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  • Synthesizer in Popular Culture Music

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    by continuously emerging songs with the use of technological devices. With the experimental use of electronic music instrument, it sparked a new development for artists to blend in synthesizer sound into their compositions and left a mark in the music industry (Pinch and Bijsterveld, 2003, pp. 536 - 537). Synthesizer played a crucial role in popular music through the impact of the mechanical instrument to deliver a new electronic sound to inspire bands like Kraftwerk who played a critical role towards

  • Invention Of Electronic Music

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    for the sounds being created from the electrical signals to be heard. Speakers or amplifiers were non-existent for some time even after the development of Cahill’s invention, and “his instrument was the ancestor of present-day electronic music synthesizers” (Lejaren Hiller, Electronic Music). Furthermore, Cahill’s invention spurred the development of other electric instruments such as the electronic organ. In the 1920s, more electronic instruments were invented, some of which being monophonic meaning

  • 50s legacy in the Digital Era Essay

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    ENT 201 Entertainment Since 1945 Assessment Description: Students are required to submit a report based on their first assignment, their in-class presentation and feedback from their peers. The report should focus on the topic: “The roles of culture and technology in the future of entertainment”. This should address any issues raised during the in-class discussion including opinions, arguments, insights or points of view raised by the class. It should present a synopsis of the student’s

  • Examine one of the ways in which the technological changes and/or economic conditions of the 1980s

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    thus making way for more creativity. It used a distinctive computer screen and a light pen a computer screen as display and a light pen system to navigate the screen, this made sound manipulation much easier compared to it’s rival, the digital synthesizer. Many number one recording artists such as Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and Stevie Wonder used the early Fairlight for their recordings. In her publication Popular Music Brabazon draws our attention to the use of the CMI on two chart topping recordings

  • Similarities Between Pop And Pop Music

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    Funk is a groovy genre with many danceable features which uses key features such as syncopation and staccato and modern day pop uses these elements but adds its own modern sound including synthesizers etc. Both genres have many similarities and differences which will be expanded on here. Firstly, both funk and pop have somewhat similar instrumentation, purpose, structure and notation. Funk

  • Breaking The Limitations Of Music

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    Jordan Stock 1321201 December 15th 2015 Dr. Andrew Mitchell Music History 2B03 Breaking The Limitations In Music Music has always been seen as a way of entertainment. Throughout many eras musicians have kept their ways to their traditions. From instrumentation to the composition itself. Throughout the ages, music has mostly been a set in stone factor. But since the 20th century things have begun to change. Musicians are breaking away from the traditions of the past and reaching new areas of music

  • Compare And Cons Of Ableton Live Vs. Propellerhead Reason

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    For this report I have chosen to examine audio applications. The two applications that I will discuss, compare and contrast are Ableton Live and Propellerhead Reason. Ableton Live Ableton is a music software company based in Berlin that produces and distributes the production/performance program Ableton Live and a collection of instruments and sample libraries. They also manufacture their own software controller, Ableton Push. Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation (DAW) and software music

  • Technology In Electronic Music In The 20th And 21st Century

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    Discuss the development of musical form and its relation to technology in electronic music in the 20th and 21st centuries. Music has evolved a lot since when it was only orchestral and vocal, but in the past 100 odd years music has really moved on. It has particularly been shaped by technology as it grew more and more advanced. The most recent years of music have made a turn for, what some people would say, the worse, but most people don’t care about the reasons which I will mention below and can

  • Morton Subotnick Essay

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    Morton Subotnick is one of the most influential engineers in the modern music many individuals listen to today. When Subotnick was studying classical music, became interested in early electron and avant-garde music. He studied at Mills College and was greatly influences by the avant-garde scene in San Francisco. His background in acoustic classical music allowed him to approach electronic music. He often used pulse and regular rhythm, created texture, sections, diverse timbre, and gestural music

  • The Origins and Development of Electronic Dance Music and Contemporary Nightlife Musical Culture

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    The Origins and Developments of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and Contemporary Nightlife Musical Culture The origins and developments of Electronic Dance Music initially started with the development of the synthesizer. It was with these first uses of synthesized sounds that prompted the development of sequencers, sampling, effects processing, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), use of computer technology, hard disk recording systems and modern day virtual studio technology (VST’s). These

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