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://donate.empassociation.org

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 (1)

Producer Gathering with Class: Starting a Music Project

The Duck Club (IRWD)

Note: This meet-up is limited to 50 attendees. RSVP is required, and you have to sign-in at the event! - We are very strict on no-shows. If you pull multiple no-shows, expect to be excluded from future events and removed from the group. -Be on time!

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 - Introduction round and announcements:

This is an essential part of the meet-up. Please try to arrive on time!

7:00 pm - Class and networking:

Classroom: Starting a Music Project with Spencer

Experienced electronic music producer Spencer aka Azlan will show us how to get started working in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) with focus on project organization and song creation. This includes template design, sample organization and plug-in management for an efficient workflow as well as a basic song arrangement.

Lobby: Networking

In parallel to the class, music producers can hang out and network in the lobby. Please keep the doors to the classroom closed!

8:30 pm - Listening session in the classroom

We listen to each other's music productions and exchange constructive criticism.

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. If you warm-up food, please avoid strong smelling food (like fish). Makes sure that all surfaces clean and trash is removed 30 minutes before the end of the event.

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 and orderly condition!

NEW LOCATION!

We will meet at the Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View in Irvine.

Do NOT call the organizers at the day of the event for directions. 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. You don't need to bring power supplies or chargers, because YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE POWER OUTLETS of the venue.

COMMENTS BELOW

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Past events (214)

Producer Gathering with Music Production 101 Class

The Duck Club (IRWD)

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