What is your weakest skill as a producer?

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Facade » 24 Jun 2013 16:15

it seems being bad at mixing is trending here...
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 24 Jun 2013 21:32

PropellerEscape wrote:
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


Y'know how I deal with that? When I can't think of anything to do in the way of a track, I just make a bunch of basses, leads etc and save them for later. That way I always have a few unused patches ready to go next time :D
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby PropellerEscape » 25 Jun 2013 00:51

Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:Y'know how I deal with that? When I can't think of anything to do in the way of a track, I just make a bunch of basses, leads etc and save them for later. That way I always have a few unused patches ready to go next time :D


I've actually started doing that if I get bored. I make a few basses and see if I can make them flow, and that's usually how some of my songs come about :3
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby S.P.P » 25 Jun 2013 04:09

PropellerEscape wrote:
Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:Y'know how I deal with that? When I can't think of anything to do in the way of a track, I just make a bunch of basses, leads etc and save them for later. That way I always have a few unused patches ready to go next time :D


I've actually started doing that if I get bored. I make a few basses and see if I can make them flow, and that's usually how some of my songs come about :3

I do this anyways but it's still hard.
A side effect is that I have 700 bass patches and about 4 leads.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby PropellerEscape » 25 Jun 2013 09:24

PYR3LIGHT wrote:A side effect is that I have 700 bass patches and about 4 leads.


Every. Freaking. Time.
I suck at leads 3:
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby JSynth » 25 Jun 2013 11:05

Mastering.
That and sound design.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Wisp » 25 Jun 2013 12:42

Seems like for a lot of people mixing/mastering is what they have trouble with. I actually don't have much trouble with that at all. Like I said before, I have trouble with creating the catchy melody to base the song off of.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ExoBassTix » 25 Jun 2013 17:01

PYR3LIGHT wrote:
PropellerEscape wrote:
Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:Y'know how I deal with that? When I can't think of anything to do in the way of a track, I just make a bunch of basses, leads etc and save them for later. That way I always have a few unused patches ready to go next time :D


I've actually started doing that if I get bored. I make a few basses and see if I can make them flow, and that's usually how some of my songs come about :3

I do this anyways but it's still hard.
A side effect is that I have 700 bass patches and about 4 leads.

I have 3837391747392816 self-made kicks, few tweaked basses, leads, n other shitz (of which all are derived from some preset).
I know how you feel.
I can't make a decent Hardcore track with kicks only... :c

I'm not even sure anymore what exactly is mixing and what exactly is mastering.
I'm fairly good at staying out of the red. Problem, terminology?

And I pretty much get nuked by melodies playing in my head when I go out and try shit.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Paianni » 01 Jul 2013 05:00

I don't know how to 'make' my own sounds either, I don't understand the various features and controls of software synths/drum machines and up to now have always resorted to slightly modified presets, arranged in a style I just happen to like. Eventually I'll move away from that of course, but for the time being its quite frustrating because its limiting my potential.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ExoBassTix » 01 Jul 2013 05:53

Paspie wrote:I don't know how to 'make' my own sounds either, I don't understand the various features and controls of software synths/drum machines and up to now have always resorted to slightly modified presets, arranged in a style I just happen to like. Eventually I'll move away from that of course, but for the time being its quite frustrating because its limiting my potential.

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 01 Jul 2013 06:19

Paspie wrote:I don't know how to 'make' my own sounds either, I don't understand the various features and controls of software synths/drum machines and up to now have always resorted to slightly modified presets, arranged in a style I just happen to like. Eventually I'll move away from that of course, but for the time being its quite frustrating because its limiting my potential.


Trust me, it takes a while to learn that.

Some people would ring my neck for this, but I've never read an instruction manual for any synth or whatever I own. Just keep at it and you'll get it.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Trixiee » 01 Jul 2013 11:23

Mixing and Mastering is my biggest downfall. I have a hard time making sure everything is mixed perfectly thus butchering my mastering job and it doesn't help that I broke my Sennheiser 280s the other day. My sound design is also pretty weak especially leads and such. Melody comes pretty easy to me especially for hardcore styles of music but when it comes to Dubstep and D&B everything just falls apart in the intro almost every time.

Here's an example of what I mean by my intros.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Paianni » 02 Jul 2013 15:25

Oh, and I need to stop shoving my work down ponies' throats. :shock:
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