Let’s face it: There really are no rules when it comes to making music. It’s very easy these days for modern music makers to get caught up in the technical expectations of what they perceive as the “correct” way to do things, but following those guidelines can really compromise originality and the creative process in general. Additionally, for those who went to audio engineering school, it can be an extreme challenge to suddenly ignore all the fundamentals. Music production is all about practice and application, more so than following theory verbatim. As such, whether or not you’re doing it right ultimately boils down to one golden question: Does it sound good? In this article we round up some of the less-talked-about yet highly effective tips that we’ve picked up over the years to share with you.