Audio production requires patience and use of technology


To make a instrumental track, a pure musical track with no singing, patience is the key.

If you do take your time you’ll be rewarded with clean crisp sound.

In the old days you had to be able to play musical instruments to work a project.

You had to play each instrument individually then layer in every one afterwords.

Now, you work in programs, with no playing required.

These programs are called Fruity Loops or FL Studio, Reason and ProTools.

For a basic project, you can use Fruity Loops or ProTools.

Advanced students use Reason because it has better compressors or condensers for the speakers.

When you open the project, you will pick a tempo. A good tempo for a rap song is 80 to 110. Too high of a tempo will get you techno music.

Then you put the bars to eight for basic. A sound box will appear on the left side of the screen.

You can start picking sounds from the 3,000 sounds in the program.

You pick sounds and then place it into a pattern. Each pattern makes up an instrumental.

When you pick a sound you have to pick how high or low the levels need to be. Then you have to pick what you want your instrumental to sound like.

Before you any further you will need a tutor to teach you some of the program basics. Students at Delta can learn these things in RTV 11 Fundamentals of Audio Production course, where ProTools is taught.