Your Production Mantras

How to do this, that and the other. Share, learn, teach. How did X do that? How can I sound like Y?
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KVRAF
1672 posts since 4 May, 2012

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:17 pm

When you're EQing something and it's sounding good until you realise the EQ was not engaged, it's time to take a break.

KVRian
1147 posts since 9 Jan, 2013 from morf

Post Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:20 pm

Williamvhorn wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:18 pm
Eauson wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:45 pm
you just have to embrace the chaos :D
Do you have any examples of finished chaos? Would love to see how you put 16 together and then moved on from there.

I have so many 16 bar, 30 second, 1/47th done songs I wouldn't be able to get them into a used car commercial.
Check out my SC, link on the side under my moniker, a lot of these are chaos productions, not complete pieces, or all that good, they were made for KvR OsC :)
Man is least himself when he talks in the first person. Give him a mask, and he'll show you his true face

KVRer
5 posts since 12 Apr, 2021

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:39 am

Every good song has good notes, groove, and arrangement. If you're not getting tingles from your basic loop or track, don't even bother with tweaking, layering, and mixing. Keep your production session light until you figure those three things out. Don't worry about throwing things away and trying again. Avoiding automation, mixing, and even sound design as much as possible will maximize your time to work on notes, groove, and arrangement. The more things you try, the more likely you'll discover something great.

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KVRAF
32537 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:47 am

What kind of music are balloons afraid of? Pop Music
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KVRAF
2684 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:00 pm

"I meant to do that"

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addled muppet weed
77482 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:18 pm

no liquids in the studio :x

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KVRAF
6504 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:05 pm

Make music for yourself, first and foremost, and be your own worst critic. It's fine to get feedback from others, but don't let others dictate your vision.

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KVRAF
32537 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:13 pm

fix it in the mix
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KVRAF
29634 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:34 pm

vurt wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:18 pm
no liquids in the studio :x
Same here. No cigarette smoke either ...

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KVRAF
32537 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:53 pm

no farts
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KVRAF
6504 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:58 pm

I live dangerously and do allow liquids in my studio, but not within a certain circumference of my electronics. No smoking is allowed anywhere in our house at any time for any reason, so that's not an issue.

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KVRAF
32537 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:45 pm

auto-tune works better if you sing out of tune
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