So here is my top ten electronic music production Youtube Channels. This was a hard list to put together as there is certainly more on this list that is also super top notch. However as a music producer and teacher myself these are the teachers who have helped me the most with their epic content and brilliantly thoughtful style of teaching. All of these guys have websites where you can buy their sample packs, electronic music production lessons, Ableton classes, exclusive content, synth patches, project files and much much more. Be sure to look at all the links and get familiar if you have not already with these brilliant teachers/artists. They are in no particular order.
Daniel Dehaan is a composer, performer, and educator currently based in Chicago. Daniel is currently the Digital Music Lab Manager at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches classes and private lessons in digital music composition, production, and performance. On his channel you’ll find an assortment of tutorial videos ranging from synthesis and sounds design, to workflow and production techniques. I have learnt a lot from his channel and especially enjoyed the advanced tutorials on using Ableton’s Operator in ways I hadn’t thought to before. Place to go also for anyone interested in modular synthesis as this guy is a full passion power nerd expert on the subject.
Tom Cosm is a legendary music producer and teacher from Christchurch, New Zealand. Currently the only Ableton certified trainer in NZ. He reigns as one of the most recognised Ableton teachers of our time. From the tags of Soundcloud his music can be described as guilty pleasurefest, twiddledelic, funk hop, epictechstep, xmas-wave, elevator disco funk. Tom has a vast and powerful imagination and his Youtube channel is a wonderment of knowledge for anyone interested in electronic music production.
Slynk is Evan Chandler, Mr Funky Fresh from Brisbane Australia. His channel is a fantastic place to go for Ableton Power Knowledge. He comes across really well and watching his videos are always a great pleasure. His music can be described as super refined glitchy funk hop stuff. Ableton posts a lot of his tutorials on all there social platforms so he is definitely doing something right. I highly recommend this epic channel, thank you Evan :–)
Mr Bill is a monumental legend hailing from New South Wales Australia. His Ableton abilities are verging super human. Mr Bill’s music has made a massive impact on electronic music culture and he continues to blow minds with his powerful productions. His Youtube channel is undoubtedly one of the most recognized for anyone serious about production in Ableton live. Be sure to check out also his production streams titled “The Art of Mr Bill” where you can watch the master at work and in doing so pick up some serous tips n tricks.
With more than 150 000 followers on Youtube Sadowick is one the most followed Ableton educaters on this list. Without a doubt his channel is the most extensive and has so much quality content for music producers of all abilities. Brent has a very chilled vibe and just oozes calmness which is what makes his videos so easy and pleasant to watch. The Sadowick Production Youtube Channel is an Alexandrian Library of Ableton Tutorials with almost a decade worth of content.
Synth hacker is a guy called Tom that takes synth sounds from songs and recreates them using either Serum or Massive and sometimes some other synths. What I like about this channel is he concentrates on just making patches on synthesizers so by watching a lot of this videos you can really learn a lot about synthesis. There’s not much information about this guy available but I wanted him on the list because of how much can be learned about synthesis from his channel. Big Ups Tom
So Rick Beato is like a super hero of music in general. His channel is not only for music production but is more general. You will find information on recording techniques, music theory and interviews with musicians, musical analysis and much much more. So although his focus is not entirely music production I had to put him on this list as his channel is a miracle to this world. His knowledge is outstanding and his Youtube channel is the place to go for “everything music”.
Ryan is a producer from Australia. He is elite member of the renowned Zenon Records. His music can be described as alternative psychedelic progressive trance. He is also half of the Electrocado project with Mr Bill, well worth checking out. The Ryanosaurus channel has hours and hours worth of music production streams. Ryan spends his time traveling the world playing at massive festivals never failing to totally destroy all dancefloors he touches. This man knows how to please an audience so for epic tricks/tip and secret knowledge in writing psychedelic dance floor materials this is the place to learn.
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Although there is not much known about the man (Ben) himself this channel is a favourite as the content is a brilliant resource in all things Ableton. Simple to more advanced tutorials can found with a style that makes learning fun and easy to understand. Here you will find a video on almost every component of Ableton and how every single parameter works. So for any hardcore Abletoners out there or anyone starting out this is the perfect place to go to get well explained information.
ARTFX is a Drum n Bass producer from the Netherlands who has been pumping out assume tutorials for years. This channel is a powerhouse of Neurofunk and Drum n Bass education. I recommend this channel for anyone with interest in producing these genres. From making super clean and punchy drums or crafting the dirtiest and epic Neuro basses from scratch this channel is certainly going to seriously please the electronic music production enthusiasts out there.
I hope very much that you will benefit from this list. Every single one of these music production Youtube channels have been a strong influence for me and I hope you learn as much as I have with them. Be sure also to check the Dirty Hippy Studio Youtube channel where every week I post some kind of tutorial or fun challenge to help you become a better electronic music producer using Ableton Live.