MFers where do you like to go to discuss or read discussions about music, specifically modern electronic music? I don't mean where to read articles, reviews, interviews; those are nice, and I read those websites, and I know most of those websites have forums... but most of them don't seem to be very good, and to be honest I haven't really, really explored them. Is there anywhere that consistently has a high level discourse from users? Or is it all 90% signatures, images, and yelling "BIG TRACK" ... [more inside]
posted by J0
on Aug 15, 2013 -
I want to be able to use my Korg NanoKONTROL to DJ using Grooveshark and other things. Does anyone know if/how this is possible? Thanks yall.
posted by defmute
on May 25, 2013 -
In the trailer for "The Institute"
, the first piece of music is a minimalist electronic/trumpet piece. I've tried using the iPhone apps Shazam and Soundhound to identify it but there's not enough of the music (without voiceover) to identify it.
Any ideas as to how I can identify it?
posted by flutable
on Apr 24, 2013 -
Not too long ago I went to a Bassnectar concert. Gramatik opened and one song sounded like some kind of electronic country rock jam. No vocals, just relentless, driving guitars and bass. Sorry, this is all I've got. Someone, anyone? What is this song?
posted by keep it under cover
on Mar 24, 2013 -
I like songs that evoke images of circuitry, complexity, and digital processes. What are some songs and artists that convey this feeling? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated
on Mar 18, 2013 -
I want to start making electronic music. I'm thinking about buying maybe an MPC type of device but not sure where to start. Novation Launchpad? Maschine? Any recommendations for a total, total beginner? Or should I really get a copy of Ableton and figure out if I'm truly into it first? [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I'm looking for recommendations for contemporary, ambient drum-n-bass. Or, if the genre names have shifted, something that does the same for me as the less bombastic output of LTJ Bukem.
I have Chrissy Murderbot's mix
, and that's also a good benchmark, though I think that comprises older stuff, too.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Why is it, or is there a why, as to some artist/producers/labels focus mostly/solely on putting out singles, 12", EP etc, and not full length albums? [more inside]
posted by J0
on Nov 15, 2012 -
If you were to introduce somebody who is curious about Skinny Puppy to the band, what would your ideal single-CD track list be? Bonus round: the Art of Noise. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Nov 9, 2012 -
I am trying to get into electronic music production but I don't know what I'm doing. What is the best way to get started? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman
on Oct 27, 2012 -
Can you help me identify a song based on a vocal sample? A female voice singing softly and slowly, "Maybe, tomorrow, I'll be..." [more inside]
posted by J0
on Sep 21, 2012 -
Looking for a chart that lists the five defining albums of each sub-genre of electronic music. [more inside]
posted by zap
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Feed me machine-sounding music that makes a nice, warm, vibraty feeling go all through my guttiwuts. The exact qualities I'm looking for are rumbly, fuzzy, and enveloping. The piece should not be overtly morose or threatening. Think "listening to the hypnotic sound of warm clothes tumbling in the dryer late at night." [more inside]
posted by Nomyte
on Sep 13, 2011 -
Miller Puckette's The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music
, as a textbook, seems obtuse and unrefined to me. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore
on Apr 21, 2011 -
My girlfriend's son is in a band, and he wants to start adding synth/electronic stuff to his music. I personally some stuff, and could write some stuff up, but I'm looking for a really good basic overview of the technology (not necessarily too detailed, but if it got into details later, it would be ok, perhaps). [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Jan 11, 2011 -
I want to get down to good electronic music. How do I get into the SF Bay Area club/electronic music scene. [more inside]
posted by BlackBox
on Jan 10, 2011 -
just got an original gameboy and i'm wondering what the better music making cartridges/solutions might be. any ideas or suggestions? thanks!
posted by artof.mulata
on May 23, 2010 -
Help me make my electric guitar sound electronic. (Please dissect these Daft Punk and Justice songs with me.) [more inside]
posted by jalexc
on May 3, 2010 -
What gear and/or software would make a basic, inexpensive setup for someone looking to experiment making electronic music? Specifically ambient? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Jan 13, 2010 -
Help me find electronic-themed, yet emotionally resonant songs like "Heartbeats" by The Knife & "Teardrop" by Massive Attack. [more inside]
posted by noboru_wataya
on Oct 20, 2009 -
On Geir Jenssen's (AKA Biosphere) 2006 Album Cho Oyu 8201m - Field Recordings From Tibet
, the song "Summit" features a speaking sample near the end where someone named Boutros calls in on a two-way radio and warns the other party of an oncoming typhoon. The next-to-last line of the conversation is "The good king in his infinite wisdom declared the two-way radio illegal in the mountains." Where is this sample from?
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Jul 11, 2009 -
Help me think of classic electronic tracks for my (as-yet-hypothetical) classic electronica cover band. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600
on Sep 29, 2008 -
Help me find some DJ sets / albums that prominently feature music / samples from the 20s and 30s, such as big band, jazz and swing. [more inside]
posted by mikw
on Apr 13, 2007 -
ElectronicMusicFilter: I'm familiar with Cubase SX through school and I've played around with FruityLoops in the past, and I'd like to download something similar that's free for use at home. [more inside]
posted by alona
on Mar 12, 2007 -
DAWs are cool, but I really like the feel of instruments in my hands. Where can I obtain potentially-electronic-music-producing electronic gadgets, oscillators, noise machines, etc. in Southern California?
posted by univac
on Jan 19, 2007 -
Name that tune. This [mp3, 100 Kb]
is a shamefully crude MIDI reconstruction of part of the tune in question. I'd place it around 1975, Moog type Top 100 pop music; sounds something like Hot Butter but is not. Any ideas what it is?
posted by shannymara
on Dec 19, 2006 -
I'm very interested in learning to compose electronic music, but don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by p3on
on Jan 24, 2006 -