Quite simply, the answer is yes. We’re not going to beat around the bush here—music definitely has an effect on your mood. Sometimes the effect is subtle, and other times it might be almost nonexistent, but in general, research continuously supports the theory that music affects our emotions in many different ways. Of course, we all probably know that to some degree, but not many of us have learned how and why music has the effect on us that it does. And that’s what we’re here today to discuss.
You’ve had some ideas swirling around your head, and you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and record them—congratulations! It’s one thing to have an idea for a podcast or a song, but to put pen to paper, or rather in this case, binary code to hard drive, takes a certain amount of resolve and commitment. So now what? Mind-reading computers don’t officially exist yet, though Facebook’s targeted ads lead me to question that notion, so you’re going to need a way to get audio into your computer. Coming up, we’ll discuss the equipment you’ll need to start recording podcasts and music, and get more in-depth with subsequent posts.