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From : Guided By :
Class: MCA-SEM4-Div3 Shubhada Talegaon
Enroll No: 150511201721 Faculty – Parul University
A STEP TOWARDS FUTURE MUSIC COMPOSITION
Introduction To Electronic
Electronic music is a broad category of modern music that
includes a wide variety of styles starting from dubstep to disco.
While most us think of electronic music as a product of the
21st century, but the reality is that electronic music has been
around for almost 50 years.
Music From the famous Moog synthesizers of progressive rock
to the driving anthems of Teasto and Hardwell comes under
electronic music production.
Electronic music Had change its path from the early 1970s to the
dubstep, trance, and house known as superstars of today.
Origins of Electronic
Think of early electronic music and
you’ll probably picture the Disco
Anthems of the late 1970s and early
Originally the electronic music
production was Performed in late
1960s, but it became popular in 1970s
The commercial Moog synthesizer,
released in the mid-1960s, is regarded
as the first iconic instrument of
Synthpop and Disco:
Bands like Kraftwerk – an iconic West German
band – introduced the electronic sound to a
Although electronic music was growing in
popularity throughout the 1970s, most
electronic tracks still used the structure of pop
or rock and roll. It wasn’t until the 1980s when
synthpop, dance, and other genres would
emerge on their own.
Perhaps the most notable example of 1970s
electronic music is the theme to the
movie Midnight Express, scored by Giorgio
Moroder. The track, known as Chase, became
one of the first electronic tracks to reach #33
on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dance Music: The
During the 1990s, distinct genres of
electronic music emerged, from hard house
and techno to ambient and experimental.
The early 1990s also marked the emergence
of well-known electronic music genres like
trance and drum and bass.
The 1990s was also the first decade in which
electronic music composition became
something anyone could do. The massive
popularity of PCs resulted in the creation of
new software like Fruity Loops (now FL
Studio) aimed at home users.
The EDM Era: 2000 to
Since 2000, electronic dance music (EDM) has
grown from a popular genre into an influential
part of all mainstream music. Today, iconic
electronic artists like Tiësto and David Guetta
have worked with mainstream artists and
reached the top of the most important album
and singles charts.
At the same time, genres like dubstep and trance
have influenced the structure of mainstream pop
music. From Taylor Swift to Justin Bieber, many
of today’s most popular pop artists have
implemented aspects of dubstep, house, and
trance into their singles.
The Internet and
Part of the huge growth of electronic music
can be attributed to the Internet. The
popularity of social websites like YouTube and
SoundCloud has made finding new music
easier than ever before, spreading electronic
music to new listeners.
It’s also made promoting music easy. New
artists that would have had to find their own
distributors or sign record deals decades ago
can share their music via social networks and
distribute it using outlets like Beatport and
The most important development in electronic music is
the use of digital computers.
The kinds of computers employed range from large
mainframe, general-purpose machines to special-
purpose digital circuits expressly designed for musical
The formation of the Computer Music Association, made
up of hundreds of members, and the holding each year
of the International Computer Music Conference. The
1982 conference dominated the Venice Biennale—one
of the major festivals of contemporary music.
It was a set of four experiments in which the computer
was programmed to generate random integers
representing various musical elements, such as pitches,
rhythms, and dynamics, which were subsequently
screened through programmed rules of composition
You might be wondering if music
production was possible using computers
than any one can be music producer.
Yes you are right “ It is Easy “
All you need is some basic knowledge of
computers & interest in music and yes
also some details about basic of music
production like its keywords and key
In short Music production using
computers as well as electronic
instruments is said to be Computer Music
or Electronic Music Production
Step 01 -
it’s the software that the computer runs
that turns it in to a music production
This software enables the recording,
mixing and mastering of music tracks
and is called a ‘sequencer’ or the rather
grander-sounding ‘Digital Audio
Sequencers vary in price from free to
Thousands of Rupees and, combined
with today’s powerful computers, can
often allow unlimited tracks of music to
be arranged together.
Step 02 -
where do the sounds come from and how do you get
them together within your computer ?
You can record external sounds – guitars, vocals,
acoustic instruments such as pianos and violins, or
electronic keyboards like synthesizers – and arrange
them together in your sequencer.
The internal sounds - sounds generated using ‘virtual
instruments’, for example, drum kits, keyboards or
guitars for you to play or strum with your mouse or a
The second type of internal sound is called a sample.
These are audio like melodies, drum patterns (loops),
or vocal parts produced by third party manufacturers.
Step 03 –
The next stage is to arrange the Sounds and mix them together.
Arranging is simply the process of how your song develops over
time, usually with an intro followed by verses and choruses
Try to think of your song mix in two dimensions:
How spreads across the stereo spectrum (left to right
across your speakers or headphones)
How it spreads across the frequency range (think
bottom, bass, to top, treble).
Step 05 –
The most important thing you need to buy is
Buy the best affordable speakers you can buy.
Generally go for speakers with Extra bass
It is necessary because the sound in simple
speakers or laptop cannot provide the clarity of
So as a result you song will be heard different in
And also u cannot find your small bugs in
Step 06 –
The mastering process begins as the mixing process ends.
It’s what takes that mix and delivers the final ‘master’ of the track to the
end user, possibly via CD, or MP3, so takes into account fades, track
lengths and codes, and noise reduction.
But aside from these more technical issues it is a process that uses EQ,
compression and stereo spreading to make your mix sound more
commercial and professional.
It is said that more you try better you learn.
Step 07 –
It is an Optional Step
Once you start producing your own music you can
play it and show the world your sound and make
Playing is generally known as Djing.
Dj are the technical persons who have expert
knowledge of music as well have the techniques to
mix songs without any disturbing the rhythm of
Now the music have gone to next level. Where Dj
represents different songs and make people dance
on their beats.
Famous Dj as well as
Producers Of Electronic Music
This is a list of electronic music genres, consisting of genres of electronic music,
primarily created with electronic musical instruments or electronic music
A distinction has been made between sound produced using electromechanical
means and that produced using electronic technology. Examples of
electromechanical sound producing devices include
the telharmonium, hammond organ, and the electric guitar.
Purely electronic sound production can be achieved using devices such as
the theremin, sound synthesizer, and computer.
In its early development electronic music was associated almost exclusively with
western art music, but from the late 1960s on the availability of affordable music
technology, particularly of synthesisers, meant that music produced using
electronic means became increasingly common in the popular domain
of rock and pop music, resulting in major electronically based sub-genres.
After the definition of midi in 1982 and the development of digital
audio, the creation of purely electronic sounds and their manipulation
became much simpler. As a result synthesizers came to dominate the
pop music of the early 1980s.
In the late 1980s, dance music records made using only electronic
instruments became increasingly popular, resulting in a proliferation of
electronic genres, sub-genres and scenes
In the new millennium, as computer technology became even more
accessible and music software advanced, interacting with music
production technology made it possible to create music that has no
relationship to traditional musical performance practices, leading to
further developments and rapidly evolving sub-genres.