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Hello guys, i would need some major help from you guys. Let me be frank, i am new to music production. While i was back in india, i had many friends who were in the psy community, and that too as i am from goa i had a lot of friends who were artists and i have visited their studio's and all, but i wasnt intrested in production that time when i had the chance to, now ive moved to Canada for studies, and now i realise i made a mistake. But its always never late to learn. Here in canada for now i cannot afford a studio, or spend alot. I did my research online, reffered few forums such as isratrance, kvr alot of blogs, which has helped me. Here is my perspective, here is where i want you guys to guide me, I want to produce Psy (Somewhere between dark and forest). I would want to do it with as many less hardware's as possible. I have a very good laptop, I am thinking of going for Ableton 10 as my DAW, Found these free online synths, which are free and good https://vcvrack.com/ ,and hardware by Akai MPK Mini as my drum pad and midi controller, and buying some dope studio monitors. (Do i need an analog synth?) Can i do it with just these? Is this enough? What else do i need (Softwares and hardwares)? Your reply is really valuable, please and thank you.
there's so much free stuff out there now.... perhaps begin with basic msuic skills, learning them si free. There's thousands of eyars of western music theory to pick up and that's just our 12 notes... and then rhythm, there's a whole world of rhytyhm...
ableton 10 is a great choice... get a keybaord you feel comfortable trying to play, even if you're bad at it. The akai isn't much of a keybed, its small and feels unnatural. Beyond that I wouldn't invest in anything but a pair of decent monitors. Personally I like yamahas, but almost everything out there these days is pretty good.... stay away from 5" woofers and stay away from anything that's too efficient for your space. 'Dope monitors' is subjective, if they're too powerful for your space you won't hear them correctly... if the woofers are too small they won't accurately reproduce low end in ANY space even with a sub. If you buy any hardware you'll definitely need an interface that will capture it nicely, just get a focusrite. Go used on anything you possibly can, keep your costs down until you're sure you're going to stick with this. Its a rabbit hole.
cheap modern synths worth buying:
volca keys, bass, FM and kick
Behringer model d
monologue and minilogue
arturia micro and mini brutes, they're fully featured, but the design sounds klangy and harsh, not a good first synth
akai timber wolf.... just don't do it, they're cheap for a reason
Thanks, keeping these in mind. Going to start learning the basics, and taking a course for ableton, as it will help me alot. The more i do my reasearch online, the more confussed i tend to become :( I only have issues with synths n keys. Have to make up my mind on what to go with. Keeping the focusrite in mind. Sometimes i feel to just go with softwares and not any hardwares. As i told too much confusion. But i dont want to give up as i know there are good days ahead.
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