It doesn’t matter what type of music you’re making, technology is now able to provide you with better tools than ever before to get the job done.
Even when you’re not flush with money or particularly savvy when it comes to navigating technology and music, firms are making it user-friendly and cheap to better your music via tech.
A dizzying offering of awesome tech tools for making music to help you write, record and master professional-grade music has come out in recent years, and right now, we’re going to some awesome tech tools for making music for Soundcloud artist.
When you have been making music for a bit, you will recognize Roland as a leader in the gear manufacturing industry. However, in an effort to help meet the rising tech-based needs of songwriters, producers, and engineers, Roland’s added some impressive new capabilities to its business model.
Roland Cloud provides songwriters access to a vast library of synth tools via a subscription-based model. And once I say “vast library,” I’m talking about everything from the ’80s and ’90s synth patches to lifelike guitar and orchestral sounds.
Roland tallies the cost of what it’d be to own all of the digital devices included in their library at a whopping $4000, which translates to about 1000 beers in my book (this doesn’t embrace tips, of course), however you could have full access to their entire sound library, connective services, and production software for about $20 USD a month.
Soundtrap focuses on giving musicians their own online recording studio, chock-full of over 4000 loops and presets, automation functions and its own Patterns Beatmaker drum machine.
Soundtrap’s collaboration software program, which lets musicians collaborate together over computers, tablets, and smartphones, is also pretty nifty. Must be pricey, right? Well, Soundtrap’s monthly subscription models will only run you from $4 to $15 per month, which in my estimation translates to 1 to 3 beers. Not too shabby, when you ask me.
Splice provides songwriters and producers impressive instruments like collaboration software program and production plugins via a rent-to-own system that even the most broke of musicians won’t mind paying for.
However not like Soundtrap’s real-time collaboration function, Splice’s largest selling point is its impressive ability to help multiple parties work on the similar piece of music with ease via notifications, messaging, and easy-to-navigate platform.
Splice also makes it simple to retrieve old versions of sessions without taking up hard drive area. Their plugins will run you anywhere from $8 to $15 per month.
Not to toot our own horn, however, we expect that between our mastering tech and digital distribution reach, musicians have a lot to gain by signing up with LANDR. LANDR’s pricing options range from $1 to $25 per month, with steep yearly discounts.
We have also got some impressive new collaboration functions you won’t want to miss. Our new functions allow you to share and comment on tracks to help you get the most out of working with other songwriters and producers.
Keeping ideas new, fresh and exciting is only one cause the asset of collaborating is a much-needed function in a music software program.
LANDR’s mastering tech is incredibly helpful for everything from checking out the mastered mixes of demos to getting a professional-grade master.
The Heavy Lifting
Tech is doing some pretty incredible issues for musicians, however, it is not able to do the heavy lifting involved with creativity, and growing method and prowess on a real live physical instrument. That’s the type of work you will have to invest more than a few beers a month into.