I want to write electronic music but I don't know what I'm doing.
October 27, 2012 7:10 PM Subscribe
I am trying to get into electronic music production but I don't know what I'm doing. What is the best way to get started?
posted by alligatorman to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I have all these ideas in my head, but as someone new to electronic music, I have a hard time transferring them to my computer. I feel like I waste my time trying to find sounds. I want to spend more time writing music and creating beats, less time fiddling with software knobs to perfect a kick/snare/hi-hat/blip/synth. I know this is part of the process, but I feel like I am spending more time than necessary, and it becomes less fun and I give up. Are there libraries that musicians use? What is a good workflow? Should I become comfortable with softsynths? Should i be slicing and chopping up records to create my own samples? What's the best way to get started?
I might be diving into something without the necessary background. How do I get that background?
Since it may be relevant, I have Ableton Live Suite on a Mac and an Axiom 49 MIDI controller.
Examples of the type of stuff I am looking to write:
A.M. Architect - Gave Me Love
The Album Leaf - Red-Eye
Aether - Caparra