The music industry is not nearly as straightforward as it used to be not too long ago. The number of factors that can help determine whether you succeed or fail continues to grow. In order to regain control over their destiny, many upcoming musicians are tempted to hire professional managers. However, the answer to whether you actually need a music manager depends on a number of factors and so it should not be rushed into.

Before you go on to determine whether you need a music manager, you should first understand what exactly a music manager does. They are responsible for handling all professional aspects of the music industry and handling all the business duties of a band or a musician. Managers generally serve the function of advisers for musicians, and help them make important professional and personal decisions that may affect their position in the industry.

The main question that arises is whether you need a music manager. You should take into account in order to determine whether you need a music manager is whether you just don’t have enough time to juggle making music, booking gigs, dealing with clients and pleasing fans. If you find yourself busy for most of the day, you probably need the able assistance of a music manager. Since managers take care of the business aspect of your career, you can focus on creating high-quality music and making a good impression with each performance.

Another thing that should be considered before you decide whether you need a music manager is the cost factor. Are you earning an income to support yourself as well as pay for an expensive employee? If so, you should definitely get a music manager. If you are able to find a competent person to do the job for you, you’ll make up on the extra costs in no time. However, if your music has not started producing an income just yet, you’re probably best off keeping your expenses to a bare minimum and handling your music business on your own.

Flimingo Productions: I’ve used cubase 4,pro tools le and sonar 8 producer edition to record and i was wondering in your opinion,which is the most user friendly and best program to use?


Thanks for your question! Deciding which DAW is more “user-friendly” is really a matter of preference and application. They are all worthy recording applications. When used with high end audio conversion, each one can produce professional results. The type of music you produce can also play a big part in which program is “best.” Pro Tools is usually favored for sessions where extensive arrangement and editing is needed. Their editing capabilities are very user friendly and fast. For sessions with a lot of midi programming, Logic is often a first choice. Their sound engine is designed to support a ton of virtual processing and their bussing system (how each track is combined into the main stereo track) is believed by many to be far superior of most DAW’s.  Sonar, Neuendo, and Cubase were once considered the “consumer” DAW’s by most professionals. However, these programs have stepped their game up and offer a great all around recording platform. Some engineers prefer these applications due to their comprehensive support of third party products, plug-in stability, and console/analog “feel.”

We use Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro, powered by Apogee Converters. I have worked in studios that utilize every DAW and these are the two that I personally prefer. While other DAW’s have become more popular, Pro Tools is still widely considered the “industry standard” In order to accommodate the majority of the market, it is necessary for a major recording studio to offer a Pro Tools HD rig. The ability to edit and arrange quickly using quick keys (no pun intended) is another big reason I prefer the program. I use Logic as my main sequencing/programming DAW. It has a great selection of built in sounds, supports all of my virtual instruments, and is very stable. Logic has recently improved their editing and drum quantization processes. Combined with a revered bussing system, they are really giving Pro Tools a run for their money.

It’s great browse google and review everyones opinion on their favorite DAW. You could listen to me talk for days on what I prefer. But in the end, the only way to really judge which program is most “user-friendly” for you is by learning how to use each one and deciding for yourself.

I hope this article provided you with the information you need to take the next step in choosing the recording program that is best for you. . We would love to hear your questions, comments, and feedback! If we can be of any assistance, feel free to drop us a line!


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