Detroit Techno

Detroit techno was different from house music in that techno has a more complex beats and it is all instrumental. Techno is a repetitive instrumental music in its style. Depending on the style, techno temp ranges between 120 to 150 beats per minute. Where the central rhythmic component is usually in common time (4/4), such that a bass drum on each quarter note pulse is used to mark the time while a backbeat is played by a snare or clap on the second and the fourth pulses of the bar, and finally an open hi-hat sounding every second eighth note. Drums used are mainly Roland’s TR-808 and TR-909 with software emulations of this retro technology are used often in techno music.