Delta Sign wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 pm
I don't think any of it really is all that unintuitive at all. I'd even say the simplicity is part of the beauty of this kind of music.
However, does anyone know when "sidechaining" was first used in music like it's often used in "EDM" tracks today? Would be kind of interesting to know.
This is the earliest example I can think of from the top of my head, but it probably has been done before (Especially listen to the cymbal when the drums hit):
Well, it's certainly unintuitive if...
1. You've never heard it done before.
2. You don't know what process the person used to make the sound(s) in question.
Hindsight is always 20-20 and it's easy for people now to say "Oh I would have thought of that" but growing up listening to music that is about as far removed from Trance as you can get, no, I would have never thought of pumping a pad using a kick and sidechain or running a highpass filter over a section until the sound literally disappears or doing a sped up kick or snare roll (and on and on and on)
Okay, so like maybe I'm just an idiot and have no imagination, but no, none of this stuff is intuitive if you've never been exposed to it. That's why the true pioneers are the ones who actually thought of this stuff and did it first.
Me actually think of something that has NEVER been done before? No way in hell. Not in a million years. I just don't have that kind of an imagination. Never did, never will. I take already established things and mix and match to make somewhat of my own sound, which is probably what I'm going to end up doing with this project. But I have NEVER invented anything that somebody came back to me and said "Wow, how the hell did you think of that?"
So no, nothing is intuitive if your frame of reference is so foreign to what it is you're trying to do. You need to go listen to the thing you want to do (like I'm doing now) and THEN maybe you can get some ideas in the process. But trust me, it's not going to be something that nobody has ever heard before, unless you're one of those very rare special kind of musicians.
I'm content borrowing from what's around me and do the best that I can with it.