As electronic music producers, the very art that we pursue brings with it a never ending abundance of options…
Just think of all the steps it takes to write a piece of music… from conceiving the idea to composing it, producing it, engineering the track, and then finally shipping it out into the world.
Then add all the plugins, hardware, samples, presets, and learning the hundreds of different ways to achieve a specific result
It’s fair to say that it’s a lot. And it leads to a phenomenon called overchoice.
You know that feeling of having so many options presented to you that you end up picking none at all, or regret what you chose later on…
And there’s some serious ramifications to bringing it into your creative process.
So serious in fact that there’s every chance it will stop you from ever reaching your goals and aspirations in music.
So in this week’s episode I’m uncovering exactly what this phenomenon is, why we actively sabotage ourselves with it, and how to eradicate it so that you can finish more and better music, and love the process of doing it.
There’s a lot to unpack in this one so get locked in and join me for another episode of the Finish More Music podcast!
- Creativity thrives in limitations
- Set time limits to work on each stage of the production process and move on when the time is up.
- Make decisions to work with a very limited amount of plugins and equipment and force yourself to finalize something with those options.
- Make a promise to yourself that you’ll stick to the limits you set, and have the integrity to follow through with it.
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