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Overdoing It & Taking Breaks

This is unhealthy.

Last night I had horrible nightmares [seriously] about not being able to compress a bassline properly. Specifically I was using a hardware 1176 (which I've never owned or used in real life) to level out some mountains in Minecraft (which I don't play) but they kept pushing up.

Something is not right about this. When you start dreaming about Limiters and Mix Problems (and actually being stressed about it) its time to just f*cking stop.

I'm thinking of not doing anything musically related for a WHILE. Like, some weeks...
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i haven't had dreams like that but i have a hard time stepping back from something in general. i always have to get everything perfect. it's just unnecessary to get that intensely focused on something, it won't make your music any better.

enjoy your break!
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if one aspect starts getting draining, switch to a different one.

like -

if mixing is taxing you, then drop it and just write lyrics for a while...if composing is taxing, maybe switch to 'discovery' mode and find some new artists / music that resonates with you...if all that shit is taxing, then just switch to sound design and focus on making some new sounds; there's a lot of spokes on the wheel.
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lol, holy crap Ive had nightmares like that, as a chef, but in mcdonnalds running from french fry orders.

yea as Fyle Formatz said. switch it up man. when Im getting stressed or burnt out thats what i do.
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i have anxietys about not making enough beats and finally putting out an album sometimes.

i try to ignore it and just take my creativity as it comes though.

i agree, sometimes just taking a step back to discover new music can be good too.
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Interesting, I cant say I've had any music dreams to that extent, BUT I have focused entirely TOO much on certain aspects when mixing my own ish, Just knock things out follow your gut and move on, I'm personally a perfectionist at times but that can also be crippling....good luck comrade

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this is all normal, don't worry.
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...I'm thinking of not doing anything musically related for a WHILE. Like, some weeks...
did this last year.

highly recommend it.

i kept away from my set-up for like a month and a half or so.
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When you start dreaming about Limiters and Mix Problems (and actually being stressed about it) its time to just f*cking stop.
Welcome to Gearslutz and a life of audio audio and more audio.
There is no end to this madness.
You can run.....

But you can't hide.
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did this last year.

highly recommend it.

i kept away from my set-up for like a month and a half or so.
indeed, been there done that....definitely works...
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I've had similar dreams where I've been playing Piano and it actually sounds good, kind of gives me strength to continue in real life because I know my brain is capable of making good Music.
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