What improves creativity for you?

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
OvertoneZero
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Post by OvertoneZero » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:53 pm

I don't know what this says about me as a person, but god damn, there's nothing like a nice, shiny new (or cool used) piece of GEAR to get me pumped up to make music.

GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR


GEAR

went to the gypsy
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Post by went to the gypsy » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:05 am

i wear an eye patch and dress like a pirate when i'm feeling the scourge of mundaneness.

-wttg-

RedBrooklyn
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Post by RedBrooklyn » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:30 am

not these boards

dcease
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Post by dcease » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:23 am

RedBrooklyn wrote:not these boards
pffft.

i write, and get sparked up, all the time, from this forum. :roll:

RedBrooklyn
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Post by RedBrooklyn » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:09 pm

dcease wrote:
RedBrooklyn wrote:not these boards
pffft.

i write, and get sparked up, all the time, from this forum. :roll:
Nice!

Khazul
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Post by Khazul » Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:43 pm

Not having to work.

More basically if above it true, then workflow - there nothing worse than having ideas lost while fekking around with software and hardware to get what you want out of it.

Far worse with software...
Nothing to see here - move along!

Geezus
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Post by Geezus » Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:54 pm

meditation

Diet, exercise

listening to good music

weed

deadlines

ghast
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Post by ghast » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:34 am

This works great, every time. Spend some time reading, or watching, or listening to, something that you think you have absolutely no interest in at all. More of the same=bad.

went to the gypsy
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Post by went to the gypsy » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:02 am

a parrot helps; a parrot doesn't help.

-wttg-

Plastic Hassle
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Post by Plastic Hassle » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:51 am

Pitch Black wrote:deadlines
x2
Apple iMac (OSX 10.5.2). Ableton Live 5.2.2 with Operator.

TheAnimal
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Post by TheAnimal » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:33 am

Wow! What a great thread!

What actually helps my creativity very much is a lot of practice. The better I know my instruments (mainly guitar and sax) and the more I play them the more ideas come to my mind and the better I can implement them.
MacBook Pro, iMac i5, Fireface 800, Fireface 400

randrohe
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Post by randrohe » Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:33 pm

My Ipod purchase 2 years ago really got me back into sounds...

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Post by nate_D » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:35 pm

when my batteries are running low on creativity i usually take a week or 2 off from ableton and go hard on the xbox360. you can't manufacture inspirado... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Z2wNjY0Zk
Macbook 2ghz c2d, 2gb ram, osx 10.5.5, live 8.0.8, fw-1884, ms20, x-session, 2xLP

stonee
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Post by stonee » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:24 pm

I agree with above statment. if you don't feel like making music, don't do it.


myself, personally, I give myself a few days between sessions. some evening when I have nothing to do, I will sit down, listen to some music while checking my interents, then pop open ableton and start expirimenting. usually, what ever experiment im working blows up into an intire new song.


there is nothing like producing with good inspiration, and a good beer :)

subbasshead
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Post by subbasshead » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:24 pm

stop worrying about what genre you think your music should be
& make your own music...

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