Dowden Production academy

Join 300+ producers and fast track your production journey. Learn fundamental techniques and secrets the professionals use that will shape you into a better producer, no matter your skill level

Does this sound like you?

I know how you’re feeling..

You want to be a successful music producer, but you don’t know how to get better.

You love music and want to produce music that you are proud of, will get signed, and that can earn you a lot of revenue.

But you feel like you’re not progressing as fast as you’d like..

You’re not writing the music you want to be writing, and you feel like you’re stuck and wasting time scouring the internet for answers to questions you’re not even sure how to ask.

I spent 6 years following this path. Teaching myself while other producers I’ve met had only been producing for a couple of years and were signing more music than I was at the time.

What were they doing differently? Did they have more time? More money? More talent?
None of the above.

They chose to not rely solely on themselves to learn and learned how to produce music properly, from the start.

They didn’t have to waste countless hours watching random YouTube videos hoping to find an answer to their questions. They didn’t spend hundreds of sessions trialing different parameters and not understanding what they were actually doing. 

They had a properly developed path by relying on experienced producers to teach them everything they needed to know, to fast track their success story. 

They didn’t have to deal with the same frustrations as you and me. They got the proper training from the beginning. 

They saved thousands of hours of precious time, which is now being used to sign tracks to bigger labels, play shows to crowds, and build a fan base.

The best part? You can too.

Enroll in an Electronic Music Production Course! Available for all skill levels:

  • Beginner Course: Learn the Fundamentals
  • Intermediate Course: Refine Your Skills
  • Advanced Course: Master Your Sound

These courses are designed for passionate producers who are ready to fast track their production journey and start making the music they want to create, get signed, play shows, and earn high sales revenue. 

Whether you’re new to producing, or are looking to refine your skills, there is a course available for you.

My last several tracks sound cleaner, brighter, and more professional because of this course. I highly recommend this to all producers who want to level up!

Melodic House & Techno Producer

What Will You Learn?

Sound Design

You’ll understand sound design and it’s powerful abilities to create unique and intricate sounds, as well as audio sampling and manipulation.

Songwriting & Structure

You’ll learn how to write music that is more engaging and professional for the average listener, DJs, radio, and dance floors.

Mixing Techniques

You’ll learn how to write music that is more engaging and professional for the average listener, DJs, radio, and dance floors.

Which Course is for me?

Learn the fundamentals

Beginner Course

  • Build a better songwriting mentality! Structure your tracks with hooks and tension & release
  • Learn how to use presets and automation to bring your tracks to life
  • Understand fundamental tools and techniques to start creating your own unique sounds, transitions, and songs
  • Understand important mixing tools, and learn how to balance your tracks to sound more professional


Intermediate Course

  • Learn how to properly prepare and submit demos and get signed to bigger labels
  • Understand ow to use different wavetables and tools such as arpeggiators and gates to push your sound design further
  • Gain more control of your sound design capabilities, sampling, and sound manipulation
  • Learn to optimize your workflow to create better music, more consistently

Master your Skills

Advanced course

  • Bring your music to a more professional level by mastering fundamental skills (including automation, modulation, and humanization)
  • How to make your songs sound full and balanced with mixing, arrangement, layering, and sound design processing
  • Learn advanced mixing techniques such as parallel processing, bus routing, multiband/glue/bus compression, and dynamic EQ/compression
  • Learn the difference between sound design and synthesis

Market your Skills

Bonus: Marketing course

  • Learn how to gain thousands of followers on four major social media platforms
  • Learn how to successfully build a brand and a loyal following that will increase your plays, sales, and reputation
  • Learn how to build a community and network within the industry
  • Polish your online presence, securing bookings and play more shows

Here's What's Included WITH EACH COURSE

Full Access to the Complete Courses

  • Lifetime access - learn at your own pace!
  • Course updates
  • Course content available for Ableton and FL Studio
  • 7+ hours of in-depth video content per course

Access to the Dowden Production Academy Community

  • Join a supportive community of like-minded producer around the world
  • Get feedback on your tracks
  • Share resources and continue to learn new techniques

Access to the "Marketing for producers" Course ($59 value)

  • Learn how to market yourself and your music as an up and coming producer
  • Grow your social media offline following and get your music heard
  • Includes a 20-day track release plan + 3 month marketing plan
  • Lifetime access + course updates

Producer goal setting + Marketing Workbooks

  • Map out your goals for your music and create an actionable plan to achieve them
  • Up your social media game and get your music into the ears of more people
  • Have your best release yet with the 20-Day Release Calendar

Meet Your Instructor

Portrait of music production course instructor Brenden Dowden

Dowden is an Electronic Music Producer from Toronto, Canada. He has spent the past few years gaining international notice with his music.

