My daughter took a songwriting class at school this year and they used Logic. Her laptop is a Macbook Air. Is there something similar or is compatible we can get for her Mac? She wants to make mostly dance type music. Is it worth getting a keyboard to go with the laptop? And do we want to think about getting something that she can record with? (she also has an acoustic guitar.) Any advice for the budding electronic musician would be appreciated!
When I was a kid in the mid-eighties, my family had a (Sony?) sample CD with music from several electronic musicians. I'm trying to find out what was on that CD so that I might be able to listen to some of that music again. Bonus challenge: I barely remember anything searchable about it! [more inside]
Help me find electronic music that doesn't sound electronic. [more inside]
What are some good educational resources (Youtube, tutorials, etc) for getting into making electronic music? [more inside]
Here's an interview with Steven Universe creator Rebecca wherein she briefly plays an electronic instrument (at about 1:20) that I've never seen before. What is it?
Trying to relocate a cool website that allows you to generate music based on equations and save them. Like an audio equivalent of Shader Toy [more inside]
I'm putting together an extended mix for some friends, focusing entirely on electronic music that's unusually well-suited for infants. Anyone have thoughts on appropriate tracks? [more inside]
I am looking for modern, dark, forward thinking, dance music which preferably somehow reflects on the theme of a quarter life crisis. Overly exacting specifications inside. [more inside]
Help me understand electronic music! [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
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?
I like songs that evoke images of circuitry, complexity, and digital processes. What are some songs and artists that convey this feeling? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
What's some good, preferably obscure, music for an urban foot chase video? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for a chart that lists the five defining albums of each sub-genre of electronic music. [more inside]
Help me find more long, repetitive, hypnotic, electronic music similar to Black Meteoric Star. [more inside]
Please recommend me pretty electronic music for my earholes. [more inside]
Can you point me to music that is like The Caretaker's An Empty Bliss Beyond This World? [more inside]
Tell me what I need to know about dubstep. [more inside]
Help me move forward in producing electronic music. [more inside]
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]
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]
ISO works of fiction about disco/techno/dance music! [more inside]
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]
I want to get down to good electronic music. How do I get into the SF Bay Area club/electronic music scene. [more inside]
Louis and Bebe Barron were famous for writing the first all-electronic movie soundtrack, for Forbidden Planet. I'm looking for more of their music, but the only thing I can find is this poor quality copy of Bells of Atlantis on YouTube. Help? [more inside]
I'm looking for acoustic covers of techno songs, can you help me? Not necessarily acoustic, but using analog instruments, whether amplified or not (e.g. Clara Engel covers Born Slippy, Stance's ukulele cover of Harder Better Faster Stronger, Acoustic Instruments cover Star Guitar). Other electronic dance music genres also welcome.
just got an original gameboy and i'm wondering what the better music making cartridges/solutions might be. any ideas or suggestions? thanks!
Help me make my electric guitar sound electronic. (Please dissect these Daft Punk and Justice songs with me.) [more inside]
Recommend me some cool hardcore experimental analog synthesizer music. [more inside]
Seeking artsy electronic music recommendations like Moby and Air. [more inside]
What gear and/or software would make a basic, inexpensive setup for someone looking to experiment making electronic music? Specifically ambient? [more inside]
Where do I start if I want to make my own electronic music? [more inside]
Help me find electronic-themed, yet emotionally resonant songs like "Heartbeats" by The Knife & "Teardrop" by Massive Attack. [more inside]
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?
What are the best techno albums since 1990? [more inside]
Looking for a software MIDI sequencer/DAW that meets my needs. [more inside]
Recommend similar artists to bvdub and quantec. [more inside]
Help me think of classic electronic tracks for my (as-yet-hypothetical) classic electronica cover band. [more inside]
Where can I find the tracklist for the 2007 Cannes Lions DVD intro? [more inside]
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