At times when I produce music it becomes tedious and overwhelmingly complex trying to learn new things and techniques with the loads of programs and hardware out there. Did you feel this way at first? If so, what made you continue and improve as well as motivate you to put long hours into your work?
Nothing has ever excited me as much as the process of recording music, from as far back as I can remember.
I recall finding the learning curve frustrating at times but the constant process of improvement was enough to keep me hooked. Listening back to a mix and knowing that, although it is mediocre at best, the bass sits better than the last one you did is very exciting, particularly if you understand why.
I can remember the first time I compressed my drums and had that lightbulb moment: "So THAT'S how they do it!!" And then I spent the next two years horribly over-compressing my drums until I learned that moderation is the key.
I quite miss the massive excitement of mastering a new technique - the longer you do it, the fewer and further between the breakthroughs are - but I'm always learning and my enthusiasm is the same as when I was 13.
Always remember to break each process down into simple chunks.
Do you listen to contemporary dub? like what/who?
What do you think of the evolution of dub today?
Thanks King Ott for your GREAT music !!
I was wondering if you use a sub when tracking and mixing in your studio. If not, how do you keep sub under control while keeping the low end beefy ( example moog taurus pedal patch). I'm afraid once my track is done and I hear it on a system with a sub it will be to bassy in the sub region. If I use a low shelf is there a particular cut & que you recommend. BTW your suggested room treatments from a few posts ago realy did the trick. I removed all of the surgical cuts (5 of them) on my bass tracks and "hoopty doo" they're all nice and even now. Even passed the wife and kids test!
Thanks for all your tid-bits of help over the years. You've helped me and others here grow musicaly.
ps. Im using A7x's :0))