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Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 08:13:38 Reply

I was wondering, in your own opinion, what's the easiest music genre to produce? I'm not saying that there are specific genres that are easy to make. Let's be honest, producing a 4-4 beat techno song could be difficult to produce.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 08:45:07 Reply

Lowercase probably.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 08:52:55 Reply

At 12/25/12 08:45 AM, sorohanro wrote: Lowercase probably.

To be fair, all form of minimalist music (extreme or not) is pretty easy.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 08:57:42 Reply

definitely ambient.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 11:03:47 Reply

At 12/25/12 08:52 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
At 12/25/12 08:45 AM, sorohanro wrote: Lowercase probably.
To be fair, all form of minimalist music (extreme or not) is pretty easy.

I dunno...handling a piece of paper is about as easy as it gets. A lot of minimalist pieces are way more complex than that.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 11:25:07 Reply

I think the post was not made with the intention of finding the easiest genre per se but the easiest appreciated by most people.
I think it depends on the person, while i might find psychedelic easy and happy tunes hard some people will find the complete opposite, buuut if you did mean the absolute easiest genre playing with paper in front of a mic sounds hilarious and easy xD


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 11:29:34 Reply

At 12/25/12 11:25 AM, DivoFST wrote: buuut if you did mean the absolute easiest genre playing with paper in front of a mic sounds hilarious and easy xD

Of course that easy, but what's outstanding is the "concept", the "idea".
Just like modern art...


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 11:47:03 Reply

At 12/25/12 11:29 AM, Lachi wrote:
At 12/25/12 11:25 AM, DivoFST wrote: buuut if you did mean the absolute easiest genre playing with paper in front of a mic sounds hilarious and easy xD
Of course that easy, but what's outstanding is the "concept", the "idea".
Just like modern art...

Not complaining about that, actually most form of "Extreme art" are laughable before it can be appreciated and sometimes it cant even pass the funny phase, I had to hear The Mars Volta Cds 3 or 4 times before my stupid brain could grasp how awesome they are.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 12:53:45 Reply

Minimal ambient

... full of them on NG, man!

But dude, why be lazy?


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 16:02:44 Reply

At 12/25/12 08:57 AM, Buoy wrote: definitely ambient.

Only minimalistic ambient. Other kinds are exceedingly difficult to make.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 17:14:53 Reply

doing midi rips is pretty easy and fun when starting out. (still was too hard for me though(


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 17:17:56 Reply

At 12/25/12 05:14 PM, eatmeatleet wrote: doing midi rips is pretty easy and fun when starting out. (still was too hard for me though(

I don't think MIDI rips are considered as a genre...?

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 17:32:00 Reply

whatever genre you like the most is the easiest to make

nah jk dubstep is


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 17:37:02 Reply

Anything spammy, including: drone music and experimental classical music [Sunn O))), Yves Klein, Ligeti, Steve Reich, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Arnold Schoenberg...], "spambient" (Steve Roach, Lustmord, Brian Eno, and MANY, many others), pop, Three Chords and the Truth, anything "lo-fi" enough to be considered trv and kvlt (yes, Black Metal, most hardcore punk, Funeral Doom Metal, Depressive Black Metal, Blackened Doom Metal, Ambient/Funeral Doom, Ambient/Black Metal, Black Ambient, Drone Metal, and a combination of any of the above), noise music like Merzbow, my own spammy side projects Nullgrounds Asylum (Aozora, Unholy Seer) and some of my submissions (especially early ones) as well. Oh, I forgot field recordings, Industrial (banging your head on a metal wall while recording yourself screaming from the pain counts too), the worst House, Dubstep, Glitch, "lowercase", DnB, hardcore, Techno, etc.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 17:48:42 Reply

At 12/25/12 05:37 PM, KKSlider60 wrote: stuff

You forgot to quote your friend and spammer, Insanctuary.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 17:57:55 Reply

At 12/25/12 04:02 PM, Blackhole12 wrote:
At 12/25/12 08:57 AM, Buoy wrote: definitely ambient.
Only minimalistic ambient. Other kinds are exceedingly difficult to make.

Of course you can mix genres to dispute it, but I wasn't really talking about ambient/chillout/IDM/experimental music. I was thinking of the minimalistic, synth-based droning stuff inspired by Brian Eno and his kin

Though if you have access to good sounds (i.e if you have a computer, a DAW and an internet connection), it's fairly straightforward to make things like that sound good. Much easier than making a well-produced dance song, a high-energy DnB song or a dynamic orchestral piece, at least in my experience.

At 12/25/12 05:37 PM, KKSlider60 wrote: Also, Buoy.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 18:02:15 Reply

At 12/25/12 05:48 PM, dem0lecule wrote:
At 12/25/12 05:37 PM, KKSlider60 wrote: stuff
more stuff

Daayuuuuuuuum you're so right.

