I dont enjoy forumgames/lists but since i have a peeve myself i want to share with the world due to not having facebook/a smartphone to do so locally 24/7 i thought to make a forumpost on this beautiful little island in the sun, palmtrees, glass of coconut milk, battery radio next to you like its the 80s and you dont care.
Anyway back to the peeve, i drifted off a bit.
My biggest composing peeve is always how the hell to make music both sound good on headphones and without them, i tend to make awesome effects that you can barely hear with headphones on for instance but the moment i play the track from my boxes you probably wont notice them, and if you do it either sounds way to loud or creates dissonance or something so i have to remove them, or worse the whole track sounds weird/bad/uncule compared to when you listen to it with headphones and it all makes sense.
I am then always afraid the majority of people wlil listen to my track without headphones and judge it accordingy.
And when the track does sound good without headphones and with headphones its to loud or something im afraid the majority of people will in turn listen to it 'with headphones.
Yes, the life of a composer is very hard.
What is your composing peeve?