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Ever Wonder About Your Favorite Electronic Music Genre?

Posted on August 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

Hello all readers of this article! I bid you welcome into the fascinating world of electronic music! Have you ever heard a genre of electronic music and thought “wow, I really like this and want to know more!”?

I feel the same way. Many times I’ve heard songs and wanted to know more about the origin or history, it’s roots and technical info.

There are most likely more genres of electronic music than you can imagine! House Music, Techno, Trance, D&B, Electronica, Hardcore, Disco and several others. And I’m just listing the major genres, which typically have several smaller genres, also called sub-genres.

In this article, I’m going to talk about some of the neat and interesting facts about some of the most popular genres out there. How about we start off with my favorite genre: Trance!

Trance is one of the most melodic and upbeat genres out there. It can make you feel euphoric and just plain happy. But depending on the artist’s desire, it can also make you sad, and perhaps even turn the philosopher’s side of your mind on! Trance is a very powerful genre and can have many effects on the mind.

Did you know, when Trance first came out, it was actually used to put people into a state of trance? Music like this however is no longer being produced. It originated out of Germany during the early 1990s. That’s where the first trance sounds could be heard.

Another one of my favorite genres is House music! Now, you’ve all heard of disco, right? Well, house derived from that, or in another way, it evolved from it. House music has many of the same qualities as disco music, keeping the 4/4 pattern, many of the same basslines and its danceable groove.

House came into being during the early 1980s; right after disco went under due to the “Disco Demolition Night” in the United States at the end of the 1970s. The mayor of Chicago name August 10th 2005 “House Unity Day” in memorization of the first house record label created 21 years before this date.

Do you know a genre that can really kick your socks off? That’s right, Hardcore! Hardcore music can come in several different shape and sounds, but one thing they all have in common in the fast, energetic feel to them. Most genres of hardcore music have a tempo of 160-180 beats per minute, making this the fastest major genre around.

One of the more interesting aspects of this music is that, with the amount of sub-genres hardcore has; it can really take on a lot of different forms. Happy Hardcore for example is fast and heavy, but gives a feeling of happiness and warmth. Darkcore on the other hand is the complete opposite, when it comes to the feeling of the music, giving off an angry, dark atmosphere.

Okay, I’m going to very gently kick this article to a finish with the genre, Ambient. Ambient is like no other genre of electronic music. It’s one that is quite interesting, to say the least. In this genre, the producers seek atmosphere, not dance-quality. For this reason, most forms of Ambient will have nearly no form or structure, no steady pattern or percussion.

Field recordings are also an interesting and usually necessary part of Ambient. It’s where producers go outside to a place they want to capture the essence of, and record the nature, and all of its sounds. This is one of the earliest genres of electronic music, having been created during the early parts of the 1970s in the United Kingdom.

Well, there you have it, just a few genres of electronic music. Have you learned anything new? Perhaps your favorite genre wasn’t in this small article? Well, make sure to check the resource box for all of this information and more! In closing, I would like to say thank you for taking the time to read this post. Have a beautiful, music-filled day!

All the best,

Tyler

How to Make Electronic Music – Part 2

Posted on August 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

The bass line is considered by many many electronic music producers the most important element of an electronic song other than the drums. Some people even think its MORE important! You can easily have an awesome song with just drums and bass, but its kinda hard to make an awesome song without any bass or without any drums. There is even a genre of electronic music called Drum and Bass!

It is that low, deep sound you hear in any song. Be it hip hop, trance, house music, or any style at all, the bass is the underlying vibration of the song. Sometimes it is so low it more of a vibration and are actually felt throughout the body as well as heard through the ears.

A killer bass line is an integral part of a great electronic song. There are many different ways to make a fat bass riff. It all depends on the software you use. A lot of people hear the bass and think it was created using a bass guitar. Believe it or not, more often the bass line in an electronic song is actually written on a keyboard rather than a bass guitar. So you don’t need to go out and buy a bass guitar! Let alone learn how to play it! Learning how to play a bass guitar is a whole new league of its own!

Believe it or not, trying to learn how to make electronic tunes, using real instruments like a bass guitar, would require vast amounts of musical knowledge. Where as, if you were just using software on your computer, like the software program on How To Make Electronic Music (see links below), you would just need a love for great electronic music, and a willingness to HAVE FUN while learning!

Stay tuned for part 3 of my article series on How To Make Electronic Music. Until then, Be safe and be creative!

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Electronic Music Making Programs

Posted on July 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you’ve ever asked yourself if it were even possible that you could ever make music on your pc the answer to that question is a resounding “without a doubt”. Low-cost electronic music making programs can be found from numerous businesses, with some having top quality plug ins built in their own easy to use software programs. Before this needed a huge amount of time to know the program, nevertheless the current applications have simplified the learning curve which usually permits you to start creating beautiful songs within almost no time.

Owning a high end electronic music making programs might make you all the envy of most of your pals, however, you would almost certainly need to mortgage the house to pay for it. Several electronic music making program developers possess reasonable lite-versions of their larger products for the beginning electronic songs composers.

Whenever deciding which electronic music making program to obtain, there is no need to run out and get a brand new computer system since most of these lite versions are usually compact enough to run on your older PC or Mac. Even though no other equipment is essential to compose your own music, you should consider how you can enhance the experience by purchasing add-ons. The amount of money it can save you by not buying a brand-new computer is better spent on a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) controller, drum pads and keyboards.

Developing high quality electronic music isn’t just in relation to recording your composed music. Once you have captured your music by means of voice, synthetic music, the many different kinds of virtual instruments or through the musical instrument digital interface controller, it’s time to modify and arrange. An affordable top quality electronic music making program will assist you to easily cut, paste, and edit your composed music. When the process of modifying is completed you can start to arrange your composed music. Many programs enable the consumer to accomplish this by means of a number of means, boosting your current results. A good song arrangement could mean the audible difference between just scrambled noise and the hit.

For the masses of people that have very little if any music writing knowledge, several electronic music making programs offer you pre-recorded loops, or simple strings of music for use in the composing of music. That isn’t very difficult to take a few of these prerecorded loops, connect them together to make the finish musical track with in minutes.

Simply by learning to grasp loop based music, whether the pre-recorded loops provided by the program or the ones you have composed on your own, you may then proceed to studying how you can layer the different loops and sounds together to build your own musical composition.

If you are already a master musician or perhaps looking to discover ways to create your your favourite music several reasonable electronic music making programs are available to direct you towards becoming the musical producing guru which lies with in you. Choosing the proper new music composer application will help you spend more time generating and much less time attempting to figure out how the electronic music making program functions.

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