The best way to learn how to produce music these days is probably by asking questions and trolling through answers on forums. You will find a lot of nonsense advice but good info can be found. As far as deciding what gear to buy forums are also a good way to live the joy of purchasing through others before you drop some cash. Gearslutz is the uber forum for music tech nerds and now there’s an easy way to jump on and read a few posts while waiting online at the post office: The Gearslutz Forum App.
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