If you re a starter producer, as in its not your main profession/not paying your bills it is important to try to make yourself a schedule to make sure you get in enough and are able to create and advance…
I work two other jobs, am just finishing up school and have a family…so if I ever want to get anything done in the studio I need to sit down and make a plan…what days and times will I be working, when will be studio time and be able to have a day off with family and for rest.
It is important to make that studio time a time when you wont be rushed or distracted either so you can focus on making your best work.
As I said in my blog about what you need to build your own studio, start out with some cheaper maybe used items and as you go keep slowly upgrading…Black Friday’s a great time to take advantage of some of those upgrades!!! Nothing is better for a deal than studio gear! This means better quality music! Better business.
I start my beats by just laying out a melody I like to guide me through to the rhythm.
I take that melody and add some layers, high hat, and close hit. I put on the kick and add a second melody for contrast. Then add snare.
I start mixing the track, EQ, compression, automation, etc.
Mix, master and finish it up by exporting it. I like to export a mastered and unmastered version. The one that is mastered is for showcasing and the unmastered version is for purchases of the beat.
Most importantly, I feel it. It’s all in the feeling, I feel the music and let it build from there.