steel z-frame and laminate shelves, everything will be solid and secure so you can get on with being creative. Plus, it’s sleek design will fit right into your studio.

Find out more | 3 Tier Home Studio Desk by Gear4music

MIDI Controllers

You can make music with just software and a computer. But if you’re looking to get hands on with your creativity, a Novation MIDI controller lets you play notes, control parameters, tap out beats, and control the playback of your DAW.

Choose a Novation keyboard controller if you’re looking to play traditional melodies and chords. Choose a Novation touch pad controller if you’re looking to trigger samples and tap out beats.

With every Novation controller, you’ll also get a range of software, instruments and access to online libraries. Ableton Live Lite comes included as standard, giving you a foundational Digital Audio Workstation that is built on an industry-leading platform used by countless pro producers and performers.

You’ll also get two months’ access to Splice Sounds, featuring high-quality one-shots, loops, and presets, with new releases daily. Splice is a professional tool used throughout the industry and its sounds are royalty free, so you can make music ready for releases, straight out the box.

Novation LaunchKey Mini MK3

Shop Now | Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 MIDI Keyboard Controller

The LaunchKey Mini MK3 is a compact swiss army knife of MIDI control. Here you’ll find a range of tools for modern music production.

Choose how you want to make music with a 25-key mini keyboard, 16 RGB touch pads, pitch/modulation strips, rotary encoders, and DAW transport controls.

You’ll also find handy tools to make music easily, like a built-in arpeggiator, one-note chord trigger, and MIDI mapping templates for popular programs.

With a range of software instruments, Ableton Live Lite, plus free 2-month Splice subscription, you’ll have all the tools you need to produce music straight away.

Find out more | Novation Launchkey Mini MK3

Novation LaunchPad X

Shop Now | Novation Luanchpad X Touchpad MIDI Controller

For producers who like to get hands-on with beats, clips, and samples, a touchpad controller is for you. The Novation Launchpad X has 64 colourful RGB pads that react and respond to your input. They are touch sensitive, so you can play them just like an instrument.

Scale and note modes allow you to stay perfectly in key, while additional performance buttons let you control your workflow.

Once you’ve registered your device, you’ll also get access to the Sound Collective. This provides you with access to free plug-ins every month from some of the best manufacturers available. Find out more | Novation LaunchPad X

Novation LaunchKey 37 MK3

Shop Now | Novation Launchkey 37 Keyboard MIDI Controller

If you’re a keyboard player who also wants to explore other methods of hands-on music production, this is the perfect multitool for you.

The LaunchKey 37 MK3 features a full-size 37-key keyboard, touch sensitive RGB performance pads, rotary dials, transport controls, and pitch/modulation wheels.

This controller also comes with the powerful Ableton Live Lite music production software, a selection of virtual instruments, and a 2-month Splice subscription.

Find out more | Novation LaunchKey 37 MK3

Cables

To finish off each EDM production bundle is essential XLR-jack speaker cables. Now all you need to do is add your computer, connect your gear, and you’re ready to make EDM.

What next?

First, find the ADAM Audio EDM bundle that suits your needs.

  1. Choose bigger monitors for a bigger room or more powerful sound. Don’t be put off by smaller monitors though – they are every bit as capable of producing pro quality music.
  2. Choose the MIDI controller that matches your hands-on requirements. Get a touch pad controller for triggering beats, notes, clips, and samples, or a keyboard controller for traditional note input. Our two Novation keyboard controllers have a keyboard and touchpads, so you get the best of both worlds.

Shop now | Adam Audio EDM Production Bundles

Next, get connected.

  1. Connect the audio interface to your computer and follow the installation instructions.
  2. Install Ableton Live Lite DAW software. It comes included with the Focusrite audio interface and gives you built-in sounds, instruments, synths, editing capabilities, and much, much more.
  3. Connect your MIDI controller to your computer – it’ll be a direct USB connection.
  4. Install your free software and sounds bundled with your interface and MIDI controller.

Now, it’s time to learn.

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Music production is a lifelong learning process. You’ll want to spend some time reading manuals, watching tutorials, following YouTubers, and perhaps learning about music theory.

Seeing as you get Abeton Live Lite included, that should be the first port of call for your learning journey. It’s a fantastic music production software that can let you develop your skills and begin to explore music in general.

Here’s a great starting point from Ableton themselves:

learningmusic.ableton.com

“In these lessons, you'll learn the basics of music making. No prior experience or equipment is required; you'll do everything right here in your browser.”

 

Ready for the next stage? Check out Ableton’s handy video series to explore different features.

https://www.ableton.com/en/live/learn-live/

And find more info on the Ableton Knowledge Base.

Once you’ve taken a beginner’s course or two, try to balance your time between learning tools and techniques, learning about music theory and harmony, and developing your own sound by making music.

Even the professionals are still learning, and there’s infinite ways of make electronic music, so get started and welcome to the club!

Find out more

Shop now | ADAM Audio EDM Bundles

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Posted on 4 Jun 2021 12:35 to category : Instruments News

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