By. Catherine Navarette

Producing your music involves different technical terms to make it work. No worries! We’ll guide you in every step to reach your goal. 

If you read our blog entitled “10 SIMPLEST WAYS TO WRITE A SONG,” you’re on the right track. Here are the easiest steps to do to take your music to the next level.

Tech check!

Do not be overwhelmed by many people online on what techs to get. Chances are, they are just tricking you…

Here are the basic technologies and software to get to start producing your music:

  • Computer
  • You just need a trusty laptop or desktop to make music. Check if the one you owned has the minimum specs needed to run musical software. If not reached, you’ll be having a hard time throughout the process.

    Click here to see the list of computers that are suitable for musical production. 

    Learning about Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) apps would help you along the way.

    DAW is software to use for recording, editing, and mixing music on your desktop.

  • Studio Monitors
  • Studio monitors are today’s big thing in the music production industry. Studio monitors indicate the real quality of your recording. In this way, you can make your music better.

  • Headphones
  • Headphones are the indicator of what action you should do to enhance your music. Don’t buy headphones because of the brand, buy something that can get the job done. 

    We recommend you try the Audio-Technical ATH-R70x for good-quality headphones.

  • Microphones
  • Choose something that will match your studio. Other recording studios have dozens of microphones set in different corners of the room.

    Microphones with large-diaphragm condensers like Warm Audio WA-47 Tube allow a smoother flow of vocals.

  • Microphone Filter
  • Singing directly to a mic is a bad idea. This will result in an “airy” musical sound. Microphone filters solved the problem of catching the air before it goes directly to the microphone.

  • Cables
  • Don’t forget these goodies! For beginners, all you need is one XLR cable to connect your microphone and audio interface and two cables for your monitors.

  • Audio Interface
  • Connect your external instruments to your computer using an audio interface. This device will incorporate your audio output to DAWs.