I love a good Snickers bar. (Just ask my waistline.)

But what is it about Snickers that makes it so amazing? I mean, you could say that the individual ingredients are just as good by themselves as they are when combined together. After all, I like peanuts, chocolate, caramel, and sugar. Wouldn’t it be just as satisfying to eat each of those separately as it would be to eat one Snickers bar?

Of course not.

What makes a Snickers a Snickers is the magical combination of all the ingredients.

Peanuts are good.

Unsalted peanuts are gross.

But the unsalted peanuts inside of a Snickers bar are amazing.

The same thing holds true for making music in a home studio. Each individual ingredient doesn’t matter all that much by itself.

That guitar part you just recorded might sound awful by itself, but it could be perfect for the song. As you mature as a music producer, you will find that you are less and less concerned with how the tracks sound individually.

All you will care about is how the song sounds as a whole.

This is a liberating place to be. Suddenly, the pressure is off, and you can simply create.

My advice to you? Stop trying to dissect your Snickers bar into each of its individual components. It’s a waste of time, and it ruins the Snickers bar.

Focus on the whole WHILE you focus on the individual ingredients.

If you need help doing that, I recommend becoming a Dueling Mixes member. We can teach you how to address both the individual ingredients and the finished product.

And you won’t be breaking your diet either! 🙂



Joe Gilder
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