Hardware or Software?
BY Producer BK TROOPER
So now you find your self-doing research on where to start to begin your production business. First and foremost, establish your company name and register it with the (your) state department. Do your research and choose between a corporation, sole-proprietorship and LLC. My company Arsenal Productions is a LLC. I chose llc for its limited liability against your personal assets and belongings. Now let’s get to the fun part, getting your equipment.
Software or Hardware?
Software based studios, although more affordable, creates a digital sound and lacks an analog sound. Analog gives off vibrations that can be felt through speakers giving your music more appeal and feel. Hardware based studios can be expensive, but gives you more control over the sound quality and better overall sound editing. More importantly, using hardware and instruments gives you that hands-on feel, while technology can make you feel left out of the creative process. Just click, copy and paste loops and cut samples, now your beat is done. Your music will sound okay, but may not meet market standards.
Here is my proposal – software and hardware are best when used together. So start out with software, and as your company and skill level grows, you will be able to incorporate some hardware sound modules, keyboards, MPC’s, and track board (mixer).
The microphone is the most important tool in your recordings. So you might want to spend on a quality condenser microphone. Start where your budget allows you. A good price range for a condenser microphone is around $250 dollars with very good quality if you shop around and not on eBay. I don’t believe in buying used microphones. For quality hip-hop beats for your indie recordings, or just to listen to hit after hit click here.
BK TROOPER is a professional music producer, artist. I specialize in hip-hop, RnB, and reggae.