You know, what he’s talking about in the video isn’t even actually the same thing I’m talking about. It’s fine to want your recordings to sound well mixed, which I think think of as having the proper levels, a good stereo field, and good EQ and compression on your tracks.Michael L wrote: ↑Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:03 pmjamcat wrote: ↑Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:18 pmThat is a bit of a theme I suppose.gentleclockdivider wrote: ↑Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:13 pm You always seem to end with your mantra : " either make music or tweak settings."
It seems to me that a lot of musicians fall into the trap of focusing too much on the tools and the process and not enough on the song and the melody. Especially round these parts.
Here's a recent Reaper video about that very thang:
What I’m usually talking about, actually, is something quite different. Lots of “musicians” seem to forget what being a musician is all about, and end up thinking it’s about playing with plugins, automating filters that modulate the arpeggiators that arpeggiate the modulators that modulate their filters. They use that bullshit as a substitute for writing an actual song with something approaching a melody and harmony and structure. Nobody cares what synth you used. They only care about the melody you played on it.
Even worse is spending all your time tending your plugin garden and customizing UI skins and all that, which just takes the musician one more step further away from the intended goal of making music.