At 7/20/17 01:12 AM, LLCALIREP wrote:
At 7/18/17 09:27 AM, McGorilla42 wrote:
Well, from personal experience, I'd say you need to be really honest and self-critical with your work. I know people say "don't compare yourself to others", but it is a good way to gauge your skill-level. I know this might be a bit controversial and not entirely accurate, but if you're making money and are in high demand, I'd assume that is another indication of how good you are.Indeed it is and I agree with what you just implied..but I asked it because as a producer sometimes you might not feel that you're actually good..or getting better..sometimes people won't even take the time too acknowledge you so that makes it hard for the producers to know how well they are doing. However you said if they make money that's an indication that they're good but let's be honest there are some producers out there who are less talented and still make it big while the real talented are left out..I also asked it because I'm my eyes as well I feel after a year of producing that i stink..
It's a hard question to answer, but I'm also curious as to why you asked it in the first place.
From experience: you'll KNOW when you've made a wonderful song and you can't make it any better. Until then, keep improving, and never think you are beyond improvement. Even when your mixing is good, your mastering is good, there's always room to sharpen your skill.
Because the best musicians are those that grow and experiment and learn.
Sometimes we need others to cast a new lens on the stuff we've been doing. I have taken a listen to your stuff and there has been a reluctance for me to sing to your stuff, mind you, because to start with, your instruments do not vary in volume between notes -- an elementary mistake that we all commit. That sort of thing does not suggest any sort of feel to your instrument. I mean, come on: if you were playing it in real life you wouldn't be keeping the notes all at the same volume would you?
And then in tracks like this one, you'd need instrument choice. I can understand what you're trying to achieve here, but even you know it's not up to scratch. Better sounds and a greater variety of samples. @blackattackbitch, an old user on NG, has put up a thread on the Audio Forum about 800 or so free SF2s, to start with. Every so often you find people posting about free VST and samples. Do not take those for granted.