No inspiration!

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JAMM
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No inspiration!

Post by JAMM » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:09 pm

Didn, t touched ableton or made music for 3 months and still have no inspiration. Before that i had a very productive year. Did you guys experienced the same problem?

agent314
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by agent314 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:11 pm

I am in the exact same situation right now.

Had lots of ideas last year, made probably 15 tracks and 30-odd idea projects, but for the past two months or so, I've been dry. I load up Ableton and start messing around with things, and I just feel empty of ideas.

Any suggestions to spur creativity?

DSPI
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by DSPI » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:34 pm

Try this... Tarekith's "Chasing Inspiration" tutorial

http://tarekith.com/assets/inspiration.html

Tarekith's tutorials are always great!

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Re: No inspiration!

Post by LeifonMars » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:45 pm

Buy more stuff.
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by freshdrumma » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:12 am

well, i have lot's of tracks ideas but havn't finished one, i just noticed that is because i do so much business with the computer that it's no fun to do anything looking at it anymore. so i moved the mpc in front of me and inspiration striked again

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Re: No inspiration!

Post by DuncanCox » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:18 am

Try to take inspiration from nature. I think you will get more music from there.

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Re: No inspiration!

Post by hacktheplanet » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:29 am

drugs. seriously.
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by ollyb303 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:09 am

Get some wedding photos taken. :roll:
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Der_Makrophag
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by Der_Makrophag » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:17 am

Don't worry, it will come back. Just think of something else, DO something else (inspiration often strikes me at work, unfortunately), go on vacation... etc...
Nature is a good idea I think, but everybody has his own inspiring environment. You just cannot force it :-(

New stuff can of course also be inspiring. For me, even reading about new good stuff gets me little tiny inspiration kick.
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by chapelier fou » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:52 am

change your habits. Everything. Wake up at 11 PM and drink a whisky. Then take two baths, closing your eyes. Play tennis in the street.
And then, you'll be inspired.
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by Piplodocus » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:32 am

the_planet wrote:drugs. seriously.
I can only buy acid by the bottle though... :roll:

(P.S. I don't really recommend LSD. It's a bit odd.)

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Re: No inspiration!

Post by Cezband » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:58 am

Dip yourself in some other art - go to an indie cinema and watch a random foreign film, go to a small free art gallery and wander around having a think. Find a genre of music that you don't know much about which doesn't piss you off (for me, it would be something like jazz), and go watch it live for one night. Hell, pick some words out of the air and type them into google and read whatever website looks the weirdest from the front page.

It's all about stimulation.
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by habeeb24 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:03 am

Get to a pleasant place like water falls. You will be relaxed and you will get inspired.

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Re: No inspiration!

Post by Pasha » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:23 am

Forget about music for a while. Do something else. Read a book, take a walk, talk with friends. That will do the trick.
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Re: No inspiration!

Post by RottenToTheGore » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:30 pm

Try a new genre or style, something that you get to explore again.

Or learn about something music related that you haven't yet. Say, some kind of synthesis or an in depth look at an instrument. Maybe you'll get ideas on how to apply it to what you want to make.

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