MY BEATS GOT BORING AFFFFFFFF

ArvinArmani

I'm just a shook one
Battle Points: 95
I remember the good ol' days when I was creative, fresh, everything i wanted to be... I learned about music theory and stuff and used everything i learned to make better beats everytime i learned something new...
Now, i got so caged in "Techniques" that i can't even write a simple melody! all my beats sound the same in every fucking aspect, and whenever I try to do something new it's like I'm pretending to act like I'm dope.
I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW I MADE THE GREAT BEATS I MADE BEFORE!
I mean man ... i have some beats in the storage that can make The Alchemist bow down (pretend that's true) but not only i can't be half as good as I was (which would make me twice as good as you'd ever be (@eminem please don't sue me 4 this)), I don't even know How i used to be able to do that???
Even when I do a above-average melody, there's no feeling. no mood on it. it's always dull.
I need help man. I'm the type of person to rather never have a reputation than have the reputation and lose it one day, and now I'm having the greatest fall I ever had. You wouldn't believe how dope your (least) favorite 16 yo was just 2 months ago.

Btw isn't it beautiful? I had just turned 14 when I came here, now I'm 16. at this point Fade watched me grow up more than my dad ever did :D
 

Fade

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*** ill o.g. ***
Battle Points: 1
@ArvinArmani My son,

That's how it goes sometimes. We've all been there. When you first start out you have tons of ideas that you want to try but then as you learn more about production, and get used to making beats a certain way, you get stuck.

It's one thing to have your own unique style, but if you feel your beats are boring then maybe you should go back to your roots and figure out how you did those beats back then. Where were you living? What influenced you at that time? What hardware/software were you using?

It's all a part of growing up, my son.

P.S. Always wear a condom.
 

ArvinArmani

I'm just a shook one
Battle Points: 95
@Fade You should add a feature where someone could react more than twice on a message :D

True though, I feel like I know 14.000.605 different things to do with a melody or a chord to make it delicious, but the thing is I can't come up with Anything, and when I come up with things I get so excited to use my dirty ways that my tracks get dull.

And with influence, There's something im sick of: When i listen to mosique I imagine every sound in a fl studio or cubase pallete, u know? so instead of hearing the only 3 sounds on the whole billie eilish album, I see them on the screen that I imagine. it sucks man.
 

2GooD Productions

Its a fucking conspiracy!
*** ill o.g. ***
Battle Points: 372
Exactly what happened to me. Everything I did sounded like I was trying to rip off Dre's style.
Took me seven years to get out of it, what fixed it for me was changing how I made music, I switched from Reason to Cubase, and got some vsts. I still have days when Im just not feeling it, I just accept it for what it is now. I used to spend all day every day making beats, you have to be careful not to burn yourself out.

When you are in a creative slump, do something else, take a break for a while, or maybe try and change your tools to keep things interesting.
Now Im finally back, I feel like Im making the best music I have ever made.Sometimes its good to just step away from it, especially when your last beat was a real banger, it can be hard to achieve it again and can be disheartening when you cannot match it.
 

Silentz

Formerly The Knoxvillan
Battle Points: 64
I've found my beats are better using actual hardware. It's like that energy is transferred through you using hardware and into the music. Theres no soul in it when you're clicking a mouse and using synths. To me that's why the old music has so much more feeling and soul. The computer was t doing it for them.
 

skidflow

Grace & Peace
*** ill o.g. ***
Battle Points: 74
Exactly what happened to me. Everything I did sounded like I was trying to rip off Dre's style.
Took me seven years to get out of it, what fixed it for me was changing how I made music, I switched from Reason to Cubase, and got some vsts. I still have days when Im just not feeling it, I just accept it for what it is now. I used to spend all day every day making beats, you have to be careful not to burn yourself out.

When you are in a creative slump, do something else, take a break for a while, or maybe try and change your tools to keep things interesting.
Now Im finally back, I feel like Im making the best music I have ever made.Sometimes its good to just step away from it, especially when your last beat was a real banger, it can be hard to achieve it again and can be disheartening when you cannot match it.
Definitely change the tools up. Learn new stuff. I went from Reason to Logic and things improved a little bit.
 

