Ok so the one thing I know I have to get used to is thinking of a track as a complete song. And a lot of the time I feel like I over think production. But I feel like the loop function might be my greatest downfall. I feel like in a lot of ways I've got OCD about the whole visual presentation in my DAW. I tend to keep things in neat organized 8 or 16 bar loops. And while it looks nice on screen, I realize good music is about how it sounds not how it looks haha. So I guess I need some advice on how to break out of that horrible repetitive looping habit. I was thinking of laying down a drum track to start and keep that going for a while. Kind of like a backbone of the track. Then just play it back and see what elements I want to add in. The goal would be for me to learn how to really build up a song instead of connecting individual loops. I feel like I got into a bad habit of thinking vertically too much and now it's biting me in the ass. I know it may seem obvious to a lot of you guys, but I'm just becoming aware of just how much I need to start thinking differently about putting together a track.