What is your weakest skill as a producer?

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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby KillerAmp » 31 Aug 2012 13:51

my issue it getting the melody i have in my head
into the goddamn DAW
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Thelastdevastator » 31 Aug 2012 14:16

Mostly mixing and mastering
Melodies are slowly getting better ;_;
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Reasonable Brony » 31 Aug 2012 19:20

Sound design/mixing/mastering. I can usually write something somewhat interesting on sheet music, play it and it sounds good, but when it comes to actually making a sound I want and getting sounds to mesh into something that resembles electronic music I'm pretty terrible.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Sirspamalot » 03 Sep 2012 00:35

I haven't even started anything concrete. Get these brain ideas that never make it to the computer. Stupid laziness.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Nine Volt » 04 Sep 2012 14:50

Mixing and mastering. Often I just forget to mix at all, and mastering is something I generally only do a little of. I'm getting better though.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Beetie Swelle » 10 Sep 2012 19:47

I spend way too much time worrying about mixing everything while I'm working on a song. I know it's a lot easier to just get the everything like melodies, progressions, structure, what instruments you use etc. down first and then mix/master once everything is down, but, but I can't help myself D:
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 10 Sep 2012 20:13

Beetie Swelle wrote:I spend way too much time worrying about mixing everything while I'm working on a song. I know it's a lot easier to just get the everything like melodies, progressions, structure, what instruments you use etc. down first and then mix/master once everything is down, but, but I can't help myself D:


Same. Though I do feel it's easier to put a track together when it's all mixed.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby colortwelve » 10 Sep 2012 20:20

I do mixing as I go, and mastering for me is usually as simple as compressing (but not to Hell and back) and EQing a little.

Oh, topic. Erm... Still melodies.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby LoreRD » 11 Sep 2012 10:19

I have a tendency to copy/paste (though I'm trying improve there), I don't know mastering, and I use MIDI guitars.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Big AppleDoom » 11 Sep 2012 11:28

I'm lazy as hell and need preciously perfect environment to get my ideas into products (in which I almost never can access my DAW).

The last time I had an urge to work on music was when I was supposed to be working on a history essay. The last time I was creating an original song instead of finishing existing, was when I was on a fever last spring.

Just like I've made my best drawings on boring lessons. Last fall I improved my drawing skills A LOT by doodling on a blank white paper on lessons.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Pyro25100 » 13 Sep 2012 18:22

More than I'd like to admit, actually.
Motivation, writing melodies, no real understanding of scales or notes, lack of proper musical theory.
I'm learning though by making music, so it's all good. Melodies though... man, still can't do them. xD
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Lavender_Harmony » 14 Sep 2012 02:52

Resisting the urge to participate in the loudness war. >.<
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Raddons » 14 Sep 2012 12:17

Kyoga wrote:join us in the loudness war!


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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 14 Sep 2012 14:03

BRICKWALL EVERYTHING. IF YOUR MUSIC WAS A FONT, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE ARIAL BLACK.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby NegaNote » 14 Sep 2012 21:53

Really surprised so many people have trouble writing melodies. I just kind of started out with good melodies haha
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby vladnuke » 14 Sep 2012 22:12

I have trouble with scheduling. My music time has been severely cut by me not being good at calculus, forcing me to stay my hand from my daw. I have my appointed 30 minutes of dicking around in film production, and then it's back home to my folks yelling at me about my grades and shoving my face into a tutor. As such, my collabs have taken a dive, and I feel that I'm letting mah bros down. I'll probably try to get something done in the morning tommorow (got mah caffine, gtg) and bang out some stuff to send to those guys, but beyond that, I'm not doing shit. So finally when I'm feeling the urge to make music, I can't.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby GumsOfGabby » 17 Sep 2012 08:13

I've got another one! Creating tracks with LONGEVITY!!! I find my tracks get old "very" quickly :/
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ChromaticChaosPony » 17 Sep 2012 16:17

vladnuke wrote:I have trouble with scheduling. My music time has been severely cut by me not being good at calculus, forcing me to stay my hand from my daw. I have my appointed 30 minutes of dicking around in film production, and then it's back home to my folks yelling at me about my grades and shoving my face into a tutor. As such, my collabs have taken a dive, and I feel that I'm letting mah bros down. I'll probably try to get something done in the morning tommorow (got mah caffine, gtg) and bang out some stuff to send to those guys, but beyond that, I'm not doing shit. So finally when I'm feeling the urge to make music, I can't.


I am going through almost the exact same thing, except I'm failing AP European History and won't be getting a tutor.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ChromaticChaosPony » 17 Sep 2012 16:19

Which reminds me: collabs.

I have this issue where I want to collab with a lot of people, but schedule it poorly and never finish (or even begin) any of the collabs. I have let down a shitload of people, and I feel terrible about it.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby vladnuke » 17 Sep 2012 16:29

ChromaticChaosPony wrote:Which reminds me: collabs.

I have this issue where I want to collab with a lot of people, but schedule it poorly and never finish (or even begin) any of the collabs. I have let down a shitload of people, and I feel terrible about it.


Speaking of which, one of these days, you should record yourself doing a riff on that guitar of your's and shoot it over here. I'll think of something to do with it.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby ChromaticChaosPony » 17 Sep 2012 16:58

vladnuke wrote:
ChromaticChaosPony wrote:Which reminds me: collabs.

I have this issue where I want to collab with a lot of people, but schedule it poorly and never finish (or even begin) any of the collabs. I have let down a shitload of people, and I feel terrible about it.


Speaking of which, one of these days, you should record yourself doing a riff on that guitar of your's and shoot it over here. I'll think of something to do with it.


I'll get to it whenever I finish the Skrillex remix (which is probably going to be late anyways).
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby DJGaugen » 18 Sep 2012 19:13

My weakest skill as a producer?

Cloud wrote:Everything


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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Habanc » 19 Sep 2012 14:58

Creating what I want.

I can come up with these awesome tunes in my head, and once I set out to make them I simply can't due to my ass-backwards ability at sound design. I think I register for top 10 worst sound designers, and as such my synths never sound like they do in my head. Then I give up or create something with what I can do.

That and elongating melodies. Anything over eight beats is really hard for me.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby XXDarkShadow79XX » 21 Sep 2012 15:55

Habanc wrote:Creating what I want.

I can come up with these awesome tunes in my head, and once I set out to make them I simply can't due to my ass-backwards ability at sound design. I think I register for top 10 worst sound designers, and as such my synths never sound like they do in my head. Then I give up or create something with what I can do.


This. I am the same way.
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Re: What is your weakest skill as a producer?

Postby Armystuntman » 21 Sep 2012 16:04

Melodies? I compose them out fine. But...when I try to re-compose songs by ear, I get stuck at chords D:

I also have problems with volume controlling my songs. VOLUME! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~
what if im shouting too silently I GOT TO SHOUT LOUDER AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~
WAIT NOW ITS TOO LOUD
CELESTIA HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEE
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