Fear is one of the biggest hurdles to making music, like "what if I produce something and it doesn't sound good?", or "what if no one likes it?". So in the spirit of helping you get past the fear and started in music production, let's debunks some of the biggest myths right now...
Back in 2011, we published an article about how music production was becoming less an option, more a necessity for the modern DJ. In the time since, that has only become more true. Certainly if you want to have a jet-setting DJ career it's taken as read nowadays that you produce, but even for mobile DJs and hobbyists, production is more and more becoming just part of what us DJs do. Here's why...
Ableton just announced a discount over at its online store. From now until 11 January 2017, get a 20% reduction on Ableton Live 9 software, the Push 2 grid controller, as well as all add-on packs for Live 9. If you've wanted to get started producing music with Ableton Live or are looking to upgrade, now's a good time to do so.
Waves just released Nx - it's a plugin that simulates listening to your mix inside a recording studio control room. It does this by using your laptop's camera to track your head movements, and it emulates the acoustics and what it's like to be sat in front of a pair of studio monitors.
In this third and final instalment, we'll go through some common questions about using our method for producing a tune quickly. It's not one of the the "traditional" ways of music producing, but there are hundreds of ways to go about producing a song, and that's what's great about making music.
I've managed to streamline my production process by following a few simple rules that I live and swear by, and I'm going to share them with you. Here are six secrets to making a track in the style and genre that you want in 24 hours or less.
Did you know that it is possible to write a perfectly acceptable dance tune in just 24 hours? I know – I just did it. In fact, I do it all the time. And in this article - part one in a series of three - I'll explain how it can be done.