15 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Study Music Production at University
It’s 50% producing music and 50% untangling wires.
1. Immediately being introduced to genres of music you weren’t previously aware existed.
2. And unashamedly taking control of every single playlist from here on out.
3. Constantly fighting over studio space.
4. And often ending up in there over night.
Sometimes it’s the only available option.
5. Never being able to listen to music without picking apart how it was recorded, mixed and mastered.
6. The pain of realising you’ve forgotten your headphones.
7. Or of listening back to your old productions.
8. Having actual nightmares about losing your music before you’ve saved it.
9. The nerves you feel when working with the expensive microphones for the first time.
10. Or when you have to let the entire class listen to your work.
“Will they like it?” “Will they think I’m weird?” “What if it actually is terrible?”
11. Finding it harder to decide on a genre for your music than actually produce it.
“Is it house? But it sounds like it might be deep house? No, its definitely house… I think?”
12. Spending the first half an hour of your studio session untangling cables.
This is precious studio time 🙃
13. The frustration of working for hours on music worth only 2 bars.
14. Or of thinking something sounds amazing only to play it back and hate it.
15. And, of course, that feeling when the mix is just right.