What do you need to start making music on your computer
Today, many people would like to make music at home, but don’t know how to start it. If you want to make music in your computer you’ll need some other devices to get start making your own tracks.
First – of course – you need a computer. What kind of computer do you need? Which has a strong processor, firstly. It is the most necessary thing to avoid lagging. You’ll need 3,20 GHz or bigger. The second necessary device is a good memory. You need at least 8 GB to confortable working.
After you set up your pc you will need a DAW software. The DAW means: “Digital Audio Workstation”. There are many DAW software avaiable on the market. I use the Steinberg product: the Cubase. One of my friends recommended it, but it is a paid servise. You have to pay one-time fee for it, and you can use it for lifetime. But if you a beginner you enough to get the elements version. If you don’t want to spend money for it, I can recommend you the FL studio. I think its trial version avaiable for free.
Eventually all of the DAW softwares works similar.
Audio interface and speakers
Next, if you want to hear exactly what you make in the DAW, besides above you need two hardware: an external audio interface, and high quality stereo studio monitor speakers. To this is not enough a basic gamer speaker for you, beacuse these not serve your purpose. You need two (one left, and one right) two-way powered monitor, what have two loudspeakers in one house: one low frequency loudspeaker, and high frequency loudspeaker. It makes you a high quality response to you can hear an precise sound.
As well as you’ll need an audio interface. It is recommended to be an external USB interface, what you have to content to your PC. It has to recording in at least 93 kHz and 24 bit to get a high quality sound.
Actually you can start the music making with these, but you want to record your voice or an acoustic instrument, you will need more one thing: a studio microphone.