I have a similar problem, I've only been producing for about a year now. A friend of mine told me the first step to becoming a better producer is working with the fact that your going to be a terrible one for a few years. Being musically illiterate I'm current learning the piano, which is helping a lot. Also, to make my tracks sound more original I start building around a sample, I'm a sucker for jazz, so it's normally something I've lifted off a record.
I'm in the exact same process as you.
Originally Posted by JakeMitchell
Originally Posted by Patch
Seems like you've hit a plateau! We all have been there but it still sucks, you will have a period where everyhting you make feels uninspired and boring. I have these moments every few months or so, then a few months of mad inspiration where I start projects and don't finish them, then a month or so just finishing those projects with a clear head.
What always works for me is to focus on my sticking points, what don't you like about your sound. Focus on those topics, one at a time.
Do your kicks sound boring? Focus on your kicks only, immerse yourself in making kicks and kicks only. Do your melodies suck? Listen to a lot of tracks and re-create melodies from other producers. Do you get dull sounding synths? Learn synthesis, open up some presets and fiddle around, watch tons of youtube videos. Don't do them all at a time, but learn point by point.
Good to read others personal experiences with the same problem. Thanks!
yeah must agree, well produced loops (loopmasters, primeloops, beatport) can make a world of difference and save lots of time. Dont feel bad using loops but make sure to your best ability to cut, slice, sample those loops so your sound does not sound like the next guys.
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