What's your biggest producing frustration?

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What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by stoney » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:07 am

Hello all,Not posted in a while but was wondering what you lovely folks find frustrating about producing music? Whether it be something to do with mixing or sequencing etc.I always found compressors a nightmare to get my head around. I would use them but not really have an understanding of why I wanted to compress the track in the first place which probably led to bad mixes!Just wondered what you guys find (or used to find) frustrating about writing/producing and music technology?Cheers everyone

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Post by deantaylor » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:09 am

Everything ... lol ... I'm just a songwriter.
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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by ibanez468 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:03 am

Ditto that! Everything! It hasn't stopped!

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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by mfowler » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:57 am

getting the mix to sound professional... would like more clarity and punch... getting a decent mastering level without over compressing... I could go on for a while..:)

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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by stoney » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:16 am

mfowler don't hold back you've only just going after all I hoped others like me would share their production frustrations !

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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by mazz » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:20 am

Right now it's getting my room acoustically right for mixing. Also finding an affordable desk that accomodates an 88 key controller, control surface and gas a large writing desk surface. I'm going to have to have that one built.
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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by garrettmiller » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:57 am

Mixing bass and kick so they work well with each other. Too much bass, not enough punch, vice versa... Can be very frustrating.

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Post by Mark Kaufman » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:05 am

Computers.

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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by t4mh » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:54 am

I agree Bass and Kick. But then I don't do any vocal work so maybe that. The rest of it is pretty straight forward.Keith
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Re: What's your biggest producing frustration?

Post by hummingbird » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:42 am

right now I think my biggest frustration is finding the sound that I want for a particular line. I've taken to writing melody and counterpoint using an electric piano patch, and then I start wandering through my collection of instruments and synths looking for a quality that jumps out and says "yeah" when applied to that line.my other frustration is creating enough low end... or bringing it out enough - I think I'm getting better at it. I know if I post on the forum, at least one guy will say "it's too top heavy, add more bass" I think I'm getting better at mixing but I am still a little confused over when to EQ and when to compress.
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