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MAKING YOUR FIRST TRACK
Creating a song with a sing and songwriter. Starting from scratch is also possible. If you have a topline I always start with an audio track and i decide what BPM my song should be. In my case between 126 and 128 BPM. I’m putting the vocal in the first audio track. After that I create a midi track and starting with a piano to first play all the chords underneath the vocal.
When I have the chords i start to create the drop melody first on top of the chords. In my opinion the drop is the most important part of the track. When I have the right top melody on the drop i create more layers with that specific melody. Mostly it are around 5-8 layers. After that I play the bassline underneath it. Remember that you always need to sidechain the basslines and the other sounds. I always create more sidechain on the bass and some less on the leads. When you don’t sidechain the bass enough it will interfere with your kick because of the frequencies. So put enough sidechain on the bass and EQ them as good as you can. I always search for a kick in splice. It’s also helpfull to choose a kick that is in the same key as the bassline or key of the track. It will sound really good when you check out some different kicks. Put some hi-hats and percussion in it, some effects and the first drop is ready.
After I create the first drop i’m making the buildup and after that I will build the first and second verse. I always working backwords because everything will fit better and your workflow will be faster. When you are ready put eq on every track. Listen carefully to each sound and taking away the frequencies that you don’t need. For example when you take a sub bass you don’t need the high and mid frequencies. After that bring all the sounds in balance till you are satisfied.
Goodluck with creating your first track. If you have any questions about your production ask me on Instagram.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK?
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR VOCAL SOUNDS NOT GOOD AT ALL?
Try to melodyne the vocal first and put a bunch of effects like a reverb on it. I will come back on this part later.
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