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If you are embarking on a career in music - you need more than just the passion to succeed. Gone are the days when you could just pick up a guitar and strum along to your favourite tunes – technology has progressed, and along with it, music production. It has opened up endless opportunities and with the right equipment and a little guidance, creating your own music can transform your life.

To be able to produce the beats that bring a dancefloor to its feet, you will need to buy some expensive music production equipment. Here at Philly Word, we can compare the highest quality equipment and mentor on their use. Read on to find out about the kind of kit we can source for you:

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

The DAW is the software that you use to control the evolution of your music. It lets you programme the introduction of drumbeats, vocals, structure your tunes, and add in extra instruments where required. This is the central hub of your musical creations so it is wise to start here before you even buy a computer! Check out some DAW’s and see which ones are the best for you before you commit to purchase.

High Powered Computer

When starting a hobby or a business in almost any industry these days, you need a suitable computer that will support your dreams. As a music producer, you might think that a laptop is the best type for you – allowing you to transport it from A to B when you are on stage but a desktop works just as well. Don’t forget that there is an abundance of great quality second hand equipment on the market. When I started, I decided to sell my laptop to free up some extra resources, which I put towards an even more powerful device. Whichever computer type you choose make sure you get one that supports the DAW of your choice. Both PC’s and MAC’s have a large range of software to help you find your sound.

Audio Interface

The Audio interface is very much the unsung hero – acting as the ‘go between’ as it connects your computer with the speakers and other audio devices. The interface is an essential piece of kit, which contains a sound card that speeds up the transfer between computer and speaker to virtually zero.

MIDI Controller

The MIDI controller is the piano or keyboard that controls the virtual instruments inside the DAW. Note that this is not a mandatory piece of kit. However, it does make the process a lot more efficient and enjoyable for you. MIDI controllers come with a range of functions including faders and drum pads giving you extra effects (and fancy sounds to play around with!)

Studio Monitors

When you find your ‘sound’ you want its output to be as natural as possible, even when you are transferring it to your packed out dancefloor. In order to do so, you should invest in some high-quality studio monitors; the speakers which produce the sound and deliver it to your audience. Choose a size and style to suit your overall goals and audience type.

Philly Word – Logistical Support for Artists

Even based on this list alone, we know that musicians and artists will collect a large amount of heavy equipment that they will need to transport from gigs to the studio, and back again. We employ specialists in music logistics who are here to advise on any transportation issues for musical equipment. In London, we work together with a man and van service that make transporting specialist equipment seamless and affordable. Visit their website to learn more about how it works.

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