What is your weakest skill as a producer?

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby TranquilHooves » 27 Jul 2012 22:15

Kyoga wrote:XD but they're not complex!
Not even on the realms of "Kinda"


Yeah, I'd have to agree with that. Also, sound design is a huge problem for me, synthesis makes no sense at all to me D:.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 28 Jul 2012 10:13

Kyoga wrote:XD but they're not complex!
Not even on the realms of "Kinda"


OK, I just listened to a few of his songs again, and I have to agree.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ThatRobChap » 28 Jul 2012 12:19

With all the WIPs I have going at the moment, I'm starting to think my biggest weakness is finishing things.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 28 Jul 2012 15:38

ThatRobChap wrote:With all the WIPs I have going at the moment, I'm starting to think my biggest weakness is finishing things.


Wait, you're supposed to FINISH you tracks? Aw crap...
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby mrwassabi98 » 18 Aug 2012 19:20

I feel this may bring shame to my name, but none of my tracks are actually mastered, or even very well mixed.

I don't know anything about compression and only very minimal on EQing.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Overkillius » 18 Aug 2012 19:32

I would say form, but that is completely ignoring the fact that I can't master or mix myself out of a cardboard box.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ChromaticChaosPony » 18 Aug 2012 20:36

I can't master for shit. I guess my mixing is low average, but can get me by. I just make sure my mix doesn't sound muddy and cluttered.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby NightmareSnake » 18 Aug 2012 21:55

I'm too much of a perfectionist when it comes to my vocals and the way the finished product is mixed.

And I think I tend to turn the bass up a little bit too loud.

That and I'm still not very good.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby SpyPie » 18 Aug 2012 22:46

Getting over the fact that everbody is better than me :/

I'm just good at hums and stuff
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby phantomignition » 18 Aug 2012 23:29

I'll just make that skills... transitions, song structure, chord progression... More notably, I've never used compression, which apparently is really, really, really bad or something. I mean it sounds fine to me, but... And mastering I really don't have the slightest clue on.

Also, my computer sucks right now, which is a pain. Not that that counts as a skill.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby colortwelve » 18 Aug 2012 23:32

Still melodies.
Also mixing.
Also finishing collabs.
Also ambient.
Also using a variety of drum samples.
Also dubstep.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Andanté » 19 Aug 2012 01:49

I can't make melodies to save my life. Sure, I can make a sexy lead melody, but a fitting verse melody, or an intro melody, or heck, even a backing arp... I've done 4 years of music theory - I should be able to do this stuff!

Another thing I'm bad at is finding simple, elegant mixing techniques. I mix very well, but I overcomplicate everything to the point where I almost ruin the track.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Navron » 20 Aug 2012 00:15

Andanté wrote:Another thing I'm bad at is finding simple, elegant mixing techniques. I mix very well, but I overcomplicate everything to the point where I almost ruin the track.


Hehe, I know that feel bro. When you got so many automation tracks and things going on you don't even want to begin.

My weakest skill has to be in over-complicating the composition process. I tend to side-chain, EQ, automate, and do many other things while composing the song, but it always ends up slowing the overall process, and I typically end up removing and redoing all my side-chains and EQ anyway during the mixing.

Basically, a helluva waste of time.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 20 Aug 2012 12:54

NavyBrony wrote:
Andanté wrote:Another thing I'm bad at is finding simple, elegant mixing techniques. I mix very well, but I overcomplicate everything to the point where I almost ruin the track.


Hehe, I know that feel bro. When you got so many automation tracks and things going on you don't even want to begin.

My weakest skill has to be in over-complicating the composition process. I tend to side-chain, EQ, automate, and do many other things while composing the song, but it always ends up slowing the overall process, and I typically end up removing and redoing all my side-chains and EQ anyway during the mixing.

Basically, a helluva waste of time.


I can only wish I was in your guys' positions. My mixing is so horrendously basic that it makes Microsoft paint-made squares cringe.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Deathsongx3 » 21 Aug 2012 04:04

Procrastination. ;_;
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby NegaNote » 23 Aug 2012 16:51

I can actually make pretty decent melodies myself, and I can generally make decent drum patterns, use effects well, etc., even making semi-decent dubstep (you can see my latest song, a VIP, for an example).

As for EQing, mixing, and mastering? SLAP MAXIMUS AND A LIMITER ON THE MASTER WITHOUT CHANGING ANY SETTINGS IT'LL MAKE EVERYTHING SOUND GOOD
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ArcaneSoul » 24 Aug 2012 01:52

Melodies i can do decent at but i struggle sometimes. I kind of have mixing down while i have no idea what im doing when it comes to eqing. Plus i need to start using less presets and actually make something proffesional for once.

Also trying anything swingy is just too difficult because i have no clue and dare not try on ableton (tho i could).

My weaknesses vary alot of times because i try to be diverse. In this case, i can't find a single tut that doesn't use things i don't have. (triple negative)
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby cplbradley » 24 Aug 2012 05:26

Let's see... umm....
1. Inspiration.
2. Complexity.
3. Variances.

thats basically the same thing which is basically all i struggle with right now.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 25 Aug 2012 02:33

2. Complexity.


There is no need to make your music complex if you don't have to IMO. I hate to self-promote, but if you listen to some of my stuff, (Like my newest remix of Evdog) it's horrendously minimal.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Inkpony » 28 Aug 2012 12:30

Structure. I have issues with structure and consistency. I also have problems with variation. Like, I'll have a good idea in my head how to start it out a certain way, but I have problems trying to build on that in the same way, and keep it in a certain style.

Above all, I'm worse at structure.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby CommandSpry » 28 Aug 2012 12:57

Making music
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Twy » 28 Aug 2012 13:53

^^^^^^^^^^


Especially the mixing/mastering/sounddesign/writing/everything part.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby GumsOfGabby » 29 Aug 2012 22:28

WORK FLOW and VOCALS and SOUND DESIGN and alot of other things
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby eClypse » 31 Aug 2012 00:19

Mixing and Mastering.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby vladnuke » 31 Aug 2012 00:51

Deadlines are my weakness. If you give me all the time in the world, nothing will get done, because I'm lazy. If you give me a deadline, I'll put off work until either crunch time, or I'll just keep a backlog of random shit to release later. It's not that I don't want to do it, it's just that I have an aversion to anything resembling being productive. In fact, the only time it seems that shit gets done music-wise is when I'm doing it to avoid doing something else. So yeah, tommorow I have a shit ton of calculus to do. And that's getting sidelined for music.

And RWV is tommorow. And I have a song pretty much done, all it needs is mixing. And it's crunch time, and at least it means shit is getting done. But then I have to do some rap collab thing for CrashDistortion, which is also almost done, just need to write a part to replace for someone else who was lazy, to a beat I don't have, and I might need to rewrite what I already have, because now I can do it without the rules that existed before. Well, I said I'd get it done by the end of the week. Looks like that's happening one way or another.

I'm actually a great collab partner, just tell me you want something tommorow.
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