When you want to produce music in your own home studio there are a few things you need to learn before you get started and I will tell you what they are so you can begin producing music right away.
LEARN AND MASTER YOUR EXISTING EQUIPMENT
The first thing you need to learn is your equipment and how to use it. Choose the DAW software that you feel comfortable working in when you first try it and stay with that software until you have recorded at least 2 songs so you know you are happy with that software and comfortable with it. Now do whatever you can to resist temptations to change software because you’ll be spending time learning new software and less time producing new music. The same applies to the hardware you are using in your Studio.
Learning your hardware and software and staying with your current equipment until you really outgrow things can assist you to produce music quicker without wasting time learning to use new equipment all the time.
BE ADVENTUROUS AN EXPERIMENT WITH SOUNDS
It’s easy to get comfortable using the same drum kit the same electric piano and the same synthesizer for every song but this becomes boring and when it comes to the creative process you just lose people interest if every song sounds the same. So try different instruments different settings on the effects an experiment to be adventurous and create new sounds every time you start a new project or a new song. Doing this will help you learn to improve as an artist and keep your listeners interested.
KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
There is no reason to have a complicated workflow so try and make things simple and make life easy for yourself. You can use templates to setup tracks and associated plugins. You can fast track your effect plugin usage by using presets which you can then modify to give you the uniqueness required for your current project.
|Article was written by Geoff from the Home Recording Studio XYZ website.|