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
- 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