What do you need to get started?
To get started professionally as a songwriter, and if you are serious about making money from this, you do need to buy a few items of gear.
However, this step can be hard because there are thousands of options out there for you and it can get really confusing trying to decide on what gear you need to start your home studio and to get to the songwriting, fast.
I’m trying to help you MAKE money and not throw money away on chasing after expensive gear! Don’t worry – I know what it’s like! When you see a beautiful piece of recording gear and you just have to have to have it! All those companies are SO good at making you believe that you just have to get that next piece of amazing equipment to make your home studio better.
You start to believe that all that gear will make you sound better!
Well let me tell you, it won’t. This Songwriting Business strategy that I am helping you learn is a fast and effective way to make an extremely good living out of songwriting. And this means that your efforts and attention needs to go in to the important stuff – the songwriting; not the gear.
Having said that, to be a professional songwriter, you do need your recordings to at least sound professional but more importantly, you need a vehicle to compose/record/edit your songs fast and effectively – therefore you need a few things to get started.
I’ve bought a lot of gear over the years and I’ve narrowed it down to just 5 things that you need to get (aside from a computer).
- A DAW (or digital audio workstation)(also known as recording software, such as Logic Pro or Cue Base)
- A Microphone
- An Audio Interface
- A preamp
- A Midi Controller (keyboard)
Now this could seem like a lot of money to be spending right away but let me tell you, this is enough equipment to get your business up and running and to start making money fast.
However, in next weeks blog, I’m going to show you how you can build your own professional home studio, with all the gear mentioned above for under $1000 – in fact, WELL under $1000 (all legally, i promise!)
And I’m going to make it even easier for you. I’m going to specify the EXACT gear that you need to get started and how to cut corners so you can get your Songwriting Business up and running sooner rather than later.
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