Electronic Music’s journey has been as varied and fascinating as the technology behind it; indeed the music and the technology have influenced one another so much that you can’t really talk about one without the other, so expect us to delve deeply into the rich, technical side of music production as we traverse its history. We are focussing on the synthesizers behind the sound and detail of these machines, from analogue modular monsters to sleek cutting-edge software. And don’t worry if you are not equipped with the latest music production gear, as we are giving you many of the software tools you need, free with this guide.
Of course Electronic Music isn’t really about one musical genre but many (many) varied sub genres. You could sum it up as music produced by technology, yet even that definition covers a multitude of styles and bpms, so we have several step-by-step workshops to help your music production skills progress within ten genres spanning 50 years: from ambient to bassline, synth pop to synthwave. Finally we’ll guide you through some of the classic electronic sounds from the last five decades, showing you how to recreate a Kraftwerk blip here or a Daft Punk growl there, and all with the software we give you for free.
Really, as this guide demonstrates, all music is now electronic in some way, shape or form, so Electronic Music is really what you make it; the focus, therefore, is on your music productions, in whatever style you choose. But we hope you enjoy reading about some of the cutting-edge producers and techniques used by those who have gone before you, and look forward to hearing your productions add to the rich history of Electronic Music production.