Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

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IncarnateX
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3187 posts since 25 Jan, 2009 from Forgotten Realms

Post Mon May 15, 2017 6:34 am

For my part, mainly off especially flamewars and other kinds of destructive discussions. However, I have noticed that sometimes the chance to praise a favorite instrument kind of urge me to actually use it correspondingly. Lately I have been inspired to go 100% itb with my MC909 just to prove some points I made about workstations to myself. It plays out like a self-fulfilling prophecy and that is rather cool. Almost makes the rest of the time spent here worth it.

So how does KVR affect your creativity?

chk071
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17025 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 6:37 am

Neither nor, i would say. Of course, one could argue that one could do more productive things instead, but, frankly, i wouldn't want to miss the kind of info, knowledge, and also opinions you can gather here.

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DJ Warmonger
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2812 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 6:37 am

It used to. Now I already know enough and have enough tools (and toys) to create tons of music... so I should be doing that instead of browsing KVR :P
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ATN69
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1795 posts since 5 Oct, 2015 from Swedish / Living in Hong Kong

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 7:07 am

For me it's a 2 step thing. Some times I come across a topic here about some plugin that I perhaps already have, or even one that I don't have. In both cases it can make me look into that specific plugin more closely and that can trigger my creativity.
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EdSevered
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418 posts since 24 Jul, 2013 from Wisconsin

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 7:12 am

I really enjoy the threads where there is a genuine exchange of knowledge and experience. Learning inspires me. Though, there seems to be very few threads where someone doesn't go off-the-rails ranting and raving about something or someone. The negative dialog is NOT inspiring. Such is life, I guess.
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1128 posts since 29 Jun, 2012

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 am

KVR is mostly a marketplace for me; hear about new products or offers. It more impacts my wallet than my output.

The discussions here usually turn into pissing contests too quickly, and those contests are more about personality and ego than any substantive difference in point of view or opinion, yielding little in the way of actual information.

Worse yet is when I find myself posting up something, thinking telling someone what kind of dork they are is gonna change anything. That's not helping to raise the bar nor do the dorks GAF what I think about them anyhow.


TLDR: not much impact one way or the other on creativity other than lost time.

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jancivil
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15344 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 11:50 am

social media has naught to do with it for me.

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Numanoid
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25895 posts since 20 Jan, 2008 from a star near where you are

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Mon May 15, 2017 12:05 pm

IncarnateX wrote:So how does KVR affect your creativity?
It turns me on wanting to try out new things.

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Aloysius
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22077 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 2:06 am

29/71 either way.
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dellboy
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650 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 4:35 am

We are supposed to be creative ? :o

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foosnark
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4380 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 5:06 am

It doesn't have any negative effect on my creativity. Usually when I read it, it's at work; otherwise it doesn't really get in the way of music making. (105 tracks done so far in 2017; a little forum reading isn't holding me back.)

Sometimes it gives me, or indirectly leads to, an idea to try. More often it points me at plugins or hardware to check out, which sometimes leads to a creative boost.

Sparky77
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822 posts since 29 Sep, 2006

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 7:36 am

KVR is a good learning tool and a great source of the finding out what is current and available.
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e@rs
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3610 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 7:38 am

:neutral:

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AsPeeXXXVIII
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322 posts since 17 Aug, 2015 from Finland

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 8:16 am

chk071 wrote:Neither nor, i would say.
Seconded. I'm not really an active poster here to begin with, but I do find some interesting discussions here once in a while.
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Mister Natural
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2256 posts since 28 Oct, 2007 from michigan

Re: Does KVR mainly turn your creativity on or off?

Post Tue May 16, 2017 9:06 am

foosnark wrote:...(105 tracks done so far in 2017...
WOW
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