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April 26 2016


SynthPop and Electro Music

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Electro is focused on a driving drum machine beat with plenty of cool synthesizer riffs, plus a groovy bass line. The theory is to achieve a sci-fi sound from the track. Use heavy amounts of Distortion, delay, reverb, phase and chorus to make robotic sounding vocals and instrumentation.

With only a number of loops, and some good effects work you may make some fantastic Electro tracks. Employing a vocoder or effects to obtain a Stephen Hawking type voice, for vocals is also a cool method.

Attempt to focus on your synth work. the rest of the instruments are really in the back seat on the synthesizer.


If you've ever heard an early on "MTV Era" band like Flock of Seagulls, a-ha, devo, knowning that crowd, then you need heard Synth Pop. Its nearly the same as Electro, except the focus is a bit more typically "pop" as opposed to robotic, it is usually; usually, slower paced.

Devo stood a more Punk mentality. Thomas Dolby was the initial real 'geek' pop star. Synthpop uses each of the classic instruments of pop and pop rock, nevertheless the synthesizer is the dominate instrument being utilized.

Consider 'I Ran So Far', it uses typical pop melodies, instruments and is also paced as a pop song. Yet; in case you give consideration, the song is driven by the simple synthesizer melody played. 'Cars' by Gary Numan is just about the ultimate example of a SynthPop track. Greater robotic feel, processing for the instruments and focus on the synth is pure synthpop classic.

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To create synthpop you ought to first tune in to some 80's new wave groups, then try Savage Garden and jameriqaui. Although not considered a SynthPop group jameriqaui uses the muse of synth a good deal, that makes permanently idea fodder.

To develop the tracks, keep the synth in the foreground with vocals. Should you be a bit of good, with a synthesizer you can substitute any, and many types of instruments with synth versions. Use the synth rather than control guitar.

I will say its difficult to create synthpop without being able to play a synthesizer very well to acheive it all, or creating a band to back you up. However with a little bit of creativity, that you can do anything with loops.

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