4. Enroll at YouTube U
For an education beyond what trial, error and manuals can offer (Honestly, who reads the manual?), consult YouTube’s thriving population of recording engineers. Marcus Marshall, for example, shares product tutorials after bonding with studio equipment.
5. Make A Choice
Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Presonus Studio One, FL Studio and their respective mobile apps top the music industry’s list of popular digital audio workstations. Before the options overwhelm you, heed the advice of Grammy-garnished record producers and engineers. Maximize the technology that complements your creative skillset.
6. Automate or nah?
Berklee Online professor John Kellogg’s Introduction to the Music Business course proposes a collaborative alternative to the Do It Yourself (DIY) mentality: Do It Ourselves (DIO). While navigating a tech-driven creative economy, how do independent recording artists decide when to automate and when to collaborate?