Making your own music
September 30, 2009 12:19pm CST
for all you singers, musicians and bored people out there who have an interest in creating your own music, this discussion is for you. If you decide that you want to transcribe and record your own creative audio project, to what extent to you go to record it? do you just go out and buy an interface and a mic? Do you do it on your built-in laptop mic? Do you go to a home studio and have someone record you? Do you go all out and rent a studio space with an engineer? What factors affect your decision, and if you are looking to spend money, what would be the first things one would require?
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30 Sep 09
The first thing you need to decide, of course, is how deep you want to get into it. For me, since I figured on doing it long term, I bought a digital audio recorder from a music store...did a little bit of bargaining, and got a small 6 channel mixer thrown in for free. Searched around a bit, and bought a high quality recording mic and some other equipment. One thing I still need is a good vocal mic to use for live performances, however. Eventually! Dive Deep!
30 Sep 09
I'm not really a musician but I did write some songs before. I haven't transcribed them to notes yet, just some chords but I do plan on doing so in the future. I got a few transcription and recording software. I actually recorded two of them on the computer with a mic headset and I chose a time when everyone is asleep here at home. Sounded well enough but still a bit rough. I'm thinking of setting up my own studio as a hobby, that is if I get a great job that pays.
30 Sep 09
Wow, I haven't got any experience making my own music, well I'm not good for making one. But someday I will try. It needs patience, knowledge of music (well, you know what I mean), and ability to make the sound and lyrics be balance. It's very popular, especially among young people to record whatever they sing in little studio, and release their own album. I think they are very proud, and I also give them big applause. Well, for me song is not just saying words using some intonnation, but it's more about mean of the song itself. =)
30 Sep 09
Hi sonicrobot First of all i am no pro musician or anything like that, i just like to play drums for fun and the furthest i have been with music is given stage performances in a band and i have really enjoyed it i have to say although it takes in a lot of effort practicing and all... hmm well i have never been to a studio for recording and i am not that great either... but yeah i can get myself a mic and record something with guitar, i can play rhythm guitar so maybe i could sing along a little bit and record something on my laptop . . . i like to tamper things with guitar, sometimes i try to find tunes that sound interesting sort of a finding some chord progressions and if i like it i play it time and over again . . . k i am going off topic hmm so if i am spending money i would firstly like to get myself some real good gear i mean not recording stuff but some music stuff like good guitar and drums and then after that i would think of getting some recording stuffs, after i and my friends make some song(luckily) we would firstly give that as a stage performance in a local rock competition and if people like it we might try to have a decent recording of it . . . well well well it looks i am talking big here i know, we are just students now and mostly have fun playing instruments that's all . . . studio and recording these stuffs are too big for us now have a nice day sonicrobot!