Stop Being Negative!!!

Stop Being Negative!!!

 It’s easy to be a critic. It’s not hard to point to other professionals and say that their work isn’t first class. That you can do better. That music isn’t made as good as it used to be. That everyone uses Autotune or Beat Detective and bangs out hit songs that are cookie cutter and boring.

 Nothing special about this way of thinking except that it’s common in people that NEVER achieve their desired success. It doesn’t serve you. Creative and successfully creative people (as I’ve observed) do NOT waste time pointing out the flaws in others.

 In fact, other artists actually INSPIRE them to be better. Being around creative people, whether it be physically or just surrounding themselves in their music, makes them realize that they are part of the current music revolution. They’re NOT just watching it. They are making history too.

 See the greatness in other artists or their music. Even if you don’t love all of it, figure out why others do. There has to be something that connects people to the popular music of today. And successful people focus on greatness. In themselves and definitely in others.

 I hope this message finds you. Well… Kenny

Kenny Gioia

3 thoughts on “Stop Being Negative!!!

  1. John Graham says:

    Kenny, This article is so on point. I often get tremendous help from your tutorials and from the Reaper Forum. Just today, I was getting frustrated having to individually reset track volumes and pans to the default, as I often do when I start a mixing project – and so I asked the Forum about it in the “Tips and Tricks” section. Within a couple of hours, one of the other members pointed out there was a solution in the SWS extensions, which I had not yet installed. Sure enough, ten minutes later I was able to reset all the volume and pans simultaneously for 36 tracks in the blink of an eye. This sort of shared information and helping others instead of bitching about perceived shortcomings of people or products is what makes all our processes and daily performance so much better. Keep up the great work! [P.S. Special thanks to Reaper Forum member Edgemeal for this tip: If you have SWS installed look in Actions – Xenakios/SWS: Set volume of selected tracks to 0.0 dB, and Xenakios/SWS: Reset volume and pan of selected tracks.]

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