Here are five producer tips that everyone should know. These five tips may be obvious to you but maybe not so much to other. Even though this is aimed for beginners the more advanced producers should follow these as well. When producing the most important thing is to have fun. Tip two is to be creative, tip three is to be willing to take criticism, tip four is to be patient, and tip five is don’t be afraid to get help.
This is the number one thing you should think of. If your are not having fun well producing maybe its not the hobby/profession for you. Now you can not get confused in between fun and hard. Just because you can’t get something the first time that does not mean it will not be fun when you finally get to understanding what you are learning. So at the beginning just take your time to learn and decide. If you feel after some time producing is still not become enjoyable then it’s probably not for you.
All tips are important but this one is special. You have to be creative to be a producer. A lot of people try to copy other peoples sounds. This makes things boring, which brings us back to tip one. You may also get hated for trying to rip off other people styles. Not saying you can’t learn from the way others produce. What I am getting at is to try and make each production your own unique style and things will be much better. Remember you are trying to express your own unique journey through music.
Be willing to take criticism wither good or bad
There are lots of people out their that need to follow this advice. Some producers think they are everything, but are not that good. People like that may never improve as they don’t care what people say unless its a good comment. Now I know it sucks sometimes when you get people criticizing you by flat out telling you that your productions suck, but if someone actually has something constructive to say then that may help you improve. You should never ignore a comment just because they are trying to help you and give their two cents on your music. Sometime there will be bad comments not helping you one bit, but you just have to ignore them. If the person is giving you good advise take it and try to improve.
Be patient and never give up
You will not be a pro over night, So don’t give up in a Month and say producing is impossible for me. Some people just need a lot more time to learn. Besides no one could even learn to be a pro producer in a Month. It takes years to work your way up to producing good music like the pros. Even as a pro you learn new things every day. To sum it up, just keep on producing. Everyday you will get better and better.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help or refer to the manual
I find a lot of people don’t like asking questions (including me). The thing is if you never ask questions you will never get better. If you really need help with producing there are a lot of places you can go to talk to people like on music forums or me right here on this blog. Now there are other obvious ways of getting help like watching tutorial and or reading books and manuals. YouTube is your best friend. Now go out and start learning.
There is a lot more tips that you should know but these five will hopefully get you better on your way to success as a producer. Remember to keep working, have fun, and enjoy.
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