Practical Music Production is dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to create and produce your own music in your own home studio – both the Art and the Science.
It can be so frustrating when the music you’ve made isn’t sounding as sharp as you’d like, or when you’re struggling to produce the same sounds as on your favorite songs or CDs.
But by learning a few key principles and applying simple and practical techniques to your music, you can improve the level of your productions and recordings to heights you never thought possible. You can discover how to get those sounds rattling around your brain out into the real world.
Hearing the improvements in your productions will feed and boost your confidence levels, pushing you to keep creating and to keep progressing. The more you learn and practice, the more you’ll want to be in your studio, making and producing music.
What is Music Production All About?
The process of making a finished, polished piece of music can be broken down into four main areas:
The biggest focus here at Practical Music Production will be on the first three – Recording, Mixing, and Producing.
At this stage you probably have a few questions…
How do you record your vocals and instruments? What microphones should you use and how do you use them? Should you EQ the sound before you record? How about compressing it?
What about mixing? Should you mix one sound at a time, or start with everything? EQ? Compression? Reverb? Special effects?
You may know what some of these words mean, or you may not. It really doesn’t matter at this stage. Everything will be explained in concise and easy-to-follow steps that you can’t fail to follow. You’ll get excited at the immediate results you hear and the killer tracks you’ll be producing.
Here’s a selection of some of the key topics at the site:
- Home studio recording techniques
- How to mix your tracks in your studio
- Simple music production tips
- The equipment you’ll need
- What to look for in a studio’s computer
- A guide to the software you’ll use
- How microphones work and how to use them
- The basics of a home studio and how it works
So, let’s fire things up and start making some music!