I've been thinking recently about how much more accessible music making software (and hardware) is than ever before. Not only are DAWs more capable and cheaper than ever, but microphones, audio interfaces, MIDI controllers and DJ gear is also more advanced and easy to get hold of too. There are fewer excuses than ever to create music.
You Need More Than Gear
Of course, when it comes to recording, arranging, mixing and mastering, just getting the "best" gear won't help you nearly as much as the know-how of how to use it. Sometimes we put too much faith in acquiring new gear thinking it'll solve our mixing problems, make us better musicians and producers, or even write our songs for us! Sadly, that's not the case just yet (2015's new gear releases may paint a different picture ;)
Understanding your software, plug-ins, recording and mixing hardware should never be an after thought. Learning the principles concepts of audio or advanced mixing techniques should be something we invest as much time in as satisfying our lust for new, shiny gear.
With that in mind, if you haven't already done so, it might be an idea to make a related new year's resolution about going deeper when learning music production for 2015.
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Here's a video roundup of what's been happening at their Vancouver offices in 2014 where you get to meet the CEO and some of the team:
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