REQ: HYPERBITS - The Songwriting Matrix
DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE THAT
99% OF MUSIC PRODUCERS MAKE
I see it over and over again — when a producer can’t figure out a solution for writing memorable music, melodies & chord progressions, they go back to doing exactly what they shouldn't do: tweaking EQs & compressor knobs, finicking with some reverb, or worse, not producing at all and blaming the music industry for being jaded, corrupt and backward.
Ugh. That’s the exact opposite of what you should be doing.
Don’t get me wrong, mixdowns are important, but people don't connect with EQ and compression. They connect with stories. They connect with vulnerability. They connect with honesty.
In short, they connect with great songwriting.
Chord progressions. Melodies. Hooks. That's songwriting — it's the missing piece.
It's why artists like Bon Iver can bring millions of listeners to tears and become a multi-platinum recording artist with sub-optimal production quality.
It's why Porter Robinson, who doesn't always have the cleanest mixdowns, is able to focus on conveying powerful emotions through dynamics and great songwriting.
It's why Avicii was known as a musical genius and whiz-kid — not because of his technical prowess, but his ability to turn anything into melodic, songwriting gold.
I'm sure you're thinking, "Well, that sounds great, but how do I do that?" Well here’s the problem…
Your current game plan of hacking music theory isn't going to cut it. Shortcuts will only get you so far. In fact, shortcuts will lead you to writing tracks — not songs.