I dunno man, i wouldnt say thats entirely true.Basic theory has its merits but don't take it as everything... if you only produce according to basic theory then no doubt your basslines, chords, riffs etc will sound old and just like every other tune - I spent a year of composing guitar music like this! to really get a 'different' sound you'd need to have a much more advanced theoretical knowledge, or just experiment!
I've got my grade 5 music theory and I'd say that definitely helps me when composing.
If you just want to learn the essential bits then just use google to find out about key signatures and basic harmonies (that'll help you with chords) and know that the main chords in any key are I, iv and V.
Grade 8 trumpet! Gotta hear that one. I would love to play some of the jazz trumpet tunes I've heard, and sax too, they're quite similar in respects.Yeah same here man, Grade 5 theory and Grade 8 Trumpet!
Got ne more names to add to that list? I would add high contrast and noisia, but I'm always looking out 4 artists that know their chord prog's and a fair bit of music theory, U can always tell in the tunes by the way they structure their music. They're always the best ones in my opinion.now, as the music has spread into so many sub genres theres some guys out there with classical training (guys like John B, London Elektricity etc) who have combined their knowledge of classical music with today's production techniques have taken things to the next level