Discovering Perfect

This is something I keep coming back to again and again. I run into it in my own pursuits, my peers and the precious people who hit me up.

I’ve said it time and time again:

There is good. There is great. There is beautiful. Yes. But forget about perfect. It doesn’t exist. Striving for it will drain you and ultimately stall your progress.

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Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky – Book Review

I’ve always been pretty productive, but also always had the problem of not finishing many projects I start. I’ve developed systems to counter this, but never really knew why it happens.

Having loads of unfinished projects is a very common problem and people are constantly hitting me up about it as well.

Making Ideas Happen

 

I recently read this bestseller book by Scott Belsky called “Making Ideas Happen”… And I am not exaggerating when I say it was a complete revelation for me.
Made me realize lots of things, so I wanted to share  it with you quickly.
The book succeeds in breaking down the problem of not finishing your projects and shows the path to, well, making ideas happen.

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5 Tips for Making an Album

5 Tips for Making an Album

It’s been a little over a year since the debut album by Loxy and myself – “Burning Shadows”  – was released on Exit Records. The project had many phases and we put a ton of work on it over the course of 3-4 years. I’m still very happy and proud about how it turned out. But life is about learning, and I’ve gained new perspective since finishing the project. So let’s reflect for a bit upon the experience of working on an album… And what I would do differently next time.

Here we go – my 5 tips for making an album.

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Ableton Live – First Impressions

So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.

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Trial and Error

I was chatting to a friend of mine Gabriel (some of you might know him as Gremlinz).

He said he really liked this little remix Loxy and I had made about a year back of one of our own tracks and said it should be released.

The thought of releasing it had never even occurred to me.

Why?

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Your Worst Enemy

Ever thought the tune you’re working on isn’t finished just yet… That it needs a bit of tweaking before it goes out??

Ever wondered wether you should do something now or wait till you’re more ready, more skilled or more established?

Story of my life…

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Logic Tips: 5 Power Tips for Better Workflow

Logic Pro is vast and there is tons of clever stuff that easily goes unnoticed. Here are five very useful Logic tips and techniques to enhance your workflow. Some of the tips I have discovered on my own, some I’ve learned from others. Let’s share the wealth… Continue Reading

How to Finish Music

You’ve just had a good long studio session. You started a banging new track, spent hours refining and maybe even managed to finish (or so you think). You go to sleep feeling really good about yourself.

The next day you have a listen. Everything sounds a bit off. You feel like all the hard work and inspiration was wasted. You realize it needs a lot more work.

But your momentum is lost and you don’t feel like working on it anymore. You end up starting something new, and the track gets buried under other projects. Pretty soon you forget about it.

Sound familiar? Yup, for me too.

How to finish music then? Well, here is one approach I use a lot. It quite often works for me – give it a shot.Continue Reading

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