Re: Help: Layering compositions
What I try sometimes is putting a generic/ambient sounding midi over top the chords or melody and then after making a few different versions of the midi, I'll start cycling between Midi Patches while the loops are playing consecutively through. It usually gets my creativity going if I'm in a rut. Arpeggios are good to but a bit over used in my opinion. Maybe finding some cool ambient effects with some creative automation to just fill space. It sounds to me like you're just wanting to fill some space and make it less bland and dry. If that's the case just try random stuff, whatever comes to your head. Often if you just keep trying things out you will eventually catch a break. Keep in mind to spread the love to different octaves and frequency ranges. Make a habit of studying breakdowns of your favorite producers.