That "using cheap mono speakers" discovery possibly just changed my life. Thank you for that. Would you please share with us a couple more simple-but-profound studio/process revelations you've had?

Ott responded on 04/22/2012

It was probably one of the most important ideas I ever had.

Others include:

The first 90% of the tune takes 10% of the effort and the last 10% of the tune takes 90% of the effort.

A track is finished when you can listen all the way through with your eyes shut and not feel like something needs changing.

If you want to know what the bottom is *really* doing, put your thumb on the speaker cone.

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