Making music is hard.
I'm not a particularly technical person and electronic music is quite a technical thing. There's lots of frequencies, oscillators, envelopes and lots of other things that I don't quite understand.
Electronic artists have tried to emphasise time and time again in AMA's and such that it's more important to focus on the music itself, because good production and sound design will come with practice.
Of course that's easier for them to say that now, but you'll never really hear a professional artist make something that sounds crap, because sound design is important.
Sound design is important, but it's the chords you use and the notes that you place that will make your own heart flutter when you play it back, even if it sounds a little low-fi.
I'm always reminded of the beginning of this song:
A square synth lead playing four notes and some chords. That's all it is, but it's so emotional. We all have access to the same 12 notes in an octave. You could have written it, I could have written it.
But you never will if you don't.
I'm now a big fan of uploading every song I finish. I know it's not super polished, and I know it probably won't fit my quality or 'vision' in a few years' time. But, if it ever happens, I want to become good and let people take solace in the fact that 'hey, he kinda sucked at first but you can see the growth as well as where he started from'
Currently on working on what I think might be my first EP (whatever that actually means, it might just mean they're uploaded to soundcloud at the same time...)