This thread is about fine-tuning recipes. When does it end for you? Some mixers tweak and tweak, nudging the percentages, swapping brands of similar flavors, adding or omitting flavors, and it can take a year or more before they say it’s finally done. Some hit the sweet spot in one or two attempts and are satisfied. Some are a mix of both.
I’ve had trouble mixing music in this way… Does that guitar part really shine there, or does it need to be panned a little more to the left and 1% more reverb? It can go on forever if you don’t stop yourself!
Let’s say on a scale of 1-10, 1 being the shortest tweak time, 10 the longest, where do you rate yourself? I’m a 2-4. It may vary from one recipe to the next, so a range is fine.
I bring this up because I feel like I’m, pehaps, missing something that with more scrutiny might take my recipes to a higher standard. Subjective as it is, I know the answer is “Your done whenever you like the recipe and that’s about it.” But, could that recipe I think is great and finished go from great to amazing if I nudged that banana from 1.25% to 1.32%, waited a month for the result and then maybe tried it at 1.45% then waited another month, and so on?
I’m only asking for general thoughts on the subject. You don’t have to use my silly 1-10 scale if you wish to respond!
Thanks, everyone! Happy New Year!