Didn't really know where to put this so I just thought here would be the best place. I don't want to tap into anyone's "secrets", but from what I've found from some of the comments and reviews of my tracks along with others, actual "help" is few and far between. There's a lot of suposed "constructive criticism" that consists of comments like "I don't like that or this is wrong" but hardly any of "this could make you and your tracks better if you tried this". I don't know if I have the wrong definition of constructive criticism when it comes to music and I know the music industry is cut throat and you're more oft to be told you need to find a new career path than to be told you have talent (just look at American Idol), but I thought this forum was here to help someone become better at a chosen craft whether you are doing this as a hobby, just love for music or trying to make a career out of music production? I think it's mostly related to the song reviews, for the most part the other forum sections are great and have a wealth of knowledge, but the real guts of this site is the music that's being produced.
So I wonder why the comments in the section that even makes this site relevant are not of the same quality. The comments that I have received have been pretty vague or opinionated/biased to that persons views or sound preference, but I guess that's with any music. I don't know if I'm expecting too much from this site. I know many of the more experienced producers, when they started out did not have the avenues that are afforded to most people now adays and that simple techniques that over time can be learned but are some of the "keys to success" when it comes to music production are well guarded. But I tend to think that a lot of the experienced people forget that at one point in time, they were on the same level as the person just starting out. And whether they had many people telling them they couldn't do it or people who supported them 100% and helped them out, at some point they had questions that needed answers and at each point in their journey, finding the answers became much easier. I know there is a big difference of someone trying to take the easy way as opposed to actually doing it. Most people tend to not appreciate things they do not have to work for, so I can understand not wanting to freely "give" advice away. So I'm not looking for a handout or advice on how to "make it", just to "make it better" in relation to what I want. Thanks for any comments or reading.