What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

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imrae
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Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:23 am

wagtunes wrote:Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" (1977) is still arguably the biggest dance hit ever created. The synths of today would put the synths used in that production to shame as far as capabilities go.
Interesting choice of example. It was a Moog modular system, so actually it was probably capable of some feedback/FM routings that most fixed-architecture synths can't do. Apparently the tuning was a pain, though!

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thecontrolcentre
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Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:25 am

Woodgardens wrote:This is what I am trying to achieve:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JlapgV9i8v0
Baseball hat, boob tube & trainers? I reccomend Sports Direct ... ;)

AnX
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3024 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:36 am

Woodgardens wrote:This is what I am trying to achieve:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JlapgV9i8v0
kill yourself now :hihi:

Woodgardens
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Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:40 am

No, it's just that I am not such a great singer as it comes to English.

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vurt
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37189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:44 am

Woodgardens wrote:No, it's just that I am not such a great singer as it comes to English.
please, sing in your native tongue and make sense. that track you posted was annoying to anyone over 5 :o

Woodgardens
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Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:04 am

@vurt

Yes, I figured it all out. My first track will be annoying as hell.

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Synthman2000
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522 posts since 27 Apr, 2016

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:31 am

AnX wrote:
Woodgardens wrote:This is what I am trying to achieve:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JlapgV9i8v0
kill yourself now :hihi:
Dancing with some groovy pop.. what is wrong with that? I am am at an age where I don't need to demonstrate I am cool anymore. That means one of 2 things.. I know I am or I am past caring.. I don't have to put on an act and what people think of you is like water from a ducks back.

There is nothing wrong with having fun.

I wish I had sold as many records as Eifel 65

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vurt
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37189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:41 am

Woodgardens wrote:@vurt

Yes, I figured it all out. My first track will be annoying as hell.
seems it should be a big hit. blue, gangnam style, crazy frog...

these tracks may have scarred people's mental health, but, the producers of said tracks do own their own homes, flashy cars and yachts :)

recursive one
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Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:44 am

It's one of these things that are really hard to admit and accept...

But I sort of like that Gagnam style song
I hate incomplete sentences because they ...

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vurt
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37189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:45 am

recursive one wrote:It's one of these things that are really hard to admit and accept...

But I sort of like that Gagnam style song
:hug:

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vurt
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37189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:47 am

if you can incorporate a dance that most pissed uncles at weddings can try to do but ultimately fail, not only will you have a "current hit" but assured longevity

@woodgardens

AnX
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3024 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 am

Synthman2000 wrote:
AnX wrote:
Woodgardens wrote:This is what I am trying to achieve:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JlapgV9i8v0
kill yourself now :hihi:
Dancing with some groovy pop.. what is wrong with that? I am am at an age where I don't need to demonstrate I am cool anymore. That means one of 2 things.. I know I am or I am past caring.. I don't have to put on an act and what people think of you is like water from a ducks back.

There is nothing wrong with having fun.

I wish I had sold as many records as Eifel 65
... or maybe just lighten up a bit? I did put a giggle there.... but i do think the the song is awful. Im not interested in 'cool' either, but that doesn't affect my taste in music.

AnX
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Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:48 am

vurt wrote:
Woodgardens wrote:@vurt

Yes, I figured it all out. My first track will be annoying as hell.
seems it should be a big hit. blue, gangnam style, crazy frog...

these tracks may have scarred people's mental health, but, the producers of said tracks do own their own homes, flashy cars and yachts :)

according to wikipedia, all those songs were written by The Nolans :wink:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37189 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:50 am

i could believe that, those girls knew how to get people up on the floor. even me, which isn't bloody easy without drugs.

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martinjuenke
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Re: What makes a synth suitable for "electronic dance music"?

Post Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:24 am

vurt wrote:i could believe that, those girls knew how to get people up on the floor. even me, which isn't bloody easy without drugs.
The influence of drugs on contemporary culture is notoriously underestimated... 8)

Music was my first love...
Flowing atmospheric music
http://www.sonoryth.bandcamp.com/music

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