Complete noob here. I don't know anything about music and I want to be pointed in the right direction. I've played around with FL Studio [back in '06] before and experimented with different sounds, but just could not get that electro sound whatsoever, no matter how hard I've tried.
I am very into the vein of Electro along the lines of Dopplereffekt/Drexciya/Arpanet/Der Zyklus/etc., The Exaltics/Crotaphytus, AS1, Gesaffelstein/The Hacker, and Gragee. [I'm not really sure what that style is called, but it's a bit darker, some of it is more downtempo].
I would love to make something that sounds like that.
I've been trying to figure out how to replicate this sound for ages:
- What programs do you suggest? [Ideally something that doesn't sound 'fake' which is the problem with some digital music programs, it doesn't have a 'deep' sound to it, it sounds like some MIDI file]. I've heard analog is better, but I would prefer to go digital.
- When I get the programs, which types of synth plugins should I get?
- I heard something about sound packs? What is that about?
- While I'm at it, if I do decide to go analog, what should I look at?
The biggest problem I've had thus far is first and foremost, there is a huge misconception of what electro is so a lot of searches are "polluted" with other genres and styles that aren't really electro. Secondly, it's hard to find other people that actually know bout this music and know what I'm talking about. Someone pointed me to this forum and I'm hoping you guys can help point me in the right direction. This music is my life and it's pretty much all I listen to!