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Questions tagged [electronic-music]

For questions relating to the class of electronically-synthesized music genres. Specific genres should be tagged where appropriate.

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How do you do live sampling and playing with live musicians without a laptop?

I'm a musician in a live band that plays folkadelic music. Folkadelic music is played by bands like Kila or Shooglenifty. Instrument mix is acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, bass, drum kit ...
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EDM/Dubstep production [closed]

so as a kid I kind of dabbled in making beats and such, but never got the hang of it. Now that I'm older, i want to get back into it, but im hitting the same blocks... I know a little bit of music ...
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Expressive E Touché & Elektron 4 MKI config

I have the Expressive E Touché midi OUT connected to Elektron 4 MKI midi IN, both connected to a USB hub and from the Hub to my computer. I run the Lié app, and when I touch the Touché it seems to ...
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How is making music by software different than real instruments? [closed]

Do I need a real keyboard, drum machine and other instruments to make music, or do you think software nowadays are able to generate the same sound? What would be the difference, and would the quality ...
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What setup do you think is best with this gear? [closed]

I'm a bit confused on how to get the most out of my gear. I have an 8 track mixer (LD Systems Vibz 8) where all my instruments (mostly synthesizers) are connected. The mixer main outputs are connect ...
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Why do EDM musicians often create an intro that is 15/30/45/60/120 seconds long?

Not all tracks have intros, and usually those are extended mixes that have them (sometimes can be original mixes and remixes). However, I notice that often their intros are 15/30/45/60/120 seconds ...
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Can I produce music with code and without instruments?

I'm so curious about music, and I also tried to learn to play some instruments, but due to some personal reasons I can't continue with it. Now I'm a software developer, which is my passion, but my ...
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How to get good legato from a choir sample library?

Recently, I have bought a choir sample library from a major manufacturer. The samples themselves are top-notch, the dynamic crossfading excellent. However, I'm a bit disappointed by the quality of the ...
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Music “Theory” of Electronic Music

Technology has recently made it possible to create very unconventional sounds, which has led electronic music to go down very distinct sub-genres that have very distinct noises. As some examples, ...
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Why is 'musique concrète' called 'concrète'? [closed]

This post defines it, but doesn't expound its etymology. This website doesn't either: The idea behind Musique Concrète is that the composer begins with a set of “concrete” sounds and arranges them ...
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How would you make this soft strings sound using another synthesizer?

I would like to recreate this sound: . It is a string sound from the Dave Smith OB6 (which I do not have). Can anyone tell me which oscillators are used, and how to ...
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Getting back to music. How to play live?

I have quite some problem. I played music for many years. I played guitar, bass, keyboards and even some other uncommon instruments such as Galician bagpipe, tambura, kultrum, industrial percussion (...
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“Break” vs “Breakdown” meaning (EDM)

when referring to electronic dance music structure, is there any difference between the terms "break" and "breakdown"? A breakdown for sure is that section where kick/main bass are muted and the song ...
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Why EDM is not considered “music” by many? [closed]

OK, it's not my purpose to start a bleeding discussion here. I'm just asking this question to people involved in music theory in order to get a proper definition of music. A friend of mine states ...
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Can the true guitar sound be made purely in software?

I know that in modern sound-production software it is possible to reproduce all sorts of music instruments. But I don't remember that I've seen a software reproduction of a classical guitar. Is it ...
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Creating melodic/harmonic music with Csound?

I am diving into Csound in an effort to gain more control over the creation and manipulation of sound. It is comprehensive, to be sure, but its practitioners seem to be consumed with exploiting the ...
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Is Lorn's “Sega sunset” an example of polytonality?

I have had Lorn's "Acid Rain" stuck in my head for a while now, and for some strange reason it sounds dissonant to me. I wanted to know if this is because it's an example of polytonality or if it's ...
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Computer and electronic softwares for professional musicians and composers [closed]

What I want to know is specific. I want to start experimenting and developing skills and knowledge in music production and composition by computers. I have read that Digital Audio Workstations like ...
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How to create silence in MP3

I need MP3 file consiting of literally 2 (two) complete frames @ 44100/16 bit/stereo, without any metadata. The issue here is that I need to be able to create it myself as cutting 2 frames from larger ...
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Can I post a music mix containing professionals' songs? [closed]

I enjoy electronic music and making mixes / compositions of my favourite songs. I'm not a producer, I just download and put together good songs for others to listen to, such as my friends and work ...
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Are there any small electronic musical instruments which would be useful for learning music theory? [closed]

I need an instrument for music theory at my high school. It needs to be, electronic so it can be played with headphones, portable so I can carry it in my bag, practical for making music, and most ...
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This monitor speaker have problem?

I bought one monitor speaker (Behringer Truth B1030A) but I think this device has a problem. I play a music but this speaker does not play some sounds. I play this music by (Boss BR 600). Source ...
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Where can I find this snare drum sample?

While producing a new track, the need arose to find a very specific one-shot snare drum sample. Unfortunately, the sample I got is polluted with an unwanted triangle sound, so I will need to find ...
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Programming in early 80s synth music

Were the synth parts actually played during recording (in general) or were they sequenced? I am thinking particularly of early electronic music e.g. John Foxx's Metamatic, as obviously sequencers were ...
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Do I need a lot of money to make music?

