This might sound crazy but…
I truly believe that in this day and age, having a home studio is just as important as having strings on your guitar.
And I think the pandemic showed us that working from home is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.
Which is why right now is the best time ever to build your home studio and start your production company.
1) A Financially Smart Move for Music Producers
Starting your production company is now more cost effective than ever before.
If you have a laptop, you could build a functioning home studio for under $1000 and be production-ready in a weekend!
I love the saying “use what you got until what you got pays for what you want”
Case in point: My first home studio consisted of a used interface ($300), a used mic ($200), and a wonky used...
Since the evolution of hip hop, producers have been taking pre-recorded music & ‘sampling’ it to make their own new sounds. This can include anything from taking the original sample of the music & adding drums &/or bass, all the way to ‘flipping’ the original sample, completely repurposing it into something completely unrecognizable. But in the midst of this practice lies the question;
“Is it actually better to make your own sounds from scratch so that you can be truly original?”
In short, not necessarily! Most people truly don't care if you make your own sounds & loops, they just care about one thing: does it sound good?
Loops are a tool & you should use them when you believe it sounds right to do so. No one is looking over your shoulder to say "You didn't make this yourself, what a fraud!" because loops are, quite literally, made for YOU to use! No one expects you to be an expert in Latin percussion technique & play your...