All our work is meant to serve a purpose, but for who and for what cost? Do you want to be an artist that is reliable and cheap or do you want your work to meet the demands of better clients and fans?
Leveling up is when you meet the demands of better clients and when your work provides a unique point of view.
You can make a sharp transition or you can blend a seamless mix…more importantly is how well you know what you’re leaving and what you’re moving to.
A common knee jerk reaction when mixing down a record is to boost the equalisation of parts you want to emphasize. While that makes sense, in some cases, more often than not you end up boosting in other areas to compensate for level changes. However, many people fail to recognize that removing an unecessary element or reducing ‘problem’ areas is often more effective. Removing what we don’t want to help reveal what we want is a more efficient and balanced way to focus on what matters most, content wise.
We have to remember that adding is simply piling on; remove what we dont need to reveal the parts that matter most.
I admire those that push, but also admire those that push back.
You make the day, the day does not make you.
Not everyone can do it, but those that choose to do so are the real movers and contributors.
Creativity and passion can never be bought.