yes and no.steevio wrote:no rules bro
I mean, we're always quick to firmly say "there are no rules", but on the other hand you can't deny that there are certain things we tend to "expect" as a minimum.
For example, steevio, I remember you saying a few days ago how you don't even finish listening to tracks from producers (for your festival's line-up) if the kicks aren't in tune with the rest of the track.
So you can say it's not a "rule", but in reality you kind of don't like people that make tracks that don't apply this "trick" or whatever you want to call it.
You understand what I'm saying, right ?
I honest to god believe there are no strict rules to this thing.
But I seriously do believe there are definitely quite a few tips and tricks to make your music sound better.
Whether or not you want to use them is up to you, of course.
I gotta say though, that it's my personal opinion, if not "belief", that techno is the most "free" music genre of all electronic music genres.
I mean, how many house tracks can you name that have no bass at all ? Or no lead ?
Or even no kick ?
All of that is possible in techno. No problem.
I once read that in order to make techno, you should stop relying on programming and mixing in the conventional manner (if there is such a thing) and try using the entire studio as one interconnected tool.
I kind of like that idea.
I also kind of like the quote I once read on Peter Van Hoesen's myspace "every sound is a note".
That's another thing you won't find so easily in other electronical music genres : the huge diversity of sounds.
You can literally sample anything, and run it through all kinds of FX, and use it in your track.