My best advice for new dnb Producers.. TC

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  1. tcdnb

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    Hi DnB Forum Producer crew! I know a lot of you will be a bit more experienced than the target audience for this blog post but there are great nuggets of info to be gotten from the strangest places.
    http://tcdnb.com/my-best-advice-for-new-dnb-producers/

    is there anything else you would add?
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    Imo the only thing i'd add is most importantly for peeps starting out is they've gotta be having fun. I started DJing first and was playing clubs within a year and then kinda forced myself to 'write' tunes to hopefully be able to DJ more. Nothing happened for years cos I wasn't having fun and it wasn't till I took the pressure of myself of trying to get big did things start happening. Thats my 2 cents.

    Otherwise good read for beginners deffo!
     
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    Good to see the big names still pop up in these forums taking care of the little ones :D Good read!

    I think it's important to add that it's best to stick to one subgenre. For example jump-up, or dubstep or neurofunk or drumstep.

    I spent 5+ years producing everything I could create, electro, dubstep, drumstep, dubstep, neurofunk, dnb etc, I did everything, as a result I'm still sucky at all of them and still don't have my own sounds. Stick to one genre is the message :)
     
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    font triggers me for some reason
     
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    How much more of a difference does it make mixing on monitors? I use my senny HD25's at the moment and a spectrum analyzer and I feel like I've got a fairly good grasp of frequencies
     
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    Good read mate, I do really like the idea of using an MPC, for drums particularly being able to jam and then get those ideas down like that, whilst pretending i'm Pete Rock or Kanye West obv
     
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    Can anyone recommend a good free EQ?
     
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    good read mate!
     
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    Cheers!

    At first I thought the advice was just the photo = go mental at shows.
     
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    If you buy an issue of Computer Music they have a few decent ones. You could also try TDR Nova, but the free version only has 4 bands.
     
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    im a new producer check it out



     
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    Hate to say it, but Sennheiser HD25s are worthless when it comes to mixing. Extremely hyped / colored sound (muddy bass, annoying highs, lack of mids).
     
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    Interesting, I would love to compare when I've got the means to upgrade!
     
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    Sorry for our huge boss TC, but we need no more advice, that's all, imo. ;)
     
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    In the same price range, there's Audio Technica M50, which have received a lot of praise. I haven't used them, but considered buying them for travel use (my main headphones are a bit on the pricey side and a bit big, so I never travel with them).
     
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    Damn - may be revealing my ignorance here but I honestly thought they were widely regarded as among the best cans in the business.
     
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    Best Djing headphones by far, super durable and loud. I think they are shit for mixing tbf.
     
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    I second this. Probably the best for DJing, worthless for mixing/engineering/mastering.