Does music production seem unnecessarily complex and time consuming to learn?
Do you want to just make your own techno music and sequence your own techno beats quickly without spending the next month with your head buried in an instruction manual?
Techno music production is not as difficult as most people think! There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the issue of how to get stated in music production, and this stems from the huge range of tools and methods available for creating music – and the wide range of opinion and theories on the best way to get started.
I’m going to tell you right now that there is an easier way. Making techno music professionally or even just for fun is WAY easier when you have the right tools and the right approach.
The Right Approach & The Right Tools for Simple & Easy Techno Music Production
The first thing that many people realize is that there’s a ton of tools and software out there to choose from when it comes to music production and beat making. If you do a Google search you’ll see program like Reason, Logic Audio, Ableton, and Garageband on the front page of the search engine results. This can throw off new and aspiring producers because the cost and complexity of these programs can be overwhelming to someone who is completely new to music, production, or sequencing.
Your best bet is to dig a bit deeper and search out some more introductory programs that can be just as powerful and are actually MUCH MUCH better choices for introducing yourself to techno music production.
Why Are These Simpler Tools a Better Choice?
Choosing software and music tools that are easier to use is a great way to get your feet wet and learn the ins and outs of how music production works.
Making techno music is really no different than making any other type of music, and the components of a studio are going to be the same. You’ll have your mixer with individual channels, your beat sequencer and your sampler for melodies, harmonies, lead lines, and fx.
If you don’t know what any of that stuff means then you should check out this article on how to make techno beats. It’s a great primer on the subject and goes over much of the basics of how techno beats are made.
Another reason the simpler tools are much better for new techno producers is because you can get right into making your tracks and being creative without having to struggle with the software and become frustrated by how to do a simple thing. When you choose a tool that’s easy yet powerful you will be able to unleash your music ideas quickly and effortlessly. This means you’ll have more fun AND be learning how music production works at the same time, without getting discouraged.
So take my advice and start with entry level music making tools, enjoy making techno music right from the get go and then slowly increase your knowledge and the complexity of the tools you use. This will ensure that your development as a techno music maker is well rounded and as fun as possible. You’ll also have something to show for right from the beginning because you’ll be creating full and complete tracks right from the get go.
Best of luck to you on your music production journey! Never give up and always strive to express your ideas as fully as possible!