At the time of writing, I have been producing music for almost a decade. Over the years, I have learned a few things that have helped me increase my efficiency, save money and improve the quality of my music.
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Here is my list of 20 easy tips you can do to accomplish more in your studio, save money and make better music (in no particular order):
1. Get a big screen monitor with as high as resolution as possible. It will help with your eyesight and you will be able to see more details in your production window, which is always helpful!
2. Use a multitude of sound sources in your music from different types of synthesizers, samples and real instruments. This will help your productions sound richer and more interesting to the ears.
3. Simplify your productions by only using the number of tracks you need to get the job done. If you don’t need it, delete it!
4. Learn how to use a compressor and know when to use it because it will help your tracks come alive!
5. Learn how to use an equalizer and know when to use it because it will give clarity
If you think about it, music production is a pretty inefficient process. Instead of creating something once and selling it to many people, we create something many times and sell it to one person at a time.
The goal of this blog is to help electronic musicians increase their music production efficiency. To do that, I’m going to give you 20 easy things you can do to increase your music production efficiency.
1- Lower the sample rate of your projects
This is a great way to lower the amount of RAM your project uses and free up CPU power for other processes. I would recommend keeping your sample rate at 48 kHz or below if possible. If you’re producing a really simple background track with no vocal samples or anything like that, you could even go as low as 22kHz.
We do however suggest that you bounce out your final mix at 44100Hz 16 bit stereo, because some people may want to use it in applications that require that sample rate (such as video editing software).
Some musicians have difficulty finding time to work on their music. This is why it’s a good idea to get into the habit of being efficient with your time when you do have an opportunity to work on your music. One way to do this is to make use of technology, specifically software applications that can help you get things done more quickly and efficiently.
Here are 20 easy things you can do to increase your music production efficiency:
1. Use time saving techniques such as batch processing when recording vocals or mixing sounds
2. Use automation in your DAW to control effects, instruments and more
3. Use MIDI or virtual instruments instead of live performers
4. Learn keyboard shortcuts for common tasks like splitting clips or deleting bars from MIDI tracks
5. Use templates for common tasks like recording a vocal line or setting up a new song project
6. Get faster at using your DAW by practicing frequently and learning new features as they become available through updates or tutorials
7. Make sure your computer has enough RAM so it doesn’t crash while working with heavy projects that require lots of resources from the system
8. Backup important files often so you don’t lose them if something happens (e.g., hard drive failure)**9**). Organize files into folders
Technological developments in the last decade have increased the affordability of high quality music production equipment, which has allowed many people to set up their own music studios. We have had some questions from our readers asking for advice on how to get the most out of their equipment and how to save money on producing their music.
Music production is a creative process and will therefore vary from person to person. However, there are certain things that you can do that will increase your efficiency and help you keep costs down.
Here are 20 easy steps you can take right now:
1. Use Your Headphones
2. Write Down Your Ideas
3. Use a Scratchpad
4. Use a Scratchpad App
5. Make Notes of Things That Don’t Work Well
6. Keep Track of What You Do
7. Make a List of Themes or Genres You Will Want to Produce Later On
8. Make a List of Everything You Need To Do For Each Project
9. Write Down All Your Ideas As Soon As You Have Them
10. Use a Keyboard Shortcut For Saving Files
11. Set Up Multiple Monitors If Possible (or if not possible, use multiple computer screens)
Electronic background music is a great way to improve your business. In fact, it can be the difference between a regular business and a successful one.
However, before you go out and hire any electronic background music for your business, there’s some things that you need to know about electronic background music in order to make sure you get the best value for money.
Here are some tips that will help you increase your music production efficiency:
1. Always use professional musicians when recording with live instruments. By using professional musicians, they will be able to produce higher quality recordings and will be able to keep up with the latest technology available, allowing them to stay on top of their game. Professional musicians also tend to be more creative and will come up with better songs, which is always an advantage when recording electronic background music for your business.
2. The best way to find professional electronic background music is by asking around in your local area for recommendations from friends and family. If you don’t have anyone close enough who can give you a recommendation, try contacting a local radio station or club and ask if they would mind playing your music on their show or event. If they are interested in doing so, they may even be willing to play it for free!
I know what you are thinking. “Electronic background music?” What the hell is that?
Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s a term that I came up with to describe the type of music I write. You may recognize it as instrumental music, or production music, or library music, or stock music, but those terms don’t really explain what kind of music it is. Electronic background music is just that: electronic background music.
It’s not pop or rock or jazz or classical. It’s not R&B or hip-hop or rap. It’s not electronica or ambient or house or techno. It’s electronic background music.
What kind of electronic background music? Well, I’d say it could be any style of electronic music as long as it would work well as a bed behind someone talking.
Think about the instrumental songs you hear behind commercials and video games and TV shows and movies and radio news updates and YouTube videos and corporate videos and elevator rides. That’s all electronic background music.
Here’s a quick guide to help you get the most out of your time and effort when working with electronic background music. This article is for everyone who has ever worked with electronic background music.
I’ve been using electronic background music for years now, so I know what it takes to make this kind of music. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your recording sessions.
1. When you start off making music, you need to be creative and be prepared to work at it all day long. It’s not easy, but it can be done. The way I see it, if you’re going to spend all day on one project then you need to make yourself do it every day.
2. If you’re going to use a drum machine for your beats then make sure that it has a good selection of samples and a good variety of different sounds and effects. You’ll also want to make sure that the drum machine has an easy way to change sounds when necessary.
3. If you’re going to use an acoustic piano then don’t forget that they can be very hard to work with sometimes. Make sure you know how to tune your piano properly before you start playing it in a live show or in the studio.