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Synth Pop / New Wave

Learn Synth Pop / New Wave Music Producing with the Recording Connection

Synthpop (and its cousin, new wave) are defined by the use of heavy synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. Heavy on texture and technological rigidity, synthpop’s minimalist approach to groove is overlaid and woven but undeniably catchy.

First emerging in the 1980’s, synthpop has seen revival here in the 21st Century (sometimes referred to today as indietronica) with the emergence of artists like: The Postal Service, Ra Ta Tat, Justice, GoldFrapp, The Knife, LCD Sound System, The Naked and Famous, MGMT, and hundreds more. Synthpop and new wave transcend the dance club scene with radio airplay, movie placement and other viable commercial opportunities.

To understand how to make great synthpop music, you must first understand various technologies such as synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, sequencers, tape loops, and keyboards. Whether you’re into electronica, disco, or pop, the Recording Connection will teach you not only the science of the technology but the art of creation. We will place you in the room with an established synthpop producer who will teach you not only the nuances of this genre, but also tools like Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Cubase and Reason.  To learn more about the Recording Connection’s electronic music production program, apply now for free.

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