Making music has never been this easy. Now all one needs is a laptop, and you are ready to go. Your laptop offers you a convenient and personal channel to record your music, instrumentals, and even DJ work. If you are yet to start making music on your laptop, the time is now.
These are 4 the reasons why you should start:
1. Excellent Digital Work Stations (DAWs)
The DAW is a class of applications that allow you to store and arrange pieces of audio on your computer and come up with a musical piece.
There are many DAWs out there, most of them free and compatible with the hardware of your choosing. I like to use GarageBand which is free to use and available only for Mac laptops. For a beginner, it is easy to use and very highly convenient. Other free DAW apps are Reaper and Mixcraft for Windows. Others like Pro Tools and Logic Pro are paid for but are worth it.
There also are many DAW controllers that allow you to make great music anytime. Controllers like nanoKONTROL2, Nektar Panorama P1 Control Surface, and Behringer B-Control Fader BCF2000 are great hardware compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.
2. Fun way to make music
You get more freedom to tweak your audio with more convenience than a music studio can offer. The applications you use on your laptop are so easy to use and compared to the bulk of commands on a studio.
Many of the apps you use to make music allow you to install a broad range of plugins in the form of virtual instruments and virtual synthesizers which enhance the aesthetic value of your recording. The freedom to perform functions such as equalizing sounds and adjusting frequency keeps you in the mood to make great music.
3. Great way to pass time
If you have got nothing to do in your free time, the laptop can keep you busy especially if making music is your passion. Being that you can carry your laptop to nearly everywhere you go, you get the opportunity to make music in different environments. So, if nature inspires you to write great music, why not get out and write an album.
Some also have friends who are interested in music. You can share ideas, collaborate in making music and share instruments and software. In your free time, you can also connect with online communities of music producers and learn a lot how to make great music.
4. Start your djing career.
There are many free apps and mixers on the internet that can enable you to mix your playlist. Apps like Beatport and DJ Mixer are fantastic for beginners and who knows, maybe you are the next David Guetta.