How do your thoughts influence your song? Do you rely on previous experience of what works, or do you try to create something new?


#1

Try to be mindful during the creation process, and try to break previous patterns you have set for yourself so that you can keep things fresh. I want to spark discussion on our personal workflows and how we can iterate on it to become better producers.


#2

Before I make music, I go on a random word generator, and i find a descriptive word, and try to create a vibe for that specific song. I did it with my latest original song, I got the word “crazy.”


#3

Thats a good idea


#4

I usually listen to songs and think, that sounds cool! I’m going to try to remake that, but add my own spin on it. As for emotion, I don’t base it off of how I feel, I base it off of how I want my listeners to feel, which is why most of my songs are up beat.


#5

Yeah, I use it as a learning experience as well. Studying what they did and why! It’s really helpful


#6

Yeah, I agree. Sometime I’ll listen to a song like four times. Each time I focus on one thing and tune everything out, like I’ll listen to just the drums, or just the bass line.


#7

I use certain elements from different songs of mine and try to transform them into something else. But also I do like to start something from scratch. There’s a problem with this though, starting from scratch for me is really difficult lol sometimes I get to used to the music I make that it’s tedious for me to start something new. Wonder why this made me take a break from auxy :thinking:


#8

I feel you. What I reccommend is to take a loop from one of the demo tracks, change the pitch, and go with the vibe, create your own song. Edit the loop.


#9

I try to base my tracks purely off of a sound/instrument within the track itself. That way each track has a different vibe and groove. However, i try to keep in mind that i should make it somewhat structurally similar to other tracks that i’ve made so it can still be recognised as my music. That being said, i am still guilty of reusing drums from another track to save time lol.


#10

I usually attempt to start clean slated on each track. Make silence become something different and new to me, something that reminds me of nothing else. I don’t know if I’m ever successful from the perspective of others but I can only see my point of view.
It’s pretty emotionless at first but as it builds it take a shape and I try to push a narrative, but I’m pretty dark minded, so most of my stuff is well, pretty dark. Although I see it as fun and light creations really. It’s just fiction in waves and can be what anyone wants to see it as.


#11

I make something different and catchy every time which leads me to a new light of music in which I can combine the past with the future.