Talented music producer Simon Moro (check out his work at ninetynine100.com) took some time out of his day to produce a quick little guide about common music production myths ahead of his panel at the brilliant Live and Local Festival artist development workshop program happening across the City of Port Phillip this week! If you’re in the Melbourne area do check out this fantastic opportunity for professional development.
MYTH 1) Spending more money on the production of an average song will make it successful.
With the accessibility of software, plugins and sample libraries, it can be tempting to keep trying to ‘fix’ a song by changing the sounds or adding layers and effects. If a composition is poor, production will do little to really improve it. Go back to the drawing board and fix the problem at the source. Write a stronger song. The more songs you write, the better you will get at it. A songwriter should be writing several song ideas every day! Imagine visiting a doctor that only sees 12 patients per year. How confident would you be in their ability?