producingStarted 15 years ago by samoht / toggle topic info
i hope someone could help me a little bit. i'd love to produce my own beats but i'm absolutely a beginner in this area. i actually have no idea which equipment to buy. i might should ask in a music shop or so but i thought i ask here first. i know about the mpc and of corse you need turntables and vinyls and mixer and stuff. the mpc 3000 sounds really interesting. i also don't want to produce beats only with the computer. i guess today everybody uses the computer for some production details or so. could someone give me some good advices how to start with producing beats, what equipment i need to have and which software i need and stuff like that. unfortunatly i've no friend or person to ask about that stuff (maybe in a music store), because i don't know anybody who produces beats. tell me how u started with producing beats and where u got the knowlege (books, internet, friends,...) of producing beats.
thanks everybody who can give me some usefull answers
there is so much but so little time...
First, you have to be a DJ and know about music..And different genres...espicially the history of hip hop music.
Dont waste your time buying what other people think is a beter piece of equipment in the first place...
An MPC is a must, and so is Vinyl...
Just buy it and try it...do some leg work dont just sit around and talk online about what to buy...Just go buy it...your going to be alot more satisfied...
get a turntable to play vinyl
get Cool Edit software
get Sound Forge software
And youre set.
yeah i don't think starting straight in the deep end with an MPC is a good idea. maybe start using software so you can get yourself going. Also you don't want to just go getting any MPC, the higher number ones arent necessarily better tho someone else can probably drop the knowledge on that
you can pick up MPC2000 relatively cheap and if your into production i think it's a good place to start, you can expand them with more outputs and effects too, they're not as hard to learn as most people think, get a PC or Mulitrack too and invest in a good mixing desk, the best one you can afford, doesn't have to have loads of channels can be a 4 or 8 channel to start with. over time you'll get to learn your gear and can expand it from there.
Decks is a must too, but it really all depends which direction you want to go in with your music i guess.
Hope that helps !
thanks a lot for your replies. so you think i should just buy me the stuff and start trying out how it works. i've already tried to work with some software programs but i don't really feel it to work on pc. i was also wondering which mpc is the newest and which is the oldest (4000, 3000, 2000, 2000XL,2500XL,...)?