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  1. FAQ
  2. Want to produce or record and don't know what you need? read this: https://www.reddit.com/r/audioengineering/wiki/faq#wiki_what_should_i_buy.3F
  3. tl;dr you'll need:
  4. >DAW - Software for your computer
  5. >Interface - Gets sound in and out of your computer
  6. >Monitors - Speakers made for critical listening
  7. >Microphone (Optional)
  8.  
  9. Helpful Anon teaches the basics and names popular vsts (multiple posts, good read):
  10. https://rbt.asia/mu/thread/89868005/#89882810
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  12. Need drum samples? Check https://old.reddit.com/r/Drumkits/
  13. Miscellaneous free Kontakt libraries (Also contains a guide to making instruments for Logic’s EXS24 ) https://www.pianobook.co.uk/
  14.  
  15. 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/
  16.  
  17. If you want to pirate software, you'll find it on audioz or rutracker.
  18. Vst4Free.com curates a wide range of free (legal) VST Instruments and effects.
  19.  
  20. Frequently recommended DAWs:
  21. note: Every well known DAW will have the ability to do what another does through different means, but some will have a community
  22. and learning resources that may align more closely with your own genre and make collaborating with other producers more convenient.
  23.  
  24. 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.
  25.  
  26. Pro Tools is considered the "industry standard" of the professional world, though this is increasingly subject to debate.
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  28. Logic (mac only) is the big brother of Garage Band.
  29.  
  30. Renoise offers a different style of composition and is often favored by D&B producers.
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  34. FURTHER READING:
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  36. LEARNING RESOURCES
  37. Sound Design:
  38. >New York School of Synthesis (start here if you know literally nothing about synths)
  39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atvtBE6t48M&list=PLFa4_po__8wMNscyFfDy6Dn-_hZdtr-jo
  40. >SeamlessR (in-depth music production and sound design tutorials, based on FL Studio)
  41. https://www.youtube.com/user/SeamlessR
  42. >Rocket Powered Sound (Constant quality uploads of various EDM sounds in Serum with explanations that help make something unique)
  43. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFReVt5TAC1zGnuNkgHw-fg
  44. >Syntorial (widely considered the best place to go to learn synthesis)
  45. https://www.syntorial.com/
  46. >Mr. Bill (Ableton based Sound Design)
  47. https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBillsTunes
  48. >Sadowick (explains old school electronic music in very elaborate ways in Ableton)
  49. https://www.youtube.com/user/SadowickProduction
  50. >ADSR Music Production Tutorials (lots of specific step by steps to making a patch for specific synths, and more)
  51. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf5UKh_cj2_5pUomhyswWYQ
  52.  
  53. MIXING:
  54. >David Gibson - The Art of Mixing
  55. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjOdqZFvhY
  56. >Point Blank Music School
  57. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWNozFjO8yVdJFsGKVmPgg
  58. >Pensado's Place
  59. https://www.youtube.com/user/PensadosPlace
  60. >Samori Coles (Compression, EQ, etc)
  61. https://www.youtube.com/user/homestudiotutor/videos
  62. >Modern Mixing
  63. https://www.youtube.com/user/ModernMixing/videos
  64.  
  65. FL STUDIO:
  66. >WarBeats (Getting comfortable in FL Studio)
  67. https://www.youtube.com/user/nfxbeats/videos
  68. >Image Line Tutorials
  69. https://www.youtube.com/user/imageline/playlists
  70.  
  71. THEORY/WRITING:
  72. >Music Theory for Producers
  73. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXmi76euGSyx5LrRF0_czqlJZJYOjwqgL
  74. >12tone
  75. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTUtqcDkzw7bisadh6AOx5w/playlists
  76. >Micheal New
  77. https://www.youtube.com/user/Rhaptapsody/playlists
  78. >Alan Belkin (Orchestral)
  79. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQ0TcIbY_VEk_KC406pRpg/playlists
  80. >Rick Beato
  81. https://www.youtube.com/user/pegzch/playlists
  82. >JJay Berthume (Orchestral, Games and stuff)
  83. https://www.youtube.com/user/JJBerthume/playlists
  84. >Jazz Theory with Barry Harris
  85. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JJncSUdUU&list=PLReW5Mv77OKDMfbhJlOJHfA37id6t1BoL
  86. >Art of Counterpoint
  87. https://www.youtube.com/user/artofcounterpoint
  88. >Dmitri Tymoczco lecture
  89. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQDo8_Oa_s
  90. >David E. Farrell
  91. https://www.youtube.com/user/dtrane6/videos
  92.  
  93. SINGING:
  94. >New York Vocal Coaching
  95. https://www.youtube.com/user/NewYorkVocalCoaching/videos
  96. >Miscellaneous tips from "The Beatles Vocal Harmony" (Also teaches many Beatles songs)
  97. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHrvdKBMTGw
  98.  
  99. /r/audioengineering, gearslutz and /r/wearethemusicmakers are other useful places of discussion
  100. do a search there and you'll find a lot of useful archived discussions.
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