Difficulties in the Field of Electronic Dance Music Equipment and Audio Production
Buying electronic dance music equipment can be an exciting task. It is the perfect way to express your individuality and creativity. Electronic dance Music is becoming one of the biggest forms of music, with thousands joining clubs worldwide. Many clubs have started accepting electronic dance music as an official form of entertainment. If you are thinking about getting your own set up in a club or bar, there are a few things that you will need.
Some retailers only sell just electronic dance music equipment. Others offer a complete range of auxiliary accessories, including speakers, headphones and microphones. Many electronic dance music equipment retailers also offer free sample CDs and other forms of compilations. This is an essential part of the compositional process.
One major advantage of making use of samples in electronic music is the ability to alter the sounds you hear according to your mood. Imagine the exciting possibilities if you could listen through a distorted sound, allowing the vocals to shine through, and making the tracks much more diverse. It has the potential to be a very interesting form of electronic music mixing and editing if you are able to control the sound of the vocals. Imagine being able to listen to a male vocals and then hearing a female vocals, as this would alter the feel of the song dramatically.
Some producers like to add background guitar work to their electronic compositions. This adds a focal point to the composition. It allows the listener to distinguish the musical content from the purely electronic component of the track. If the stereo image of the track is poor, the listener may not be able to identify the vocals and other components of the track. The compositional process can also help to enhance the listening experience by removing unwanted noise and adding some depth and clarity to the musical content of the track.
A big challenge faced by many producers these days is the production of ‘screaming’ vocals. Even though a vocalist knows how to sing live, the impact of her voice is usually reduced when recorded electronically. The amount of space required to record the vocals is another factor which makes them difficult to achieve using popular techniques in the studio. The ‘screaming’ effect can be achieved using special software, but the results are usually very hit and miss. Instead of using these effects, a better idea is to simply try and match the quality of the vocals to the general electronic arrangement of the track.
Another major difficulty encountered with the production of electronic music is that of the lack of musical variety. The ability to make a track have a wide range of musical notes and chords is a necessity if a song is going to be successful. This is why a DJ should always be experimenting with different styles of music. Sometimes a particular feel like jungle or something similar just does not work for a song. By changing the format of a track or making a few key changes, the original feel can easily be recreated. This can make the difference between a hit and a miss as you have far more options when you produce your own tracks than when you are working with someone else.
The lack of variety also makes it hard to create interesting, varied vocals. While it may be true that most vocals in the electronic dance music industry are limited to two basic chords and a head voice, there are some creative vocalists out there who can do amazing things. One major challenge is to get the right balance between an above average vocalist and a below average singer. At the same time, the vocalist needs to be able to express himself through his instrument in a way that is appealing to a large audience. The best tracks often contain the most interesting and varied vocal performances.
A final difficulty encountered in the field recordings of vocals is the lack of understanding for tempo. Many radio hosts and producers fail to understand when a song is meant to be slowed down or sped up. Even with years of experience, there is still no perfect balance between the two. A radio host has the advantage of a large audience, so he can play back a song from beginning to end if needed and adjust the level of reverb and distortion as needed until the desired effect is achieved. A producer on the other hand has to use a basic musical scale and adjust his or her studio monitor settings in order to match the desired tempo of the song.