When you want to produce music in your own home studio there are a few things
you need to learn before you get started and I will tell you what they are
so you can begin producing music right away.
LEARN AND MASTER YOUR EXISTING EQUIPMENT
The first thing you need to learn is your equipment and how to use it. Choose
the DAW software that you feel comfortable working in when you first try it
and stay with that software until you have recorded at least 2 songs so you
know you are happy with that software and comfortable with it. Now do
whatever you can to resist temptations to change software because you’ll be
spending time learning new software and less time producing new music. The
same applies to the hardware you are using in your Studio.
Even though hardware is difficult to replace it is often tempting to buy new
gear but it could be more productive to become familiar with your existing
hardware and how to use than replacing it with new hardware.
Learning your hardware and software and staying with your current equipment
until you really outgrow things can assist you to produce music quicker
without wasting time learning to use new equipment all the time.
BE ADVENTUROUS AN EXPERIMENT WITH SOUNDS
It’s easy to get comfortable using the same drum kit the same electric piano
and the same synthesizer for every song but this becomes boring and when it
comes to the creative process you just lose people interest if every song
sounds the same. So try different instruments different settings on the
effects an experiment to be adventurous and create new sounds every time you
start a new project or a new song. Doing this will help you learn to improve
as an artist and keep your listeners interested.
KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
There is no reason to have a complicated workflow so try and make things
simple and make life easy for yourself. You can use templates to setup tracks
and associated plugins. You can fast track your effect plugin usage by using
presets which you can then modify to give you the uniqueness required for
your current project.