welcome to the jungle!
- I play many different instruments for a long time though I fear it’s not indispensable to create music by playing an instrument these days. I was amazed when I read that some authors here are quite successful by just using the mouse.
Anyway it definitely can’t hurt when you’re able to play an instrument. Especially keyboards which is the best tool to play your VIs. It’s very important that you know ‘how’ different instruments are played in real, how they work together, and how to mix them. At the end it’s always just the ears which decide ‘yes or no’, whereever the frequences are coming from.
Very important for RFM is always to remember that the piece of music you’re working on is not made to be enjoyable just by itself. You’re working on a piece of a puzzle.
Once you put it on pictures, a voice or both, it will act quite different. So, be careful of how much action and changes you do in your music. Often times it’s really adding by subtracting.
Here are some good examples of how our music works on movies.
2 . I only know Cubase, After I started with C-Lab/Supertrack on a C64 I switched over to the very first version of Cubase on a Atari. Since Cubase never got outdated I kept using it til today and am happy with it.
After all I read so far I think that nearly every DAW of today is doing a very good job. No matter if it’s Cubase, Logic, FL … Could be crucial for the kind of music you wanna make. That’s what I don’t know.
I hope I could help a little bit. I wish you a good start!