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Can Music Production Be Self-taught?

Teaching yourself anything can be daunting, and music production is no exception. There are so many questions you need to answer. Where do you start? What tools do you need? What DAW should you get? People give up on music production before reaching their full potential because of how overwhelming it is, and I do…

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Where do Music Producers Get Sounds?

Music producers get sounds from a variety of places, depending on their production style. There are two forms of sound a producer will use. They’ll either use pre-recorded sounds called samples, or they’ll use real and/or digital instruments, which can be played live. Samples For sample-based producers, Splice, Youtube, and various music forums (ex: reddit.com/r/drumkits)…

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Mixing on Headphones: Is it Bad?

“Never mix with headphones.”  This advice seems to pop up from time to time in the production world, and I’m not a big fan of it.  It prevents people from actually getting started with music production because they think it would be impossible to have a good song if they don’t have speakers to mix…