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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 10:57:14 pm »
80% of (good) mixing is in the faders.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 01:41:49 am »
Do this because you love staring at a screen 8 hours twisting knobs, layering sounds, experimenting and doing something that evokes an idea and makes you feel good while music fills your room.

Some of the best eaters in the world, eat food...this is how the pros eat food like *spoons with ps4 controller* it is way better...it's so much better than using a fork and a knife. Look at that bounce. Some of the top chili eaters in the world use controllers.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 01:42:53 am »
80% of (good) mixing is in the faders.

Such a simple but important idea. :)
Some of the best eaters in the world, eat food...this is how the pros eat food like *spoons with ps4 controller* it is way better...it's so much better than using a fork and a knife. Look at that bounce. Some of the top chili eaters in the world use controllers.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 09:15:29 am »
Use 4 busses (1 with short reverb, 1 with medium reverb, 1 with long reverb and 1 with delay) to create depth in your mixes.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 08:44:48 pm »
"Just crank that shit dude."

"don't be a bitch, and fucking do it."

"listen to me god damnit."

"welcome to the club."

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2016, 06:54:29 am »
Read less, make more.

Music advice is one of the most pungent cesspools of subjective bs in the world. People are so protective over their "art"...."my songs are my babies" blah blah that they'll either completely hide how they do things (which typically means it was way easier than everyone thinks and they're insecure that people will realize they're not doing anything special) or they'll flat out reject any method they aren't already utilizing. Production is even worse because it's 50% arrogant idiots trying to make bangerzz, 45% pretentious music nerds who can't hold a conversation from their high horse and 5% musicians who genuinely want to make meaningful, innovative music and lift the scene. Unfortunately, it's usually the other 95% that makes the most noise and claims to be "experts".

The good news is that there's 1,000,001 ways to create an amazing song, you just have to find one that works for you.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2016, 11:52:29 pm »
Read less, make more.

This advice I need to take to heart.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2016, 12:52:01 am »
Listen twice as often as you speak.

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2016, 12:54:29 am »
Don't push yourself too far!

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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2016, 05:00:27 pm »
'Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.' ~ Theodore Roosevelt
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Re: what's the best piece of advice you had been given from someone?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2016, 09:59:02 pm »
You need to get laid
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