Hello everyone, I just signed up with Sonic Academy a few days ago. I had heard about the Academy before, but I recently went to Vegas (first time, bachelor party) where a DJ told me he'd heard great things. So far, he's been right. I've only watched one tutorial, the beginner's guide to making music with Ableton. I couldn't be more pleased. Before, I was overwhelmed and confused by the program, but I look at Ableton completely differently. I feel like I actually have some ground to stand on, unlike before. I'm now in the process of going through the popstep with Ableton tutorial.
I've never enjoyed music as much as I enjoy EDM (been listening for two years or so). My first electronic music inspirations include: Ratatat, MGMT, Daft Punk, and Justice. But the likes of Feed Me, Wolfgang Gartner, Porter Robinson, Mord Fustang, and, perhaps most importantly, Skrillex finally pushed me over the edge and inspired me to attempt to make music. I can think of nothing greater. I love this stuff.
I have no musical background (aside from playing trumpet in the 7th grade), but I'm not going to let that stop me. With the aid of this website, I think I can make some good stuff. My first goal: make a song that my buddies and I can legitimately jam out to!
Glad to be here.