Do you do anything particular before or during your time in the studio? I’ve heard people before saying they drink a specific brand of drink or they only make music at night or they have to eat before they get in the studio. What’s your ritual?
I convert oxygen into carbon dioxide
I say “Well, guess it’s time to do this now”.
Wish I had a more exciting story
Laying on me bed, turning on my stereo, opening Auxy, making a new project, making a drum kit, making one drum loop, then I sit on Auxy contemplating what I should do for Like two hours…
I listen to most of my unfinished projects, then dance to them, then I dance while I hum an entirely new idea. That’s when I create a new project.
I don’t, but I do have a few rules:
No drugs in the studio
No dabbing in the studio
No smashing in the studio
I record myself beatboxing my ideas when I have them, and then later I’ll attempt to recreate it. If it’s good, I’ll complete it as a song
Sketch a pentagram on the floor and light a circle of 6 candles around each point. I stand in the middle, arms spread, and speak the dark words of power.
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liking the new profile pic
what about smash mouth?
I’m serious, if you can’t dance to your stuff, nobody else can. That’s why I gotta test stuff out before I release it.
Something pops into my head, I go into Auxy and put it down on one of my favorite instruments. Sometimes I make some generic chords or percussion.
Once I’m done with all that, I start thinking hard.
Brainstorming for ideas.
I open up an obscure instrument I’ve never used before and I jot down a crazy melody with it. I compile all of these weird ideas and drums and mix it in with the generic stuff.
That’s what I’ve realized I do with all of my favorite songs that I’ve made.
uhhhh idk i usually listen to random tracks on soundcloud for like 2 hours for inspiration then i try to compile various ideas from all of them and make them into my own ideas
I typically spend a few weeks making synth presets, chopping up samples and tuning drum hits.
I’ll put these into ready-to-go sample packs, so I can work faster, later.
When inspiration strikes, I dim the lights, press record, and jam for a few hours.
I’ll then give my ears a few days rest before sorting through the recordings, and deciding which is worth keeping and which to delete.
When I feel like I have enough source material, I’ll go back and arrange them into their final compositions and do a final mix and master.
This is one of the reasons Auxy works well for me, because I can get a sound I need without worrying.
I still have yet to grind out presets for Serum though, I really should. It’s more of a go-along process atm as I learn.
All I really do is think of something for the first time in two weeks and then try to recreate it in a Auxy. It ends up sounding completely different than what I though but still decent.
… but normally, for at least a week, I’m stuck with just an out of place drop bc I can’t think of how to make the other things. (intro, buildup, etc)
And then for a day, I finally get that drop of inspiration I needed and I end up finishing the track really fast.
… but then I stress over what image to use for cover art and whether or not there should be pitch bend on the hihats and if I should add another layer and then I end up releasing the song one or two days later.
Then I realize it’s been like four and a half weeks since I dropped a track so I freak out and just release it.
And then this happens:
(ty @crystldawnmusic, that song probably went through five cover art versions so this really helped me)
… then i post my long process in a thread and realize it was asking for a ritual
I make music lol
Well i dont have any…I think that is why my Music never has a soul