I always absolutely love it when the program helps a beginner finish their first ever track!
It’s a humbling experience – and I’m very honoured to share Colin’s first today…
Here’s what he said about it:
“Before starting the course I had hard drives full of unfinsihed music, lots of 4 bar loops and riffs. Nothing that even resembled a finished track.
I was totally stuck with the process of taking these loops to an arrangement and getting tracks finished. I knew I had it in me to produce some great music but just couldnt get to the finish line.
Within the first month of the course I was able to change all that and the one of the great results was this EP.
In the initial stages of course I had learned the the process of taking a track to completion in itself was a fantastic learning experience…”
- 02:23 “…could you make it in music?”
- 05:06 The little known reason too much time can harm your creative process
- 07:00 Good news for those who want to make music while in a high pressure day job
- 12:25 “The really massive thing for me was the understanding that…”
- 14:39 Another international Start Now Finish Fast collaboration is born!
- 16:36 “What would you say to people who say it’s too late?”
I’ve met many budding music producers who tell me they need to learn more before they finish anything.
They need to a course, learn this or that technique, or watch more tutorials.
While these are (occasionally) useful activities, they are only useful in the context of actually doing what these hopefuls are learning about!
Believe it or not – if you want to be a music producer (and not a sound engineer or music production tutor) – then you must produce music.
Not just learn about producing music. Do it first. Do not get caught in the tutorial trap.
Because experience is always the best teacher. In fact, experience is the only teacher who is completely necessary…
Learn a lot, and you’ll do nothing.
Do something and you’ll learn a lot.
P.S. The wonderful original art on this post is the handiwork of my mate Tim from Loudwhisper.
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Marc reveals the two essential steps he took to go from squeezing out just 3 – 4 tracks a year to consistently knocking out (at least) a track a week.
How did his transformation from tortured artist to confident producer also transform his idea that he couldn’t mix his own tracks (and lead to the mastering engineer going potty for his latest mix?)