In 2016 I wrote the below post and I read it again the other day, and thought about doing a
follow up on the various topics. So I will be doing some posts, taken from this older post and
reflect upon what has happend since and what have changed if any?
The last year or so I have really looked into getting better at mixing. Bought a couple
of Mixing courses and watched hell alotta Youtube videoes:-) Also I have
downloaded alot of free plugins and bought quite alot too, in fact too many.
And that is the problem. I have put too much into the technical aspect and often
been blinded by the commercials, this plugin will help you achieve this and this
plugin will do this. It never stops.
Of course there once in a while comes something really new and usefull. But often
its more or less the same. And no matter how many sample packs you buy and how
many VST synths you got, the music you create wont be that much better. All you
will do is wasting alotta money and a hell lot of time. So with this in mind I decided
to firstly not buying another Plugin whatsoever for at long while, until I have even
used and tried the once already bought. Really How many EQs and reverbs do one
man need:-) ? Also I decided to create some tracks with all the plugins have in some
way or another. Even though Im an Ableton Live user, I bought Cockos Reaper a while
back as I was having some really annoying performance issues with live(has been fixed).
Reaper is a great DAW, but it is not Ableton Live and it takes for me anyways, alotta
time and effort to really master and enjoy. So for now its only Ableton Live:-).
By creating some tracks with all my plugins I hope to learn which one I really need and
which one to throw away. I have already removed most of the demos and some free stuff.
Some of the free plugins are by the way quite good and…..free:-)
I was looking into buying the new UVI Falcon with a discount. But really, I have Ableton
Live Suite, Omnisphere 2 and Native instruments Komplete enough possibilities to last a
very very long time. But maybe in the future I will look into this complex synth who knows.