Electro House Production Guide: a blog about the main components of electro house production.
If you are going to start working in music you will need to know the different elements that make up each genre of music. This is vital if you want to understand how to create your own music.
For this reason I decided to write this post on electro house. This guide will cover all the essential elements that make up this genre so by the end of it, you will be able to produce your own electro house tracks!
Electro House Production Guide is a blog about the main components of electro house production. We have created a number of resources on our site to help beginners get started and create their first tracks.
Electro House is a relatively new genre that has been growing in popularity over the last few years. This blog will provide you with an introduction to this exciting genre, as well as some tips on how to get started in producing your own tracks.
Electro House is a style of electronic dance music characterized by a heavy bass line and syncopated rhythms. It was developed in the early 2000s by DJs who wanted to create a sound that was more aggressive than other genres at the time. The genre has since evolved into many subgenres including: Dubstep, Downtempo, Electro Fusion, Fidget House, Nu Disco, and Trap Music. The word “electro” can refer to any form of electronic dance music with heavy emphasis on synthesizers or electronic instruments such as drum machines or samplers.
Welcome to the second installment in our Electro House Production Guide series. In the first article we introduced you to electro house and some of it’s most influential artists and records. This week we will take a look at some of the main components of electro house production.
Electro House is a fusion of House music, Electro and Tech House. The term was coined by DJs/producers from France, DJ Mehdi and Busy P around 2005. It’s been gaining popularity ever since, especially on the internet where Electro House has become one of the best-selling genres on Beatport. A large part of electro house is based around a 4/4 kick-snare beat with a prominent bassline; strong emphasis is put on the downbeat (1st beat) and upbeat (3rd beat) in each bar.
One such example is the song “Pogo” by Digitalism which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8mhgEZjY84
In most cases Electro House has a tempo that ranges from 125 BPM to 130 BPM, although some songs can go as low as 113 BPM or as high as 140 BPM.
Electro House Production Guide
What is Electro House?
Electro House is a genre of music that has taken the world by storm over the past few years. It is characterized by a tempo somewhere between 110 and 130BPM, and its sound is comprised of several elements:
Main Elements of Electro House
– 4/4 Kick Drum (often side-chained) on every quarter note
– A driving bassline that often sounds like a synthesizer, but can also be a sample or recorded instrument
– A simple melody, usually higher in pitch than the bassline and played on either a synth or sample
– Percussive elements such as claps, snares, hi-hats, and percussion loopsHow to Make Electro House Music
The easiest way to make electro house music is with a computer program called a digital audio workstation (DAW). Ableton Live and Logic Pro are both excellent choices for this purpose. These programs allow you to create sounds using virtual instruments or samples (digital recordings of real instruments or noises), arrange them into patterns and songs, record live instruments or vocals, etc. The sky is the limit!
The main components of electro house production are the Kick, Bass, and Lead. This is a well known fact in the dance music community but the general public doesn’t seem to know this.
The three main things that come together to make an electro house song are: a kick, a bassline, and a lead. They usually have at least one other element like a vocal or synth part but that’s not always the case.
The kick is what gives your song its energy. The bassline is what makes you want to dance to it. The lead is what keeps you interested in listening to it over again or even buying it because it has so much personality that you can’t help but love it!
The lead can be anything from vocals or rapping on top of an instrumental track all the way up to a completely original composition just for your track like in “I Love It When You Call Me Big Poppa” by Notorious B.I.G..
This article was originally written by Ryan Enzed and posted on his blog.
This is a quick guide to the main components of electro house production.
I’m going to try and keep this pretty simple as I know there are a lot of you out there just starting out.
You can use this basic outline with any genre but you will find that some genres are more picky about things like timbre, spectral content, dynamics etc.
One important thing to remember is that almost all electronic music is made up of four components:
-Drums – the rhythm section
-Leads – the main melody line or lines
-Arps – repeating patterns that add movement, texture and interest to the song (think trance)
-FX – everything else (downsweeps, white noise and other sounds that don’t fit anywhere else)
When starting out with a new genre of music, a lot of people get confused with the different terms and techniques that are used. This is not unique to electro house, but is common throughout the dance music scene.
There are many different genres of electronic music, some of which include trance, drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat and house – just to name a few.
In this blog post I’ll be focusing specifically on electro house production.