What are “techno phrases”?

Techno speaks another language than most music: it doesn’t focus on harmonic progression or melodies for its character. How can we then still make a techno song “speak”? Let’s look at a little tool called “effect phrases” where we create calls, responses, and turnarounds using instrument effects.

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0:00 Choosing not to use melody!
1:08 Effect phrases
1:59 Audio example
3:50 Dealing with too dynamic sounds by upward compressing
5:06 Lead elements are like human speech
5:48 Send me your techno demos

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