Music Production Tools?
For a music producer at the beginners level, what would you recommend as a "starter pack"? What kits, software, drum pads, music packs and etc. would you recommend #music-production #music #music-performance
For Ipad you are stuck with an Aux connector (older macs/ipad) fbut you would need some connectors for the USB-C/lightening connectors to connect a Mic or Guitar or any other instrument
FL Studio is paid but it is really an industrial strength software for music production.
It has both mac and windows support, and support to aatach multiple instruments . You still need connectors (usb/etc)
But would really recommend it!
As stated above, it depends on your budget. I teach Apple’s Logic Pro X at a community college that provides the computer and the software. In that case, use Logic and GarageBand (they each come with thousands of loops), so that you could transfer projects between school and studio. But when I figure in what the students are using currently , you have to consider Ableton, FL Studios and other software that works well with hardware instruments like Maschine, Akai, and other controllers. If you are in a mid to larger studio, you might often be working with Pro Tools.
Do you currently have a computer? PC or Mac? That will guide you towards certain DAWs (digital audio workstations).
What are you producing? This will help guide you, as well. If you are producing commercial music, electronic vs acoustic, podcasts, voiceover, sound effects, etc., there are software programs and effects that will lend themselves better to different areas. If I was a dj, I would use Ableton live + plugins. If I was going to record that dj, I would use Logic Pro and ask for a stereo feed and put up a couple of high quality microphones to capture the room. You can actually buy some good USB microphones from manufacturers like AKG or something similar, and then you can buy a 2 or 4 input analog-to-digital converter to plug in the instruments.
Recording more or different instruments requires different answers.
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