This post is the first part of what will ultimately form an e-book available free to download from this blog, forming a Beginners Guide To Home Recording.
Recording music has never been easier. Year by year, the scale of the equipment you need to record a piece of music gets smaller, no matter what genre of music you’re making. It’s now possible to have a compact, portable recording studio that would cost thousands of dollars to assemble in a traditional recording studio, at a fraction of the price, (and it’s a very small fraction). Oh, and congratulations, you’ve probably already made the biggest decision you’ll face on your journey from beginner to becoming someone who records and produces music.
You’re looking at it. You’re reading these words on it. The decision? PC or Mac. There are those people who will tell you that you can only really produce music on a Mac, but I’m not one of them. In fact, I’ve never used anything Apple at all – I graduated from my trusty old Atari ST1024 to recording on a Windows PC and I’ve never felt the need to consider an alternative. You have a computer and you’re used to it. You know how it works and how to read this article on it. And you can make music on it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a PC or it’s a Mac.