The Equipment Music Producers Need to Get Started
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Music producers, you are getting ready to start on one of the most exciting journeys that you could ever get started. Your boy Curtiss King, I got started on a program here called MTV music generator. That was on a PlayStation back in 2004, 5 maybe. Either way, this game got me started, you can see from the pretty high graphics that it wasn’t a very impressive game, but it got the job done. And for you, I want you to keep that in mind, that when you’re starting to get new equipment, keep this in mind. I’ve said this many a many a times. Don’t just go out there and buy a bunch of stuff because you got a little bit of birthday money or a little bit of holiday spending money. Start to think about the things that you actually need to upgrade on.
Now, some of you have been leaving comments asking me, okay Curtiss, I get it, I get it, I get it. But, what do you have and what is the bare minimum for what I should get right now? Let’s talk about that.
So, for starters, I’m gonna go ahead and turn this back around right here. I have this 49 key midi keyboard. For many a years, I had this Alesis Q 25 key keyboard and this came in very handy especially when I needed to make my studio mobile, when I needed to get around more. That was very useful.
Also, too, if you look back here, I have the Focusrite 2i2 which is really, really helpful, especially if you’re doing stuff on the go, you have a lot of mobile recording you’re doing, or you just wanna work on beats in between classes, it’s very helpful.
Now, when it comes to studio monitors, when I first started, I got these Walmart, surround sound monitors, because first of all, they were cheaper but it gave me a better idea about the clarity that I actually needed. However, I have the Rokit fives, which are doing me so much justice, especially being in an apartment. It does me so much justice. I also own a pair of eights, that are just so extremely bassy. Another pair of headphones to look at, not headphones, but another pair of speakers or monitors to look into are the HS8s.
We also have the laptop obviously. The laptop is the Asus, it is definitely beefed up on the RAM, this is an upgrade from what I had. One terabyte split between two solid states. I have the K240AKG headphones, this is great when you’re trying to get just really a flat signal. I also have these little bad boys right here. I got these Yamahas that are really built after the HS8. These are some of my favorite, the HPHMT7, these are great when it comes to low frequencies.
And pretty much that’s it. You’ll set your producer on their way, producers you’ll be on your way. You know, just keep in mind that you don’t need all the stuff that you see. Really the most of your money that you’re gonna be spending is going to be on software, is gonna be on the FL Studio, it’s gonna be. I mean, really FL Studio, I think is one hundred bucks right now too. So, use the stock sounds, if you figure out how to flip those stock sounds, your life will be so much easier and I’m telling you right now, you will figure out a strategy or at least figure out a sound and what you are here to do.
Once again, this is Curtiss King of airbit.com, have a good one.
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