Music producers, how many of you create or produce more than one genre of music? Through the years I've produced Hip Hop music, R&B, and Electronic Dance Music (Deep House, EDM remixes). How and when do you come to the decision to expand and try your hand at other genres? What makes you internally want to produce other genres? I know quite a few music producers who have produced a particular genre so long they feel "pigeon whole" or they feeling like they can't change because their brand has been built already around their main genre. Let's explore the question of should you produce more than one genre of music .
Music production can be a beautiful thing. The creative process alone is breath taking. To create a completely finished product , where you started from nothing but a blank canvas is amazing, and that's what we do. In this process it's natural to grow , meaning you learn new things, you expand your music production knowledge and you need new tools in the process. With that being said, do you tend to buy more music production gear, or buy more software than you actually need? It's not a uncommon thing, I know several music producers that were to the point of hoarding equipment and software to so call "advance their production", but it didn't work.
It's the start of the new year, and you are pumped full of energy of what feels like a new beginning, a new opportunity and a new chance to accomplish some things musically you haven't reached yet. All of this is true, and although every day is a new opportunity to start, the beginning of the year gives us a longer metric to judge ourselves by once the end of the year comes. All this is fine, but have you actually set your goals? I mean have you really thought them out, with a time timetable to achieve them and then wrote them down on paper. If not this is the first step accomplishing anything, let alone your music production goals.
So you want to set up a home studio and start your journey into the music industry, but you have questions . For example you don't know where to start, you are not sure if the computer you already have is powerful enough, you are not sure what your budget should be , you are not sure if you need physical equipment (for example effects racks) and if so what do you necessarily need. There are many blogs, videos and posts on this topic these days, but I'm sure if you a true beginner , it still can be confusing after countless hours of research, so we will try to break things down and give you your options that will hopefully allow you to make a informed decision. *For the sake of this blog we will consider a complete home studio as a place where you have the ability to create tracks (instrumentals) record artists and the mix complete song into.