This is a very easy trap to get caught up in. Especially in Pop music where the goal is to “please” your audience. And it’s a very nuanced thing. You “think” the goal is to make, create or mix music that your audience wants to hear. And that’s certainly NOT wrong. If they don’t like it, they’re not going to want to be a part of your audience. You will lose them.
I bring this topic up because there’s a few people I know that seem to thrive on “debate” when it comes to pro audio. And I will admit, just like most of them, I enjoy the debate very much. I love discussing things that I am passionate about and I am certainly passionate about music and how to work with and manipulate it.
Kenny’s Tip of the Day - Compete with a Lesser Version of Yourself!!!!
Let me be clear. I am a big fan of having idols to look up to. I have had many myself. But it’s also very important to realize that you’re not those people. And that’s OK.
Why Do We Need More Than One EQ or Compressor Plugin????
You read that right. It’s 2018. Why are we still using more than one EQ or Compressor plugin to adjust our music?
Kenny's Tip of the Day - Stop Looking for a “Great” Hammer!!!
Yes. We all do it. We’re all looking for that perfect tool that will bring our productions, our mixes, even our masters to the next level. It’s normal. Almost necessary. But only almost.