Aug 21, 2023 Tutorial
In this video, I discuss how to learn and understand the grid in music production. Many people have misconceptions that taking a course will make them a professional musician, but that's not how it works. A course can provide the basics, but real learning happens through trial and error, researching and experimenting. I explain that it's important to overcome problems on your own and develop problem-solving skills. It's not about memorizing individual modules, but rather understanding how to use them in different contexts. I emphasize the importance of researching online, reading the manual, and exploring different resources to gain knowledge. I also share my own process of learning, documenting, and experimenting with patches. Learning music production is an ongoing process that involves constant learning and building experience.
Jun 17, 2019 Tutorial
In this video, I discuss the idea of letting go when it comes to music production. I talk about how some people are obsessed with recreating sounds and plugins in order to achieve accuracy, but in my opinion, it doesn't matter in the real world. Bitwig Studio already offers a wide range of options for creating complex and interesting sounds, so being stuck on recreating other plugins can be limiting. I also touch on the topic of plugins that emulate real devices, and how it's more for your own satisfaction rather than something others can recognize or distinguish. I emphasize the importance of trying new things and being playful in your music production process, rather than sticking to what is known. I also talk about a workflow I've been using for years called iterative refinement, which involves creating drafts or loops and coming back to them later to refine and finish. I encourage musicians to not feel bad about having multiple unfinished tracks, as they can serve as a starting point for future projects. Overall, I believe that music production is about making decisions, being open to new ideas, and letting go of unnecessary attachments.