Hey dudes, dudettes.
I have a question, and I don’t really have anywhere or anyone to ask so I signed up here on the forums of some of my favourite artists to ask. I hope you don’t mind my noob question and the fact that I have 1 post. I am still a person~
Anyway, strange and unnecessary assurances that I’m a person aside, I’ve been listening to so much psybient music and as I’ve been happily drifting in the astral planes I sometimes wonder if I could weave these sonic tapestries (stole this imagery from somewhere, can’t remember where..) myself. But I wonder:
1) Am I disadvantaged without a musical background? I spent the vast majority of my youth doing lots of drugs and getting tinnitus (I’m serious). Unsurprisingly I didn’t pick up many skills during that time. I’m 22 now.
2) How do I start? There are a million different music production suites and their instruction manuals are labyrinthine. Is there a ‘go-to’ piece of software for artists in psybient/downtempo music?
I have a bad laptop and a lot of free time. What’s next?