After reading the main post on this topic I still have some questions, so hoping someone here can help out. I want to produce my own songs, but don’t know where to start and I figured now is the perfect time to get into it.
What I wish to record:
On mic: Solo vocals. In Software/possibly synth: the music (various styles incl. Jazz, Pop, Indie, Dance).
At home, turning one of the rooms (partly) into recording room.
I’m a singer/song writer (initially classically trained – vocals and piano, then moved to jazz & modern – vocals and piano). I can read/write notes and have experience on musical composition. What I lack is any and all knowledge on production & mixing.
Music production knowledge:
Practically zero. I used to have a Yamaha Mo6 years ago, with which I did the majority of my song writing, but the recording of what I was playing (including various instruments, drums, etc. on synth) was done by someone else. I tapped a little bit into Cubase and FL Studios ages ago, but again, I’d say my knowledge is next to zero and even when I did I was largely lost.
Guitar (not intending to record it, just used for song writing) and a USB microphone (which will do for now). My PC is on its way out so I’m looking into getting a new one anyways, and here the question of compatibility/setup arises. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a synthesizer again, because I’m most comfortable with a piano interface when it comes to writing music.
Low at the moment thanks to the current situation, but I am willing to save up.
My questions are:
- Can someone recommend an (affordable) online beginners’ course on music production/mixing that would fit what I’m going for?
- Would a synth + new PC/Mac be the best choice for the direction I’m going in or is there a better alternative? If synth – any recommendations?
- Any Software recommendations or is a course the first step and I should look into Software after having more knowledge?
Thanks a mil