I am just a little kid who really likes music. I have been producing EDM House and Dubstep for about 6 months. I use a free software called LMMS with my Dad's laptop and no MIDI keyboard. I also use ...
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Chord progressions' necessity in a track [closed]

Is it necessary to have a chord progression in a track or is it okay to just have the chord progression as an outline?
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How does Oskar Fischinger's Google doodle composer work?

Today Google has released a doodle as homage to Oskar Fischinger which includes a page to make your own composition by clicking dots representing notes. I can't recognize the notes but I noticed that ...
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Audio Synthesis algorithms

I am little more than a starter in Sound synthesis using oscillators and others. I have reaktor 6 as a modular environment. I wanted to get nice algorightms from where i can get deeply started off. I ...
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Can music time signatures really be irrational?

In this video around the 5 minute mark, the presenter mentions that "irrational units of time cannot exist because of Planck's constant", and therefore music time signatures like 2:√2 cannot be ...
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Piano Notes wav file download [closed]

From where I can get the short Piano Musical Notes of duration not more than 1-2 secs. I tried many sites but not able to find one. I need mp3 or raw or wav format. I am making a digital electric ...
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Is Escala's «Clubbed to Death» a passacaglia?

Escala's Clubbed to Death seems to be a passacaglia. It has a repetitive line throughout, over which counterpoint is added. In fact, it sounds similar to Biber's Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa: Partita ...
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how do i go about learning to play on roli seaboard

I have zero experience playing any musical instrument. I received roli searboard as a gift . How should I go about learning to play this "new type of instrument" . I can of course turn pitch bend ...
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How is this electronic sound made

Between 2:59 and 3:25 of the song Charlie Brown by Coldplay (song link) some sort of vocal electronic sound can be heard. It is not the first time I hear this kind of sound and I was wondering how is ...
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Where can I find a good book to learn Fl Studio? [closed]

I'm new to this community, so I hope this is the right place to ask such a question, or else I'm sorry. I would like to learn how to use Fl studio by myself, just to practice it a little bit in ...
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Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

The history of music and sound synthesis languages can be traced back to the Music N languages starting in the 1950s. You can trace the threads from there to a variety of languages that were developed ...
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Using Ableton with a 2015 MacBook

I intend to produce music with Ableton Live 9 suite in a 2015 MacBook with 1.3 Ghz (turbo boost up to 2.7Ghz) with 8GB RAM, and 512GB storage. Is this likely to experience lag - if so, how can I ...
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With modern electronic technology is temperament unnecessary?

I am a Physics student but also love math and music, and know a little bit about tuning because it is related to mathematics. So as far as I understand, Just Intonation is more consonant than ...
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How to trigger electronic sounds on stage

Maybe this question is a little bit amateur but I am new to electronic music. I have seen a lot of bands like Coldplay that, despite they are only 4 members, they have lots of electronic sounds live ...
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I want to play music on my phone through my audio interface to my speakers. Is that possible? [closed]

So i have bought some KRK RP6 G3 speakers but i need a good audio interface for it. But i don't want play music on my PC all time, for example if i got a good track send trough via WhatsApp i want to ...
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Buying a dual purpose keyboard for learning kids + aspring eletronic music adults?

My 6 year old is interested in learning piano, so I'm looking to buy a keyboard for her. I'm also interested in picking back piano myself and trying my hand at electronic music. I have a computer ...
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Synthesizer Sounds [closed]

I bought the Akai Ewi 4000s a few years back and haven't used it much since the built in sounds are awful. I tried connecting it (midi to usb) to logic pro on my computer to make use of the soundbanks ...
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Technique: What is an effective way to create a song? [closed]

In detail, my question(s) are: Is it better to start with the climax, or drop, of the song rather than with the intro? What is an effective way to create your melodies? What is an effective way to ...
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Faking a human performance in midi

Whether this question really belongs here or in some other part of StackExchange, I do not know. If the general public or the admins would like to see it moved elsewhere, I'd of course be happy to ...
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How could I recreate this particular synth sound?

I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about recreating a synth sound, or at least getting something relatively similar: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kswhzrr0ywoijfj/synthexport-28082015.mp3?dl=0 I've ...
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Arpeggio theory and chord sequences

I can play a little piano by ear and have always been fascinated by arpeggios, particularly in electronic music. The following notes played as a chord sound 'good' to me and I'd like to compose a ...
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I am lost, need some advice [closed]

I am a musician, producing my own songs. Have vocals, can play more than one instruments like piano, electric-acoustic-bass guitar and a little bit drums. I have an aggressive music taste i.e. nine ...
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Compare FM synthesis sound signal to equivalent additive synthesis signal

I currently try to familiarize myself with the theories behind FM synthesis. I found this page with a lot of useful information about FM synthesis: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/software/snd/snd/fm.html ...
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Music arrangement for EDM

I've been searching in Google about song arrangement in EDM. I found one from this website: http://howtomakeelectronicmusic.com/tutorial-from-an-idea-to-a-song Here's the arrangement i saw: Intro-...
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Electronic music beats: Sample or Synthesis?

When creating electronic beats, I have a hard time deciding if I should really use a synthesizer to sequence my whole rhythm section. Sometimes I end up using samples or recording something close to ...
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What's the name of the phenomenon in which upon hearing same sound repeatedly, one begins to hear a rhythm?

When making non-music recordings, sometimes I listen to a three-second snippet repeatedly and after a few listens, I cannot help but hear a rhythm or a certain musicality. What's this phenomenon ...