We now live in the 21st century, and careers have now diversified in ways we never anticipated. Things like photography that were only a hobby before are now considered life-long careers. And in that same category is music production. Today making beats, recording melodies on Mackie, or Line 6 products is now a multi-million industry.
So what do you have to do to make it in the music-making industry? Read on to find out.
Know your staff
Perhaps the first thing you must do is learn and master your art in the best ways possible. You must dig a little deeper than just reading on music-making articles by asking around, viewing tutorials, and more about individual musical instruments. Things like the best speakers for indoor recording and outdoor concerts should be at your fingers' tip. Using a Digitech device should not be an issue.
Learn to play a few instruments
To make it in the music production entertainment business, you must give your listeners unique sounds. And this means that all or most of the time, you will be creating your sounds. The best way to do this is by learning how to play a few fundamental instruments. These could be the Yamaha PSR-E263 piano, drum sets, and the guitar. But you are not limited to these. You could try the violin, cello, or the trumpet; they all produce beautiful noise.
Network with similar professionals
By hanging around with people with similar interests as you will help you grow into a better music producer. They will motivate you to produce more, and when something needs twerking, they will be the best people to consult. Sounds made using the Pioneer Cdj may need fresh ears to listen if the music hits the right spots.
Practice all the time
Whether you are using a Korg or a Pioneer piece, please make sure you use every chance you get. The only way to become perfect at music production is to practice and keep practicing some more. Have a trusted friend to help you if you want. A lyricist may be the best person to have around as they will help you test if the sound you are making is usable in a soundtrack. They hum, make lyrics, and even help you create adlibs as you go.
Experiment with new things
In music production, there are really no bad ideas. When you hear a spoon clicking or a coin dropping, and you feel it would sound great in a loop, do it! Being unique will mean that you experiment using new sounds even if it means using unconventional sources. Ever wondered how the water droplet sound came to be? A music producer somewhere tested, and it worked. Whenever you hear an exciting sound, even the bouncing of a basketball, use it, you have got nothing to lose.
There is nothing as fulfilling as hearing a beat you made hitting the charts. The sleepless nights and the crazy ideas will pay off. So get your Marshall headphones and get creative.