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Discussion in 'Production' started by Mr Fletch, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    The worst case of writers block I've ever had the displeasure of being part of!

    Been weeks now since I've opened up Ableton! Got absolutely no motivation for it! Sucks to be me right now!
     
  2. spyre

    spyre sample all the things

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    Tell me about it man, I even try working on something in FL each day with no results, it's like whatever i'm doing (drums, melody etc.) has to be perfect before I move on, so nothing's getting done! Although today I did just try making some samples/fx of my own, automating things I don't usually do, got some cool sounds.
     
  3. Rarrr

    Rarrr Member

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    stop smoking weed? its a bit motivation killer if you smoke too much
    if you havent been smoking maybe its time to roll up a doob

    could also try redo/revamp an old song that you have always liked
    like sub zero did with poon although that probably borders more towards some swagger jacking:p
     
  4. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    it happens mate. just wait it out. ive gone months before

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    concentrate on other things and it'll be gone in no time
     
  5. Pixelscum

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    Can anyone confirm the too much smoking weed thing? Will stop smoking weed for a while help if you smoke daily? Progress seems to be really slow these days...
     
  6. ApeCat

    ApeCat Human Dubplate

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    Too much weed can kill all kind of creativity if you don't have enough self discipline; the problem is it makes you so comfortable with whatever it is you're doing, so eating a whole big thing of ice cream and watching the first two seasons of American Dad feels just as awesome as laying down some phat breaks on that track you've been working on day and night.

    If you smoke daily I suggest going cold turkey until the night terrors b2b cold sweats stop and you start sleeping regularly again, then just use it occsionally.

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    Actually; what I really came here to suggest was for Mr. Fletch to work on those tutorials he's been talking about.

    You'll get to channel some creative energy into something worthwhile without the pressure of having to do a track, and everyone will tell you how awesome you are for making tutorials and it'll give your self esteem the big boost you didn't know it needed.

    Just my 2p.
     
  7. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    you should try and combine smoking foil with fruityloops you get absolutely nothing done whatsoever. its a fallacy. the only thing that works in the studio is alcohol. i fked up my compo tune big time last night, slept 2 hrs before work, such a stupid thing to do, ffs.
     
  8. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    easy mr Fletch.
    dont beat yourself up about it tho m8 - you cant really force it.
    maybe just open up Ableton once every day - even if you close it down after 2 mins. its worked for me when i hadnt used me daw for a few weeks.

    i would open it up and go "no not today" close it. play skyrim (lol) instead.

    In fact i blame skyrim for me not producing anything for weeks.

    take it easy man <3
     
  9. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    yep
     
  10. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    Yeah fellas I know the drill! Get it on a regular basis! And as for the weed thing, I gave up all drugs about 4 years ago, so it's not that!
     
  11. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    sometimes i think the delay repetition of a sound is better than the original so playing with delay and assigning knobs left and right can be really rewarding. creating big carpets of delayed and reverbed stuff then filtering can make pads and textures and stuff. so just experimenting is with stuff instead of making songs is fun too, also, it leads to making tunes, sort of like making out and spending time will lead to sex and relationship if youre not careful.
     
  12. marcelkennard

    marcelkennard Storms comin in Annie

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    In that case, see if a cheeky spliff sparks back some creativity! don't have to get back into it or anything just see if 1 helps! Alot of the time it will from my experience!
     
  13. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    i'm a mixed bag when it comes to weed... sometimes it just mongs me out and i end up doing shit all for ages, othertimes it helps me feel the groove
     
  14. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    lol.....Not a chance fella.....not a chance in hell!
     
  15. underspawn

    underspawn Headz Roll

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    Haha, i'm just like this too. Sometimes i'll listen to the same 32bars loop for half an hour and get bored, while othertimes i find a way to improve a tune.
     
  16. Binary_UK

    Binary_UK Binary.

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    I need to blaze and make tunes, normally all I can be fucked to do is sit and listen

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  17. parsons19

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    Been in the same position recently to Fletch! It's a bitch ain't it! :lol: Kinda back into the swing of things now though :) (Don't mean to rub it in!)

    Here is what I will suggest as this helped me during my recent dose of the block!

    1. Listen to some fresh music. I am into all kinda of music. Before I started producing I was much more focused into the rock/metal scene though and would always be seeking out those sorts of albums. I would listen to like Deathcore Metal, Rock n Roll, Punk, Techno, etc. and the whole Dubstep/DnB thing, whilst I loved it, I was really not wised up on the new tunes, releases etc. Since I started producing and djing though its kinda flipped. I keep more of a track on the Electronic releases and whilst I know of the rock releases I never get the time to listen to them!

    Anyways, the point I am getting at here is go back and listen to stuff you missed :) I checked out the new(ish) Arctic Monkeys releases and also listened the new Kasabian album a few times :) After that I kinda could lay some tunes down again :D

    2. Give yourself some targets or goals! Thats how the outcome of my EP was good is because I was constantly working on it, like, non stop!

    I decided to set myself a little plan again :) I won't go into details but just to throw it out there I got some stuff I am actually excited about going down now :)

    So like, give yourself a goal, or a target, or what you want to achieve with your next batch of tracks!

    3. Collab or Remix. This helps push you in the right direction I guess. I started up a remix and having something to work with already just made it easier to squeeze something out :)

    Anyways, hope my post gives you some idea! Look forward to hearing some fresh music from ya soon ;)
     
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  18. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    Try new effects or methods. Granulising and layering will keep anyone busy for a long time. ;)
     
  19. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Yeah mate, best thing to do would be just try and do something different for a change, at least that's what is working for me. I just fuck around with some different plugins or effects that I normally don't use and very often something nice comes forth. Also sampling is worth to try, I sometimes get the best ideas from just a sample I took from an old record or other source. The fun thing is that the inspiration you're looking for is lying everywhere, you just need to find it by looking for some interesting things... But you've probably done this already right Fletch? ;)

    Then I would consider making something completely different genre wise, try making some softer progressive house or something and see what you can come up with. Or maybe become mental and start making a gabber track! :p LOL
     
  20. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    :word:

    I remember having issues making D&B so I experimented with some kinda minimal 128 thing then I ended up turning it into a D&B tune
     

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