http://soundcloud.com/mm_preview_audiofiles/discrete-energy-ii-sample-pack Max Million has released a new sound library, the second and final part of the Discrete Energy series: Discrete Energy II provides the backbone for Glitch | IDM | Breaks or other forms of EDM music production. Includes 443 MB of highly original and inspiring audio content. Every sample is as usable and fresh as humanly… Read More Discrete Energy II
The Evolution Of Electronic Dance Music, edited by Create Digital Music’s Peter Kirn, is a book that looks at the history of electronic dance music, through interviews with a variety of artists that helped define it. The book is largely compiled from interviews published over the last 30 years, in Keyboard and Remix magazines. The… Read More The Evolution Of Electronic Dance Music
The LA Times reports that Robert Moog, ‘EDM pioneer’ has been inducted into the Inventors Hall Of Fame.. We’re glad to see Moog get well-deserved recognition – even if it’s for throwing down sick beats, dropping the bass and all that EDM stuff that he’s so well known for.
Xclusive-Audio has released a free drum sample library, Rave Drum Kit. Here’s what they have to say about it: Need drums to drive the dance floor crazy? The rave drum kit has the sounds you need, that cut threw your mix and deliver sweaty fist pumping beats! This kit comes with over 150 drum sounds… Read More Free Rave Drum Sample Library
Reader Jesse Gilsbach (3rd Earth) made this video to demonstrate how guitarists can play EDM and other of electronic music, using a standard guitar. Gilsbach uses a Roland GK-3 pickup, connected to a Roland GR-55 guitar synthesizer. This is connected via USB to his computer, running Ableton Live 8.
Sonic Faction has published 2 new Max for Live tutorial videos featuring The Sickness Step Sequencer for APC40 and Launchpad. The Sickness Step Sequencer comes with purchase of The Sickness, a new synth for Ableton Live. This device turns your APC40 or Launchpad into a hands-on, command center for The Sickness.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDB350FF258AD8E4C Music Theory For EDM is a series of tutorial videos that look at scales, harmonies and rhythm in the context of electronic dance music. Topics covered include major/minor scales, chords, inversions, natural and harmonic minor scales, chord root movement, polyrhythm, nested rhythms and tension and release. via Konnekta
Free Music Friday: Budapest reader & producer Adam Burucs, aka Adam Firegate, has released a free house and trance EP, Blue Shift. You can stream it or download it using the embedded player above.