What is your weakest skill as a producer?

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What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 26 Jun 2012 20:06

Idk I'm pretty bord rite now, so I guess I'll ask a question: in terms of producing music, what are you worst at? I feel stupid cuz I can't put this into words, but here's an example. My weakest skill is writing melodies. I can't write a half decent melody for my life. What about you guys?
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Indigo Spectrum » 26 Jun 2012 20:20

Same as you, melodies. I also have trouble with eqing,mastering, and mixing.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Versilaryan » 26 Jun 2012 20:21

Motivation. Aside from being busy as hell during the school year, there's a reason I don't put out nearly as many tracks as I'd like. >.>

That aside, sound design's a pretty weak spot for me right now. I'd love to spend hours and hours adding a gajillion effects, but laziness usually wins out. xD
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby senntenial » 26 Jun 2012 20:25

For me it's definately mixing. I'm slowly getting better, though. All through practise, I guess.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby colortwelve » 26 Jun 2012 20:32

My weakest area would have to be getting inspiration at opportune times :lol:

But seriously, melodies. I can improvise chord progressions that I really like, but I can't wrap my head around putting any sort of lead over it :(
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby soup2504 » 26 Jun 2012 21:18

Moderate to fast paced melodies. Slow piano melodies, or ambient pad shit is a big yes for me, but everything else makes me cry. Oh, and mixing.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby senntenial » 26 Jun 2012 21:32

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby soup2504 » 26 Jun 2012 22:18

piedoom wrote:Soup be my mixing learnbuddy


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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Magnitude Zero » 27 Jun 2012 01:03

Making anything that isn't happy and/or chill. I've been trying to make something dark and fast-paced for months, with zero success. Sad, especially, is where I struggle.

Melodies are easy for me. I'm surprised at how many of you have trouble with it - no offense meant, of course. As long as I have a general idea of how I want the song to go, I can just hum something out, mimic it on the piano roll, and tweak it until I like it. Unless it's dark or sad or fast-paced.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby SpyPie » 27 Jun 2012 01:18

Dubstep and everthing that has to do with dubstep. Blind, I'm the opposite of you, everthing I usually make is comparable to Silent Hill's music. Dark, and macabrely beautiful.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby colortwelve » 27 Jun 2012 01:24

Satyr'Henge wrote:Dubstep and everthing that has to do with dubstep. Blind, I'm the opposite of you, everthing I usually make is comparable to Silent Hill's music. Dark, and macabrely beautiful.

The solution to this problem, I have found, is liquid dubstep. Just pump some sub-bass into a track, and you're pretty much working with dubstep at that point.

Just don't put too much sub into it, like I do :lol:
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Kopachris » 27 Jun 2012 02:16

My weakest skill has to be form. I find it really difficult to make a plan for the whole track and have it make any sense. I also have a lot of trouble with fast music. I'm pretty good with slow, dark, atmospheric stuff.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby vladnuke » 27 Jun 2012 02:22

Mixing. I am still struggling with finding the right balance between D N B.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Raddons » 27 Jun 2012 02:34

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Gray Ham » 27 Jun 2012 02:36

Quantity. I know I should run by "quality over quantity", but songs that go for 90 seconds aren't going to cut it.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby SpyPie » 27 Jun 2012 02:40

Cloud wrote:Everything


aww, Cloud, don't say that D:
Your music actually gets stuck in me head! >w<
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby bartekko » 27 Jun 2012 02:42

Self-Confidence
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Raddons » 27 Jun 2012 02:44

Satyr'Henge wrote:
Cloud wrote:Everything


aww, Cloud, don't say that D:
Your music actually gets stuck in me head! >w<


That's the evil mind control at work.

My next song should wipe your memory if everything goes according to plan :twisted:

edit: But if I can answer this seriously, I would say a few things:

Structure- A lot of my songs are intro/verse/pre/chorus/intro bridge/verse/chorus/break/chorus/outro (same as the intro). I'm not happy with it, but it works. I would love to break out of this and work on structureless songs. It's on the list atm with another piano/string piece.

Instrumentation- I'm just bad at it.

Other stuff like not being able to emulate others arrangement wise, but that's not too bad because I do want my own sound.

Oh, and my mixing/mastering needs work. I'm still happy with what I do though... although I would like to get better at splicing and sampling in general...
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby soultensionbenjamin » 27 Jun 2012 03:05

buildups for me i gotta learn how to buildup songs.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby natsukashi » 27 Jun 2012 06:36

Mixing, minimizing repetiveness and smooth transitions.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby K3WRO » 27 Jun 2012 07:53

mixing, eqing, mastering, effects and an urge to make the song more complex resulting in mass delays

Oh, and the feeling that "Everyone is better than me"
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Freewave » 27 Jun 2012 08:57

Writing melodies
Mixing and mastering
Being too diverse
Being a slow producer
...are all my hang-ups
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby soultensionbenjamin » 27 Jun 2012 09:06

transitions i find dificult.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Facade » 27 Jun 2012 10:48

everything... just everything
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Trillionage » 27 Jun 2012 15:00

Overall composition. I can rearrange easily but its hard for me to make something completely original.
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