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Producer technique involves everything from sound design, songwriting & composition, to mixing. It is an all-encompassing term for everything a producer uses to create music.
Music theory is the study of the mechanics of music. In terms of electronic music production, theory is the study of sequencing, arrangement, structure, and composition.
Timestretching is the process of changing the duration of a sample without changing its pitch. It is a complex process that realizes on advanced mathematics. Different timestretching algorithms produce vastly different results. The best choice of algorithm completely depends on the source audio. Ableton Live has several built-in realtime timestretching algorithms.
Trance music is genre of electronic music characterized by a four-on-the-floor kick drum, a BPM between 110-140, and a synthesizer-heavy melody. Music producers often debate what actually constitutes trance. Trance is currently one of the most popular forms of electronic dance music.
A transient is a short attack at the beginning of a sound. For example, when you look at a drum loop, the very beginning of each spike in the waveform is a transient. It is important to understand transients so that you can properly perform compression and sound design.
Tutorials are training lessons that teach you a specific skill. Instead of focusing on theory, tutorials are designed for you to follow along. This method of hands-on learning dramatically increases enjoyment and retention.