Start Learning

In the Previous Article you learned the selection of DAW. Now we will be learning the next step after selecting and installing the DAW will be to get familiar with that DAW and the native plugins that come inside them.

First you should get an idea how the DAW Works. Probably one of the best ideas that will save your time will be to watch videos about the DAW you have selected. Mostly you will find many videos which will give you a detailed information about how to use the DAW and the native VST Plugins within them.

Start Experimenting


The next Step will be to Start experimenting and try to start producing your music. This step is the most frustating as you will have quite often get Frustated and feel like its difficult. but as said the more you time you wil spend in learning and getting used to the DAW the more faster you will be able to start using it properly. You should try to learn making your first drum pattern or beats as that will keep you entertaining. Try experiment with different Drum sounds and try making our own patterns you like.

Learn Music Theory


One of the most important thing that will help you and is the most important part is learning music theory. Even though man sites do say that you do not need to learn music theory but as said earlier if you do learn music theory this thing gonna save you lot of time. Because not having it learned at the begining you will surely have to do it someday.

Learning About Sructure and Arrangement

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In one of my previous articles I told about learning the bascis of DJing this part of learning i.e Structure and Arranging. In DJing you will learn about Structure of a song which includes Intro, Build-Up, Drop, again a Build-Up, 2nd Drop and finally the Outro. There are also some other words used like verse, hook and vice versa. Learning about structure will help you know how to Structure a song. Most of the Songs usually follow the 4 x 4 pattern. Learning about arrangement is an eas task if you got an good sense of music and have learnt music theory. In EDM each artist arranges his songs ina unique way. Remember the Structure of the song remains the same but they change the arrangement. This is what makes them unique. Structure and Arrangement are two diffrent things, most of the people think of these topics as the same.


Learn about EQ’ing.

EQ is one of the three fundamental tools used to shape the mix. Learn teh basics of the EQ’ing because its a pus knowlege if you even know the basics like why it is used and how to use it. I will be writing about this topic in detail a little bit later.



Learning and reading books is the most important thing even if you think learning and reading is not cool. Its is important to execute the learned thing as in the further stages ou will have to constantly keep a balance between doing it practically while learning about it theoretically. This completes our first stage of learning i.e the Beginers stage. We will be Further stepping into Stage 2 so keep reading and suscribe for more such articles and production tutorials.


Selecting a DAW

DAW (Digital Audio Workstation): A digital audio workstation or DAW is an electronic device or computer software application for recording, editing and producing audio files such as songs, musical pieces, human speech or sound effects.

Necessary Features to Consider while Selecting the right DAW.

Selecting a DAW is an important task just because you will be selecting it only once in the beginning because as per my experience once you completely know a DAW after using it it will be difficult to again switch to another DAW. Lets get Started with these features to look for in the DAW.

1. Good Interface:

A good and a easy to understand and go through is necessary because if you wanna become a hard core producer you definitely will be spending much more time in front of the computer and DAW. So if a DAW looks sexy it can help you stay in front and keep you working for long.

2. In Budget:

Obviously this should not be a factor of consideration if you are much more passionate about it but one should also consider this Factor because each and every DAW costs different and sometime the cost is for only a few period of time.

3. Stock Plugins:

What plugins come built-in the DAW are they giving you the all the necessary basic plug-ins consider it first if you are a beginner. Because if a DAW provides you good enough stock plug-ins you can create a whole new songs using them only.

4. Updates:

One of the other important factor to consider while selcting a DAW is that it should get updated with the new features. Most of the DAW’s get free lifetime updates but there are many DAW’s that provide you with the free updates.

5. External Instruments or devices support:

The most important factor if you are a professional and have access to the Diffrent Studio Equipments the DAW should support all the things that you are going to connect to it. There have been some complaints or bugs in the DAWs as some of them didn’t even take a MIDI input from a basic Keyboard or a Drum Machine.

6. Supports Going Live:

There have been some of the DAWs that allow Producers to go live when they are producing music so if you are an producer looking to show your creativity by going live you can use this feature or use a DAW that has this feature.


Selecting a DAW is a difficult start because it is difficult to find such a DAW which gives you all the features that you desire. Each one is unique on its own. Its important to consider other factors also like User Expertise, Right platform, minimum requirements by the DAW etc these Factors are so obvious that I dont need to write about them.

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