Do you want to create a whole lot of music in a short span of time in order to gain public recognition and recognition through record sales and awarded musician status? If so, then a synthesizer-related unit is just what you need to create an impact in the music industry.
Sounds good? Let us see how to create electronic music at its best.
Prerequisites for making electronic music
Before you can make electronic music, you should have a synthesizer unit and a soundcard. You should have software like psyntables, which tends to be commercial grade nowadays, along with a mixer which can handle the process of music mixing.
The unit shall have a MIDI sound-generated adjust pedal, which when used along with a MIDI keyboard enables you to control the entire sound of your synthesizer from the keyboard. This unit is mainly used for performing and arranging, while the MPC-style synthesizers are often used for live performances.
A variety of sounds may be generated, depending on the model of a synthesizer you have. The most common set up includes a set of sounds which includes synth bass, lead synth and arpeggio.
Listed below are some popular set up sounds of the latest synthesizers.
First one is the retro sounds of the 80’s and the classic retro sounds of the 70’s
retro shadowplay (Korgythmos)
The retro sounds of the 80’s and the classic retro sounds of the 70’s on myspace
My own sounds
Some people are just mean the fact that using speech-songwriters, who do not sing but compose the lyrics and vocal music separately, allows you to make your own lyrics and music simultaneously. Other people may prefer to be the singer and the songwriter.
Some people find the art of songwriting both fascinating and humbling. It can be an extremely rewarding experience if you feel successful at it. It can also be a lot of fun, Swinging Londoners has just started an online lyrics contest which rewards a complete set of lyrics. Just a word of caution, this is not a skill which everyone excels in, but it is an amazing thing to experience simultaneously.
Variations of sounds
There are many small details that you can work around in order to make your sound unique. The main ones are:
More sounds can be added as you like. The more variety of sounds you use in your music, the more unique it will be. Kill two birds with one stone!
Dynamics of instrument sounds
Some instruments have a great deal of sustain, like the cymbal, percussion, and strings. On the other hand, there are other instruments that have a very quick decay, like the snare drum.
Sounds that are similar
An example of this would be the two sounds “roaring” and “loud”. If you vary between these two sounds, you will make your music more unique.
This is achieved by combining one or more types of sounds in the order of your choice. Think of the psychedelic ambience created with these two: for example, the vocals could be reverb and pulsating, creating the sound of a flying choir.
So, it is time to mix… unfortunately, mixing is made complex by the technical words that are used.
The end result of the process of mixing is when you are left with the two masters – the raw essence and the master version. The master version contains all the sounds that were created, improved and organized. The term mastering simply refers to the process of preparing the files for further use after the fact, and is not limited to the size of the master version. During the mastering process, compression happens, with the goal of making the file as loud as possible.