I want to get back into music production. There was a time in my life when my main focus was on producing and writing music.
Back then I used this Akai Sampling Keyboard
Of course when I got all this gear, it was already outdated and past its prime. But it was amazing to have gear that actual hip-hop producers had used in the mid 1980’s.
The sampler didn’t have a lot of memory and the sample quality was quite low. But I figured out how to make it sound good and I made this gear sing. I produced some amazing tracks on this gear and I had a great time doing it.
I’m a big proponent of using what you have. Back in the late 1990’s I had all this gear and I made it work. Now I have an iMac that was just recently given to me and I have already figured out how to make it work for making mix tapes. So I wanted to see if I could figure out how to make beats on this computer as well.
I’ve been working with Garage Band for a week or so now and I am getting really frustrated with it. It just doesn’t seem to do what I want it to do. I would really like to get a new sampler but I can’t afford to buy any new gear at this time. I hope that I will be able to figure out how to get back into music production with what I have, which is this computer. I just don’t have a lot of time to play around with stuff right now.
I just want to jump right back into making beats like I used to. I miss it. Plus, I know that I will actually be able to use this blog as an outlet to get my music heard. That is really exciting for me. Hopefully I can figure out how to get some new songs out soon for you all to hear.
If you have any good ideas on how to make beats on a Mac, please let me know.