Are you a fan of Swedish House Mafia, Hardwell or Martin Garrix? If so you'll be familiar with the musical genre known as Big Room - renowned for its hard four-to-the-floor kicks, big builds and energetic drops. But how do you make Big Room? And if you already make it, how can you do it even better? In this course you can watch expert producer Olav Basoski create an EDM track, and you’ll learn tons of artistic and tech tips to help you with your next music productions! Watch the video below to find out which essential synths you'll need to get that signature sound.
In this short video from the course, Olav shows you which soft synths will give you the best results for getting that unmistakeable Big Room sound. Since this style was born from using some very specific synths, it's unusual in that it does still rely heavily on them. There are three core synths: Sylenth One is the first, and it has a bunch of presets designed perfectly for Big Room.
Next up is Nexus 2 from reFX, which also plays a crucial role when it comes to leads - you'll hear those classic sounds in this video. It's a sample player rather than a synth. And the third is Serum, a slightly newer but no less vital synth for making Big Room tracks. As Olav explains, the best thing about these three core synths is that they are ready to go out of the box, you hardly need to do anything at all to tweak their sounds and you can be up and running in no time. Check out the rest of the videos in this course for a complete guide to all the stages of creating Big Room - you won't be sorry you did!