By JAMIE COLEIRO
Finding your Sound in Music
When you think of the ‘perfect sound’, what comes to mind?
A particular producer you look up too? Maybe a handful of similar songs that resonate with you?
Track down the creative minds behind the songs you enjoy, and study them. Rigorously.
Ask yourself. What is it I love about these songs?
Is it their loose human-like drums?
Their arrangement choices?
Their sound selection?
Finding your Sound as a Producer
Once you understand what it is you like, you can start reverse-engineering their work.
As the great Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists copy. Great artists steal”.
Learn from those you look up to, but don’t just copy. Innovate.
Studying those Head Nods
Your ‘sound' won't magically appear overnight.
Like the flood of eureka moments you've probably come to enjoy on your musical journey thus far—finding your sound is no different, and will come with time. I promise.
As you come to learn what triggers your ferocious head bopping, only then will your subconscious take-over from you.
Experimentation is the most creative and enjoyable aspect of music production.
A Thought to End On.
Stop worrying about your damn sound and get back to the studio!
Until next time…