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How to Produce Music and Music Mixing Techniques

You have decide to book a studio session, hire the musicians and control the process of recording, and also engage in mixing techniques.  Worry no more because here are the best tips on how to start and produce music and also engage in music mixing techniques.

HOW TO PRODUCE MUSIC

Before you begin producing your music, you must have some important gears which will help you work effectively.

Tools you should have:

1.  Digital audio workstation.  You will use this computer software for editing, recording and audio production.  The best brand for a beginner is Ableton live.
2.  Keyboard and pad controllers.  They help you balancing out your soundscapes with the help of the mixing tools they are equipped with.  Akai is one of the best controllers to use.
3.  Plugins.  They will help you enhance audios which you cannot hear clearly.

How to Produce Music and Music Mixing Techniques

Now that you have your gears, you can get started:

Before you begin, you should first know what you are going to produce.

1.  Sit at your work space
2.  Listen careful to the music beats.  You will hear some ingredients like piano, electronic drums.
3.  Open your Digital audio work and load a MIDI piano to edit and record.
4.  Write a melody using your MIDI keyboard .  The keyboard will help you write your melody freely without constriction of your laptop.
5.  Open drum rack and get beats going with your 808s.  To have a good rhythm,use your sample pad to control drums using your hands.
6.  You can use plugin like reverb to tame the sub bass.

After having the knowledge of producing music, we can now learn how to mix music.

Requirements you need to get started:

1.  Volume – if you have a clear balance of volume, you will have a half of your work done.
2.  Panning – You should pan everything around until you have a good balance.
3.  EQ – here it’s all about cutting out unwanted frequency and enhance by boosting.
4.  Compression – It helps you mix your breath without removing out the naturalness of your mix or squash it.

HERE ARE GOOD WAYS TO COMPRESS WITHOUT SQUASHING YOUR SONG:

1. Mixing the loudest part of the song. You should first have the loudest part mixed until it becomes good when you listen to it, then you can now mix the rest part of the song.
2. Don’t touch your compressors and limiters when mixing the rest part of the song.  If you had nicely pumped the loudest part, then you should not touch the quieter parts.
3. Do not compress-don’t compress because they are quieter parts, just automate the phrase that needs a little more volume.
4. Create depth in a mix-You will now position your elements from front to back.  You will use effects like reverb,delay and chorus to create a depth in a mix.  Create a 3-dimension mix with interesting effects which you will enjoy listening.

Now you can easily get your mix to translate to any speaker or sound system.  Add these secret sauces to your songs and make people notice your skills.

The Best Music Mixing Software

In the past, if you wanted to become a DJ you had to learn how to use turntables and a mixer. It was a really long time until DJ was integrated as software and anyone could learn how to mix music within no time. In the past DJs carried huge crates if vinyl records around to gigs and even spent loads of time at the record store selecting their music for their fans. The next phase of DJs was that of booklets filled with CDs and also the USB sticks.

The Best Music Mixing Software

Digital technology and the increased portability and power of laptops has completely revolutionized the way DJ mix music. DJ software basically allows the DJ to perform and Mix music in the same manner and in similar methods as a traditional vinyl turntable mixer. There are a bunch of varying factors that one can make use of in order to identify the best software to use to accomplish the music mixing and performance task. Some of these factors include overall reviews or recommendations in discussion groups and forums on the web, customization for veterans, and amateur ease of use, versatility, price, manufacturer’s reputability, and the general popularity of the software in the DJ community. There are many software’s that can get the job done but there is one, in particular, that is of superior to the rest.

The Native Instruments TRAKTOR Pro

The Native Instruments Traktor Pro from its launch a decade ago has set the bar for digital Djing, There are various DJ software’s that can perform particular things way better than this software but there is no software out there in the market that can be able to match the Traktor Pro’s reliability and flexibility. The software features various aspects such as key analysis algorithms. Impressive beat, high-definition effects, loop recorder, remix decks, and superb sample desks. Essentially the Native Instruments Traktor Pro contains each and every modern property that a DJ in the present day would need.  Here is how to use the Native Instruments Traktor Pro.

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There are a lot of reviews on the Traktor pro in forums and discussion groups that also praise the software for its hardware controllers the flagship S4 and S2 and even its more compact Z1, F1 and X1 which are actually the best in the market making the software has a stronghold on how Djing is done in the market at the present moment and maybe for longer. Traktor gives you the freedom to be able to experiment and flexibility and it has a very large extent of creativity. There are no limitations you can go as far as you want it is the best of the best in the market without a doubt.

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