What is your weakest skill as a producer?

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Wisp » 14 Jun 2013 07:50

I have a hard time coming up with good melodies. Once I finally get a good one after days of work, I can usually make a good song that works around it. But yeah, finding that initial melody is where I really struggle.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ExoBassTix » 14 Jun 2013 09:59

Wisp wrote:I have a hard time coming up with good melodies. Once I finally get a good one after days of work, I can usually make a good song that works around it. But yeah, finding that initial melody is where I really struggle.

If that's the case, we should team up, because I get melodies on the fly, but get stuck next.
I mean, I have, what, maybe 25 (probably a lot more idk) melodies that I'm stuck with.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Wisp » 14 Jun 2013 21:15

ExoBassTix wrote:
Wisp wrote:I have a hard time coming up with good melodies. Once I finally get a good one after days of work, I can usually make a good song that works around it. But yeah, finding that initial melody is where I really struggle.

If that's the case, we should team up, because I get melodies on the fly, but get stuck next.
I mean, I have, what, maybe 25 (probably a lot more idk) melodies that I'm stuck with.

Yeah, we should collab on something :3
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby K3WRO » 15 Jun 2013 06:40

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby cplbradley » 15 Jun 2013 11:42

I'm currently having trouble getting fullness in the midrange on my master tracks, it always sounds a bit too pushed in and not strong enough. Idk why, it's just an issue I've been having recently. Mastering problems, ya know?
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Motivfs » 15 Jun 2013 13:21

K3WRO wrote:Making music
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Genkar » 15 Jun 2013 14:49

I have a ton of trouble finishing stuff.

Like, I start messing around and start something awesome, but I usually set it aside and end up never working on it again.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby NoPony » 15 Jun 2013 17:11

I find I have more troubles singing, writing lyrics, leveling vocals, and all that more than anything. I'm no vocalist which is not too good considering I write most of my tracks with lyrics in mind.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby JSynth » 16 Jun 2013 18:23

I am not a strong singer. But I love making songs with lyrics.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Mesogears » 16 Jun 2013 20:25

JSynth wrote:I am not a strong singer. But I love making songs with lyrics.


And I thought I was the only one who had that problem...
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Sonarch » 16 Jun 2013 20:35

Why don't some of you guys just collaborate with some vocalists?
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby TranquilHooves » 17 Jun 2013 06:41

^^^
oh, my weakest skill as a producer is probably mixing.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ExoBassTix » 19 Jun 2013 00:29

How do I not clip :3
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ph00tbag » 20 Jun 2013 09:07

Brevity, more than anything. It's not usually a problem, because I make music in a genre that's ambivalent about brevity, but when I want to make something poppy, I have to struggle to make stuff no longer than it need be.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ExoBassTix » 22 Jun 2013 04:19

ph00tbag wrote:Brevity, more than anything. It's not usually a problem, because I make music in a genre that's ambivalent about brevity, but when I want to make something poppy, I have to struggle to make stuff no longer than it need be.

On that you should ask others to help you maybe, or perhaps collab.
Same with me recruiting people for my Omnitronic project since I can't produce everything on my own.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Paianni » 22 Jun 2013 14:20

I have a tendency to loose faith in my work, and it will often take an inspiration (no matter what the size) to save them. Even then, I will usually get stuck listening to it on repeat over and over and over...
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby TheCreepyPie » 22 Jun 2013 21:12

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Lying Pink » 23 Jun 2013 07:41

ph00tbag wrote:Brevity, more than anything. It's not usually a problem, because I make music in a genre that's ambivalent about brevity, but when I want to make something poppy, I have to struggle to make stuff no longer than it need be.

I have exactly the opposite problem. I almost never have enough focus/ideas to come out with anything longer than... 4 minutes. The odd exception now and again that gets to 5 or even 6, but longer than that... never managed.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby PropellerEscape » 23 Jun 2013 13:37

Currently, it's the final mix down. I'm having trouble with my mid-ranges being to overbearing rather than sitting nicely. I need to invest in some monitors :3
Also, it's making smooth leads, and using the same basic chordal arpeggios in all my tracks (although I am getting better)
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby CDPP » 23 Jun 2013 13:40

^^

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby S.P.P » 23 Jun 2013 17:07

Contrary to seemingly everyone else, I can mix+master pretty well.
Contrary to seemingly everyone else, I CANNOT create good dubstep basslines. Y'know, the ones with like 4/5 different basses and loads of different modulation and stuff goin' on. Man, I struggle.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Facade » 23 Jun 2013 19:02

my weakest skill is keeping my samples from corrupting...

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Mr.Afrox » 24 Jun 2013 11:49

Eqing,Mixing and mastering :/
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby PropellerEscape » 24 Jun 2013 13:20

PYR3LIGHT wrote:Contrary to seemingly everyone else, I can mix+master pretty well.
Contrary to seemingly everyone else, I CANNOT create good dubstep basslines. Y'know, the ones with like 4/5 different basses and loads of different modulation and stuff goin' on. Man, I struggle.


Aaargh me too. I end up using the same patch but modulating it to tits. I can never figure out how to get different sounds to flow.
Then again I prefer minimal stuff anyways so :3
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Paianni » 24 Jun 2013 16:05

Contrary to everyone else, I'm decent at mixing and mastering but rubbish at sound design.
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