ObtuseMoose Posted November 9, 2011 Share Posted November 9, 2011 Can anyone point me to tutorial type videos about the creative and production process? Let me explain. I'm dissatisfied with the process I go through when creating (or, more often, trying to create) a finished piece. I always seem to focus too much attention on one section and end up with either a killer chorus and really weak everything else, or I get burned out on the tune and never finish it. I feel that if I could learn to spread my attention and effort out over the whole piece and resist the urge to prematurely dive deeply into one section, I could finish more tunes and have them be more balanced. To do that, I think it would be helpful to see examples of how other people work and hear WHY they do things the way they do. I know everyone's work style (including mine) will be unique, but I hope seeing what works for others may give me ideas for how to improve my own process and get stuck less often. Most of the videos I've found so far have been too short, too abstract ("you got to FEEL the flow of the groove in your bones"), or too specific ("How To Make Bitchin Beats for Deep Electro House on the Akai MPK and a Stylophone"). One notable exception was the "Elite Sessions: Jaytech" video at PyramindOnline. That was a 2 hour video where he went through the creation of a track from a basic beat through a more or less ready-to-mix piece (well, as much as can be expected for an hour or so of live work.) Along the way, he explained what he was doing and why it worked for him. Although the music style was a bit too "dance-y" for my taste and he wasn't using Logic, I still got a lot out of it. (There are other videos there that might be worthwhile, but my free trial ran out before I could get to them. I'll probably sign up for a month to get access to the rest.) If it wasn't obvious, music is a hobby and this is for my own enjoyment. I do my own composing and use softsynths in Logic almost exclusively. The style of music I aspire to could probably best be described as downtempo electronic. Some of my influences are General Fuzz, Tarekith, Kalabi, Tangerine Dream (in the Tangram / Rubycon / Poland days), Jon Hopkins, Sounds From the Ground, etc. Anyway, if anyone knows of any videos (free or paid access) that you think might help, I would appreciate hearing about them. Thanks. -- Moose Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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