Hello neets, I know some of you dabble with music as a hobby.
What's a neet-friendly musical instrument to pick up?
Must sound good playing alone (so no bass instruments), and no guitars please I don't want to get laid.
I am thinking piano (keyboard) or cello. Any recommendations?
Also, is learning the keyboard a good segway into making electronic bleep bloop music?
Or is that a completely different skillset.
short answer: not a good segway into the program itself, but it helps with composition.
longer: it won't do much for teaching you about the program itself, but being at least familiar with keys & basic music theory is a great help. especially because many bleep bloop programs (DAW's like FL/ableton) use "piano rolls" for MIDI note composition. as you can prolly guess, it's got the layout of a piano, and uses relative key position to tell you which octave you're at.
MIDI files, for lack of a better term, are like the sheet music of these programs. they themselves give no sound, but denote pitch, length, etc. so if you make a melody in MIDI, you can drag and drop it into any instrument channel, and even load the same exact melody into like 6 fukken channels
honestly, most of the battle is figuring out what the fuck is what. the first DAW will likely be the worst, but as you understand how it works, you'll realize many other DAW's have many of the same features, just with different ways to get to/use them
I played drums for a while and they really aren't that robot friendly. I skipped out on practicing plenty of times because I was afraid my neighbors would hear me and laugh at me when I fucked up or was playing like shit
Damn this is the exact reason I never picked up drums.
It would be a bother to people and I am too shy to make loud noises..
Christ why have I never thought of that, is it even the same feel or does it feel like the game Rockband?
Piano or bleep bloops. Electronics is probaly better because nobody really listens to solo piano works. (this is irrelevant if you're playing for yourself or plan to join a band later)
I've honestly only played on electronic drums once, so I don't know how many types there are like this, but it feels just like a real drum. It's not like the rockband drums at all. It's actually a drumhead type thing instead of just a rubber pad.
My only problem at all with electronic drums which isn't even anything major, is that typically your range of motion is more limited since all the pieces are in a somewhat fixed position. With a real kit you can move shit around at will to make it more comfortable for whatever you're trying to play. As far as just playing though, electronics feel pretty much the same
i don't think thiers many other instruments besides keyboard/piano since most is done through synths and machines like drum machines/sequencers etc.
a keyboard is versatile and can achieve sounds of most instruments and you can emulate that playing through how you play and settings of the keyboard. even drums you can play on a keyboard just as well as a proper drummer
but an instrument like string/wind/brass you can play easily anywhere, you don't need a power source (though keyboards can run on battery) and they're not as heavy as a keyboard. they're usually pretty cheap as well compared to keyboards
i'd say just pick keyboard. it's a pretty fun instrument and you can it's more versatile then any other.. any sound you want you can usually get....
instruments like guitar are one of only other where you can't really emulate, like >>26244015 is an example of what guitar can do (though the playing is sloppy on that, atleast from what i think he's trying to get, and his notes are coming out pretty bad. it's probably more his guitar setup though since nearly all the strings sound like they're too loose)
electronic music is mainly composition moreso then playing/twisting knobs for dynamics etc, unless you do 'live' making music (but most electronic songs are setup before hand, they might make base of song 'live' but they'll tweak it like composing a song and set the envelopes [which control how it wooshes up and down or how a dubstep bass goes wuuuUUBBBbbb which is frequency] then listen and set again etc.).. playing piano, even if you don't learn theory and just learn songs, will develop your 'ear' for tones and give idea of the note changes that are in songs and that a lot use. electronic music is mainly (though some people just buy/use other peoples samples) different sounds and adjusting how well they sound
just get a cheap instrument and play it... any instrument you'll sound like shit as a beginner. it takes 2-3 years to be decent.