So You Want To Make Music? It's Never Been Easier...
From Heavy Metal to Tech House, It's Time To Get Creative
For many years the global stage has been dominated by auto-tuned Pop wannabes, larger than life rockers and classically trained muso’s, with labels shelling out thousands, sometimes millions for their artists to record in expensive facilities. For most of us, recording an album that could stand up to that kind of competition sonically has always seemed unlikely, but as Bob Dylan once sang... “The times they are a’ changing!”
In 2010 it’s never been easier to make and record your own music, whether you’re a hairbrush vocalist, fledgling pianist or an aging axe-man. Thanks to improvements in technology and the work of the fine men and women at companies like Steinberg, Avid, Propellerhead, Apple & Ableton it’s now possible to turn your computer or laptop into a high tech recording studio for less most peoples fortnightly food shopping bill.
Due to the quality of today’s emulations you can get the results once only possible from classic instruments and studio hardware for little or no cost. What’s even more exciting is that you can achieve all of this with little or no previous experience. In fact, you don’t even need to be able to play an instrument!
Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be giving hints and tips on how to go about making your own music with advice and tutorials from industry professionals and even some awesome prizes for the best reader made tracks.
What You Need
It’s time to resign your copies of guitar hero to the cupboard and get recording for real! Check out the links below for all you need to get started...
Music Editing Software - Compile all your samples and recordings into a masterpiece.
Audio Interfaces - Handles input and output of audio from your computer, including instruments and microphones you already own.
Midi Equipment - Instruments that can send digital signals straight to your computer, allowing you to record directly or control software functions.
Sample Libraries - Usually integrating with your music editing software, these contain samples of all kinds of instruments from a variety of genres allowing you to shape your compositions.
Not sure what you need for your particular set-up? Call our sales team for some friendly advice on 0844 815 0888
EZX Electronic - Classic, circuit bent and resampled electronic drum sounds. Over the past decade, the team at Toontrack® Music has produced and made available industry leading drum and percussion instruments heard in countless hit movies, TV-shows, video games, live performances and platinum albums. We’ve recorded numerous libraries with hundreds of the finest drums and cymbals totaling 200+…