We humans are extremely visual creatures by nature.
Arranging a tune is also very much a visual thing.
I don’t know about you, but unless I pay attention my arrange page tends to get messy very quickly.
When the arrange is all messed up with unused tracks, muted elements, too much automation and too many bells and whistles to keep track of…
It starts to interfere with the way I think and perceive.
So I try to put some effort in keeping it tidy.
It’s best to aim for “cleaning as you go”. You can also dedicate 5 minutes to sort it out whenever things start to get messy.
Cleaning up the arrange and getting rid of any clutter will greatly help in perceiving the different options you have.
You’ll have “room to think”.
And it’ll be a breeze to try different variations.
Hey this may not be the epic bassline madness I know you lot are hoping to read…
But I guarantee learning a simple thing like this can make your music a lot better than a whole bag of fancy tricks.