SynthPop and Electro Music

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Electro is focused on a driving drum machine beat with plenty of cool synthesizer riffs, as well as a groovy bass line. The idea would be to acquire a sci-fi sound in the track. Use heavy numbers of Distortion, delay, reverb, phase and chorus to make robotic sounding vocals and instrumentation.

With simply a few loops, and some good effects work you can create some fantastic Electro tracks. By using a vocoder or effects to acquire a Stephen Hawking type voice, for vocals can be another cool method.

Make an effort to target your synth work. all of those other instruments are really inside the back seat for the synthesizer.


Have you ever heard a young "MTV Era" band like Flock of Seagulls, a-ha, devo, knowning that crowd, then you've heard Synth Pop. Its very similar to Electro, except the main objective is more typically "pop" rather than robotic, additionally it is; generally speaking, slower paced.

Devo were built with a more Punk mentality. Thomas Dolby was the very first real 'geek' pop star. Synthpop uses all of the classic instruments of pop and pop rock, however the synthesizer is the dominate instrument used.

Consider 'I Ran So Far', it uses typical pop melodies, instruments and it is paced as being a pop song. Yet; if you take notice, the song is driven with the simple synthesizer melody being played. 'Cars' by Gary Numan is just about the best example of the SynthPop track. The greater robotic feel, processing around the instruments and focus on the synth is pure synthpop classic.

To make synthpop you need to first pay attention to some 80's new wave groups, then try Savage Garden and jameriqaui. While not classified as a SynthPop group jameriqaui uses the building blocks of synth a good deal, helping to make permanently idea fodder.

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To construct the tracks, keep the synth within the foreground with vocals. In case you are a bit of good, having a synthesizer you can substitute any, and many types of instruments with synth versions. Use the synth rather than charge guitar.

Let me say its difficult to produce synthpop without getting able to play a synthesizer well enough to acheive it all, or having a band to back you up. However with a little bit of creativity, you're able to do anything with loops.