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Old 06-12-2015, 02:07 AM   #21
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Re: Not being able to reach the point you want in a track

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the music you listen back to and wonder where he fuck it came from, how the fuck did i actually make it, did i even make that track?
FUCK YES, dude. Holy shit, I never even thought of that, but I do get that all time with some of my tracks. Hell I have an entire album I wrote that I can't actually believe that I WROTE THAT FUCKING THING.

DAYUMMMMMM, you just opened my mind a bit there.

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Old 06-12-2015, 02:11 AM   #22
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its flow bro, creative connected flow!
spirit science shit innit

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Old 26-12-2015, 02:49 PM   #23
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Re: Not being able to reach the point you want in a track

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Something that usually happens to me is: I have an idea for a track and start working on it. I know where to start and I know where I want to get. But halfway through there I either completely forget what I wanted to do after the beginning or I just simply get stuck in the beginnin not being able to make it sound the way I want it to.

What are your thoughts on this? I believe it is not uncommon and everyone eventually comes up with a methodology.
I think that this is a common issue for any producer, someone calls it "loopitis", when you get stuck in the loop and don't know how to proceed. Personally I see it as a trial: you have an idea, you try to develop it and then something goes wrong. So you have two choices, being stubborn and work that track for months until you get something, or you just move to something else. At the end of the day, the more you do the more you're willing to have results, for this reason I don't get attached too much to my tracks
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Re: Not being able to reach the point you want in a track

I think perseverance is the key, even if what you're working on doesn't sound great, your always a melody or sound away from something that can take the track in a whole new direction.
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Re: Not being able to reach the point you want in a track

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I think that this is a common issue for any producer, someone calls it "loopitis", when you get stuck in the loop and don't know how to proceed. Personally I see it as a trial: you have an idea, you try to develop it and then something goes wrong. So you have two choices, being stubborn and work that track for months until you get something, or you just move to something else. At the end of the day, the more you do the more you're willing to have results, for this reason I don't get attached too much to my tracks
How I seem to overcome that obstacle is just keep on writing. Sometimes I used to wonder for days how to end a song and then just spend all my time working on everything but the end. Just putting something down always seems to then give me inspiration to write another thing, which gives inspiration for another thing, etc. etc.

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Old 19-01-2016, 11:35 PM   #26
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Re: Not being able to reach the point you want in a track

I've come across this a while back and it made a lot of sense to me. I hope it helps since it's related to the creative process/ blocks.

modernfilmcomposer.com/2015/06/the-science-of-hacking-creativity-and-motivation-part-1
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Re: Not being able to reach the point you want in a track

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It's hard to do melody and harmonies in electronic music.
And it's hard to not get stuck making boring repetitive loops.

It takes a lot of talent to know how to do styles that are neither of those and still sound good.

And there's not much for inspiration.
There's tons of music to get inspired by. I disagree with the points about harmonies or melody especially. True it's not the 90s anymore - gone are the melodic Richard Jameses and Plaids and early Autechres, but all you need is still the same - tight taste and time to experiment.

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