Friday, December 19, 2014

Music Production and Experimentation - Part 3

A follow on from:

Have created 'Classical', 'Foreign Hip Hop and R&B', and 'Soundtrack' playlists on my YouTube profile. Not much there at the moment. I'll add more as time goes on.

I've been looking at doing a music course of some sort for a while now (short course or even a degree). Fees can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

There may be some government help but you must fit specific criteria.

There are, of course, some online options which will also provide certification of skills if you aren't keen on spending too much time on campus and/or don't have the time/dedication to go the other way. In most cases, you'll have to pass an audition of some sort though which involves a demonstration of proficiency, a portfolio, as well as possibly an academic pedigree (high school or private tuition).

There will be some websites which will often place there reference materials behind walls of some sort but with intelligent searching you can often find a way around these limitations without having to register/signup for further marketing material.

Some material on programming synthesisers.

A place where you can purchase parts to experiment with .

There are a lot of tablet based music making applications now .

Sometimes you don't have a vocalist nearby. An option is to try computerised vocals.

Sometimes, I have difficulties with getting the type of sound that I want and/or need. Here are some itneresting manuals.

Having being having some frustrations with sound libraries being built with later versions of Kontakt/Reaktor. Has been frustrating me to the point where I thought is there a way to bypass the checks (easily possible with many simple system checks. I only investigated as I'm on a mobile prepaid connection at the moment which means that I am trying limit my downloads.).

Some interesting tips with regards to 'House Music'.

Setup a new Tumblr account. Basically, a mirror of my Twitter account.