For many artists, nothing inspires more existential terror than actually making art. The fear that we’re not good enough or that we don’t know enough results in untold numbers of creative crises and potential masterpieces that never get realized.
Electronic musicians used to be able to hide behind clunky, emerging technology as an excuse for inaction. But musicians today live in a golden age of tools and technology. A ninety-nine-cent smartphone app can give you the functionality of a million-dollar recording studio. A new song can be shared with the world as soon as it’s finished. Tutorials for every sound design or music production technique can be found through a Google search. All of these developments have served to level the playing field for musicians, making it possible for a bedroom producer to create music at a level that used to be possible only for major-label artists.
But despite all of this, making music is still hard. Why?
Making Music was written both to answer this question and to offer ways to make it easier. It presents a systematic, concrete set of patterns that you can use when making music in order to move forward. It will teach you how to make music using technology, with a specific emphasis on solving musical problems, making progress, and (most importantly) finishing what you start.
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Wonderfully helpful and thoughtful
When I’m creating music I often get stuck in a loop and find it difficult to actually finish projects that I start because of a lack of creative drive. This book is a goldmine of ideas to stop this from happening. My music production has improved heaps since I began reading this book and even though it’s a lot to take in, I still remember helpful clever tips and ideas quite regularly as i’m creating. I highly recommend! My thanks to the author... it really is a unique and special book!
One of the best books I’ve ever read in my life and the best book for anyone who has passion in music and loves music production. Even those who only do music as a hobby and behind the computer.
This is so much more than a guide. It's an inspiration for new and old music producers with experience using any DAW. A must have for anyone feeling stagnant with their writing.