Originally Posted by Hardtoe
You have to decide for yourself how you work, but at a certain level this "prepackaged" production is spoonfeeding the lowest common denominator.
Now that everyone can do it, no one wants to hear it anymore.
What was on the creative/technological edge becomes banal.
To quote my favourite cheezeball Chris Sheppard, "It's played out".
(btw - did you see his episode of Cribs - very enlightening
BS. Everyone can play a kick drum. No one wants to hear a kick anymore? Kick drums are banal now? Because someone can press a button to play a kick drum, it's prepackaged and spoonfeeding the lowest common denominator? No. You still need creativity to make something great with a kick drum.
Just like any other music or sound tool, it can be used to make great music and sound, or mediocre or worse BS. And just like any other musical genre, dubstep can sound great when it's done well, but most of it will sound mediocre or worse.
Hell, 90+% of music, sound and recording in general sounds played out to me. I have to search for the really good stuff... because it ain't easy to make no matter what tools you use... nor what the tools are named, for that matter.