When I started to get serious with production I spent lots of time trying to learn techniques from YouTube videos, online articles, books, magazines, and pretty much anyone who was open to sharing knowledge. My studio setup evolved so many times during this period as many suggestions and opinions influenced the layout and gear I would get.

Early on there wasn’t much info regarding dance music specifically and most material I came across was information based around traditional recording studios and lots of techniques that were more catered to live recording like bands and such. Most of the gear available at the time was also heavily influenced in these genres so I found myself following trends like the Universal Audio interfaces and native plugins along with the waves plugins at the time. I was also working mostly in Logic Pro back then which I also felt had a very heavy influence outside of dance music even though most producers I knew were using it.

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