Every music producer has been there…
You get an idea for a track. You start recording the parts in. It’s sounding AMAZING!
Maybe this’ll be the one?
When people to hear this, they’re gonna go nuts!
It’s easily my best work to date.
The ideas come flying in. You’re soooo excited.
Gotta make sure I FINISH this one.
Not like the last…
Gotta buckle down and get it DONE!
(By the way – if you’ve got a load of unfinished music? Here’s how to finish it FAST…)
So you keep on adding more stuff.
You just can’t stop listening to that utterly sick 8 or 16 bar loop!
Maybe I can make it even better…
Actually that hi hat is a bit long. I’ll just shorten it…
I’m not sure about the bass. Let me try a few sounds…
Hmmm, I’m not loving the main riff, let me perfect it…
And so you keep on tweaking, adding, perfecting.
Trying more stuff to make that loop “even better”.
But the more you try…slowly but surely…
…the worse it gets.
You don’t know if it’s as good as it was before. You don’t even know if it was as good as you thought it was before. Heck, you can’t remember if it’s the same as you thought it was before!
You’ve tried and tweaked. So many things. Added so much “stuff”.
Your brain is almost as much of a mess as your DAW screen.
Ok. Time to move on. Let’s start on the arrangement.
But no matter what you try, you just can’t make the arrangement work.
It’s too boring.
You don’t know which part to use when.
Maybe I need better parts?
So there you remain. Totally lost in the loop. Adding new stuff.
Desperately trying anything to make it happen again.
But nothing is happening.
Thing is, this is a very common problem. And an extremely frustrating one, right?
I mean, wouldn’t it be amazing if every time you started a track you could completely avoid getting stuck in the loop like that?
Well, it turns out there is.
This problem is pretty simple to fix. If you know how.
You’ve caught an illness. A very common one amongst us music producers.
It seems fairly harmless, but if you let it develop it can become terminal fast.
A common music production illness where the subject gets hopelessly “stuck in the loop”.
- a complete inability to start or finish an arrangement
- a unquenchable thirst to add new parts
- an irresistible desire to listen on repeat
- an increasing sense of frustration and despair
(Severe cases can lead to jacking in music altogether.)
Thing is, this ailment has flared up so many times, you now have a whole hard drive of loops.
Tracks that seemed so good – but somehow lost their way. They’re constant reminders of what you didn’t or couldn’t do…
And at it’s worst?
You’ll work on the “same” track for months. It’s a never ending, constantly shifting succession of new ideas.
I mean, if you’d have seen every one of those ideas through – you’d have an album in the bag (at least).
Why is it you just can’t start the arrangement? And when you do start arranging you lose the vibe?
Starting tracks is easy. Fun!
When you’re starting stuff, it’s easy to sit down to make music. Because there are so many possibilities – it’s sooooo exciting!
But when you get to the arrangement?
You procrastinate, get distracted with the internet, you don’t even feel like turning on the DAW.
Over time the more tracks you start and don’t finish, the more frustrated and useless you feel about your progress.
And even when you do finish a track? it takes you so long that you’re totally sick of it by the time it’s done.
It can’t be too much to ask.
To actually finish a tune you’re proud of. Can it?
Maybe you’ve lost the ability to finish anything good at all. Maybe you’re not cut out for this. Maybe you’ll never get all those amazing ideas out. But…
- What if you could find way to enjoy it from start to finish?
- So you don’t feel like doing anything else?
- What if you could finish tracks and not tear your hair out?
- For each track to be finished fast enough to never get bored?
I mean, you know the ideas in your head are up there with so much of the music that’s on Beatport.
If you could find the cure for your recurring Loopitis and just finish more music, get those amazing ideas in your head out…who knows what could happen?
Where could you get?
Well, today you’re in luck.
I’ve got the cure right here. Your medicine.
It’s been extensively tested on humans (so no worries about safety). No side effects (other than a heap of finished music). And it’s quick & painless (no surgery needed).
The Instant Loopitis Cure.
(8 simple steps to cure Loopitis for good.)
So if you want to:
- Save countless hours going round in circles on a track.
- Never get utterly sick of your music again.
- Massively increase the amount you finish.
- Have the arrangement down before you’ve even written any parts.
- Avoiding wasting time writing parts that don’t fit.
- Discover how a great arrangement works.
- Make a much better arrangement.
- And make better music you can be proud of…
Then it’s time to move on from all that endless looping. Deploy the Instant Loopitis Cure. It works like gangbusters.
You’ll also have a heap of “dead” unfinished tracks buried on your “graveyard” hard drives. What do you do with them – if you’re already bored of them?
Good news – I’ve got you covered! Here’s another foolproof strategy, this time to finish tracks you’re already completely stuck on – FAST.
Please share in the comments how it’s working for you.
Monday M.D. will be delivering expert diagnoses. 😉