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  1. 1. Presented By : Alay Desai From : Guided By : Class: MCA-SEM4-Div3 Shubhada Talegaon Enroll No: 150511201721 Faculty – Parul University
  2. 2. Electronic Music Production A STEP TOWARDS FUTURE MUSIC COMPOSITION
  3. 3. Introduction To Electronic Music  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.
  4. 4. Origins of Electronic Music  Think of early electronic music and you’ll probably picture the Disco Anthems of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Originally the electronic music production was Performed in late 1960s, but it became popular in 1970s & 80s.  The commercial Moog synthesizer, released in the mid-1960s, is regarded as the first iconic instrument of electronic music.
  5. 5. Synthpop and Disco: The 1970s  Bands like Kraftwerk – an iconic West German band – introduced the electronic sound to a wider audience.  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.
  6. 6. Dance Music: The 1990s  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.
  7. 7. The EDM Era: 2000 to Today  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.
  8. 8. The Internet and Electronic Music  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 iTunes.
  9. 9. Introduction Of Computer Music  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 uses.  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
  10. 10. Music Production Using Computers  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 sounds.  In short Music production using computers as well as electronic instruments is said to be Computer Music or Electronic Music Production
  11. 11. Step 01 - Sequencers/DAW‘s  it’s the software that the computer runs that turns it in to a music production powerhouse.  This software enables the recording, mixing and mastering of music tracks and is called a ‘sequencer’ or the rather grander-sounding ‘Digital Audio Workstation’ (DAW).  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.
  12. 12. Step 02 - Sound 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 connected keyboard.  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.
  13. 13. Step 03 – Mixing  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).
  14. 14. Step 04 – Effects
  15. 15. Step 05 – Speakers  The most important thing you need to buy is the Speakers.  Buy the best affordable speakers you can buy.  Generally go for speakers with Extra bass facilities.  It is necessary because the sound in simple speakers or laptop cannot provide the clarity of sound.  So as a result you song will be heard different in different systems.  And also u cannot find your small bugs in sound.
  16. 16. Step 06 – Mastering  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.
  17. 17. Final View Of Computer Generated Song :
  18. 18. Step 07 – Playing  It is an Optional Step  Once you start producing your own music you can play it and show the world your sound and make the dance.  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 the songs.  Now the music have gone to next level. Where Dj represents different songs and make people dance on their beats.
  19. 19. Famous Dj as well as Producers Of Electronic Music :
  20. 20. Events Taking Place Around World
  21. 21. Summary  This is a list of electronic music genres, consisting of genres of electronic music, primarily created with electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology.  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.
  22. 22. Summary  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.
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