The world of music production gets more exciting (and affordable) every year. Just a decade or so ago, the only way to record professional sounding music was to rent a music studio, hire musicians who can play what you can’t, get an engineer who knows how to best capture every instrument (which microphones, where to put them, etc.) and then pay the engineer to mix it all together for you. You then repeat this process for however many songs you need to record. Every song required a game plan or you could end up wasting expensive studio time and more importantly, money. You only got one shot to get it right (unless you had more money to spend on another recording session).
Going into a studio is still the preferred way to record instruments for many styles of music, at least for songs that will be released to the public and especially those that use real instruments (as opposed to electronic sounds). A skilled musician is worth the investment to deliver a professional performance for the songs you’re going to release out into the crowded music scene. But what about demos and songs in the works? What if you’re not sure this is the finished product? Maybe you want to play with it some more. What if you have more songs to record than budget for them? For many artists, singers and songwriters, recording a demo for every song is just too much of a cost.
Enter the modern era, where you can get even a basic computer, a piano keyboard, an interface and some software for the same cost as a single studio recording and be able to create as many recordings as you'd like, some that could potentially rival what you hear on the radio. As your production skills grow, it’s simple to add software plug-ins that do a variety of professional sounding things for you.
And this is where it gets really fun for people who can play piano.
Virtual instruments are computer simulations of the real thing, and they get better and more realistic with every new version. Plug a piano keyboard into your computer and suddenly those keys can sound like a guitar, or a bass, or drums, or strings, or a full orchestra, or almost anything. The possibilities are endless for what sounds you can make with those keys. Often these programs include special triggers to do things like make noise or palm mutes on a guitar, slap a bass or make your orchestra swell. There can be a learning curve for sure, but the excitement is in the possibilities and the fact that you can often get access to amazing sounds for under $200. Do you only have a keyboard and would like a full grand piano? No problem. The top virtual grand piano companies offer them for $100-150. You can then use your keyboard to sound like you own a full grand piano.
In addition to all the keyboard related sound (organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Vox, Clavinet), you can also make your keys sound like all of these other non-keyboard instruments. Need a realistic sounding sitar for a project? $79 and an instant download later and you’ve got one at your fingertips. Can’t strum your own acoustic guitar? Get a virtual one for $99 and it will translate the chords you play on piano to a strummed guitar pattern.
Having the ability to play piano opens you up to so many opportunities to produce better and more professional sounding music. The Piano In 8 Weeks course is designed to get you to that level of playing ability to take advantage of all the new developments. One skill translates to more than one instrument. In the modern music world it really is: play piano… play everything!
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