Ever wondered how your favourite DJ makes music? how the remixes are made?
While a lot of times people get confused with a DJ and a Music Producer as most of the DJ’s produce their own music too but does it mean a DJ has to be a music Producer.
Well it totally depends on one’s personal interest and career choice. There are many DJ’s who do not produce their own music but are at a good level. However, with the current level of competition it really helps a DJ to get recognition if they release their own music.
So how Production really helps?
Well producing your own music gets you open to a wider audience and fans. If you are an established Music Producer your chances of becoming famous or grab slots on the main stages becomes easier. Once you start producing you get approached by labels and agencies for more work and associations. selling music can also become a good means to earn more money as you get paid for your music buys, Video plays and of course the fame brings you more and more shows.
How is Music Produced?
Music today is produced electronically using Softwares called as DAW(Digital Audio Workstation) and MIDI (musical instrument digital interface), Many producers involve a couple of more Hardwares but that is again ones personal choice to use. The Daw can be easily learnt from an Institute or an able trainer and once you learn practice and sound exploration makes you pro.
It is also important to know the theory of music and an instrument as it helps to put what is on your mind to the software and connects all the Dots in your track.
Is it Necessary for a music producer to learn to DJ?
if you are really looking forward to perform then yes it is important but if you are more keen to produce for singers/rappers or just release your music then NO. There are a lot of producers who just work in studios make music or get into music arrangement or mix and master the music for other producers. One has to just find a good way to make money. Learning the music business is an essential part of the music production as its important to know so that one can sell the music and market it in a proper way.
Which all software are there to produce music?
There are many software to learn and produce music like Fruity loops ( FL ), Ableton, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Garage Band, Nuendo, Cubase, etc. One can learn and produce on any software which they feel comfortable with.
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