How to Compose Music with a Computer, Composing at The Beginning

This is Article 1 in a series that explores where I began, what equipment I chose and how I create music with a computer. I will do my best to keep these articles simple and concise. Sparing you the reading of mass content as we learn how to set up a home studio and how … [Read more…]

How to Compose Music with a Computer, What’s a DAW?

How I got to my first purchase and other useful definitions like, What’s a DAW? or VST? see below. Equipment I already Owned I started with an electric piano, a gift for our family. One with that came with hope for my little girl to start lessons and feel the beauty of music. The keys … [Read more…]

How to Compose Music with a Computer, The Studio Monitor

Now you need speakers or a good set of headphones. But speakers are called “Studio Monitors” and headphones “Audio Mixing Headphones”. The music industry is rife with naming conventions. In these articles on how to compose music with a computer, I spit out simple terms and analogies to get you going before you head to … [Read more…]

How to Compose Music with a Computer, Building The Home Studio

Setting Up Your First Home Studio How to Plan the Purchase of Studio Furniture, considering your current tech and wish list tech toys. Most Important Note: Don’t go out and buy “studio furniture” for its category name. There are so many expensive options out there, and likely cheaper options that are more suitable to you. … [Read more…]

How to Compose Music with a Computer, Perfect Tech For You

My goal in this article is help you achieve a lifetime of tech satisfaction. Lofty goal ‘eh’. I want the home studio enthusiast to be fully satisfied with your studio, technology and environment as you compose music on your computer. Remember this: Wants and needs come easily, but rarely does true satisfaction. I want satisfaction … [Read more…]

Kick Drum Boom

My ‘Mostly’ Stock Software Experiment: Double up on a stock reverb and turn a basic kick drum into a Monster Boom. IT WORKED. Editors Note: I bought all the equipment and software myself. I am not affiliated with any companies listed below. It’s simply what I used to make a kick drum BOOM, and the … [Read more…]