it never stops...if by chance you do stop learning, you either gave up, or just aren't doin it right lol i been making beats for almost 6 or 7 years, mostly as a hobby..but have always been determined to learn as much as possible..whether its making beats, mixing, whatever..i still learn new shit literally every day...places like this website help a bunch..even if you dont necessarily learn something, you might still pick up a new technique, or way to do something you already know....ya know? the more you learn, more you realize you dont know shit lol so much good information out there.....great post/thread by the way
What up my fellow Producers, I've been making beats and recording for about 8-9 years now (mainly just got a home studio) and here's something that might help you guys in mixing, mastering, or even learning how to use your effects (whether it's software or hardware). Don't laugh but I picked up "Home Recording for Musicians For Dummies" (funny as hell yeah I know), but I'm telling you read it from front to back. It took my mixing, mastering, beat making, etc. to a whole new level. This book gives away all of the secrets: from EQing for instruments, male and female vocals, compression, reverb, mic placement and the list goes on. It tells you actual settings (of course you've gotta have a somewhat decent treated environment) which I use as reference or my starting point before I adjust accordingly. Bottomline it'll improve your sound. I can't post the link yet but just google it it'll come up. I got the 2nd Edition, I think there's a newer one out now. I hope I'm able to shed some light on this stuff.