Your first step is to decide what kinds of music you like and want to create.
Do they have a fixed beat? Will you need to learn how to sync other sounds to
that beat? What other instruments do you want in your music?
Do you want to make ‘classic’ songs.? Ones that have a ‘start, middle and end’, or do
you want to create 5 minutes of loops and sound effects for people to dance to?
Knowing what you want to start with, will go a long way to improving your enjoyment
of SPi… and enjoyment will keep you coming back to make more music.
Then start taking some of the code posted up in the forums, and playing with it.
Most of us post up small examples when helping people… and I dont think any of
us mind people ‘borrowing’ it… I mean, it’s why we put it there in the first place.
Try changing the synths and the fx’s, and change the timing by changing the sleeps,
until you have something you like… then tuck it away safe, and go find something else
Do the two fit well together? Great! Then use them as the basis of a song. Add more,
until you think it’s reached the point you would be willing to share it with friends, or the
But the key is to enjoy whatever you make with SPi.