3 steps to starting an electronic music band


In this article I will outline 3 steps to starting an electronic music band.

1. Develop a brand.

2. Make new songs and test them out on your fans.

3. Tour and engage with your fans online and in person.

Step one: Develop a brand.

Before you do any of the things like recording songs or booking shows, you need to figure out a name for your band, your image, and how you want your fans to feel when they think of you. For example if you want to people to think of rock and roll when they hear your name then maybe you’re going for a red hot chili peppers type vibe? Or maybe you are going for something more like the White Stripes in which case you might want more of a blues-rock kind of feeling with some punk elements thrown in there too? Whatever it is, have something that is uniquely yours before moving on to step 2!

Electronic music bands offer a great alternative to the traditional approach of using acoustic instruments as a means to make music. As more and more people are becoming interested in starting their own electronic music band, here are three steps that will help you start down this path:

1. Familiarize yourself with each type of electronic musical instrument.

2. Learn about the different types of software and digital recording devices used to produce electronic music.

3. Set up your studio or work space and begin recording your first songs!

The first step is to become familiar with the different types of electronic instruments used in making modern dance music. Electronic instruments can be grouped into two categories: analog synthesizers and digital synthesizers. While analog synthesizers generate sound by manipulating voltage signals, digital synthesizers use mathematical algorithms to produce sound waves which in turn create sounds when played through speakers or headphones. In most cases both types are used together in order to create the sounds needed for a complete song or track.

Most of the people who start electronic music bands never even get close to making it. You really have to be a cut above the rest to make it in this industry and the first step is to make sure you have the right equipment. After you get your equipment you need to learn how to use it properly so that you can create quality tracks. Finally, after you have created some pieces, you will need to begin uploading them online and building a fan base.

1. What Equipment Do I Need?

The equipment that you need depends on what kind of music you want to produce. If you want to produce hip-hop or trap, then all you will probably need is a computer and some speakers. If you want to produce more sophisticated genres such as house or techno, then you will probably want a mixer and turntables as well as all of the software that comes with those devices.

I recently started an electronic music band with my studio mates and wanted to share the process here for anyone else that is interested in starting their own.

1) Find a collaborator

You will need a collaborator that has similar taste to you. You do not have to have similar skills, as one of you can focus on lyrics and the other can focus on production. I find it best that you are both passionate about the same type of sound and genre.

2) Write something together

Start by making a beat or writing a melody, and then pass it back and forth to each other until there is something you can both live with. If you don’t love it, ditch it and start over. In our case, we focused on creating melodies first because we knew that was where our strengths lied. Once we had a solid melody, we wrote lyrics around it. You may want to write lyrics first and then create a beat around your lyrics; this is also fine if that is what works best for you.

3) Make an album cover

If you are using Spotify or Soundcloud (we used Soundcloud), then an album cover is absolutely necessary. We found someone on Fiverr that did a great job for us, but there are plenty of sites out there

Step 1: Learn how to produce electronic music.

Step 2: Decide which genre you want to make.

Step 3: Find a vocalist, or use a TTS (text-to-speech) program.

Step 1: Set up your composition studio:

Monophonic Synthesizers

Drum Machines

Sequencers

Samplers

Sound Module

Mixer Desk

Sequencing Software

Step 2: Learn to play the instruments you have purchased. This will take practice and time, but ultimately the more you practice the better you will get. Electronic music is all about repetition, so do not feel frustrated if start with a simple beat. As time goes on your knowledge of what can be done in audio will grow and you will be able to create more complex sounds. The technology is there to help you, but if you can’t use it then it means nothing.


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