Thanks for your inspiring words. I know of myself I’m often to perfectionistic. I throw away most of the music I create and my other hobby; drawing, I have actually the same problem.DrGonzo wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:07 pmIf I were 19 again, I wouldn't do much different to be honest. Musically, that was the time I had most fun and was most productive. I didn't know anything about music - I owned one synthesizer and I just did music. I would get one synthesizer and stick with it. Learn it inside out. The good thing about limitations is that they force you to move forward. You don't have the perfect kick drum? That's not a big deal. Pick one that is the closest and move on. Looking ahead, the most important thing you can learn is to be productive and don't get stuck with details. Perfection is insanely overrated. If you learn this - you will be forever grateful to yourself when you are 30. 40. 50 and 60.
Learning music theory can be useful. But can be a big creative block as well. Watching tutorials can equally be a huge block for creativity.
Create a small, easy to use setup, learn it inside out - create & create & create. When you know all there is to know about that setup and you desperately feel the need to get new gear - move on - but try to stick with a setup for about six months. Learn. Do. Do. Do.
My setup now is;
A garbage computer
Nektar impact lx25
Korg volca keys
Teenage engineering po-33
Presonus audiobox 96
I do have the tools to create music so thats not where the problem is. Maybe a step sequencer would do me good to keep up the fun of creating music and don’t stick my head all the time in if everything is right etc. I’ve looked up for arturia beatstep in the past, but then I just went for other stuff. Do you think this would be a great tool for me? I’ll still try to learn my keyboard, but maybe this will give me some air to just have fun.