Start Producing Music Guide
Are you mad about music and planning to start producing music sooner or later? Then you are in for a good profession or talent. You might have played several instruments and mastered some of them as well but at the end of the day, bringing all the tones of different instruments to create music is the real challenge. It won’t be easy, but if you love what you do, you won’t find it difficult either.
We built some of the suggestions which will guide you to start off with framing your profession or hobby.
Get prepared mentally
You need to prepare a lot before you start off with music production. You need to be confident that you will master all the skills and techniques needed and won’t give up even after several failures, if you think you will, either let go of it or let go of this hobby. Your mind needs to be fresh with you start anything new.
Get the right equipment
For production and editing of music, you will need the proper equipment and also a high-end computer system since it requires a lot of processing power and active memory. Go out and buy everything you need (if you haven’t yet) since, without them you cannot even start. It’s okay to start off with low end or non-expensive equipment and upgrade as you progress.
After you start off, you will have to focus on the music which is being played and also the tiniest detail of sound in each track. There are music lovers out there who just love those little details. Work on your music; try out different effects and filters to get the out of them. This isn’t an easy job, so concentration is the key to achieving something better.
Try out a variety of music
You cannot just stick to a specific genre or a couple of tracks when you are producing music. You have to try out tracks from other genres, gather ideas and come up with a new, that’s what gives birth to new music. A music producer or director cannot excel in many fields if he/ she doesn’t have ideas from multiple genres plus, the demand of a particular genre won’t last forever.
Use the right software
There are several music editing applications in the market to choose from. You will need to find out which ones the famous producers use for their music and use it. Don’t expect much from a freeware since you cannot get the best for free. Again, don’t blindly follow what the big stars do; you will also need to stick to the software which suits your capabilities, taste, and requirements.
Record, replay and rectify
Whenever you are producing a new music, it is recommended that you don’t forget to record it. Hence, play the recording and listen to it carefully to detect the flaws. Rectify your flaws in your next attempts and repeat the process unless it is completely error free and excellent music is produced.
Learn new features
There might still be newer features available in your equipment or workstation which you might be unaware of. Try them out, use them in your music, research and come up with newer ideas to use it in a unique way. If there’s something in your workstation, equipment or software, it’s there for a reason.
Gather sounds externally
If you want to come up with something new, you will also have to gather unusual and new sounds around you. The pre-existing inbuilt and free sound effects available over the internet have already been used by someone else. The unique effects or sounds you use in your music make you unique, and your listeners would love you for that.
Use the Equalizer
This is one of the main equipment in your workstation which would help you to adjust the pitch, tone, and loudness, etc. of each tone in the whole track. There will be a different combination for each genre which will have to be adjusted as the type of music changes.
Storage and Mixing
As you keep on inventing a new type of music, create your library and store them for future reference, who knows you might need them again someday? Coming to mixing, to come up with something new and unique with old tracks, you will have to master the mixing process. Mixing includes adding new sound effects, filters, joining two tracks, trimming tracks and putting something else in between, mixing multiple tracks together and many more. Mastering this technique or process is the key to music production.
So, now that you are aware of what are the steps you need to follow when starting off with your music production, make sure you dedicate enough of time every day for the same, or you will have to come out as “Jack of all Trades, Master of None”.