Where is the Electronic Music Lab?
Here is how to locate us.
What can I do at EML?
- Produce your own original electronic music
- Remix electronic music from other artists
- Perform electronic music live
- Record and mix music using Digital Audio Workstations
- Promote electronic music artists and bands
- Organize and produce electronic music gigs, shows, events
- Meet others who are also interested in electronic music, or in the local music/arts scene in general.
- Learn interesting concepts such as synthesis, sampling, effects etc.
What is Electronic Music?
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production. Today electronic music includes many varieties and ranges from experimental art music to popular forms such as electronic dance music. Read more in Wikipedia
Do I need to have music theory, or know music to join EML?
You’re not required to have music theory, or to have experience in music production, or to have experience in any musical instrument.
Many of our members don’t have formal training. Our members consist of a diverse background. You can have one member who’s a Grade 8 Pianist and another member with completely no prior music background and no music theory.
Throughout your time in EML, you will both actively and passively gain some music theory knowledge such as chords, scales, rhythm and tempo. However, music production is not going to be smooth and you must be willing to spend time learning.
Music theory makes music production easier to some extent. If you lacking in music theory, you can always rely on fellow EML members regarding music theory related problems.
What if I already have some experience in electronic music production?
You can build your skills by collaborating with experienced members.
EML will provide you opportunities to perform your electronic music live. You can explore our live performances here.
On top of being a performing arts group EML is also in essence a community. In EML, meet others who share your passion for electronic music and music production.
Do I need equipment to join EML?
The most basic equipment you must have is a laptop, in order to use your DAW to produce music.
EML lessons are taught using Ableton Live (Version 10 is currently used), although some members prefer to use FL Studio. Members highly prefer to use Ableton for live performance however.
To perform live, EML can provide equipment in the form of MIDI Controllers or Synthesizers. Some members purchase their own equipment after being invested in electronic music production for a while.
When are your sessions?
EML sessions are every Saturday 10am.
EML sessions are not intensive like training sessions in sports clubs, recitals in orchestras or practice sessions in dance groups. Saturday sessions are electronic music production lessons encompassing topics such as mixing, using chords, controllers, making melodies, song arrangement etc.
Lessons are conducted until lunch time. And it is in EML culture for members to have lunch together. Afterward, members who have errands or school work leave for home, while the rest stay around in the studio to work on music or socialise.
Does EML require a lot of time?
Any extra curricular activity you take up in university will take up time from your studies. The amount of time you devote to EML depends on your interest level. If you really get into it, we’ll see a lot of you!
Are the any fees?
Members start their electronic music production journey with EML via an Orientation Session and an Ableton Live Basic Workshop. The workshop fee for AY2018/19 is $50 and serves as a lifetime membership fee into the group.
Should you join the group in the middle of semester, if you stay long enough you would have to pay the membership fee. It is highly recommended to join at the start of the academic year though. Do follow our social media on opportunities to join EML.
Any questions not covered?
Feel free to email us at [email protected]