What do you guys think how long does it take to be able to produce decent electronic music? (including everything: arrangement,mixdown,mastering, etc.)
Is there a need to be talented?
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I'm not sure if you're intending to produce music for a living or because you'd enjoy the creative aspects of it, but speaking as someone who's done both it sounds to me like either you have little regard for the genre or are assuming that everyone else does.
In short: Yes, there is a need to be talented. Why would there not be? Any sucessful career requires a certain degree of aptitude or skill to set yourself aside from others who'd outdo you. The idiom goes: If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If it's not worth doing right, it's not worth doing at all.
Don't know what 'decent' music is. I know what I like, and I know what sells. I don't know what you like, or what you'd buy. I could expand more on this but I reckon I've already put too much thought into this.
10000h in front of a mixer > talent. 10 years, 3h every day or 3 years, 10h a day :)
Treat your rooms acoustics by dampening early reflections and room resonances (you want to spend at least the same amour you spend for your studio monitors, otherwise they won't help you)
Learn your instruments (mostly samplers, drum machines, synthesisers and collect all the drum samples you can find),
These should be some good milestones for learning the whole process. Be sure to take your time on each step.
It is a lot of work to become a electronic musician. There are some shortcuts by getting to know people of the scene. But on the long run you want to become a good engineer and musician to deliver quality electronic music, because this is what counts the most.