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Learn How to Produce Music  -  Music Producing Software

More and more people are looking at the ways to learn how to produce music and maybe create their own tunes these days. I think this is mainly down to the influx of PC sequencers and Pro Tools type programs and their relative ease to use compared to using the more analog based audio devices. You are now able to learn how to produce music using music producing software from your own home ( even a desk and chair in your bedroom will do ).

Its not an expensive hobby to get involved in no matter what the so called 'experts' tell you. Most music producing software is of a high quality using high 'quantization' and high 'bitrate's' to capture audio inside your computer. This basically means the conversion of analog sounds to digital samples is of a high quality. You will, however, need dedication and a will to learn because after all - music is music no matter what medium you are trying to create it through.

A musical appreciation of the 'greats' of the past will aid you in any music you master yourself. Listening to the works of George Martin ( the man who made the Beatles ) will point you in the right direction when it comes to how to record individual instruments. I am only mentioning this as you will need to emulate professional techniques to end up with half decent recordings.

So what are your options in recording systems or media? You can either record into the old fashioned analog device or record through a MIDI system into the digital domain ( music producing software ). When you learn how to produce music I would recommend trying out both first to see which best suits your music style. A word of warning though - analog recordings will always prove to be a bit trickier in terms of keeping the overall quality up ( or eliminating the overall noise picked up by the recordings ). When it comes to editing of the music both analog and digital offer various advantages - analog will always sound warmer but digital will offer you more opportunities to 'clean up' your recordings and alter their dynamics.

Once you learn how to produce music the world is your oyster. Many modern day bands released their debut albums on their own 'indie' labels and actually recorded the music in their cellar,attic,bedroom etc. It does not matter what music style you are into, there will always be a user friendly music medium for you to record to.


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Pierre1  

Right. "Dedication" is the most important thing in all this. Lucky are the musicians who have natural 'tech' skills. For the others like me, it's endless hours and frustration. But it can be done. A good way is to keep it very simple to start.

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