Becoming a music producer doesn’t happen overnight, but it can make for a great career if it’s your passion and you master it very well.
1. Learn an Instrument
learning an instrument will benefit your career as you’ll be able to strike inspiration when it’s hot, instrumentally be able to relate to your artists, and have a better idea of what is going on musically as a whole.
2. Familiarize Yourself with the Technology
A Digital Audio Workstation or DAW is what you will be working in when recording or producing music. Some of the most popular DAWs include Pro Tools, Ableton Live, and Logic Pro X.
Learning the ins and outs of your preferred DAW and what each button does is only going to help you in the long run when producing
3. Train your ears
Training your ears is something that you acquire over time from listening and being fully immersed in music, it is a gradual process.
See what makes different genres unique and what qualities they possess.
Listen for unique details in songs that the normal, everyday listener may not notice in the production.
4. Create that sound
Find out what you like and don’t like about producing, along with revealing your strengths and weaknesses. Leverage the aspects you enjoy and work on the areas you currently struggle at.