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Be cruel to be kind?
« on: May 09, 2016, 02:16:21 pm »
I know sometimes it's difficult to tell people they're barking up the wrong tree, but I'd personally prefer to be told which parts of my tune are garbage and need re-thinking or even scrapping, than being fed back the good stuff.

People usually err on the side of giving nice feedback to avoid discouraging people, but if I'd had brutally honest feedback early on, it would definitely have sped up my learning.

Is there room for a no-holds-barred, "Butcher my tune" style feedback forum? It would be carnage but I'd certainly post my music there!
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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 04:16:44 pm »
There are two forums here for feedback already, and neither is very active, so I doubt that another one would help with that situation. But there is actually such a forum in Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/roastmytrack

Browsing that forum you will quickly realize that it just doesn't work... people are too nice.  :-*

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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 11:23:06 pm »
I've never had good results with posting up tracks for feedback because generally speaking people don't care unless they really like what they're hearing. I've had much better results by messaging producers that I actually respect and asking them for feedback.

Besides, if I write something that's bad, I don't need to hear other peoples opinions to validate that. Call it selfish but If I write something good I know it and if it's trash I know it as well. What's truly rare is someone who has the ability to point out why something sounds bad and how to actually fix it and make it better. I've been searching for someone with those skills for a long time.
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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 08:42:07 am »
Agreed, I do know when I write something that's no good, but sometimes you overhype yourself with something and become deaf to the weak parts of the tune

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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 11:00:20 am »
your track needs to sound just as good or better than the stuff being released to the label you want your demo to be heard

so reference your tracks to the released material

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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2016, 12:01:48 pm »
Well aware of that. Was probably more just a case of encouraging genuine critique on peoples (not just mine) tunes.

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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 06:37:34 pm »
your track needs to sound just as good or better than the stuff being released to the label you want your demo to be heard

so reference your tracks to the released material

I don't think he is talking about the overall sound. Seems like he is wanting more technical reviews. Like use more of a HP filter here or there. Or maybe someone can hear a phasing issue or something.
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Re: Be cruel to be kind?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 07:24:53 pm »
Exactly! To be fair, I've had some pretty honest feedback on the tune I put on here for critique recently.