Conception is the idea of creating a music piece. It can also be called an inspiration to
start a creative project.
Conception is a step where you try to create something that conveys the message you need to
say through it. It also includes the imagination of how it should sound or feel, the impact
of the song, and much more. You just need to flow the imagination free and something great
will surely come up.
The process of generating musical ideas is the composition stage. The composition process
involves creating harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic ideas. The composer at this stage needs to
define genre, vibe, and style of the song. Develop ideas for the intro, verse, bridge,
chorus, breakdown, and outro.
Having a good basic understanding of music theory plays a great part in helping you develop
your idea so that it sounds appealing and satisfying. They include:
The composition stage is mainly about experimenting with ideas to develop a base for the
song. Technical aspects like sound design and mixing can be taken care of in the further
stages without worrying much during composition.
The arrangement is one of the most crucial stages of the music production process that
includes laying it along a timeline to build a final piece of music. While working on
Ableton Live, you get the Arrangement View that provides a space to arrange, edit, and
If you are starting out and just learning, it's best to follow the structure of songs in
the genre you understand better.
Firstly, don't work on editing while you are writing or recording. Focus on the recording
stage separately and give them your full attention. It is required so that you don't lose
focus. Leave the editing to a later stage.
When it does come time to edit, move around parts that are 't in time, adjust pitches that
you think are not working quite well. Polish tracks by fading the beginnings and ends of
each part the mix comes in and out smoothly. The goal of this stage is to get the
performance sounding as good as it can be.
Mixing is the process of combining all the instruments and vocals into a stereo. A good mix
will let you hear all the instruments clearly in detail. While mixing, you have depth and
Most importantly you get to use audio effects such as EQ, delay, reverb, compression, and
distortion. Tweak & clean up the transitions. Remove any unwanted tracks which are less
desirable in the overall mix.
Mixing your music involves a lot of practice, listening skills, and patience. Having good
knowledge of DAWs and Music Theory helps immensely while mixing.
Not just the 5 stages mentioned above but it also takes up a lot of knowledge for music
producers to create a good piece of music. At the end of the day, it's all about how you keep
learning the very essentials of the music production process and continuously improve.