As the new year approaches, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the past and think about ways to mix things up in the coming year. If you’re a music producer, that might mean experimenting with new techniques, software, or instruments to bring fresh sounds to your work. Here are a few tips for doing just that:
If you’ve been using the same music production software or plug-ins for a while, consider branching out and trying something new. There are many options on the market, each with its own unique features and capabilities. Go to professional-grade software and plugins from trusted brands like Ableton, Eventide, Cableguys, Acustica, Audiomodern, Output, Loopcloud, Nugen Audio, Serato, and Kilohearts – and as a member of Aulart’s Connect membership, you’ll have access to a bundle of products from these, and many other top brands. Experimenting with different software can help you discover new creative possibilities and add new dimensions to your work.
Adding a new instrument to your musical toolkit can open up new possibilities for your compositions. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or a beginner, learning a new instrument can be a fun and rewarding experience. Plus, the skills and techniques you learn on one instrument can often translate to others, helping you become a more versatile and well-rounded musician. Look to a brand like Native Instruments that in addition to virtual instruments and software also offers hardware products like DJ controllers and synthesizers, which are designed to work seamlessly with their software. This makes it easy for users to create and perform music using a single, integrated system.
Collaborating with other musicians can be a great way to try new things and expand your musical horizons. Working with someone else can bring new perspectives and ideas to your music, and can also help you learn from each other. Even if you’re not physically in the same location, there are many ways to collaborate remotely using technology.
If you’re looking to take your music production skills to the next level, consider attending a workshop or class. There are many options available, ranging from short courses to more in-depth programs. One excellent resource is Aulart Masterclasses, which offers a variety of online classes taught by experienced professionals in the music industry. To mix things up and try something new, consider trying an Aulart Masterclass in a genre or style that you wouldn’t normally go for. By stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new, you can learn valuable skills and techniques that you can apply to your own work. Aulart membership gives you access to plenty of classes, as well as additional resources and support.
Whether you’re a fan of electronic dance music, Hip-hop, rock, or something else entirely, it can be fun and beneficial to try your hand at different genres and styles. Doing so can help you develop new skills and techniques, and can also expose you to new musical influences and inspirations. If you’re not too familiar with Techno and DJing, why not discover new perspectives and techniques from artists like Chris Liebing, Paco Osuna, and Matador? Or, if you’re not too familiar with Hip-hop production, see what you can learn from genre heavyweights like The Alchemist, Che Pope, and Scott Storch.
By trying new things and stepping outside your comfort zone, you can bring fresh energy and creativity to your music production in the coming year. Whether you’re looking to improve your skills, try new software or instruments, or explore different genres and styles, there are endless opportunities to experiment and grow as a music producer.