Electronic dance music AKA EDM is known as dance music, club music, or simply music for dance. This type of music is basically made for Night Clubs or festivals where dancing is one of the primary activities of the event. EDM is a form of music that was played back in the days by Disc Jockeys.The best part about EDMs is that they are a mix of different types of music. They use drums, regular guitars, electronic equipment, disk parts and what not.
The popular forms engineered are, Chill-out, Chillwave, Downtempo, Trip-hop, Ambient house, IDM [Intelligent Dance Music].
The Musical Instruments:
Synthesizer goes together with the electronic musical instrument. It is the very instrument that one needs to use to create the beats, the rhythms, and the tones of certain music. This actually allows a composer of EDM to produce chords and the individual notes as well.
Operating the synthesizer with the instrument controller is next in the process. Synthesizers are required to use to the way you want through the MIDI [Musical Instrumental Digital Interface of the controllers. The controllers or instruments we name and use here are:
– Mouthpiece or Wind controller
– MIDI Guitar
– Electronic Drum pads
– Radio Drum
The Software That You Need:
The software you would require are:
– Digital audio workstation (DAW).
– Audio editor program.
– Virtual Studio Technology (VST) synthesizers/instruments.
– VST effects the plugins
The Musical Sense:
Let’s talk about music in general before you get too much into the EDM parts. You see, you will never be able to create great music if you are not familiar with the art of listening to the music. Many think that you will only have to listen to one type of music if you want to create that type of music. That is a completely wrong concept. You will have to listen to all sorts of music if you want to create a good piece even with EDM.
Therefore, the first recommendation would be to listen to music. Obviously, you will have emphasis on EDM as that is what you are going to go with in future but always start with everything out there. Good musicians are never tied in one genre and they are always free to move everywhere. You have to be the same. One might think that we are overstating the fact that one needs to create all types of music to be able to create EDM but we actually are not. This is important to talk about because many don’t understand the importance of getting into the groove. You won’t have to spend tons of hours in a club or a party to learn the art of EDM. Simply listening to different types of EDM and other mixes will enrich your brain and your mind. That is the time when you will be able to create something out of your imagination. This is when your skills will thrive.