Tag Archives: Truths

Hard Truths: You Need Collaborators To Do Your Best Work

A great song can seem like it’s own little musical world. When everything falls into place, a tightly produced track feels as if it must have come from a single artist’s imagination. But the reality is much more complex. Most music you hear is the result of many collaborators working together at different stages in … Continue reading Hard Truths: You Need Collaborators To Do Your Best Work

Hard Truths: It’s Better to Finish Your Release Then Play a Show

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. There’s nothing more exciting than the feeling of playing music in … Continue reading Hard Truths: It’s Better to Finish Your Release Then Play a Show

Hard Truths: Everyone Edits Their Takes

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer.  Modern music production is an art form. The techniques that today’s engineers and … Continue reading Hard Truths: Everyone Edits Their Takes

Hard Truths: Doing it Yourself is Difficult

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. Most musicians would love to leave their day job behind and … Continue reading Hard Truths: Doing it Yourself is Difficult

Hard Truths: Every Plugin Has a Downside

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. Most producers get pretty excited about their tools. The hottest new … Continue reading Hard Truths: Every Plugin Has a Downside

Hard Truths: You’re Listening to Your Mix Wrong

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. Mixing is about listening. To get a truly great mix you have … Continue reading Hard Truths: You’re Listening to Your Mix Wrong

Hard Truths: Mixing Is Lonely

It’s easy to daydream about doing nothing but mixing all day every day. You want to spend as much time as possible doing what you love most right? Mixing all the time is awesome, but there are some unexpected realities when it’s your main activity. Here’s my hard truth for today—mixing is solitary work that … Continue reading Hard Truths: Mixing Is Lonely

Hard Truths: Social Skills Are Important for Success

Almost every bedroom producer has dreamed of quitting their day job and devoting themselves full-time to their passion. Those who take on the huge effort and risk to make their dream a reality sometimes have to make surprising adjustments to be successful. Don’t worry—I’m not about to bore you with cautionary tales of “losing your … Continue reading Hard Truths: Social Skills Are Important for Success

Hard Truths: You Can’t Afford The Sound You Want—Yet

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. Walking into an ultra high-end studio is enough to make most … Continue reading Hard Truths: You Can’t Afford The Sound You Want—Yet

Hard Truths: A Good Mix Takes Work

Sometimes everything is going smoothly in a session and your process feels effortless. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. We want mixing to be easy and satisfying and fun—and sometimes it is! But any pro mix engineer can tell you that the bulk of their time is spent on difficult and challenging tasks. I’ll get … Continue reading Hard Truths: A Good Mix Takes Work