At 8/27/12 12:37 AM, lnitroburstl wrote:
Ok, another question from your neighborhood newbie. Is knowing a ton of vocabulary necessary for creating good music? I'm not talking about pitches and chords, I already know quite a bit of music theory because I've played the trumpet for several years. No, I'm talking about oscilloscopes, enabling overdubs, tweak bands, and other seemingly unnecessary technological terms I've seen while screwing around in FL Studio.
Well unless you're working on a notation software, it's always good to actually know what you're doing when messing around in a DAW. You can always try out a few things and, if you've got a good ear for music production, achieve something decent, but that's taking a gamble.
As for some of the fancy terms, if you're not into electronic music, a lot of these terms are completely irrelevant, since using a 3x osciliator would be pretty unlikely in acoustic genres.
Greetings from a fellow trumpeter.