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​How to produce music and which DAW is best

​How to produce music and which DAW is best
By Producerfactory 5 September 2015 1101 Views No comments

How to produce music and which DAW is best

Producing music is not easy. If you’re looking to work on music productions as a hobby and not to take it seriously, then its something that you should follow. If you’re wanting to know how to produce music and turn it into a profession, then we recommend you be very serious about it. Music production is a task that so many begin and after a couple of years realise, that they are never going to reach the level of the top music producers online today. After investing a lot of money in studio equipment and the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), as well as controllers for your equipment and sound systems, it has to earn money back. The short lived online music producers simply get frustrated about the lack of knowledge and it’s apparent that even the best music producer today is still learning how to produce music properly. So considering that this is one of the toughest projects to embark on, with high cost and most likely low to no income, then do think twice. We of course don’t want to stop you from producing music, but it’ll be a long uphill climb for about 5-10 years.

Our ghost producers are thrilled at the chance to team up with DJs to release ghost productions. In this circumstance, everyone is a winner. If you’re thinking of how to boost your income whilst producing music, then turing ghost is a great way to supplement your hobby or profession. If you’re a DJ, then being that takes enough time and it’s less important to understand how to produce music. The most feasible way to get new releases out is to team up with our ghost producers and work on building your own signature sound. Think about what makes you individual and how you can approach becoming the best with the time you have. Every business needs to invest and you as a DJ name generating income must reinvest to boost your DJ song release rate and career.

We have helped so many DJs learn and improve their efficiency, find more bookings using the time they have and focus on online appearances. So the decision is, should you get to know a DAW and buy lots of equipment, or let our ghost producers who are talented experts in this field take this over for you.

Working on ghost productions is very exciting and shouldn’t be snuffed at. The results our house of tracks brings out into the charts, getting DJs signed to major labels and much more is astonishing. Don’t get left behind in the mist of middle and lower ranking DJs, stand out and make your dream career a reality. With Ibiza resident DJs and ghost producers who know how to produce music at your fingertips, why choose the lesser option of doing it yourself. If you’re here to learn about DAWs and music production, then you’re simply about 5-10 years behind your goal. Is that where you want to be? If so, then keep reading. If not, then go into our store and find the right ghost production or teammate ghost producer for your ghost producing needs.

What is DAW? Digital Audio Workstation

A DAW is a Digital Audio Workstation. I’m sure this hasn’t quite clarified the question yet, but bare with. DAW software is used as a base for your music production process. If you are learning or know how to produce music, then the first thing you do is choose the best DAW for you. There are many Digital Audio Workstations about and that makes even the first step to becoming an online music producer quite daunting. Don’t worry though, as you can’t really go wrong. They are all very similar in most ways and by this I mean, all achieve successful results. There are of course fanatics who would swear by one or the other for various reasons, but in the EDM music production scene, there’s really only the top 3 DAW software programs you’d want to go for. Let’s have a look at each of them briefly. Before we do, I want to say that the list isn’t a priority list, number one doesn’t mean it’s the best DAW out there. It’s just a list from which you can choose your favourite.

  1. Ableton Live - This Digital Audio Workstation is very divers and easy to use. A smart interface with adaptable channels allows you to add and remove without any hassle, plugins, VSTs and sounds without much difficulty. A clear layering of all track elements gives you a quick understanding of the music track structure and the associated stems or samples. With the various available plugins at the ready, of which there are plenty to choose from without having to buy extra, you’re ready to produce right away. How to produce music using Ableton Live can be shown by browsing videos and reading the handbook provided. Overall, Ableton Live is a great piece of DAW software.
  2. Logic Pro X - As a DAW goes, the Logic Pro range is highly professional. It’s my preference if you’re using more live instruments and vocals. Though some may say it’s more complex to use than Ableton Live, it really has it’s benefits and drawbacks. The sample library that comes with Logic is ok, but nothing to shout home about. They certainly put a lot of effort into their sound bank, but I never really had any wow moments when trying to use them. Logic Pro presets however are fantastic. The VST plugins you get with it are also the top range that makes turning your music production into a top quality track, if you know how to produce music using Logic Pro of course. There’s always that bridge to cross first. So to some up, Logic Pro is great for audio track work and really good for anything else. It can be quite a frustrating piece of DAW software to use sometimes, but overall a wonderful program to use.
  3. FL Studio - Though many think this is the DAW for so called beginners, I have to say that many of our ghost producers who use it outmatch any other by far. Yes it’s more simplified and lacks some abilities compared to the others from what I gather, but who cares. EDM isn’t really the type of genres you’re looking to fix an opera recording in, is it? I don’t think so. FL Studio truly racks up a great name as a music producing software and learning how to produce music using FL Studio is most likely, less difficult than the above two. If you’re therefore looking for a good Digital Audio Workstation to go for, then why not try FL Studio yourself?

Covering only these top 3 DAW software programs does leave me with some guilt towards you, the reader of this ghost producing blog post. There are so many to choose from and one of our best ghost producers who knows music producing better than most I’ve ever heard, uses Sonar. First Beachslap was a fan of Cubase and now recently has changed to Sonar as his choice of DAW for music productions. Don’t let this guide you astray from the lesser famous models. Feel free to ask around our ghost producers and also review the ghost productions in made in each DAW. It may help you decide on the production style you’re into. It’s never how to produce music, but how you want to produce music and stand out from the rest.

Choose the right DAW and learn how to produce music

So, take your time to choose the right DAW for you. The main body of producing music is getting to know your DAW. All Digital Audio Workstations are not only very similar, but also very different. A weird statement I know, but it’s true. Not all know how to use each DAW fully, but most who do produce music will definitely be able to arrange a music production in no time in any DAW. If you really are a beginner, then just get stuck in. Over time you’ll know your direction and route you wish to take. Choosing then the right DAW is much more simple. Educate yourself in what others who have similar signature sounds use as their Digital Audio Workstation and teach yourself with help how to use the DAW interface. It’s always best to dive right into the deep end and as said before; if you want to release good tracks but are at the start posts. Instead of investing $10’000 in studio equipment, think about working with a ghost producer to establish your DJ name and DJ songs in the market. Either way, good luck and don’t give up!