Honestly, practice makes perfect. You shouldn't get so discouraged so easily my man, if you have a will, there is a way. It takes a lot of time to hone your skills as a producer. I myself have been playing music since I was 7 years old, and can play a live show that you WOULDN'T believe, but when you put me in front of a computer, I am mediocre at best when it comes to production..
There are a lot of musicians on here that are really cool, and will help you with any questions you have about the recording process. MetalJonus is one of them, RobSoundtrack is also really nice. Heck, I could answer any questions you might have about your DAW, or your mix.
But your instrument, that it just going to take time. Trust me, that fact that you are on here, and making an effort says a lot about your character. I don't think you give up easily, and I believe you can do it. Besides, there TONS of videos on youtube about technique with most instruments.
I remember recording for like 6 months until I learned something new, because I was just messing around, but then I listened to other peoples recordings, and sought out the same techniques... I was like... "DAANNnnnggg... dude is doubling his Rhythm guitar track on left and right channels to give a more dynamic sound.. I should try that!!!
Bruddah, there ain't nothing you can't accomplish if you put you mind to it. Good luck, and let me know if I can help you in anyway.
At 10/7/12 03:55 AM, FIE wrote:
I make music and make music and make music and make music. Pretty much everybody on the Audio Portal is better at music than myself. I can click on random songs all day long and they are all better than me.
I'm planning on investing in a couple of studio monitors and I can't help but feel that I will be wasting my money. Good sounding turds are still turds.
Some people say that you are born with your talents. I honestly don't know if there is any musical talent in me.
I could probably program a PHP script to make better music than I can.
How do I stop sucking so hard? What do I do?