I’ve been fascinated with EDM’s such as Daft Punk, Tiesto, and Deadmau5 for awhile. I would really like to produce my own stuff but i’m starting with almost literally nothing. No money, no equipment or software (except for Audacity), no knowledge except for two years of music theory. I have great ideas just no way to get them out of the jumbled mess tht is my brain. I would love any knowledge anyone can pass on to me.
Start with software to make your music.. You can use Fruity Loops, Ableton, Cubase, Logic etc. You can use the build-in VST`s to make your sounds and you can always buy some new softsynths and samplepacks to expand your studio.. But the most important thing is to get a DAW (Like FL, Ableton and the rest I mentioned above)
And for theinvader18,
I recommend starting with FL Studio for 2 reasons:
1) It’s reasonably cheap
2) You will learn a lot about everything that involves mastering, EQ, Tweaking, Sequencing, and sound creation easier, because of all the available vst’s and plugins.
I’m sure others here at GodsDJs have other recommendations as well for these things, so feel free to ask anyone here.
I completely agree. You should definitely work your way up. If you jump right to something like Reason you will be very intimidated. That program is a beast. I also recommend if you can look around on places like E bay there are people selling there older copies of software like Acid Pro and FL studios. Not to mention there is equipment on there that DJ’s are getting rid of because they are upgrading.
And lastly when you do get your software. There are hundreds of free tutorial videos out on youtube. Just be prepared to sift through a lot of the secular garbage.
Good luck man… Im in the same boat… making it slowly but surely.