As the saying goes, "If you want to do your job well, you must first sharpen your tools." If you want to do a good job in music production, in addition to not being careless about the equipment, another crucial tool is of course your ears: a trained hearing. To train your hearing does not mean to hear things that humans cannot hear, but to train your awareness of what you are listening to. Take a sound mixer as an example. His hearing threshold may not be lower than that of normal people (for example, he can hear the sound of a needle falling to the ground ten miles away), but because of his work, he has many years of experience in audio processing. , he will notice the frequency band and dynamic changes of a sound, and can even point out the changing values ​​directly by hearing, for example, 250Hz has a 6dB attenuation...
Or you may not have the opportunity to become a full-time mixer and train in a recording studio, but the SoundGym website just uses a game to allow you to train relevant skills in a targeted manner:
How many dB does the sound gain? Careful to 1dB!
Sweet treble, accurate midrange, strong bass, have the side sections been processed?
PanPot can place the sound anywhere from left to right. Do you hear where it is?
Kitcut, Dr. Compressor, Filter Expert
Of course, how can something good be completely free? Nowadays, you can enjoy a full set of training with a monthly fee plan, and the fees are reasonable...compared to actually going to the gym. The most important thing is that you can compete with online masters and post your records on Facebook to show off.
Information and video sources: https://www.soundgym.co/dashboard/index , youtube