From Paper to Production
One of the greatest things that I get to do on a daily basis is make music. I mean, that's what musicians do! An actor acts on set, a doctor fixes up their patients, a musician creates music, and so on and so forth. But like any job, profession, or career, there is a lot that goes into the craft of whatever you're doing. For the last 5 years, I've had the pleasure of teaching myself the art of digital recording, having been doing songwriting for a few years beforehand. What pushed me to want to learn was my fascination with computer technology and all the cool software and the fact that I had music written down, but didn't have the cha-ching or the know-how to get a professional-sounding recording at the end of the day. Much like any person, I went for the cheaper alternative and tried to do it myself. The saying goes, "Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime." Needless to say, I taught myself how to "fish," instead of relying on others to do it for me.
Fast forward the trials and errors, the software changes, and the equipment upgrades, and here I am today, writing and producing for myself and other clients. A lot of the learning I had, however, was of short tutorials of Youtubers instructing their subscribers how to do certain tricks and things in their projects. Those were very helpful, don't get me wrong, but I hardly saw a person actually going through the process of making a song. Needless to say, there are many steps even before you get to recording the music, but the recording part of it is a story of its own. So with this blog here, I'm going to do my very best to leave my footprints in the sand for anyone to read this and follow in those same steps for the projects that I show on here. Maybe not all of the same tricks will apply to each individual reader because of software differences, but most will be universally applicable. So without further ado, let's begin!