Previously we have discussed some DAW basics, how it works and how you can use it as a tool for your recordings. See our post What Is A DAW? It Means Digital Audio Workstation.
Now that all of these are in place here are a few tips on how to create your first song in your DAW.
First and foremost, you will need to understand what tracks are.
Once you open your DAW your first step is always to create the first track in your project. You can create a different track for individual instruments, voices, etc.
Using MIDI and virtual instruments make it easy to create incredibly realistic music without having to know how to play those different instruments in real life:). You just enter the notes with a MIDI keyboard. Check out our video and post about how to do this in my favorite DAW, Reaper, here: Audio Recording Awesomeness – Virtual Instruments.
If you don’t have a MIDI keyboard, you can always to choose to play using the virtual keyboard, which uses your computer’s own keyboard, and you are good to go.