Writers Block

Discussion in 'Production' started by sausagenumber9, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. sausagenumber9

    sausagenumber9 Member

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    What you guys do if you having time "writers block"?
    Should i stay away from producing or push till i get sumthing?

    Just some random question.
     
  2. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    don't stray away... as it's some of those projects that never go anywhere that i later will rob for a break or crash or summat!

    but i tend to listen to other music than dnb, just play xbox and that, have a bifter etc and hope to get inspiration! earlier this year i was bashing out tunes about once a week/fortnight... haven't made one (thats any good!) in about 2 months now cos of writers block! :(
     
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    xBox 360 ftw :D
    thnx for advice
     
  4. EvezDroppin

    EvezDroppin how to change name,......

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    id say go away from it mate, not the tune.. just prducing for a while, i did and it helped, not massively if im honest, but im getting somewhere now!
     
  5. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    indeed... just picked up fallout 3 today, so no producing tonight!
     
  6. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    I go and find inspiration, sumthing as far away from music as possible, but i find its a case of dont look for it, just wait. or I try and learn something new, weird and experimental sounds are a great source of inspiration.

    I think the biggest source for writers block, is lack of experimentation (ie just repeating everything in tracks), once you learn a new technique or way of fuking with the sound, inspiration often flows natrually, so it might be that you have exhausted your current knowledge, and your brain isnt getting the tingle of excitment it got from those sounds before....experiment, dont sell out on your brain by repeating stuff you've already done several times before, once you pick up some new ideas, you'll be able to combine them into sumthing new and interesting to get your dopamine levels spiking again :D

    well thats my pop psychology view of it all anyways
     
  7. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    very true... most of my good tunes came from picking up something new!
     
  8. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    just jack ur hot spicy boner till the idea comes!:teeth:
     
  9. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    learn to play an instrument. obviously it takes years but once you learn the basics it will be easier to come up with new riffs.

    Also listen to other genres of music for inspiration.

    Investing in a new bit of kit also makes you wanna produce more.
     
  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    southpark... but which episode? hmm
     
  11. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    you know me to well!haha
    its the one with jared from subway
     
  12. sausagenumber9

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    trust me i am really experimental :D
    Tho it has helped me and at the same time it turns me more furious :D
    anyways i skate too i do that and i feel it helps (to do something else)
     
  13. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    true, but i am also pretty knowledgeable on SP... clearly not to your calibur!
     
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    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Watch a movie, spend more time on family and your girlfriend, do something else that has nothing to do with music, whatever.
    The inspiration will come back again.
     
  15. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    word