Everybody knows the name of the artist that made their favorite song. They might even know the lyrics word by word because they love the song so much. Let me ask you a question though, how many people do you think knows the name of the person who made the instrumental to that song they love so much?
If you guessed not many, then that was a good guess. You see, the instrumental is so important to the success of a song that many artists have to hear an instrumental first and get inspired before they can even begin writing a song. If you ask me, the artist’s lyrics doesn’t even have to be very compelling. As long as the instrumental is above average, the song will have the potential to be a hit.
Even though the people behind the scenes making the instrumentals don’t get as much notoriety, they are well compensated. People making a living off making beats learned and lived by these 4 tips. So if you want to make your own instrumental for a career or you just want to make your own instrumental for the fun of it, learning these 5 tips will help you to reach your full potential.
4 Tips To Make Your Own Instrumental Like A Pro
1. Find A Mentor:
Look for someone that has been making instrumentals for a long while, because it is most likely they have been through and conquered everything your going through right now. A mentor can help you speed up the learning process by giving you good advice on various things. Even if you have already been making instrumentals on your own for a while it’s still a good idea to find a mentor, because a mentor can teach you new tricks and techniques you never knew possible.
2. Utilize Samples:
Learning the art of the sample is well worth your time. The right sampled music can give your new instrumental a more three-dimensional sound. The best way to learn how to sample properly is to play with it until you develop an ear for sampling.
3. Pick Your Equipment Wisely:
Whether it’s a MPC or PC based production software, you are going to have to choose your beat making program wisely. You can easily waste a lot of money and time trying to find the right program to utilize. For a beginner it’s best to find one at a cheap price, with a wide range of sounds to experiment, and an easy to learn system.
4. Learn Your Equipment Like The Back Of Your Hand:
If your serious about making instrumentals like a professional producer, then you must learn study your equipment daily. Many top producers don’t learn every operation of their equipment for at least 3 years. So if you think you know every thing their is to know about your program think again. Play with your equipment constantly and every day try to learn something knew about your equipment.
Learn and live by these 4 tips and you will without a doubt have an edge over a high percentage of producers.
Source by Jason Harold