Hello, this is my first post so I will make a brief introduction of myself. I have always been interested in music, so when I was in high school I started to learn guitar. All through high school I never really put the time into actual practice that I should have. Finally over the past year I have developed some skill. My friends and I have a metal band and we play a show here and there.
About a year ago I stumbled across shpongle. I have always been sort of interested in techno but shpongle just hit the spot. So now I would like to get into music production. The only problem is I don’t know where to start. There are so many options when it comes to software and gear. I have tried various software packages but then again I don’t even know where to begin.
I am currently an electrical engineering student in my 3rd year. But the more that I do this, the more I believe that it isn’t what I want to do. Since beginning my degree I have fallen out of being a computer geek and have focused much more on music. Before college I would spend the majority of my day on the computer. Programming, web design, and things like that. But now the majority of my time is spent writing music. I am still going to finish my EE degree since I am already over half done. But I am thinking about going back to school for music once I finish my degree. I would like to know more about composition and other instruments, but my budget is quite low right now being a poor college student.
So my question is where do I start? What software package would you guys recommend for producing ambient psy or psytrance? Are there any books to help get started? I was also wondering what kind of gear would be needed to start. Then finally once I have decided on gear and software what should I do to start developing my skills?
Thanks alot of the help