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2. ATFK! (Apply the F@£&in Knowledge!)...
your DAW and set up a practice session and work through the things
you've learned so you can get comfortable doing them. Don't worry, you won't break
anything so have some fun with it!
The idea is to make the
initial connections in your brain so you can get comfortable with how
your Digital Audio Workstation functions. It's all about getting
familiar with your DAW when you start out. Mastery will come with time
when you do actual work.
So, don't worry too much about finishing
tracks at this stage. For now, just play and experiment and make sure
you get the vital Digital Audio Workstation knowledge and skills under
You want to get it down so that when I phone you up at
3:30am, after you've slept for only 30 minutes and you're all grumpy,
and I ask you how to trim and reverse an audio sample, you can not only
tell me, but also do it.
The same goes for other vital tasks. Prepare
for getting stuck in for a while with this, especially if you're
complete noob when it comes to music production. Look up terms and make
sure you understand the concepts and practices involved in music
production so the manual makes more sense.