Quick Production Tip
One of my monitors has a split in the speaker cone center (dust cap I think). This hasn’t stopped me from creating all of the music I have created at home.
And it all sounds great to me!
How did it get damaged?.. well that was entirely my own fault. Arriving home one evening after an afternoon of drinking, I thought that someone (my kids) had damaged the cone in one monitor.
I thought they had pushed the dust cap inward.
So I got straight to fixing the issue, only to actually truly damage the cone myself before realising that the other cone looked the same and they had always looked like this.
How I felt guilty for blaming my kids for something that wasn’t even broken!
Anyway, I still use it and it sounds great.
What’s my point?
Well, apart from the fact that I can be a drunk fool, I’m saying you have to use what you have.
Don’t let not having the latest and greatest equipment or software stop you from getting started.
The speaker monitors I mentioned above are the same second hand speaker monitors I started with back in 2008 plus I still use the same second hand line 6 UX audio interface I purchased off eBay a couple of years later.
I have an iMac mini and many guitars. And that’s all I need to start creating great music.
But you could get going with a laptop, headphones, Audio Interface and a guitar. That’s it!
If you have all this, then you could start recording with GarageBand that comes free with an iMac.
Then over time you can add to your kit with headphones, monitors, a new DAW (Logic Pro) new Audio Interface, screens… the list goes on.