What is your weakest skill as a producer?

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 16 Jul 2012 18:58

Kagetori wrote:I can make amazingly great plain compositions.
I'm bad at all the technical parts or whatever, like, I have no clue what any of these things are;
compressors
limiters
sidechain
eq'ing
filters

I thought a limiter was the same thing as a compressor, and now I'm lost as to what a filter is. I'm pretty horrible at anything that isn't the actual composition itself.


A filter is pretty much a tool that you use to cut out certain frequencies. It's like a less complicated version of EQing.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 16 Jul 2012 19:06

I'm bad at time travelling...
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby WoodenToaster » 16 Jul 2012 20:16

Mixing and mastering, just, fuck.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Elliptisoar » 16 Jul 2012 20:17

I can't seem to make electro/complextro. I don't know what sounds to use or where to use them. I made a Madeon-style song once and LOVED making it, but I can't think of how to make something like it again.

It seems most people are having trouble with mixing and mastering... my advice to you guys is to read EVERYTHING possible on the subject. Test things out as you go and try different techniques with different songs. I developed (what I think are) some really good mixing techniques in only 3 months or so. I made it my top priority and went at it for at least 3 hours a day. It'll take a while :l
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby LFP » 17 Jul 2012 05:30

WoodenToaster wrote:Mixing and mastering, just, fuck.

Ditto, unfortunately.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 17 Jul 2012 17:52

Kyoga wrote:We all have this problem. :3 i suppose learning mixing and masting is the Electronic producer's version of learning music theory. XD


Except you kinda have to learn music theory too.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby [voodoopony] » 18 Jul 2012 16:51

Pitch bending. Why must Logic make my life so hard when it comes to pitch?

Kind of like the day I discovered how to reverse audio, and went mental with it, I think something similar will happen once I gain ultimate control of pitch. I bought melodyne, but with no serial there's no point in owning it.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 19 Jul 2012 06:09

Kyoga wrote:You'd be surprised what a lot of people get away with without learning music theory. =/


Like me. :D
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 19 Jul 2012 07:02

Kyoga wrote:You'd be surprised what a lot of people get away with without learning music theory. =/


[lie][sarcasm] That's so not me at all [/sarcasm][/lie]
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby MorteMcAdaver » 19 Jul 2012 18:18

I've been terrible about learning how to mix and master; I've been spoiled by having people to do it for me and having the income to fund it (though they're pretty inexpensive, at least). Eventually, a good buddy of mine will be teaching me how to use all the software and hardware that I have in a mini-studio setup I've managed to put together. I've gotten started, but it's all quite overwhelming to me, and when little errors happen, I'm all like "WAT DO =( "
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 19 Jul 2012 18:32

Kyoga wrote:
VINXIS wrote:
Kyoga wrote:You'd be surprised what a lot of people get away with without learning music theory. =/


[lie][sarcasm] That's so not me at all [/sarcasm][/lie]



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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 19 Jul 2012 22:18

^I lied for the fact that I never actually looked at music theory except for wtf a scale is and a note.

UNLESS FOR THE FACT THAT U R ALSO USING SARCASM :O :D :3
lol let's not make this another "official" spam thread :P
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 19 Jul 2012 23:26

Nah, I'm [lie] talented [/lie] ;P
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 23 Jul 2012 09:50

VINXIS wrote:Nah, I'm [lie] talented [/lie] ;P


Oh come on. I've [lie] totally hear your tracks before, and you're great! [/lie]
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 23 Jul 2012 14:06

XXDarkShadow79XX wrote:
VINXIS wrote:Nah, I'm [lie] talented [/lie] ;P


Oh come on. I've [lie] totally hear your tracks before, and you're great! [/lie]

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 23 Jul 2012 19:40

VINXIS wrote:
XXDarkShadow79XX wrote:
VINXIS wrote:Nah, I'm [lie] talented [/lie] ;P


Oh come on. I've [lie] totally hear your tracks before, and you're great! [/lie]

^^^^^^^
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I burned and I lol'ed at the same time :3


;D but seriously I might actually check out your music some time.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 23 Jul 2012 19:59

Aha kay :P
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Thyrai » 23 Jul 2012 21:17

Staying focussed. Sometimes I need to unplug my router and turn off my phone to get anything done :/
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby VINXIS » 24 Jul 2012 00:00

Mixcraft's useful enough for me... maybe cuz I don't use it to the max anyways
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby SpyPie » 24 Jul 2012 01:46

Complex Melodies

Like Madeon, Kinda.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby SoaringFlight » 24 Jul 2012 02:20

So far - well, prettymuch everything. Gotta work on that.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 25 Jul 2012 15:59

Kyoga wrote:Making sounds is my biggest problem right now outside of mixing and mastering.
It's so unbelievably annoying I spend hours just trying to make one sound and it slows the production of my pieces. ;_;


You mean sound design, right?
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 26 Jul 2012 09:40

Kyoga wrote:no, I mean the actual process of making the oscillators.
Sound creation, not sound design.

Oh. Of course.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby konsolN » 27 Jul 2012 12:46

I think I'll order my weaknessess in how importend they are too me :)
mastering:
By far my biggest problem, Everything sounds really "flat" I don't know how to make a "full" sound

Arranging:
Chord Progression and knowing what instruments fit together, or how to "use" an instrument right.

all other Problems are atm rather Minor
I make different kinds of music, often get told that It sounds like something for a Video Game because I make only instrumentals, never had a chance to make music for an actual game. I would love to.

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 27 Jul 2012 20:26

Kyoga wrote:
Mutagen wrote:Complex Melodies

Like Madeon, Kinda.



Madeon doesn't make complex melodies. XD wuuuuuuuuuut?


Keyword:

Mutagen wrote:Kinda.
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