Category Archives for "Workflow & Creativity"

Jason Grishkoff

Seeking Feedback for Your Tracks (and Why it's Essential)

Have you ever asked your Mum (or your friends) what they think of your tracks?

I know I have…we all do… and there’s a time and a place for it (usually when we want to feel good!), but it won’t help us improve.

Why not? Well, unless your Mum is one cool cat, or your friends are bang into production as much as you, the chances are they simply don’t have the impartial ear of a fellow producer.

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developing your unique signature sound

10 Ways to Develop Your Unique Signature Sound

How do you stand out when there are SO many tracks being released each week? And you’re not even a professional producer yet?

Well, apart from high quality, the key is to develop your own, unique “signature sound”…the holy grail of music production!

In this post we take a look at:

1. What is a signature sound?
2. Why do you want one? 
3. How do you develop your own?

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How To Arrange Your Track In Under 5 Minutes!

One of the most frustrating parts of music production is getting stuck in a four or eight bar loop.

Over and over it goes….The more you listen to it; the more critical you become – swapping out sounds, melodies or other elements until you get sick of the very tune that you thought was an absolute killer a couple of hours ago (or, it’s changed by all recognition and you’ve lost the original vibe)!

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Getting Music Finished

The biggest problem with making EDM is getting music finished! Find out how here...

Weirdly enough, two of the most common questions people ask me are 1. "How do you find the time to make music? I'm so busy!" and 2. "How do I get tracks finished?". So how do we find the time to make music, and - once we have - how do we actually finish the tracks we start?

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4 Myths About Creativity (And How To Overcome Them)

It doesn’t matter whether we make music, paint, write, sing, dance, act or take part in any other creative pursuit…we get stuck more often (and in more ways) than we like to admit! There are 4 popular creative myths that - once dispelled - can be overcome with a few mental hacks...

Personally, one of my biggest issues in the past has been trying to find the time to make music. I mean, some of the songs I’ve worked on have ended up taking over 40 hours…that’s a whole working week! It causes a horrible nauseous feeling in my belly, where I think I don’t have enough time in my life to make music - especially when I factor in everything else (day job, girlfriend, friends, family, exercise, sleep, etc.) - so I try not making music, then end up feeling like I’m not expressing myself creatively - and get depressed!

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