Creating Electronic Music

Electronic music has been around since the 70’s but the technology which is available today is becoming more and more widely available t o the public for the world to experience. From the Professional producer in a studio to the novice just starting in his bedroom, there are programs and tools to suit everyone’s needs and abilities. Some programs are free for trial or can cost you a BIG whole in your wallet but its all about how the program works for you.

Electronic music is made in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). There are many DAW’s available including:

  • FL Studio
  • Ableton
  • Reaper
  • Cubasel
  • Logic Pro

I use FL Studio myself because it is suits the way i work and has all the features I’m looking for. Inside this DAW and many others there are plug-ins and VST’s (Virtual Studio Technology). This sounds fancy but what does it actually all do?

Well, most plug-ins are synthesis based so they replicate an anologue sound and let you tweek it in a multitude of ways using automations (automating the filter/pluck/phaser ect). Other plug-ins and VST’s could include:

  • Drum processors
  • Effects
  • Compressors
  • Eq’s





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