Producing equipment.

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benwilliams
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Producing equipment.

Post by benwilliams » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:56 am

Hey guys so i am new to all this. I just bought ableton live 8, NI massive, novation launchpad, and a focusrite saffire pro 24. I will be using my macbook pro. I want to be making all kinds of EDM. Mostly Trap, Progressive House, dubstep, and some kind of electric music (like purity ring). Really anything people can womp to. I have about $600 now for any other equipment. I want something/stuff that will help A LOT with producing. but i really wanna RUN THE TRAP.
Thanks, Ben

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by jestermgee » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:38 am

And comments to follow will be in 3.....2.....1......

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by freshdrumma » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:51 am

monitors, the yamaha hs it's in your budget and sounds great

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by Zygi » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:06 pm

Or get hi-end ultrasone studio headphones. Better choice than monitors in a non-treated room.

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:41 pm

I assume you have a sub already, and plenty of tracks to A/B compare. Sounds like those will be the most crucial elements.

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by simonlb » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:46 pm

freshdrumma wrote:monitors
Agreed, sounds like you've got more than enough sound/MIDI stuff but unless you haven't mentioned it you'll want some decent speakers.

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by login » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:50 pm

Get monitors, maybe you want something big like KRK rokit 10's

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by Zygi » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:58 pm

oh, and even a simple midi keyboard would be nice

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by Vios » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:47 pm

I wrote an article about the normal (logical) progression of purchasing equipment for electronic music artists:

What Equipment Do I Need to Make Music in Live?

Granted, everyone makes music differently, so obviously get what makes sense for you!

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by infernal.machine » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:53 pm

I can't believe you guys are taking this guy seriously... :x

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by login » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:32 pm

Vios wrote:I wrote an article about the normal (logical) progression of purchasing equipment for electronic music artists:

What Equipment Do I Need to Make Music in Live?

Granted, everyone makes music differently, so obviously get what makes sense for you!

headphones are an option if your confortable using them, for many their produce ear fatigue easily.

So probaly

DAW
Monitors
Audio interface
Controller

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by simmerdown » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:53 pm

you already have everything you need to get started...you can't buy your way to understanding, or productivity though...

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by H20nly » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:23 pm

^ yeah, +1 for monitors and then get to work. you don't need a lot of gear... you need a lot of practice.

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Re: Producing equipment.

Post by jestermgee » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:49 pm

Then come back and show us a Trap track.

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