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krazykiki81
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: I need help, Im trying to become a music producer ! Reply with quote

I AM REALLY TRYING TO BECOME A MUSIC PRODUCER, AND I REALLY NEED HELP. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT ALL EQUIPMENT I NEED TO PRODUCE TRACKS HERE AT HOME.

I NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING. I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO BE LEFT OUT. WHAT ALL DO I NEED TO PURCHASE. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME. I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL.
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Bernie Ledfoot
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: heck Reply with quote

A keyboard without a stuck Caps Lock key is the first thing any producer needs.
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krazykiki81
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:16 am    Post subject: .... Reply with quote

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digitalgoatee
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:10 am    Post subject: what kind of music? Reply with quote

I have been doing the producing gig a little while,all small potatos
I would say start to define the type of music you are going to produce.
This will tell you what you will need or not need off the bat.I have made demos to masters at home you can do it.I think you must first know how to do basic recording,write songs good ones as a producer you will write music and lyrics for the ones you produce.Not every producer is a writer,but a good producer is a artist a writer a motivator and a recording engineer to a degree.
If you want to use a pc program thats not hard try mackies T2 sequencer under 200.00 or magix studio around 80.00 a quality condencer mic is under 200.00 I got a couple under 100.00 note some of the cheaper condencers have a well a boost in the mid level and can seem a little odd.
get a condencer with a flat frequency response this is a must unless you use a sm57 the standard it boost a freq. idea for vocals but not a condencer.
with a PC a sequencer a keyboard a condencer mic all you willneed is a firewire,audio interface. two nearfield monitor speakers and a person to try it all out on.
I started years ago with a casset 4 track studio it changed my life.
Made good sounding demos when digital became cheap i made masters.
the studio stuff is not the deal the thing is can you produce,write songs and motivate others and keep from loseing your own head LOL
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digitalgoatee



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:16 am    Post subject: part 2 Reply with quote

If you are going to record all electronic its no problem,but if your recording a band...well thats another story if you are planning on doing masters at home.
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gabby
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: www.professorpooch.com Reply with quote

check out www.professorpooch.com. It will help u on ur way to becoming a producer!!!!
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sliceanddice
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll need

A descent computer P3+ (500.00+) (dell has some sweet deals)

At least four channels of compression (a two channel comp is about 120.00) (Alesis)

A few equalizers (250.00 each) (DOD) (Although a good track machine should have an eq for each channel, it is good to have a 51 band eq...)

Software for your studio (around 200.00 to 700.00 the free stuff won't cut it.) (ACID and Cakewalk are good)

A million cords. (About ten 20" thirty 5"(to connect al those consoles and about 10 cupplers)

A acoustically sound room, no furniture ect.

You don't need to buy amps or effects the Artist should supply instruments and pedals and chords and any nessecary 9 volts (and drums)....

5 pairs of very nice headphones. and a EXTERMLY nice one for you....you'll be wearing headphones alot..they should be very comfortable...

Alot of mics. Shure is a GREAT BRAND for VOCALS AND GUITAR/BASS. You'll need a kickdrum mic, a few condensed mics, a couple tom mics
some mic stands. Get alteast one extra for each.

Make sure to have a mat to put under the bass drum, it moves when a drummer kicks it....In fact make the whole room with padded flooring.

Make sure the room is full of places to plug stuff in

Make sure you have a really comfy rotting chair....

You'll need the knowledge...usually a few years in college....elsewise don't bother....

this is all the BACKBONES of a studio....the bare minimum....a studio without ALL this is purely unaccaeptable....I have some expierience and have been in studios countless times....
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robel_gt
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: PRODUCING MUSIC AT HOME Reply with quote

I guess I know what you mean:
I started sequencing music 2 years ago with a PlayStation game, and then, I chose the computer. I usually do my own covers from other artists, but I also do my own songs.

THE THINGS I USE ARE:
- VSampler 3.5.1 - It's a Virtual Sampler, in which you load sound banks of various formats.
- Digital Orchestrator Pro - A midi sequencer.
- .Sf2 and .Gig from Sonic Implants: Soundbanks from this company, which I found to be the most realistic recordings.

I sequence the midi, use the VSampler to execute them (as the midi output of the Digital Orchestrator Pro), and it sounds like real instruments. In fact, many times I sequenced the drums for a cover, and my friends thought it was me playing real drums.

If you want to contact me, my msn is: robel_gt@hotmail.com.
I'm not sure if you want to make music with your computer, or to record at home and edit in the PC. Anyway, you can combine these: record with your band, or alone, and then, add the instruments you don't have doing what I do. I know that to believe a Midi can sound great is difficult, I happened to me, but with these soundbanks, the results are amazing, really amazing. Contact me if you want and I'll show you what I do, I have many mp3 of my own, and many musicians (good musicians, very good musicians in fact) couldn't believe that I never played a real instrument, but sequenced all in Midi. I hope you to add me to your contact list, or to send me an email to the address I told you, or to robel_gt@yahoo.com.ar. Good Luck!
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robel_gt
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I DON'T DO ELECTRONIC MUSIC AT ALL. I use the computer to sequence acoustic drums, electric and acoustic guitars, basses, hammonds, brass and strings (and many others, depending on the song). Bye!
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PacMaan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked To me the actual music production, the hardware n software, and all the other bollox - is pretty straightforward & simple. The hard part is knowing what keys you punch in what order and what ratio of mouseclicks to use on which buttons at what time to make your hardware vibrate air that replicates the strange sounds & rhythms beating their fists against the inside of your skull every f Shocked ckin minute of the day.

Confused Other than that, use Hardcore Techno Rave Ejay 3 Mr. Green


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