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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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.

Extreme Beginners Guide to Becoming Producers. 

Starting your Production right at the first day is not expected as a beginner when it comes to music Production as Firstly you will have to know certain things also do certain things. Lets break it Down to Stages to ease the Understanding of Difficult.   


Stage 1

1. Listen to Lot of Music:

Listening to Music doesn’t mean just listen to a single song multiple times of listening to many songs one time. It refers to also selecting the Genre which you want to start producing. You can select from the ‘N’ number of genres. Try listening to the songs from that genre. Try listening to the most popular ones and then try listening to other unique tracks of the Same Genre but a little bit different Variant. This doesn’t mean you should not listen to other Genre’s. 

2. Learn Music Theory or Basics of DJ’ing:

Try to learn the Basic Music theory and also if you wanna start learning DJ’ing first you can go that way as well. But for easily understanding DJing you will have to first understand a little bit of Music Theory Concepts like Phrasing, Beats, Bars, Song Structure etc. But as always to be the Best try learning the Basics Fully as for anything in life you will have to know the Basics completely to get ahead with ease.

3. Try Breaking Down Songs:

This is a bit of a Hardworking Part but if you have understood enough of the DJ’ing and Music Theory you will be Automatically Transitioning into this Stage. Because at this stage when you will listen to the songs which you have previously heard your mind at some time will guess what are the Chords, Melody, Bass, Instruments in the song etc not only these things you will also understand when a phrase is starting and ending and when to expect a drop or an instrument.

Conlusion:

There’s a lot of learning involved in the Music World as if you have chosen to be a Producer you will have to be ready to learn things every now and then.

Thank you for Reading do Subscribe for my next topic which will be Stage 2: DAW’s(Digital Audio Work Stations).