Gaining support from some of the worlds biggest DJ’s, including Aly & Fila, Soul Button, Armin Van Buuren, Cosmic Gate, Cid Inc., Markus Schulz Hernan Cataneo, and many more.

He continues to grow in the music scene with releases on over 40 labels, and playing clubs and festivals all over the world.

Stop wasting time wishing you could improve your production

With music production training, you are able to reduce the time it takes to become an established artist greatly. You will be on your way to higher quality music, playing gigs, and gaining fans MUCH sooner than if you teach yourself everything. I wish I knew this when I started.

If you are hoping for a secret sauce that you can pour on your music to become successful – there is only one.

One secret sauce.

The ingredients are hard work & perseverance, knowledge & understanding, experience & mentality, and you.

These courses can provide you with the knowledge & understanding, as well as through my personal experience & mentality the course can teach you what I’ve learned over the years of my career. 

The other two ingredients are up to you.

Select your course

Solidify your basic skill set and learn the fundamental techniques of producing electronic dance music. Get a head start in your production career by learning the techniques properly from the beginning.


Increase your production skills to a more established and refined set. Learn more intricate mixing and sound design techniques, and get your music signed to record labels.


Master the fundamental music production skills and techniques for mixing and sound design. Enhance your producer mindset and greatly improve the quality of your music. 


What Other Students Are saying

"Able to gain valuable insider information on the music industry..."

“I gotta say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the courses on the Dowden Production Academy. As someone with some experience with music production and how to use a DAW, I have opted for the intermediate course to solidify my current knowledge and learn useful techniques to step up my game.

I was not only able to do just that, but was also able to gain valuable insider information on the music industry and very useful tips on how to speed up my workflow. The courses were fun, clear and interesting, so I would definitely recommend them to any early-mid level producer looking to improve their skill set in the world of electronic music production.”

Niles Baxter
Trance / Progressive House producer, Montreal, Canada

"I have experienced several “a-ha moments...”

“When I found Dowden Production Academy, I was an intermediate-level producer who needed something to take my tracks to the next level, but I just didn’t know what. I was struggling to balance the sounds in my mixdowns, and something always felt out of place. My goal was to fill in the gaps between what makes a good and a great track. I wanted to take the course because I felt like it would help me learn mixing and sound design in more elaborate detail, while simultaneously helping me solidify my understanding of the basics.

So far, this is exactly what has happened. I have experienced several “a-ha moments” that have, in this short time, helped me upgrade my skills, and already signed an EP to an exciting larger label. My last several tracks sound cleaner, brighter, and more professional because of this course. I highly recommend this to all producers who want to level up!”

Melodic House & Techno producer, San Francisco, United States

your questions answered

The Beginner Course is around 7 hours of video content, (which doesn’t even include the other content offered along with the course!)

As soon as you enroll, you’ll have lifetime access to the course so you can take as long as you like and come back and review as much as you want.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

No, you don’t need a specific DAW or plugins. All the information you will learn will be universal across any platform.

The practical sections of the course are taught in both Ableton Live 10 and FL Studio 12, but the information you can apply to any DAW or plugin!

The course uses a combination of stock plugins, free to download plugins (I’ve included in the course), and some paid plugins used for demonstration and visual purposes.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

It’s not just taught in one!

Although the course revolves around dance music, and it’s most common 4/4 time and phrasing, the examples are intentionally not very genre specific so that students aren’t stuck learning from specific genre based material. The information you’ll learn will work across any genre.

Not a problem! I’m happy to answer any questions you may have via email.

What Tools will You Need

All you need to enroll in the course is Digital Audio Workspace (DAW).

Don’t have a DAW?

You can get an Unlimited Free Trial here for FL Studio here.

Alternatively you can get a 30-Day Free Trial with Ableton here.

It does not matter which Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you will be using for the course, as the information and lessons will be cross-platform education.

I will be using standard Stock Plugins. They will be easy to follow and learn from, no matter which DAW you are using. The education will not be DAW specific (even if the Plugin is).

I will also be using Free to Use Plugins that I will be providing access links to before the course for you to download, if you would like to follow along.

If you don’t have access to the same plugins or DAW, the principles and education are not DAW or Plugin Specific. You will be able to use them across all platforms, synths, and hardware.

Are you ready to take your music production to the next level?

100% Money back guarantee

Enroll with full confidence! If you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, you can contact us for a full refund within 30 days.