Secrets & Shortcuts.
OK. We’re just going to come out and say it; there are no secrets to being successful. Sure, there are production techniques and methodologies that work, but they’re not secrets. And we can guarantee that by the time you’ve learned about them, so have about half a million other artists. And they’re not all successful artists either…
And unfortunately, the only shortcuts to creating great music are those keyboard shortcuts on your DAW. Research has shown that quick tips and random techniques actually slows your learning process. So, you only end up frustrated and feeling like you’re going in circles.
There is a good reason you learn the alphabet before you learn how to spell. It teaches you a fundamental approach so you can decipher any words you’re presented with. The exact same approach applies to music production. By understanding the tools and the various aesthetics, you can decipher techniques, create your own, and learning comes at an accelerated rate.