2GooD Productions

Its a fucking conspiracy!
*** ill o.g. ***
Battle Points: 372
I've found my beats are better using actual hardware. It's like that energy is transferred through you using hardware and into the music. Theres no soul in it when you're clicking a mouse and using synths. To me that's why the old music has so much more feeling and soul. The computer was t doing it for them.
The soul comes from playing a keyboard instead of clicking a mouse. I never make beats by clicking the mouse and I have almost zero hardware. The only thing I might place with the mouse is drum hits that are quantised.The old hardware vs software debate is mostly over, its more about what you prefer to use and what suits your workflow. Hardware for me has too many negatives, recall being the main one for me.
 

ArvinArmani

I'm just a shook one
Battle Points: 95
The soul comes from playing a keyboard instead of clicking a mouse. I never make beats by clicking the mouse and I have almost zero hardware. The only thing I might place with the mouse is drum hits that are quantised.The old hardware vs software debate is mostly over, its more about what you prefer to use and what suits your workflow. Hardware for me has too many negatives, recall being the main one for me.
I'm fast with clicks & i can make my drums that i think of really fast, and I rather have them 100% quantized so im picky on that, but most of my melodies start from the oldass keyboard I have, though it doesn't connect to the pc so i gotta memorize it and replay it. but even those sound like eachother at this point.
 

Silentz

Formerly The Knoxvillan
Battle Points: 64
I'm fast with clicks & i can make my drums that i think of really fast, and I rather have them 100% quantized so im picky on that, but most of my melodies start from the oldass keyboard I have, though it doesn't connect to the pc so i gotta memorize it and replay it. but even those sound like eachother at this point.
Maybe you should try sampling when you get stuck coming up with something original.
 

Fade

NO REGERTS!
Administrator
*** ill o.g. ***
Battle Points: 1
There was always a software vs. hardware debate but for various reasons like what your beat ends up sounding like or how fast you can make a beat, etc.

One thing though for me is the whole feeling of making a beat. I spent a few years with just hardware then I tried software and did that for many years. Software is powerful of course but after a while I got tired of using the keyboard/mouse combo. It has its uses but hardware makes a big difference.

So if you're someone that's not sure, it doesn't mean you have to use a standalone, instead just use a controller with software. This way you're getting the best of both worlds. This is why Akai and NI are so popular in that sense.

Actually pressing buttons and turning knobs just seems more natural than clicking. With just software sometimes I feel like I'm doing my taxes or something.
 

Silentz

Formerly The Knoxvillan
Battle Points: 64
There was always a software vs. hardware debate but for various reasons like what your beat ends up sounding like or how fast you can make a beat, etc.

One thing though for me is the whole feeling of making a beat. I spent a few years with just hardware then I tried software and did that for many years. Software is powerful of course but after a while I got tired of using the keyboard/mouse combo. It has its uses but hardware makes a big difference.

So if you're someone that's not sure, it doesn't mean you have to use a standalone, instead just use a controller with software. This way you're getting the best of both worlds. This is why Akai and NI are so popular in that sense.

Actually pressing buttons and turning knobs just seems more natural than clicking. With just software sometimes I feel like I'm doing my taxes or something.
100% agreed. That's why I'm loving my Mpc Studio. The best of both worlds.
 

ArvinArmani

I'm just a shook one
Battle Points: 95
There was always a software vs. hardware debate but for various reasons like what your beat ends up sounding like or how fast you can make a beat, etc.

One thing though for me is the whole feeling of making a beat. I spent a few years with just hardware then I tried software and did that for many years. Software is powerful of course but after a while I got tired of using the keyboard/mouse combo. It has its uses but hardware makes a big difference.

So if you're someone that's not sure, it doesn't mean you have to use a standalone, instead just use a controller with software. This way you're getting the best of both worlds. This is why Akai and NI are so popular in that sense.

Actually pressing buttons and turning knobs just seems more natural than clicking. With just software sometimes I feel like I'm doing my taxes or something.
to be honest I'm scared of trying new stuff in the back of my mind, besides that I like everything to be quantized and also besides all these, I've been saving for a midi controller for 3 or 4 years now, i don't think i'd ever use maschine or smth.
 
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