From the simple idea to the finished product, creating a piece of music requires dedication, knowledge, creativity, resourcefulness, experimentation, Music Production, taste and ease in the use of audio systems.
In this article you will find useful tips, tricks and tricks to improve your musical productions and why not? Even a few tips on record contracts, success opportunities and today’s distribution and sales techniques!
CHOICE OF INSTRUMENTS:
Identify the goal to choose the most appropriate tools
The vast current technological scenario can induce the neophyte of music production into expensive and wrong choices, as well as cheap and always wrong ones. Mostly People love to have a digital piano because of the wide variety.
It is essential to focus on identifying the specific objective, in order to avoid running into evaluation errors when purchasing the equipment.
Having a clear understanding of the work you intend to develop, you can choose the music production equipment that best suits your needs.
Take advantage of computer technology:
In the past decades, producing a song meant spending days and days in expensive recording studios.
A pitch error, a badly played note, meant compromising the performance of an entire orchestra; in fact, it was not possible to register each instrument separately from the other, because the recording machines were limited in technological terms.
Current computer technology, on the other hand, puts at your disposal an infinite arsenal of recording possibilities, of sounds, which through digital recording software can be recorded and mixed up to obtain the desired result.
Apple Mac or Windows PC?
The choice of personal computer or notebook falls substantially on two macro categories; so-called Windows PCs and Apple Macs.
The difference is mostly related to the specific sensitivity of each of us; there are those who prefer the Apple system, since it is generally associated with greater stability in the treatment of DAW applications, and those who prefer PC systems, for their flexibility and scalability in terms of updating hardware when necessary.
Regardless of your choice, it is important to know some technical factors that are indispensable in choosing the Personal Computer dedicated to music production.
Desktop or laptop computer?
A desktop computer is better as it allows you to have a large screen and to be modified over time (adding RAM, …).
Having to use numerous tools (sound card, speakers, …) it is clear that a notebook loses its function as a “laptop”.
A laptop turns out to be excellent for those who want to produce on the go or for those who go to record audio tracks in other studios.
Choose the right computer
The DAW software you choose will require considerable effort from your computer and it is therefore essential to have a computer with a good multi-core processor.
Also consider that whenever you send an audio file to play inside the DAW, it will be read from the hard disk and loaded into the RAM memory and it is therefore necessary to be equipped with a fast hard disk and a sufficient amount of RAM memory to ensure that you can play multiple tracks simultaneously and in real time.
Try different DAWs:
The choice of one DAW over another can be dictated by economic reasons: in fact there are free or paid DAWs.
Depending on the type of production you will find more than enough a free or cheap DAW. Often you will find one already included with the purchase of the sound card.
Some DAWs are more “comfortable” for working with the MIDI format, others offer inevitable options for audio editing.
Today it is easy to get an idea of all the DAWs and their characteristics thanks to the numerous tutorials available on the net.
If the free DAW that you downloaded or found in the package of the sound card is not suitable for your needs, consider choosing another one.
The hard disk:
Today’s standard for hard drives is SSD (solid state) technology, much faster than traditional rotary disks, precisely because there is no disk. It is a block of chips that eliminate the classic latency generated by the head that slides on the disk to read it. We recommend a good 512GB SSD.
As for RAM, 8GB are almost indispensable even for a production of very few separate tracks. Our advice is at least 16GB.