Glitch is often produced on computers using modern digital production software to splice together small cuts of music from published songs, with beats made out of short clicks and bits of noise. The genre is thus named after the use of digital artifacts and noise-like distortions, often very short, in place of traditional percussion or instruments. However, not all artists of the genre are working with erroneously produced sounds or even digital sounds.
Notable artists working within the genre include Pan Sonic, Noto, Oval, F.X. Randomiz, Vladislav Delay, Gescom and Terre Thaemlitz. Popular software for creating glitch includes Cycling '74's MAX/MSP and Miller Smith Puckette's Pure Data.