Re-Thinking

D-Jhepz

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Does anyone go back to their works a few weeks or so later and think to themselves "what the fuck was i thinking this is awful"?

Put me on a hectic downer last night when i revisited some of the things i, firstly enjoyed, and secondly even you guys did when i put it up but like wtf how can i mindset change like that... could be a mentality thing or is the song even shit or is it really shit - how can you ever know when you full of personal bais (either to self critical or overly egotistical) - oh the woe of life's mysteries...
 

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if you've been sat on it for too long, quite regularly you will come back and it will sound like absolute shit, or if you were really stoned i find it possible too. As you go along you ears will become more "tuned" if you like and I think you start to know when you're onto something good sooner, and when to give up on something that really isn't working..

This is what I find these days anyway, recently hit a sort of milestone in alot of my mixdowns suddenly improving tenfold.... and maybe it's because I'm not being as lazy as I would with the mixing stage or tbh I think it's just my ears are getting better...

This my all be bullshit, i have just woken up :D just my 2 cents
 

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+1 on being blazed, I scrapped an entire track the other day that I thought had some potential, but after giving it a listen while completely wrecked...
 
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Thankfully I don't ever hate the things I have made. I may hate the mixdowns the better I get but I have to trust the ideas because I made those decisions and who else can I trust to make them. I have had to train myself to regularly stop, assess and scrap individual elements if necessary so as to not end up miles from home with something irretrievable but I do trust those final decisions. I agree about the perception thing. I try, with everything, to step back, to be objective but worry that this is an impossibility really.
 

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Thankfully I don't ever hate the things I have made. I may hate the mixdowns the better I get but I have to trust the ideas because I made those decisions and who else can I trust to make them. I have had to train myself to regularly stop, assess and scrap individual elements if necessary so as to not end up miles from home with something irretrievable but I do trust those final decisions. I agree about the perception thing. I try, with everything, to step back, to be objective but worry that this is an impossibility really.
yeah actually i think you may be onto something with the hole mixdown thing... cos alot of the time when i put the idea down get a nice structure and sounds then i come back the next day and try change it up its in the changing up and technical side where i start thinking wtf is this... but i suppose it a journey of ups and downs self love and loathe and bare cba and overly obsessive
 

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^ yeh you'll be surprised how tiny tweaks in levels and EQ can make a massive difference to mixdowns. Getting the ear for it is all down to experience. I work with someone whos been on it 8 years and the stuff his ears hear boggles me, but then I work with someone else who has been producing less me and he missed shit loads of things i can hear! I find mixing the track with similar tracks shows up loads of mixdown errors instantly.
 
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