Does Your Music Suck? Here’s Why: A blog about capturing realistic sounds with headphones.
The 80s were the golden age of synth pop and techno, with bands like New Order, Depeche Mode, and Pet Shop Boys. The music was great and the songs were catchy, but the synthesizers used by these bands had some major flaws. The synths were designed to sound like a human voice instead of a real instrument, which made them sound very artificial. This is why most 80s techno bands sound like robots. These days, there are many better options for creating realistic sounding synth sounds. Here are some of them:
1 – Vocaloid
Vocaloid is an artificial intelligence that can sing in any language you want it to use. You can type in any text into the program and it will sing it back to you in whatever language you choose. Vocaloid is one of the best options because it has many different voices to choose from, so you can create unique sounds with each song.
2 – Native Instruments Komplete 11 Ultimate
Native Instruments Komplete 11 Ultimate is a collection of over 100 instruments and effects that allow musicians to create realistic sounding synth sounds with ease. It comes with all kinds of instruments including pianos, strings
In the 80s, a group of people who called themselves “techno bands” emerged. Their music was incredibly raw, electronic and pure.
The problem: they didn’t know what they were doing.
Music theory is a tough beast to tame. It’s easy to get carried away and make some huge mistakes when you’re just starting out.
That’s why I’ve put together this post about how to write professional sounding music using headphones.
I’ll show you how to set up your gear, capture realistic sounds and achieve high-quality recordings without spending tons of money on expensive equipment!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an article on this blog, but I have a good one for you today. I’m going to discuss what makes your music sound good or bad, and how you can improve the quality of your recordings.
I think this will be especially helpful for those of you who produce music using headphones. Most headphone mixes sound terrible. The reason why is because they’re heavily dependent on bass frequencies that are difficult to hear with headphones.
I’m a producer, and I’m here to help you.
You’ve probably noticed that the music you make is not as good as you would like it to be. The problem is that you’re in a hole. You can’t see out of it, but I can see down into it from above. That’s why I’m here. Think of me as your conscience. I’m going to tell you things about yourself that you don’t want to hear. It’s not going to be pleasant for either of us, but if at the end of this article your music isn’t better than it was before, then I have failed as a writer, and you have failed as a producer.
The first thing you need to know is that everything sounds different when it’s recorded. That might seem obvious, but it’s not. You might think that when you add reverb or high-end to something, that what you hear while mixing is what others will hear when they listen to your track. But no matter how many times you listen on the same speakers or headphones, what reaches other people’s ears is always different from what reaches yours while recording and mixing. If your music doesn’t sound right when others hear it, there are two possible reasons: either your listeners
I’m a big fan of 80s techno, especially the Detroit scene. I was born in 1985, and by the time I got around to really listening to music, it was all about Madonna and the Backstreet Boys. And while I do enjoy a bit of pop music on occasion, it can get old quickly. Techno, on the other hand, is always fresh and exciting.
So why is it that I never hear any of my favorite artists on the radio? Sure, sometimes their songs will come up on Pandora or Spotify, but never do I hear anything on the radio. This is a shame, because there are some truly talented musicians out there who deserve more attention than they’re getting.
I decided to do some research and figure out what is going on here. Why don’t we hear more techno on the radio?