It would be foolish to say that no one interested in music production can learn how to make beats and songs (because this is indeed possible), but what these articles fail to mention are the many sacrifices necessary for someone without an advanced degree or understanding of recording theory/acoustics or sound sciences/engineering.
About music producer courses:
A beginner’s guide to music producer course:
The definitive music production course for beginners:
Filming, recording, and mixing are the same no matter what you are doing in the world of music. These three steps are the most important to consider when making your first songs. And if you don’t film, record, and mix your song, chances are it’s going to sound like crap (trust me, I know this from first-hand experience). So with that said, I’ve written a beginner’s guide to recording and mixing to show you how I recorded my first songs. You could use this as a template or just read through it and see if anything can help you out.
Factors to consider for the music producer course:
- Equipment: I began by purchasing an audio interface (for recording), a microphone, a pair of headphones, and a mixer. The audio interface was the most important piece of equipment, as this was where you would record your songs.
- Location: I chose to get a bedroom set up so that I could record anywhere in my house and not have to worry about background noises from the outside. I’d suggest getting a set up in your bedroom if you are looking at recording on a budget, or perhaps even consider renting a space to record in just for the sake of convenience.
- Music Production Software: I used both Ableton Live and FL Studio since you can try them both out (for free) with the “lite” versions. I would suggest using one program over the other since mixing with multiple programs can be time-consuming and frustrating (especially if you don’t know what you’re doing).
Music production is a lot of fun, and it’s always changing. Technology is continuously changing and developing to become more efficient and user-friendly. If you’re asking yourself “how do I make music,” or “how can I produce my music,” then perhaps you should take a step back and just start composing. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do it; just your computer, a piano or acoustic guitar, and your mind. Music is what you make it; it’s how you make it that counts.