At 12/25/12 05:57 PM, Buoy wrote:
At 12/25/12 05:37 PM, KKSlider60 wrote: Also, Buoy.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 18:08:35 Reply

Someone showed me this, probably the easiest music.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 19:16:40 Reply

At 12/25/12 06:08 PM, dem0lecule wrote: Someone showed me this, probably the easiest music.

Still, Tenacious D went even further than that.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 19:25:03 Reply

I'm not sure how to respond. It has to do with personal opinion on difficulty, personal opinion on what determines a good song, how good of songs you are going for. But I would say that all genres are equally difficult to create something good and unique in. And as for the genre, I find piano music to be pretty simple to make. I do enjoy it a lot, but it is pretty simple!


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 22:33:14 Reply

The easiest way to make music is don't make anything at all. Silence is a genre, too!

There, done.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 22:45:58 Reply

8-bit Video-Game

All you have to do is find a plugin that sounds like 8-bit, rip a VG MIDI from the internet, then place the MIDI on the plugin. And there, you have just made a song.

Hell, I used to do that a lot one year ago. It was so easy to do.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 23:40:38 Reply

At 12/25/12 10:33 PM, dem0lecule wrote: The easiest way to make music is don't make anything at all. Silence is a genre, too!

There, done.

John Cage would approve.

the easiest is a form of ambient... take an orchestral song (or any song or sound for that matter) and pitch drop it several octaves and stretch it out really long... makes really good ambient music and you don't need a single oscillator or expensive sample library... aside from creating the original audio, which might be as mundane as singing a few tracks into a cheap mic.


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 23:46:03 Reply

At 12/25/12 11:40 PM, samulis wrote: pitch drop it several octaves and stretch it out really long... makes really good ambient music and you don't need a single oscillator or expensive sample library...

I've done this to my old song ideas. All you really need to do is take any random song and stretch it way the fuck out. It even works on Justin Bieber.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-25 23:59:39 Reply

the whole point of "minimal" anything is that you have the capacity to do more lol.

That said,
slower bpm---->easier to mix and easier to comprehend.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-26 00:17:27 Reply

At 12/25/12 11:46 PM, Blackhole12 wrote: I've done this to my old song ideas. All you really need to do is take any random song and stretch it way the fuck out. It even works on Justin Bieber.

see, that's starting to sound like MUSIC there! Impressive!


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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-26 06:11:15 Reply

At 12/25/12 10:45 PM, Chrausner wrote: 8-bit Video-Game

All you have to do is find a plugin that sounds like 8-bit, rip a VG MIDI from the internet, then place the MIDI on the plugin. And there, you have just made a song.

Hell, I used to do that a lot one year ago. It was so easy to do.

I make lots of chiptunes, I never used a single midi file. But soundwise, chiptunes are the easiest genre imho. You don't have to mix / master a lot, actually nearly nothing, and you need 2 minutes to achieve the sound you want. The harder part is the composition, melody and harmonics are more important than in other genres. I guess that's also the reason why I love to make them, you can start composing instantly and don't need to worry about the sound.

Also, with a good VST, ambient (as often mentioned) can easily be made, and most people will like it even if you only used 2 lengthy notes throughout the whole song. But sometimes less is more, and there are also highly complicated ambient songs.

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-26 08:06:13 Reply

E-D-M/ House Electro (but not complextro), look at all my last submissions, those are 4 or 5 of 15 that I continuasly create and work on O.o, no saying it's perfect, but it's easy to really get into and bob your head and feel boss when you realize you can dance to it XD

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-26 08:08:03 Reply

At 12/25/12 11:59 PM, jpbear wrote: the whole point of "minimal" anything is that you have the capacity to do more lol.

That said,
slower bpm---->easier to mix and easier to comprehend.

totally agree with the bpm comment, btw you ever tried to take a shortcut to making creative hip hop beats? EASY - AS - FUCK....you spend hours creating fast 160 to 175 bpm drum n bass....then you slow it down...and all of the instruments you worked so hard to make clear, become like 10 times clearer :D, it's awesome

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Response to Easiest Genre to Make? 2012-12-26 10:01:36 Reply

At 12/26/12 08:08 AM, Axel7 wrote:
At 12/25/12 11:59 PM, jpbear wrote: the whole point of "minimal" anything is that you have the capacity to do more lol.

That said,
slower bpm---->easier to mix and easier to comprehend.
totally agree with the bpm comment, btw you ever tried to take a shortcut to making creative hip hop beats? EASY - AS - FUCK....you spend hours creating fast 160 to 175 bpm drum n bass....then you slow it down...and all of the instruments you worked so hard to make clear, become like 10 times clearer :D, it's awesome

Lol, yeah. I usually don't slow down or fasten the loops I make because they could turn into something that differs from my original idea, but it can be a good checking technique, you know, to see if it everything sounds as it should have.