For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in making music. In fact, when I was a teenager I convinced a friend to let me borrow his guitar. You see, I was convinced that I could learn to play it on my own.
Unfortunately, I had underestimated how painful it is when you are pressing your fingertips into those steel strings to play the chords. Needless to say, my guitar learning did not last very long.
Another thing that I’ve always been interested in learning is the keyboard/piano, but that hasn’t actually happened either. However, I have recently learned that you can make all these instrument sounds on your computer with special music software.
So… I am thinking that I might actually give this a try. I already have a decent laptop that can handle the software. I figure a good cheap set of studio monitors (like these) is really all that I need to add to my setup right now. It would be cool if I could make some music without needing to learn all the instruments. And, if will be a super cheap little side project.
The only things that I need to learn now is how long it will take me to learn the software. And what particular software is the best for this. Granted, I do not want to spend a fortune on it, so hopefully I can find really great music production software that does all the instruments for under $200. Add that to the studio monitors under $200 and this entire project will (hopefully) come in at under $400. It would be awesome if I could spend no more than $300 on it total, but we shall see. I have no idea about the cost of the software, so that might derail this whole idea or at least put it over budget. Time will tell.