Well I've been messing around with FL Studio for 2 months now but still have absolutely no idea what the fuck I'm doing. I just do random things until they sound cool and I throw them together. Where can I learn how to actually make music? I have no idea what the fuck any of this MIDI stuff or controllers are and how they work, I have a simple MIDI keyboard connected to FL Studio and that's about it. I don't know how to actually do anything unless it's a mistake. Any tips?
So you're saying even though I'm just fucking around and randomely turning knobs until i like the sound, as long as I keep fucking around until it all fits together to just keep doing that? I guess learning by trial and error is one approach, I just figured you all had some sort of source that taught you guys how to get into this stuff.
In my opinion that's a great way to get started and it's pretty much what I did. If you want to get more technical and understand the terms and the parameters of the things you're adjusting, read the DAWs manual or just read up on some basic tutorials. A lot of the factors of sound translate really well across the whole thing (attack, rate, phase, etc etc) through your VSTs and DAW so if you do have the time to read/watch some tutorials, it might help you achieve your desired sound easier
I heard good things about this course, if you got time - give it a go
the less you know the better, at least when it comes to starting out. I think artists have a much easier time finding their own voice/sound when they're just working by ear and chance, as opposed to muh-guitar fags who think knowing a few chords/what decibels are is enough to have the upper hand. the best work is always honest work, so don't betray your honesty by assuming that what you're doing now isn't music
I'm an audacity fag anyway is this is what I tell myself
I almost agree with all of this, the only discrepancy I have is that if you are in a situation where you want to emulate part of an artist's sound, then you should learn those aspects of the creation process to recreate it, otherwise be confident in your method (or perceived lack thereof) of production.
Tldr; sing from the heart nigga
Dont give up OP! I torrented FL Studio not even 2 weeks ago and ive made 4 stuff already. Its not good but I did it without any previous experience with music theory or playing an instrument. You can do it!!!