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  1. FAQ
  2. Helpful Anon teaches the basics and names popular vsts (multiple posts, good read): https://rbt.asia/mu/thread/89868005/#89882810
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  4. The bare minimum gear required:
  5. >DAW - Software for your computer
  6. >Interface - Gets sound in and out of your computer
  7. >Monitors - Speakers made for critical listening
  8. >Microphone (Optional)
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  10. Do you need a free Daw and don't want to pirate for some reason? (No, audacity doesn't cut it) Here's a full fledged and respectable Daw, Winrar free: https://www.reaper.fm/
  11. Want a free TOP TIER wavetable synthesizer? https://vital.audio/
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  13. Need drum samples? Check https://old.reddit.com/r/Drumkits/
  14. Miscellaneous free Kontakt libraries (Also contains a guide to making instruments for Logic’s EXS24 ) https://www.pianobook.co.uk/
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  16. If you want to pirate software or samples, you'll find it on audioz or rutracker.
  17. Vst4Free.com curates a wide range of free (legal) VST Instruments and effects.
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  19. Frequently recommended DAWs:
  20. note: Every well known DAW will have the ability to do what another does through different means, but some will have a community
  21. and learning resources that may align more closely with your own genre and make collaborating with other producers more convenient.
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  23. Ableton and FL studio are among the most popular and considered standard for electronic and hip-hop music, with Ableton being more closely associated with experimental music and FL studio more with Hip-Hop.
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  25. Pro Tools is considered the "industry standard" of the professional world, though this is increasingly subject to debate.
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  27. Logic (mac only) is the big brother of Garage Band.
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  29. Renoise offers a different style of composition and is often favored by D&B producers.
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  32.  
  33. FURTHER READING:
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  35. LEARNING RESOURCES
  36. Sound Design:
  37. >New York School of Synthesis (start here if you know literally nothing about synths)
  38. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atvtBE6t48M&list=PLFa4_po__8wMNscyFfDy6Dn-_hZdtr-jo
  39. >SeamlessR (in-depth music production and sound design tutorials, based on FL Studio)
  40. https://www.youtube.com/user/SeamlessR
  41. >Rocket Powered Sound (Constant quality uploads of various EDM sounds in Serum with explanations that help make something unique)
  42. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFReVt5TAC1zGnuNkgHw-fg
  43. >Mr. Bill (Ableton based Sound Design)
  44. https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBillsTunes
  45. >Sadowick (explains old school electronic music in very elaborate ways in Ableton)
  46. https://www.youtube.com/user/SadowickProduction
  47. >ADSR Music Production Tutorials (lots of specific step by steps to making a patch for specific synths, and more)
  48. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf5UKh_cj2_5pUomhyswWYQ
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  50. MIXING:
  51. >David Gibson - The Art of Mixing (great place to start)
  52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjOdqZFvhY
  53. >Point Blank Music School
  54. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWNozFjO8yVdJFsGKVmPgg
  55. >Pensado's Place
  56. https://www.youtube.com/user/PensadosPlace
  57. >Samori Coles (Compression, EQ, etc)
  58. https://www.youtube.com/user/homestudiotutor/videos
  59. >Modern Mixing
  60. https://www.youtube.com/user/ModernMixing/videos
  61.  
  62. FL STUDIO:
  63. >WarBeats (Getting comfortable in FL Studio)
  64. https://www.youtube.com/user/nfxbeats/videos
  65. >Image Line Tutorials
  66. https://www.youtube.com/user/imageline/playlists
  67.  
  68. THEORY/WRITING:
  69. >Music Theory for Producers
  70. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmi76euGSyx5LrRF0_czqlJZJYOjwqgL
  71. >12tone
  72. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUtqcDkzw7bisadh6AOx5w/playlists
  73. >Micheal New
  74. https://www.youtube.com/user/Rhaptapsody/playlists
  75. >Alan Belkin (Orchestral)
  76. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQ0TcIbY_VEk_KC406pRpg/playlists
  77. >Rick Beato
  78. https://www.youtube.com/user/pegzch/playlists
  79. >JJay Berthume (Orchestral, Games and stuff)
  80. https://www.youtube.com/user/JJBerthume/playlists
  81. >Jazz Theory with Barry Harris
  82. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JJncSUdUU&list=PLReW5Mv77OKDMfbhJlOJHfA37id6t1BoL
  83. >Art of Counterpoint
  84. https://www.youtube.com/user/artofcounterpoint
  85. >Dmitri Tymoczco lecture
  86. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQDo8_Oa_s
  87. >David E. Farrell
  88. https://www.youtube.com/user/dtrane6/videos
  89.  
  90. SINGING:
  91. >New York Vocal Coaching
  92. https://www.youtube.com/user/NewYorkVocalCoaching/videos
  93. >Miscellaneous tips from "The Beatles Vocal Harmony" (Also teaches many Beatles songs)
  94. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHrvdKBMTGw
  95.  
  96. /r/audioengineering, gearslutz and /r/wearethemusicmakers are other useful places of discussion
  97. do a search there and you'll find a lot of useful archived discussions.
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  99. Always remember to have fun :)
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