So I thought it would be interesting for us all to find out how we all work, what we like and dislike about creating music etc etc (and mainly because I'm sat here not feeling very inspirational right now, and bored outta my mind) So lets keep it simple, just answer these 5 simple questions and we can all compare ourselves (just a bit of harmless fun) #1 - When starting a new tune, do you have certain steps that you follow each time? #2 - What point of the music production stage (from the starting of the track, through to the end) do you dislike the most? #3 - What inspires you to write a track? #4 - When writing a track do you just go with the flow, or do you have strict ideas in your head about how you want it to sound? #5 - Why do you create music? ------------------------------------------------------ So to get things started off, I'll answer these questions too. #1 - I always create a drumloop, without any type of pre-made break or amen or anything, then fit a bassline over it, followed by some form of lead. Then maybe if the drums need filling out, I'll hi pass a break so I'm just using the hats to fill my drums. #2 - I really dislike starting a new tune, when you first open the DAW and have a blank canvas. Sometimes I find it disheartening. But once I get a drumloop down, it gets easier. #3 - I dont take inspiration from commercial tracks. I really find this site to be my biggest inspiration, always wanting to better myself and get positive comments. Some of the guys around here have created some amazing stuff, I want to be at that level at some point. #4 - 95% of the time I simply go with the flow, very rarely do I have a sound and rythm in my head that I need to get out. Just play around until something sounds nice. #5 - I create music solely as a creative outlet. Since I can remember I've had a very creative nature, as a child always drawing and painting, growing up getting into grafitti and stuff. All the time loving my music, what better way to be creative!