Monthly Electronic Music Production with Kygo
Produce 3 release-ready songs in 30 days
World-class music producer Kygo teaches you everything he knows in this one-month class, transforming the way you make music. Immerse yourself in Kygo’s unique process and leave the class with 3 rele... read more
Produce 3 release-ready songs in 30 days
World-class music producer Kygo teaches you everything he knows in this one-month class, transforming the way you make music. Immerse yourself in Kygo’s unique process and leave the class with 3 release-ready songs and a new set of lifelong, end-to-end music production skills.
Song #1: Synth Lead Drop
For Song #1, Kygo walks you through his end-to-end production process by producing a new song with a Kygo-style synth lead in the drop. You will follow along and produce your own synth-lead song, leveling up your production skills across the board. 0:00 / 0:16
Song #2: Vocal Chops Drop
For Song #2, Kygo dives deep into vocal chops and vocal manipulation, demonstrating his entire process for producing a song with vocal chops in the drop. You’ll follow along and produce your second song of the class featuring vocal chops. 0:00 / 0:16
Song #3: Developing Your Sound
For Song #3, Kygo shares his approach to finding a unique sound as a producer and evolving your style over time. You’ll finish the class by producing a third song designed to help you discover or refine your own signature sound as a producer and artist.
Learn the end-to-end skills of a music producer, from tracking your first MIDI instrument and finding the best sounds to bus processing and sound design. During the class, Kygo shows his real-time production process and all the tools he uses.
Selecting and Deconstructing Demos
Kygo explains his process for analyzing and selecting demo songs to produce, including what he listens for across melodies, vocal performance, chord progressions, lyrics, tempo, and more, as well as his process for deconstructing the demo to start producing.
Sounds, Synths, Samples, and Plugins
Kygo shares all of the tools he uses to make his music, including his go-to instrument sounds, plugins, and synths. He’ll show you how he finds the perfect instruments, audio samples, and effects, and how he saves his sounds and organizes his library.
Vocal Chops and Manipulation
Kygo shows you his complete process for producing a vocal chop lead. You’ll watch Kygo manually slice his vocals into samples, jam on the keyboard to compose a melody, and create rich vocal textures with effects like pitch shifting, vocoder, and formant.
EQ, Reverb, Sidechaining, and More FX
Kygo dives deep into EQ, reverb, sidechaining, and more, teaching how he gets the most out of these audio processing effects. In this class, you’ll learn how to use these effects in more creative and powerful ways to customize and tailor your sounds.
Writing Drum, Bass, Synth & Piano Parts
Kygo breaks down how he writes all the instrument parts for his songs, from powerful bass lines and energetic drums to big synths and rhythmic piano parts. Learn to write and produce each part of your song with just a MIDI keyboard, no instruments needed.
Sweeps, Risers, Reverses, and Fills
Kygo shows how to build and release tension throughout your song using reverse crashes, up sweeps, down sweeps, risers, and fills. These transitions will help you draw a listener from one section into the next and ensure your song maintains momentum.
Song Structure and Arrangement
Kygo demonstrates his end-to-end process for arranging his songs, including how he decides on the order and number of verses, choruses, and drops, and how he writes and produces an intro and outro that effectively round out his arrangement.
Automation and Advanced Techniques
Kygo walks through all of the advanced techniques he uses to take his tracks to the next level, including a wide range of automation tricks, sidechaining techniques, filtering effects, bus processing, and more to create polished, professional dance tracks.
Layering, Composition, Sound Selection
Kygo demonstrates his process of layering instruments to create a powerful and sonically-rich arrangement. In the class, you’ll learn how to stack pianos, synths, drums, pads, and basses to create a thick full sounds, while avoiding a messy, overproduced track.
Powerful Drops and Catchy Melodies
Kygo breaks down every element of his signature high-energy drop, from drums and bass to pianos and synths. Learn how to write catchy drop melodies for synth or vocal chop leads, and how to add power with sidechaining, layering, and effects.
Controlling Energy and Momentum
Controlling the energy levels throughout a song is a critical skill for an electronic music producer. Kygo will teach you how to strategically introduce or remove production elements to vary the energy levels and keep the listener engaged throughout the song.
Kygo’s Experimentation Process
Kygo takes a hands-on, experimental approach to making music. In the class, he’ll show how he jams to find catchy rhythmic patterns, composes melodies by improvising on the piano, and tests out different instrument sounds to select the perfect one.
Mixing, Mastering, and Polishing Tracks
Kygo will break down the mixing and mastering process he uses to polish and finalize his tracks. In the class, you’ll watch Kygo mix and master multiple songs in real-time, explaining every tool he uses and ever decision he makes along the way.
Finding your Distinct Sound
Kygo has succeeded in the music industry by crafting a unique and differentiated sound. In the class, he will share how he developed a distinct production style by exploring music, curating a library of favorite sounds, and constantly integrating new influences.