yeah, im going to post mix #5 and im pretty much thru with this one for a while. I mean, we r talking only 6 elements here: kick, snare, cymbals, bass, guitar, vocals. (no lead guitar, no vocal harmonies) It cant be this freaking hard...yet everything I post is 100% wrong
on this mix I hear all of those elements playing a part without anything being too overbearing. But what do I know? obviously not too much
About a week ago you all were talking about "is the forum dead?", "why is there no traffic"? etc. for one thing, not many people are going to sign up to get their souls repeatedly crushed
Me, I can only take so much of it myself. This is why I personally only post something to be bashed maybe once every few months, just like back on RR.
So of course I admit im only in the first early learning curve of doing mixes and as everyone is quick to point out, evidently my ears suck. This sux, that sux. It all sux. Obviously my mix #5 is better than my mix #1 So of course I can see that my ears ARENT attuned to critical listening.
That being said, I take tremendous pride in the fact that what I post is MINE. There is no John Lennon at my side or George Martin and Alan Parsons holding my hand and working on my mixes while I sleep. I dont have 57 people working on my song like Beyonce does,
So when it is said that the whole thing sucks, I tend to take it on a very personal level and I know I am not alone in that regard lol. I have store bought stuff that sounds worse than what I have posted here.
If people get beat down when they post stuff....they aint gonna post stuff lol. I understand that the critical feedback is the whole point of the "bash" forum but maybe there are good ways and bad ways to give that feedback. I feel that sometimes it gets to be something like "you suck and us jaded pros are going to tell you that you suck but we arent going to really tell you any specific way to get better"
So a guy like me who continually works on some aspect of his music: playing, writing, singing, mixing etc...brings a certain amount of energy and vitality to a forum. How many posts and replies have I generated in the last 5 days? For that guy to be essentially beat down (run in circles?) makes no sense. Dude goes away and pouts and those posts that would be generated go away too lol
so all I am saying is maybe there is some way to balance off the harsh blows. Maybe have people post stems on box.com or wherever so others can do a quicky mix. I mean, if my mixes suck as bad as I am being told, then it shouldnt take more than 5 minutes for some old pro to make an improvement.
Anyway, just thinking out loud.
mix #5, more suckage for all to enjoy