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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I make music with singing, guitars, and somewhat fast/complex backing tracks that I sequence in Logic. How can I pull these songs off live with zero to one other humans? [more inside]
posted by thedaniel
on Jan 18, 2006 -
Is there a commerical version of something like this eDrum
project? I've found severa "drum modules" that take input from drum trigger devices and turn them into MIDI, but most of them are quite expensive. I'm hoping this is because they include built in sound generation. I am simply looking for a box that will take trigger inputs and produce MIDI output for as little as possible.
posted by phrontist
on Nov 9, 2005 -
Laptop Music filter- Can you help me pick out a computer to make music on [mi]? [more inside]
posted by drezdn
on Aug 9, 2004 -
Is there any way for a non-American to finagle access to the iTunes Music Store? Does anyone have reliable information on when it might be available in Canada?
posted by timeistight
on May 2, 2004 -
I'm an amateur musician and since Multiple Sclerosis ate my hands, I can't play my guitar. So want to try to make music with my computer. I've got a fast Win XP machine, a SOundblaster card with midi and a midi keyboard, CoolEdit, Cakewalk and lots of ideas.
What I want to do is find a program that'll let me play my midi keyboard and record the music, allowing me to edit/ Quantize blah blah (Cakewalk allows me this). But I want those midi notes to trigger samples that I've got as . wavs, transposing them to correct note (so it plays the real sounds, not tinny midi stuff), and obviously allow me to multi-track to layer the stuff into the songs in my head.
Anyone recommend a program that's easy to get to grips with/ a way of saving the samples so I can do this/ a book or online resource to get me started?
posted by Pericles
on Jan 18, 2004 -
In trance/techno music, where does the following pattern come from: A major bass hit on the first beat of the measure, then doubling to the first and third beat a couple measures later, then every beat, then eighth notes, sixteenth notes - usually accompanied by a melodic glissando climbing octaves or a vocal loop stuttering - until it releases (usually to a short pause) and then plunges into the full bass loop (and usually the chorus). Where'd this come from? What/who was the first song or DJ to use it?
posted by ao4047
on Jan 8, 2004 -