Learning to produce music

If I had to summarize my first two months of 2021, it's in the word "onboarding." There's plenty to do at a new job and lots of firsts in some recent musical projects: new ventures, new concepts, new plugins to play with.

One year ago, I got some really nice basic equipment, Ableton and a MIDI controller. And sooner or later, I'm going to stop calling music projects "my first real ____!!" Here are things I wish someone told me while starting out.

And here are some things I still want to learn: