Erik Hawkins

EDM Production Tricks for Your Toolbox

Erik Hawkins

A couple of electronic dance music (EDM) production tricks that can come in handy for all types of beat driven, electronic music styles: hip-hop, pop, rocktronica, deep house, electro, glitch hop, dubstep, trance, hard dance, you name it.

Big Room Sidechain Compression

Complextro Audio Edits

Erik Hawkins
Erik Hawkins

Erik Hawkins is a composer, producer, remixer, and author whose talents and technical expertise have leaders in the music industry calling him a "taste maker." He has worked with and remixed a variety of top artists, including Scatman Crothers, Irene Cara, Digital Underground, Conscious Daughters, Strypper, Brenda Russell, and DJ Sasha. His own progressive dance music tracks have been used by major television networks and film studios, including ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, Nickelodian, and New Line Cinema. His articles and columns have been published in Remix, Mix, Electronic Musician, MC2, Keyboard, and DigiZine. He has also written several books, including The Complete Guide to Remixing (Berklee Press), and Producing Drum Beats (Berklee Press). His Berklee Online course, Programming and Producing Drum Beats, won the UPCEA Best Online Course Award for 2011.