Techno beat maker
Techno music can be defined in two different ways, the mash-up, and the bootleg. Mash-up’s are created by blending two or more tracks into one by overlaying them into a unique song. It’s simple, you just have to find the right two tracks to get started!
A bootleg takes an original song and adds different elements through sound enhancements or mixing through loops from other popular songs. For example, adding vocals from a really popular club track to a techno song all of your own. Any of this can be done with a good techno beat maker.
What I mean by the beat maker is a software program that is going to teach and facilitate you in making great beats. Once you have the software then you need to understand the basic elements to make great techno beats.
Firstly, you need to have some idea of what sort of instruments you are going to use, whether you are going to record them yourself or use downloaded mix tracks or if you are going to create them from scratch on your techno beat maker. Techno music begins with a percussion beat and this will determine the tempo of your song. After you have created this you need to add the bass and rhythm which are going to give your techno beat its signature and original sound. Try lots of different instruments and see what suits you best. Then you can get really creative and start layering sounds and samples and anything you could possibly imagine to make your new techno song the best it can be all with your techno beat maker!
Once you have layered it all on, then you need to listen to the track you have created.
You should edit now and decide if the tempo and beat of the song are right. There should be an intro, a chorus, climax and a conclusion to your song to make it complete. You should be able to chart these with your techno beat maker software. So now take your time and really go through it step by step and make sure it all sounds the way you want it to be. If it does, you’re done! You just made your first techno song!
Becoming a techno music producer is so much easier now with the advancement of technology. And if you are just starting out, then you might become overwhelmed by a number of choices out there when it comes to purchasing a techno beat maker. I’ve tried a lot of different programs and I’d recommend the Sonic Producer for novices and pro’s alike. It has all of the functions that you need, a great support and tutorials to help you learn and a massive sound bank that you can pick and choose from as you like!
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Eddie is a travel and technology writer. If he’s not on tour, you’ll find him hanging out at Starbucks in New York with his wife and pet parrot.