We now live in a world where we can make music from our fingertips, the technology that is available today is mind blowing and it gives you all the tools to be able to sculpt your perfect sound. When i started making music i was using my dads old dell laptop and running a demo version of fruity loops that i downloaded off of the internet. All it consisted of was a simple drum loop, a sampler and some stock sounds. How times have changed!. One of the main advancements is being able to have a fully functioning production suite on your laptop, it meant that i was able to travel the world and still be one click from my labour of love. The MYB album as documented by the BBC was concocted on the beach in San Antonio, parts were made on ferry in the middle of the Mediterranean and a lot of the songs were actually made in Dj Benji's Car funnily enough. It has allowed me to use the inspiration i have in certain moments and translate that into music in a fast effective way.
Inspiration is a creative beings best friend, it is the fuel for the fire. None of the great records of this world would have ever been dreamt of if it wasn't for this key factor. There is no point sitting down at your laptop and trying to create something if you haven't got a vision for what your doing. To many times i have tried to make a tune without having any direction and its either never been finished or its gone on the scrap heap in the early stages. So bear this in mind!. I have learnt that its very important to live your life and make great memories because even though your not being productive at that point, this will work wonders the next time you sit in the studio. The key is gaining the momentum, and when you reach that equilibrium the creative juices will flow and this is the space you need to be in for optimum performance.
It is the same with everything, 'work smart not hard'. Take your time with your project because wasting time is the worst thing you can do, it can be the difference between you loosing interest and creating a great record.
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