What we're about

We are a group for those individuals interested in music production using the computer or other electronic devices and instruments.

Music producers of all skill levels, from beginner to highly professional, are welcome! We are not tied to specific software or hardware and encourage learning and collaborating across platforms and genres. There is always something we can learn from each other.

Our program comprises classes, as well as collaboration and networking meet-ups. Most events are free or require small donations to cover expenses.

We provide a fun environment, where you can improve your technical and musical skills, as well as learn to navigate the music industry and most importantly making like-minded friends.

The Orange County Electronic Music Producers (OC EMP) group is part of the Electronic Music Producers Association (EMPA), a tax exempt non-profit organization, which was founded to create a legal entity for the group.

Feel free to donate to us directly at our meet-ups or online under:

https://ocemp.org/donate

Donations are highly appreciated. They help us to cover operational costs, purchases of presentation equipment and other expenses.

The OC EMP Organizing Team

Upcoming events (3)

Free Class: Hearing and Essentials of Electronic Music with Alex Cima

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room

Note: This meet-up is limited to 50 attendees. You have to RSVP! There will be a waiting list if the RSVP list is full. If you can't make it to this meet-up, you have to take yourself off the RSVP list to free up the spot for somebody else who wants to attend. Please note that we will be more strict with no-shows, from now on: If you are pulling no-shows at multiple meet-ups, expect to be excluded from future events! Thank you! SCHEDULE Between 6:00 and 6:30 pm - Doors open: The organizers usually arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the meet-up to set things up. If you like, you can hang out and talk to the other early birds. Networking is encouraged. 6:30 pm - Official start: Express introduction round and announcements This is an essential part of the meet-up. Please try to arrive on time! 7:00 pm - Class: Hearing and Essentials of Electronic Music with Alex Cima (Emeritus) Professor of Music Technology, Alex Cima, will talk about hearing and the essentials of electronic music. More about Alex Cima on his website: alexcima.com 9:30 pm - Official End: Leave the room. Make sure to take out your trash. Do NOT talk to organizers or speakers when they pack-up. 10:00 pm - Room will be locked: Everybody has to be out of the room! - No exceptions! We are required by the venue to lock the room at 10 pm sharp. COST Attendance is free! FOOD AND BEVERAGES You can bring your own light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The venue has a Microwave. So you can warm-up food. Please avoid strong smelling food (like fish), as well as leaving drips and crumbs. The Sand Canyon Plaza (http://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/sand-canyon-plaza), next to the premises on Irvine Canter Drive, provides a variety of food options. Food can only be consumed in the kitchen area! Again: Alcohol is not allowed on the premises! Reminder: We will leave the room in clean condition! LOCATION We will meet in the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room. See the attached map and directions.. Do NOT call the organizers at the day of the event. Thank you! IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT NEITHER SUPPORTS NOR ENDORSES THE CAUSE NOR ACTIVITIES OF ORGANIZATIONS WHICH USE THE DISTRICT’S MEETING ROOMS THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE. WHAT TO BRING Most importantly, bring a friendly and positive attitude! We encourage you to ask meaningful questions, heckling of any sort won't be tolerated. Feel free to bring your fully charged laptop with your DAW and a pair of headphones. COMMENTS BELOW If you post something in the comment section below an event, please make sure, that it is directly related to the topic of the event or the event itself. If you want to post classified ads or have general questions, please use the appropriate section in our forum (under "Discussion" in the menu). We will delete unrelated comments without prior warning!

