I read this interesting blog entry by Guy Kawasaki about customer feedback. Customers who could give feedback to products or services give higher evaluation to the service or product.
So hey! Give feedback below about what you would like to see me cover. I’m open for any ideas.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking about writing more about the state of electronic music, look into various new synthesizers and their usage models, and dump out more Ableton Live and Logic tricks when I encounter them in the studio.
Feedback is good. It’s just sometimes hard to accept it. One thing good to learn is that if you don’t get feedback, you really don’t know where you are going. It might be that the whole track or product is ignored, or has the wrong feeling of one or the other kind. That’s why I really like sending my tracks to the various DJ promo pools that are out there.
However, if you ever seen Rashomon, a good Japanese movie by Akira Kurosawa, about a scene in the forest that is played back four times, with four different interpretations, you learn that nothing is objective. If you know yourself that what you’ve done is good, or special, just go with it. Usually such pioneers are recognized. But listen carefully to feedback, it might give you insights you never thought of yourself.
Also, when giving feedback, be honest. I’ve seen so much gratitude feedback out there, style “good work, keep up with it”. Sometimes it’s to not create enemies, sometimes for personal PR, really. If you get honest, valuable feedback, cherish it, there’s less of it out there than you think.