So you want to start making your own beats and you’re wondering what kind of music production equipment you should get as well as the best software to start producing beats?
When it comes to songwriting and producing, many people don’t realize how hard it is to start a song, let …
When I first started making beats, I honestly thought it would be as easy as playing some random melodies with …
Consider this post to be a continuation of my post on that details all the beat making equipment you need to get started as a producer.
There's a crucial lesson that I want to hammer home before starting this post:
It's not the tools you have, it's knowing how to use it.
Like I said, I spent thousands of dollars buying gear and programs that I thought would help me make better beats.
Luckily, I was able to sell most of them, but I still have some crap gathering dust in my closet, like this…
Many independent musicians are whining about how difficult it is to promote their own music even if they’re giving it away for free.
In my opinion, this is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem. But my point would probably be much clearer if we get a few points out of the way first.
Here’s the thing: with today’s software and technology doing a lot more for much less, there’s probably never been a better time to be an independent musician.
A simple laptop can completely power an entire studio that you can carry with you on your backpack.
It doesn’t cost any more than a few hundred bucks to get a crystal clear condenser mic, a latency-free audio interface, and a powerful DAW like Logic.
No longer do you need to pay thousands of dollars for hardware synthesizers to make your own beats — nowadays, virtual instruments can provide you with almost any sound that you need.
And with websites such as Bandcamp, distribution is no longer a problem — anyone can buy our music at any time of the day anywhere in the world.