Identifying Procrastination

The latest lesson in Smart Productivity for Musicians is about dissolving procrastination.

Before you can deal with procrastination, you must identify procrastination. And it’s not as simple as it may seem!

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A Solution for Overcoming Chronic Lack of Time

This week’s lesson in Smart Productivity for Musicians is about how to overcome stress, procrastination and chronic “lack of time” – while at the same time enabling your brain to focus on what it does best: being creative.

I wanted to share some thoughts on the topic here on the blog too.

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Excellence is a Habit

Well, it was somebody else who said it first:

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

– Aristotle

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Smart Productivity for Musicians

Smart Productivity for Musicians
I am super excited to bring you some great news today!

The time has come to reveal to you a project I have been working on for a long time: Smart Productivity for Musicians.

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Why Focus is So Important for an Artist (and how to improve it)

This is a guest post by Sam Matla.

Sam is the author of the most excellent eBook/audiobook/video package The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity. I totally love what he’s done with the guide. It’s important and well carried out and I think it deserves all the attention it can get.

If you like this post then you should check his guide as well. Now, let’s welcome Sam to Resoundsound and see what he has to say about focus. -Ilpo

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6 Lessons From Mozart to Modern Creators

Wolfgang Amadeuz MozartI recently listened to an excellent audio biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (grab it free with Audible trial here). It was extremely inspiring and thought provoking to say the least.

Besides teaching me a lot about history it especially got me thinking about the parallels between Mozart’s days and ours. Of course, musical styles and the tools of making music have since evolved to something completely different. But there’s a lot – and I mean A LOT – of common ground underneath when it comes to conducting the craft itself.Continue Reading

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SSD Upgrade: Was it worth the money?

A couple of months back I decided I’m upgrading to a SSD drive to breathe some new life into my old Mac laptop.

Has it been worth the money? Read on.

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A Reminder About Backups

Today is the World Backup Day. It’s a good chance to remind ourselves about the importance of backups.
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Reflecting 2014

As we begin our journey into 2015, I wanted to take a moment to look back into the past year and make notes of some of my personal highlights.

Workflow things, books, plugins, tools, music, websites, general wellbeing and productivity… This is a very personal list and some of the stuff I’ll be mentioning doesn’t sound like anything to do with music production. Never the less it all has made a difference for my work.

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Mastery by Robert Greene – a Book Recommendation

I like to read, both online and offline. Every once in a while I come across something truly remarkable. Recently I discovered one such book, and I can’t help but write a few words about it in a form of strong personal recommendation.

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