I don't think I fully understand your problem... as I'm not sure why this should be hard?Still trying to figure out how to map my X-Xession Pro into Traktor Scratch Pro. Has anyone done this?
In today's world of (sadly) disposable, "here today, gone tomorrow" dance music.. I myself TRY very hard to stick to a code.. the code is:[- FuNKtiOn -];4407623 said:frustration! I've hit a creative roadblock.
took a few leftover vacation days for some dedicated production time.
been going pretty swimmingly so far but I started a new tune today which was going beautifully until I hit a point where I know what I want the drop to sound like, I can't actually get the sound to sound like I want to. I've spent the last couple hours spinning my wheels just so I can work this damn transition into the rest of the tune that is already pretty much complete.
ARGH! this is sounding too good to just turn into another incomplete project.
KRK monitors. I have the rp8's. they are splendid.I'll be in the market for new monitors next year......the m-audio bx5a's were ok....but now that i'm really starting to get into production, they just aren't cutting it. The low end response is weak.....but mids and highs punch well. Def loud enough.....at 70w. I'd be interested to know what people recommend as well.
In today's world of (sadly) disposable, "here today, gone tomorrow" dance music.. I myself TRY very hard to stick to a code.. the code is:
"If you spend more than 10-15 min on ONE sound.. trying to 'make it right' for your song.. and it's not happening.. pick another sound/sample/loop.. whatever.. move on... don't kill your vibe or the work flow over one sound.. for every one sound you are trying to make right.. there are going to be another 100 sounds that would fit if you just move on to finding another"
That's one of the best and worst things about this music.. a song is NEVER really finished.. you can always replace the kick.. change the highs.. add another drum.. take filter away from a saw tooth bassline.. add more... add more effects, take away more effects.. etc etc etc.. and it will still sound as good as the "finished" version"... just different..
wrap it up.. move on to the next song.. the more you "finish".. the quicker you will "finish" the next one!
LET things happen.. you don't always have to premeditate a killer tune (in fact I think that is REALLY rare).
Long story short.. don't beat yourself up over a small hump.. just smooth it out and move on.. it's only dance music after all!
Oh yeah, THAT'S why I stopped posting in this room. <sigh>
I think it's good advice for someone just getting their feet wet. I also tend to obsess over things I'm working on, never allowing something to be "finished."
"Art is never finished, only abandoned." - Leonardo Da VinciI think it's good advice for someone just getting their feet wet. I also tend to obsess over things I'm working on, never allowing something to be "finished."