Kenny Beats is an amazing artist, producer, and songwriter. He believes that if you bring in the best tools for the job and make the best song, that is all that people care about.
He also believes that now there are a lot of young music producers compared to how things were in the 1980s.
Music production had to take place in a studio, and it would cost you a fortune to produce a single track. That included studio time, tape reels, and gear rent.
But you, a young producer won’t have to worry about that. You can do all this from the comfort of your own home. That is, by only using a DAW.
I like to start things one step at a time, and gradually build things up. Which is a thing for music producers. So let me give you a quick hint of what a DAW is.
A DAW, short for Digital Audio Workstation, also known as Audio Editor, is a music production software that allows you to create, arrange and edit multiple layers of audio.
If you haven’t seen a Digital Audio Workstation before, it is the software that looks like a complex gray-colored screen, with colorful bars all over the place.
If you’re not very familiar with DAWs, it may look intimidating, but in reality, if you put the hard work and passion into it. You're going to be producing amazing beats in no time.
You can find more details about Digital Audio Workstations here.
Back in the old high school days, Kenny Beats was into GarageBand. Kenny and the boys would mix loops together, creating some pretty basic beats. Which was the very first step of him getting involved in the music production industry. All this was happening around the age of 14.
By the time Kenny was 17 years old, he started producing songs and sharing them with his friends. At this point in his life, he started taking music production seriously.
At this period, Kenny Beats knew his way around auto-tune and started to grow his production skills.
Kenny Beats was going big, and he had to switch his Digital Audio Workstation from GarageBand to Logic Pro. Which took his beats to a whole different level.
I know what might be thinking now, Did Kenny Beats switch his DAW again?
Actually, he did. Kenny used to make beats with Logic Pro for a long time, that is before switching to Ableton Live.
Some people believe Ableton is complicated and hard to use, including Doja Cat.
Doja Cat says it’s scary and that it looks like a spider. But that is just her personal opinion.
On the other hand, Kenny thinks it’s easier for him, he also added that to him it is faster.
I personally think that everyone will have a DAW that fits their personal preferences and feels comfortable with.
Digital Audio Workstations AKA DAWs, are very powerful tools. If you can lay your hands on one, congratulations, you’re now one step closer to your music production dream. Master your DAW, and you are considered an almost professional music producer.
Kenny Beats had a big journey in music production, and he’s been changing his DAW a lot during his career.
That doesn’t mean you have to do the same, all you have to do is find what DAW fits you, and have a passion for music. And you can be the next Kenny Beats.