Welcome to Revolution In The City (RITC)
Our goal is to “Simplify Music Production”.
I don’t know about you but when I started learning about music production and how to make a beat or two, I got really turned off.
All due to the “technical” stuff involved in learning how to make a simple banger of a beat.
I mean isn’t music productions suppose to be fun?
Like what the heck is low end, high end, decibels, hertz and the list goes on.
I mean I just want to rap and make beats, not become a professor in math.
So if you LOVE and dream about making your own music but all the technical mumbo jumbo turns you off, this site is for you.
That’s why I wrote this entire article which will literally show you how to make professional music.
It’s a great introduction and if you follow it, you’ll be making professional beats in no time. Than you can decide if it’s something you should pursue further or not.
Best part, you’ll know exactly if music is something you should pursue or do something else.
You will also find additional reviews of other instruments here as well.
Some I’ve used myself and some are just plain fun to learn about.
What can I say, I love music and I’m here just sharing my love for it.
Hope you like it!
The Longer Version . . .
Whether it’s making it or listening to it or rapping to it or even just walking around a shopping centre listening to mall music. I love it!
The listening part was easy but when it came to producing my own stuff, the ‘technical’ jargon and ‘nerdy’ stuff (Decay, Ratio, Delay, Threshold, etc) really turned me off.
I felt like it was stifling my creativity.
Once I got over that ‘technical’ hump (Thanks to learning from professionals), everything fell in it’s place. Some of the main concepts like stereo field, mid-size eqing and all the real so called ‘secrets’ still took me months to figure out.
This only happened recently though.
For several years prior to this, all I did was make loops on Fruity Loops (Today known today as FL Studio) on my PC and then later on the FL Studio Apple iPhone app.
As time started passing by, I began to think that if I want to get serious about music production and get a track or two out there, making loops isn’t going to cut it.
Anyone can make beats. I need to learn proper music production and FAST!
Yes honing your skills takes time but acquiring the proper knowledge shouldn’t.
So I began my journey and probably did what you did as well. I went on Youtube and tried learning from tutorials. At first it was definitely exciting to see what everyone was doing but it was kind of hard to understand . . . Especially if you have no clue about a music producer’s jargon (Low pass, high pass, etc).
To be serious, the jargon and the knobs and stuff were one of the main reasons why I didn’t try to learn music production in the first place (As I mentioned earlier).
I’m not a ‘techy’ person. I mean I wanted to learn how to make my own music but not become some ‘scientist’. Looked kind of boring too.
Anyways, I decided that if I want to translate these banging music ideas that I have in my head into reality, I have to learn the ‘skills’ first.
I have to learn audio production, EQing, layering leads, etc
I started thinking that if I get involved now, this is going to be not only too “techy” for me but the learning curve alone will kill my dream of making amazing music.
So I decided to find someone who I kind of want to emulate. Someone who is not only a good producer but actually has real life experience as a professional musician. Not some local producer sharing his knowledge for some cash (Although some are really good), I wanted to learn from someone who actually has tracks released by the labels and companies I wanted to get involved with.
I always wanted to make “professional” music, not just music.
You know . . . A REAL producer / DJ.
After taking a couple real music production courses and couple Masterclasses. I finally figured out how to create a static track, mix it and master it.
That’s where I’m at today.
All I have to do is keep making tracks and keep getting better (Honing my craft). I personally think I need to work on my lead and 808 (Bass) game but overall I’m doing good.
Bottom line, what I avoided learning for 10 years was all acquired in just a few months.
In fact, here is a little before and after.
I learned from professionals. I took the shortcut to success.
More like the ‘smart’ cut. I learned how to get organized, how to find super clean professional samples and bang out tracks FAST.
On this site, you will find information on the exact same courses and Masterclasses that I took.
Plus any other tips and trick that I presently pick up.
My goal with RITC is to help you understand professional musical concepts fast so you can bang out your own awesome tracks.
Mr. RITC BEATS