The Most Important Tech Advances in Dance Music History

tech advances dance music The Most Important Tech Advances in Dance Music History

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: DJs and dance music producers are a bunch of nerds. That's not a bad thing, because what they end up doing with the different pieces of software and hardware has helped birth a worldwide scene. As with other contemporary genres, the advancements in the tech fields have done a lot to help dance music grow. Just consider the way information spreads virally via the Internet or how new pieces of equipment open the doors for artists to express fresh sonic ideas.

Today, we take a lot for granted. For one, we're in such a fast-paced world that new tech seems to emerge every pay cycle. But, there is a plethora of older equipment and software packages that dance music producers need to succeed. Want to understand the tools employed to create your favorite tracks? Take look at the most important technological advances in dance music history.

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  • charlie marshall

    SL Mkii – I have one and they’re soooo goooood! :D

  • BAM

    soundcloud/bammica

  • misksound

    would say some of the first self-contained synths were released by Arp, back before Robert Moog defined the signal flow that is still reflected in modern subtractive synths ;)

  • misksound

    also – with regards to MIDI – Dave Smith should be recognized! With regards to blogs, other than the few (present company included) that aim to provide original content, I would argue that blogs and social media can pretty much be lumped in with the internet. interesting read nonetheless!