Just an update to let you know I will be doing a name change very soon. “DUAL CITIZEN” AND “DUAL CITIZEN PRODUCTIONS” is what I will be going by.
My first night out under this name will be 6/9/18 (see events page for details) but online will be a slower process. Stay tuned.
Good news for us music producers! Did you hear about how 2015 was the year of the Producer? According to Slate magazine producers have become more recognized this year in the pop world, almost becoming more famous and well known than the singers. This is so important and of course our work should be recognized! We are like the backbone, and no one going to be able to walk without a backbone! You can have great lyrics but nobody is going to dance if there isn’t a hot beat to move to, same goes for if there are BAD lyrics! Nobody is going to care if its a hot beat, they just dance to the beat and ignore the words…
I’m not saying lyrics aren’t important, of course they are, but I think a good and well produced BEAT makes ALL the difference.
About time producers be recognized, people should know the names behind their favorite songs!
Building your own home studio doesn’t have to be as expensive and difficult as it seems. If you don’t have a lot of money to invest or a lot of time or space… You can keep it simple and affordable with just these few things…
Apple Computer- Which most people already have these days…Macbook Pro is best for being able to take it on the go and the bigger the screen the better!
Your favorite music making software- could be Logic, Pro Tools, Reason, Ableton…my personal favorite is Logic!
Mbox- I use M-Audio.
Monitor speakers- KRK Rokits are a popular choice.
Midi control, I use M-audio for this too.
A mic with mic stand if you will be doing recording.
Remember all of these things can be purchased second hand in great condition, no need to spend double the money to buy brand new! So many people are selling their equipment almost brand new for not even half the price of what it is new! Just look around in local music trade stores, ebay, craigslist, amazon! Good deals are out there!
And as you go, you keep upgrading! Make your dreams come true!