At 8/31/14 07:11 PM, JoshuaHughes wrote:
At 8/31/14 05:21 PM, MegaMettaurX wrote:
You're kind of admitting that you make flaws in your track, but don't want anybody to acknowledge them. This won't do you any good as a musician who wants to improve on their work. For someone who does it as a hobby, there's no shame in having an imperfect or even bad track, man.
There is also a difference between subjective taste and poor production. If you think that the viewpoints of an audio engineer or a seasoned musician are pointless, you're just not going to appeal to the general audience as much. I can respect the quality of work put into a song and understand why so people like it while at the same time not personally liking it myself.
The R4R thread does not want people to write brief one liner reviews so they can score an easy extra review in return. The review guidelines in general encourages everyone to list the things they liked, the things they didn't like, and how they can improve upon them. Although I am extremely grateful anybody would take the time out of their day to actually sit down, listen to my stuff, and write anything down at all about it, one-sentence comments praising someone's work is hardly a review in my opinion. They're comments. And thoughtful critiques aren't bullshit, dude.
I don't know if this is just you waving your middle finger in the air before you walk out the door, but you should probably change your attitude or find a different hobby, because you're not going to go far with this under that kind of mentality.
That's not what I'm saying at all. But that R4R seems like it's only for point out flaws in peoples tracks. I'm not gonna listen for flaws in your track, unless it's obviously bad. Your style is not a flaw. It's your style. Music is not about pointing out flaws. I got shit for reviewing someone's song in R4R just because I said I liked the track. I don't need to tell you why I like the track. If I like it, I like it. And I rated them a 5 because I didn't have anything else to say. This is the shit I'm talking about.
If you reviewed my track and just put "I like this, this is great" or anything along those lines, and voted (an honest number, it doesn't have to be a full 5. It lets me know as an artist that my STYLE is working. If I feel like I need something to be changed up, I'll ask you guys about it.
You can even say "I don't like this, It's not for me" and rate it low. I shouldn't be forced to say some shit in exchange for a review.
This is what I'm talking about. I'm still gonna continue doing me and reviewing people when ever I decide to check out the beautiful Ideas some of you guys have.
I'll admit, right now I've been finding most of my inspiration from professional artists, studing their engineering techniques to the best of my abilities with my ears alone, and checking tutorials and all that.
I know I might come off as negative towards this idea of networking. This is a great system, but the stipulations are kind of stupid. While getting reviews from our peers isn't a bad thing, we as artists should be ENCOURAGING casual listeners to review our stuff. I have no clue why any of you artists would even have the audacity to just write that idea off, and tell me "I just want to inflate my ego". Music is art. Art is made for the people. We're not a secret society. We want to be heard by regular people who just want a good song to listen to, who don't spend their entire first listen on the track like "How did they do that with the synth!? How did they do that with the vocals!?" We should be encouraging those guys who are like 'Holy fuck this is SICK!!! or HOLY FUCK DUDE YOU SUCK, QUIT MAKING MUSIC!" to tell us how they feel, not as a musician, but as a consumer.
This website was always content made by people for the people. The audio portal isn't a separate section. We're all Newgrounds. Those guys who review the flash movies? They're casual watchers, for the most part. We can have a piece of that support too, if we actually cared.