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    whats good peeps im not a young guy by far and from of the post iv seen latley been by young cats no ofense to none of u i respect what every body does here..
    im only 40..lol ...but im young at heart and i have this bug for making music it started 2yrs ago watching youtube vids and what not so me watching these vids got me thinking about being a producer of beats and in my journey at it has gotting really exspensive and frustrating.. me trying to learn everything from what pc to buy,what progran to use,how much ram is needed,what interface,etc.etc..
    whew its a headache but all in all its fun at the end of the day and for some reason i start on a beat trying diff sounds diff seq and then i lose my focus and cant get it back or even somtimes i dnt make a trk for a few days or weeks..my ? is this for u guys and girls..what keeps u motavated to keep going and pushing ahead....just add your thoughts not on my age..lol but your motivatonal skills...thanks again

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    I always seem to think of what other people would do if they were in my shoes. Also though in some cases you just need to step out and take a rest sometimes. Just grind out...because you never know if today is your last day.

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    what i usually do is just open up a new pattern
    and just push out a whole tottally difftrack on that one pattern
    and then just go back to the real track

    thats how i do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRanger Beatz View Post
    I always seem to think of what other people would do if they were in my shoes. Also though in some cases you just need to step out and take a rest sometimes. Just grind out...because you never know if today is your last day.
    yeah u right about taking a break redranger thats what i need a break..im rushing my self not letting it come to me naturally thanks..

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    No problem dude...Just hear to spread knowledge and gain it.

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    taking a brake and go for a walk outside is never wrong. no music, just the sound of nature and (hopefully) not too many traffic or something near. difficult to find such a place in germany :-/ however, maybe this helps, too:

    get all the trash thoughts out of your head. while producing music, you are producing music and nothing else. there is no thought about anything else then, no wife, mother, children, this moment is just about your music. that's how I'm fixating myself at it. works extremely fine, as soon as you found out to free your head from all the rubbish inside.

    this actually works extremely fine with nearly every activity.

    greetings,
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    I definitely feel you about the not making tracks for a few weeks man. I haven't been able to pump anything out for like over a month... it's getting pretty rediculous now. Something that always helped me get through these times is to watch shitty producers on YouTube. Yes, shitty ones lol. For some reason the thought of how much better I am then some people really inspires me. Is it shallow? Yeah, maybe... whatever though, it's what helps me cope with ruts.

    And also, if ever a beat starts going in a completely different direction than where I wanted it to, I'll save two copies - the original (which I'll go back and work on later) and the new version, which I'll continue with. That way if I totally screw it up, I can always go back and keep working on my old idea.

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    got to agree about taking a break, sometimes u have so much stuff in your head u cant seem to make it work, but i do agree step away from it and clear your head that's what i do, and trust me u will know when u have a track ready to go and dont worry about your age lol, i will be 40 this yr.

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    Cooooool there are some not-so-young here I am 38 myself. Really started beatmaking one year ago. Love this.

    I often have a problem where I have an original idea, but as you say, "lose focus", and end up with a beat so close to the previous one I did the week before that it is not worth it (despite the fact it can be sometimes a good idea, Johnny Juliano and Vybe Beatz managed to produce the same beat over and over and find it is... well worth it )

    Taking breaks is the best thing I found. One week with no computer, no keyboard can really help.
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    yeah sometimes taking breaks is actually more productive then trying to force beats lol

    and I usually wait until I feel motivated before making beats, otherwise I just waste my time... so what keeps me motivated? I don't know, still trying to make that perfect beat that I'm always going to love lol
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    Something you need to understand is mastering the art takes time. I've been making beats for about 2 years now and the main thing is persistence. When I first started for about the first year/year and a half my shit was sounding whack and I could barely finish a beat. But I kept working and kept trying different things I haven't done before, engineering new sounds and the progress I've made now from when I started is unbelievable. Just keep at it man, my love for music is what keeps me motivated.

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