At 1/27/13 10:06 PM, imratherdashingokay wrote:
Well, here's the thing.
I want to start producing electronic music, but I really have no where to start.
I've watched tutorials, and have the equipment to do it, but I feel as though I lack motivation and/or skill.
So if anyone has any information they'd be willing to share with me, such as where you learned or how you got started, it'd be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
(I don't know if it means anything, but I'm using FL Studio as of now, and have been "producing" since the summer of last year)
Hey man, I was quite literally in the exact position you're in right now! No, seriously, I only started getting seriously involved in producing music last summer as well. I was thinking the same thing you are. I felt like I just didn't have that "mojo" other artists had to create something good.
One thing that can help you is to come up with an idea of some sort. That always helps me. I rarely make a track "just because." I either have a very basic idea of how I want the track to sound, or I get an idea very early on in the early stages of production. It can be a scenario, a word, an emotion, a theme, anything! Just find something you want to link to the track and go from there. Do you want something that sounds sinister and dark? Happy and upbeat? Something chaotic and crazy? It always helps to build from the ground up (:
From there, if you have an idea, try to find samples or synths that match the style you want. Want something chill? Look for some nice soothing pads and some deep kicks. Chaotic, insane track? You'll be looking for rough sounding leads, low OR high pitched. Happy and upbeat? You'll be looking for a nice sounding lead that's not too killer on the ears in terms of volume. Just something that gives off a happy vibe!
Then, you start experimenting. The real truth is that if it's your first track, it's never going to be wonderful. It just won't. That's not a bad thing either. My first track wasn't exactly horrible, but looking back, I could have definitely improved on a lot of things. A part of getting better at making music is feedback. Upload something, and no matter if it sucks or not, someone will come review, and hopefully, they go in depth. They'll tell you what they didn't like so you can improve yourself and overall make your songs a whole lot better! The community can always give you advice this way. It's the same thing that happened to me.
I know it may be a bit nerve-wracking, but sometimes, you just gotta make something and throw yourself out there. From there, you get better with every review and rating you get, and every song you put out!
I'm rooting for you bud. Not a whole lot of people gave me reviews when I started off (and I still sort of don't, but that's beside the point), and nobody gave me this kind of talk either. Just stick with it, put yourself into your music 100%, and you'll start getting it!