I desperately want to get into electronic/computer music and I'm unsure about the exact path I should take. The genres of music I like are: ambient, deep house, house, electro house, garage as well as synthpop, new wave, cold wave but I'd like to know the how to be able to create computer/electronic music in general without specialising in a particular branch of music. I'd like to be able to create music like this one day but I'm having trouble knowing the exact route of learning to get into making it.
The current plan I have is as so:
- Buy a midi 66 key keyboard with velocity sensitivty/semi-weighted keys.
- Learn to play the keyboard.
- Learn musical theory/composition.
- Start learning about synthesizers and programming them.
- Learn sound design?
- Purchase a DAW and start getting to grips with it.
My question is really, are there any loopholes in my learning? Am I covering everything I need to be? Is there anymore I can add to get a really thorough understanding of computer music and it's creation? Is my plan in the right order?
I appreciate any help and clarification. I'd like to get started by purchasing the keyboard and starting to learn it straight away but figured it's best to check here first before I move ahead with it.