I wonder how to get up the stairs as soon as possible. Now working in a DAW, I definitely miss the techniques that made the song more interesting. The drums are steady, the leads are straight with no depth. The structure of the piece is very clichéd, I do a lot of things with my untrained ear. If today you were a person with a basic understanding of DAW operation, how would you most efficiently use your time to get to the next level? Would you produce a lot at low quality? would you focus on individual elements and bring them to perfection? Or maybe you have any other suggestions?