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Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:56 am
by benwilliams
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

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:38 am
by jestermgee
And comments to follow will be in 3.....2.....1......

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:51 am
by freshdrumma
monitors, the yamaha hs it's in your budget and sounds great

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:06 pm
by Zygi
Or get hi-end ultrasone studio headphones. Better choice than monitors in a non-treated room.

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:41 pm
by yur2die4
I assume you have a sub already, and plenty of tracks to A/B compare. Sounds like those will be the most crucial elements.

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:46 pm
by simonlb
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.

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:50 pm
by login
Get monitors, maybe you want something big like KRK rokit 10's

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:58 pm
by Zygi
oh, and even a simple midi keyboard would be nice

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:47 pm
by Vios
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!

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:53 pm
by infernal.machine
I can't believe you guys are taking this guy seriously... :x

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:32 pm
by login
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

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:53 pm
by simmerdown
you already have everything you need to get started...you can't buy your way to understanding, or productivity though...

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:23 pm
by H20nly
^ yeah, +1 for monitors and then get to work. you don't need a lot of gear... you need a lot of practice.

Re: Producing equipment.

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:49 pm
by jestermgee
Then come back and show us a Trap track.