Free Class: Post Mastering with Spencer Davidson

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room

Note: This meet-up is limited to 50 attendees. You have to RSVP! There will be a waiting list if the RSVP list is full. If you can't make it to this meet-up, you have to take yourself off the RSVP list to free up the spot for somebody else who wants to attend. Please note that we will be more strict with no-shows, from now on: If you are pulling no-shows at multiple meet-ups, expect to be excluded from future events! Thank you! SCHEDULE Between 6:00 and 6:30 pm - Doors open: The organizers usually arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the meet-up to set things up. If you like, you can hang out and talk to the other early birds. Networking is encouraged. 6:30 pm - Official start: Express introduction round and announcements This is an essential part of the meet-up. Please try to arrive on time! 7:00 pm - Class: Post Mastering with Spencer Davidson You produced your track and mastered it, but there is more to do, to get your track heard. Spencer aka DJ Azlan will talk about how to encode your music properly and how do you get it into the stores and on the streaming platforms. 9:30 pm - Official End: Leave the room. Make sure to take out your trash. Do NOT talk to organizers or speakers when they pack-up. 10:00 pm - Room will be locked: Everybody has to be out of the room! - No exceptions! We are required by the venue to lock the room at 10 pm sharp. COST Attendance is free! FOOD AND BEVERAGES You can bring your own light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The venue has a Microwave. So you can warm-up food. Please avoid strong smelling food (like fish), as well as leaving drips and crumbs. The Sand Canyon Plaza (http://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/sand-canyon-plaza), next to the premises on Irvine Canter Drive, provides a variety of food options. Food can only be consumed in the kitchen area! Again: Alcohol is not allowed on the premises! Reminder: We will leave the room in clean condition! LOCATION We will meet in the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room. See the attached map and directions. Do NOT call the organizers at the day of the event. Thank you! IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT NEITHER SUPPORTS NOR ENDORSES THE CAUSE NOR ACTIVITIES OF ORGANIZATIONS WHICH USE THE DISTRICT’S MEETING ROOMS THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE. WHAT TO BRING Most importantly, bring a friendly and positive attitude! We encourage you to ask meaningful questions, heckling of any sort won't be tolerated. Feel free to bring your fully charged laptop with your DAW and a pair of headphones. COMMENTS BELOW If you post something in the comment section below an event, please make sure, that it is directly related to the topic of the event or the event itself. If you want to post classified ads or have general questions, please use the appropriate section in our forum (under "Discussion" in the menu). We will delete unrelated comments without prior warning!

Free Class: Ableton sposored class with Paul Laski

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room

Note: This meet-up is limited to 50 attendees. You have to RSVP! There will be a waiting list if the RSVP list is full. If you can't make it to this meet-up, you have to take yourself off the RSVP list to free up the spot for somebody else who wants to attend. Please note that we will be more strict with no-shows, from now on: If you are pulling no-shows at multiple meet-ups, expect to be excluded from future events! Thank you! SCHEDULE Between 6:00 and 6:30 pm - Doors open: The organizers usually arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the meet-up to set things up. If you like, you can hang out and talk to the other early birds. Networking is encouraged. 6:30 pm - Official start: Express introduction round and announcements This is an essential part of the meet-up. Please try to arrive on time! 7:00 pm - Class: Ableton with Paul Laski sponsored by Ableton We are welcoming Ableton certified trainer Paul Laski aka P-Lask (p-lask.com). His class will focus on production techniques and workflows he is using. More details, soon. 9:30 pm - Official End: Leave the room. Make sure to take out your trash. Do NOT talk to organizers or speakers when they pack-up. 10:00 pm - Room will be locked: Everybody has to be out of the room! - No exceptions! We are required by the venue to lock the room at 10 pm sharp. COST Attendance is free! FOOD AND BEVERAGES You can bring your own light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The venue has a Microwave. So you can warm-up food. Please avoid strong smelling food (like fish), as well as leaving drips and crumbs. The Sand Canyon Plaza (http://www.shopirvinecompany.com/centers/irvine/sand-canyon-plaza), next to the premises on Irvine Canter Drive, provides a variety of food options. Food can only be consumed in the kitchen area! Again: Alcohol is not allowed on the premises! Reminder: We will leave the room in clean condition! LOCATION We will meet in the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room. See the attached map and directions. Do NOT call the organizers at the day of the event. Thank you! IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT NEITHER SUPPORTS NOR ENDORSES THE CAUSE NOR ACTIVITIES OF ORGANIZATIONS WHICH USE THE DISTRICT’S MEETING ROOMS THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE. WHAT TO BRING Most importantly, bring a friendly and positive attitude! We encourage you to ask meaningful questions, heckling of any sort won't be tolerated. Feel free to bring your fully charged laptop with your DAW and a pair of headphones. COMMENTS BELOW If you post something in the comment section below an event, please make sure, that it is directly related to the topic of the event or the event itself. If you want to post classified ads or have general questions, please use the appropriate section in our forum (under "Discussion" in the menu). We will delete unrelated comments without prior warning!

Past events (199)

Free Class: The Successful Home Studio and 3D Reverb with Gary Gray

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room

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