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Tips on being more creative?

Post by SkeeterDubstep » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:22 am

Title explains it all. Share some tips?

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by 3za » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:24 am

Force it.
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by hudson » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:26 am

produce upside down

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by InternetSlaveMaster » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:28 am

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein

I find watching music documentaries really inspiring too.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Smiles » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:33 am

InternetSlaveMaster wrote:"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein

I find watching music documentaries really inspiring too.
Re:generation is a recent one, and its on hulu for free! :h:
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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by wormcode » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:12 am

Stop listening to dubstep.
Listen to music you thought you hated...
Try to invent a new kind of music (but not a new name for it).
Get involved in other forms of art.
Go to museums, exhibits, or take an art class.
Get better weed.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Attila » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:54 am

3za wrote:Force it.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by itzDetrimental » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:57 am

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by daeMTHAFKNkim » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:59 am

Everything I've done/made is pretty much accidentals each single time.

Don't limit yourself to a "schedule" or regime while making music...be ADHD with what you do..and you'll find out some bomb ass melodies or whatever.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by breakitdown » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:14 am

Listen to other genre's of music
Watch some movies - for me SCI FI (pay attention to the sound effects/score)
Travel / Visit some random cities - Wandering around cities like Shanghai/Hong Kong were extremely inspirational for me
Limit the tools you use - for example try making a whole track with only 3 or 4 samples or just one synth / no samples / efx
Spend some time with other creative people
Try out photography
Find a piece of video and try write your own score for it
Don't make music for a week - just mess around with your synths making loads of sounds.
Also - try take a week off making music and just write down all your ideas as they flow - when you start again you'll have a mountain of ideas.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by eldoogle » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:44 am

breakitdown wrote:Listen to other genre's of music
Watch some movies - for me SCI FI (pay attention to the sound effects/score)
Travel / Visit some random cities - Wandering around cities like Shanghai/Hong Kong were extremely inspirational for me
Limit the tools you use - for example try making a whole track with only 3 or 4 samples or just one synth / no samples / efx
Spend some time with other creative people
Try out photography
Find a piece of video and try write your own score for it
Don't make music for a week - just mess around with your synths making loads of sounds.
Also - try take a week off making music and just write down all your ideas as they flow - when you start again you'll have a mountain of ideas.
Thats funny because I was in Hong Kong awhile ago, took a ton of pictures and had a huge creative block. What works for me is not forcing it. I work when I want to work.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by Efrafa11 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:09 am

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by almostskate100 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:16 am

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by grooki » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:29 am

For me being creative means being prepared to make something shit, not holding myself to standards. When I forget that the next track I make is not going to make me famous, I make crappy music which I don't like.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by SKIN E » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:57 pm

Make a track complete from own recordings, always fun and helps you think outside of the box!

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by wub » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:45 am

Grab an album out of your parents collection that you've never listened to before.

Listen to it all the way through.

Sample it, taking at least one element from each track on the album.

Attempt to make a tune out of just those samples and nothing else.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by sigbowls » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:05 am

rip a fart

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by JTreeZY » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:37 am

Read more :dunce:

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by samurai » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:39 am

the tip about producing upside down is the only sensible suggestion.

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Re: Tips on being more creative?

Post by twilight » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:04 am

If your looking for a sample or something to put in open your sample folder close your eyes and randomly move your mouse around. Open eyes use whatever sample your mouse is closest to.

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