I guess this is more a question for all of ya'll just starting, but it'd probably apply all the same to an experienced producer. I'm under the belief that you can't focus on every single element to be the big draw of a track, the one you're going to let shine and define the track. Something's gotta take the lead, be it the drums, bass, pad,...I guess vocal x3. Right now I'd say my weakest area is drum programming. I can definitely cut up some beats, chopping hits from samples and going from there, but if you give me a raw untouched snare or kick I will struggle to give it some life. Probably why I'll focus on doing drums from scratch in a new project. I guess for starting out, it's maybe better to try and not overload myself on a bunch of shit that all requires tight expertise. So my question is, when you're working on a new track, do you try to focus it around one element in particular and-if you're learning the ropes-do you try to make it the element you feel you're weakest in @ that moment? It's been working well for me that approach, just thinking others maybe do the same and it works for them too.