Introduction to our guide
Today we want to pick up the story of technical aspects of music producing to be precise bedroom producing. We all list up great tricks and tips for music makers who are interested in working only dwelling in their home studio all night. Mostly, we are learning through all the time in the process of producing DJ sounds, therefore, as a label we have our own experiences and tropes which we use extensively by learning from mistakes. Since it took us a long way to came to this improvements, you can take your time and experiment with our tips and see if you are able to improve your workflow. Work efficiency and the technical aspect of music production – the mixdown. Without further a due – let’s get this guide started.
Manage and task your work properly
Take time to consider how much work will you spend on all the task – that must be included in a producer’s job. This includes the final mixdown, which should be included as the final stage of making your audio track. One of the most omitted aspects is sampling / sample preparing / sample selection. You should consider putting some time into this, if you are working with hq sample packs or lofi samples. Making this task beforehand will not go to waste, since jumping through all the parts of music producing can be a headache for the most part, feel free to check out if this will give you comfort. But with all due respect, managing your work is the past preparation you can include to your routine.
Grouping tracks and making labels
You have to make up some ideas, if you wish to save up considerable amount of time while take on full fledged music production. If you use a lot of VST plug-ins / Virtual Instruments be sure to label them properly, since you will go through many tracks with making your songs. It’s good to stick to a one digit track number, since the more you got the more work it requires. Make it easier – colour your labels for 1-2-3-4-5 tracks and stack them by selecting and grouping the similar – it will be helpful in the long run, trust me.
Taking on a reference and the time you choose to work at.
Always, and I mean every time, use a reference for your work – it will help you have a decent idea on what are you aiming for in the finished creative idea. Also, you can have believable expectations through the whole process including the mixdown / quality of the track / resemblance of the mastering. You have to have a reason to sound in a way you wish and you probably know where did you get that vibe, so select the track you treasure and work with it. Stick to the reference while making your own ideas. Also, as for the time you should work – this will be a shocker for most of you guys and pretty controversial, but you should keep it as soon in the morning as possible. You have then a fresh mind, good instincts and your thought process should be top-notch.
This sums up the first part. Be sure to check up us later for the second part!