There are some electronic music genres that jump out at you and smack you right in the face. Ones that are so unignorable that they simply force you to pay attention. Psytrance is not one of them.

What is it then? Why has this genre survived for so long with attention spans getting shorter and other, more obvious genres standing out so much more clearly? Let’s ask some questions… Continue reading »

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There is a very common misconception among musicians that haven’t had any formal musical training.

Many people hear something with an orchestra or fiddly piano in and will confidently tell you “That’s classical music!” I know I was guilty of doing so; but in a lot of cases, it might not be. Classical music is more specific than that – let’s ask some questions…

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When it comes to your music, you want Quality over Quantity.   But how do you measure the quality?   Let’s find out…

Audio come in several different shapes and sizes.   Bit Depth is one of the more important sizes – It determines how much dynamic range you can get from your audio.

Don’t confuse it with Bit Rate; they are two different things – Time for an analogy.   If you have a river (Okay, not many people can relate to actually owning a river, but you can pretend you are horrendously rich so you can afford to buy one to understand this concept better.   It’s fun, right?) the bit depth would be the depth of the river – how much water it is capable of holding, while the bit rate would be how fast the water can flow through a section of the river in a second.

But yes – for this article I’ll explain about bit depth and why it’s useful to know about it.
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There are some things you hear about that can just boggle your mind.   This is one of them.

Circuit bending is an art form unlike any other – it requires intelligence, creativity and a smidgeon of insanity.

Let’s explain what it is…
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Unlike most genres of music, chiptune arose out of necessity.

Early video games needed music.

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Technology wasn’t quite at the stage it is today, so the only music available were a few square waves and distorted samples.

But how did this restriction of technology turn into the massive genre that spans the world over today? Let’s ask some questions…

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I challenge anyone to find a genre cooler than this.

It’s the genre that puts a gun to your head and forces you to nod it. The genre that is so heavy that it makes cars actually bounce up and down. The genre that rewards murder, drugs and misogyny more than any other.

This is G Funk. It’s time to ask some questions…

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