"Where'd You Find This?" An Examination of Production Techniques and Genre Diversity In Electronic Dance Music

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2015-05

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Plaza, Josue Raphael

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This study investigates production techniques and song arrangement in genres categorized as electronic dance music (EDM). Due to the accessibility of digital audio workstation software (DAWs) and virtual studio Technology (VSTs), home music production has become more widely available. Furthermore, the Internet has made it easier than ever before to share and discover new music while providing a thriving environment for music to grow and develop. By examining the production techniques of a music type, we hope to view the genre’s characteristics, see similarities with other genres, and forecast how that music might continue to change. The purpose of this paper is examine if EDM genres can be classified by their production techniques and structure

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electronic dance music, DJ, music production, EDM, Honors College

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Plaza, J. R. (2015). "Where'd you find this?" An examination of production techniques and genre diversity in electronic dance music (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

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