How To Make Music Using Computers. You decided that you want to make music. You want to be a producer. That’s great! There is no better time to start learning this rewarding artform. Here’s why:
Even if you aren’t an amazing instrumentalist, learning music production will enable you to create songs that force people to dance, feel emotions, and enjoy themselves. Quality music invokes a full range of feelings within the listener. As a producer, your job is to master the techniques that invoke those feelings.
Make no mistake, professional-sounding music is a craft. It can be taught and it can be learned. All it takes is time and passion.
If you have the desire to create excellent music, SonicTransfer will provide you with the skills needed to become a master producer.
Today, almost all electronic music is written on a computer. Producers use software to process and arrange the music so that it sounds perfect. Sometimes the music is further refined by sending it through lots of dedicated hardware. However, as you will see, expensive hardware is not needed to get started with electronic music production.
There are tons of options when choosing your studio setup. However, for simplicity, assume that there are three main "levels" of personal studios. These levels are described in the following list:
To really make some very respectable music, the Good Setup is all you need. The Pro Setup will take your sound to next level, but it is overkill for anybody except production veterans. Of course, most music shops will tell you that you need everything listed in the Pro Setup. Don’t listen to them! If you have a computer and some music software, you already have enough to start making really excellent music.
Start reading about your music software. Read your music program’s manual! Really learn it.
Once you feel a little comfortable with your software, click here to start reading the electronic music production tutorials on SonicTransfer. If you have any questions along the way, click here to ask a question on the SonicTransfer forums. There are lots of helpful people there who can assist you.
As always, stay passionate and stick with it. You’ve started on a new path that will reward you for the rest of your life. Welcome to the exciting world of electronic music production.
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