Honestly the equipment doesn't make the producer. Take note the best music was done with the minimalistic of equipment. If you just wanna record bands then just buy dope mics a mixing desk and a good Daw. I don't know much about recording live but thats all you need in a nutshell. If you wanna produce from scratch like hip hop or electronic music. You need a dope as computer. Bare minimum dual core 2.5 ( I have 6 core at 3.3) 4-8gb of ram. Then I would highly recommend Reason 4.0-6.0 its my weapon of choice because any sound can be made with it once you learn the ins and out and granted it sorta forces you to learn synthesis. If you don't like that route get Reaper (dont have much experience but I wanna try it i like their approach) or Fl studios honestly now a days all daws do the samething some easier than others. I personally Love ableton but I don't pirate anymore so Im not ready to dish out the dough for it. Fl studio believe or not is really powerful just so many wack dudes use it it gives it a bad rep but if 9th uses it and is a legend I'm sure it can do the job. Then your gonna want some vsts there you gotta do your research for what you want if you want strings i heard Miroslav Philharmonik has the best ones. But try out the free ones remember the key to music inovation if you wanna attempt at overnight success (and fail) buy the current vsts with the current presets and get on the radio. But believe it or not even those overnight success were grinding for a minute. I forgot about a midi keyboard before you dish out money get an m audio keystation 49-88 any of the keySomethings by m audio are worth the money they get the job done. you wont even need an interface with those but i recommend getting a dope interface i like my komplete audio 6. Before you invest remember do work with the minimal equipment and see if your willing to put in the time to produce. You gotta learn to play the keys if you want to be a true musician in turn a better prouducer. Because you can have all the creative juices and not know how to lay them down on wave or midi. Thats my take on it but im just a hobbist. xD
Last edited by Spsalms; 03-02-2012 at 08:33 PM.
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