"My Music Production Workflow Sucks!  I Just Can't Get Myself Produce New Tracks as Fast and Often as I Want To. Sometimes I Feel I Should Just Give Up..."

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What do we producers need in place to have a supersonic workflow in the home studio?

I’ve spent a lot of time pondering the above question.  Maybe too much! ;-)

It’s now clear to me that there are 4 main aspects to consider if you want to produce new tracks faster and on a consistent basis.  These are:

  1. Physical: This of course includes your studio space, your gear, your instruments, your studio furniture and your software tools.  It also includes your own body because it’s easier to work well in the studio when you’re in decent shape.

  2. Mental: This refers to the knowledge, skills, theory and techniques you learn and apply to your craft as a producer.  It also involves making decisions and problem solving your day-to-day work and practice in the studio.

  3. Emotional: Music is first and foremost about feelings.  The rest of the process is all about capturing and presenting the music in such a way that it best invokes the emotion we want in the listener.  As a producer it helps to be in a good place emotionally too. That said, a professional will work even when they may not feel to great.

  4. Creative: The slightly more mysterious aspect of the craft.  Creativity is as you probably know by now your bread and butter as a music producer.

So, if you want to engineer a system of music production and a workflow that ensures optimal output then it helps to pay attention to how you work in each of the above aspects.

The whole idea is to create a balance that allows you to enter into a productive creative state in your studio on a regular basis.  This can be a fragile balance to maintain. It pays to make it as anti-fragile as possible.

Ask yourself how you approach your own music production through the lens of each of the 4 aspects.  Think about it. Write it down. Make a plan to step up your game.

You may discover that you could work much faster with a small change or two in your studio setup. You could uncover that you let your emotions get in the way of spending more time in the studio. You might realize that you lack a certain skill-set or some production knowledge.  It may be that you don’t allow yourself enough time to get into a creative state in the studio.

Figure out where where you can make even tiny changes to your workflow.  Tiny changes add up to make a huge difference to your creative output.

The main thing is to create a synergy and balance between these 4 aspects that results in the optimum level of creative output for you.  Every producer is unique so the best workflow for you will be different from person to person.

What matters most is that you find a balance that works for you.  You will know it works when you see the results you want!

Why care about your workflow?

A good music production workflow isn't something absolute beginner producers pay much attention to.

If you've been at production for a while you quickly begin to realize that workflow is a crucial part of your ability to make music on a consistent basis.

So, if you're at this point where workflow becomes important, read on...

Meet Resistance, The Mother of All Music Production Workflow Arch-Enemies...

Your main enemy as a music producer is always Resistance. Resistance is an ever-present force that wants nothing more than for things to remain the way they are.  It resists change wherever change wants to happen.  This means we face Resistance whenever we want to learn or produce something new.

Resistance is f@£!& insidious.  It will use whatever technique it has available, and it has many available, to stop change dead in it's tracks.  It will use your own thoughts and doubts.  It will take advantage of your tiredness.  It will use all types of distractions, including even your own friends and family.

It's not personal.  That's just what Resistance does. It does anything it can to stop your productions.

You have to overcome it by any means necessary if you plan to produce like a pro.

"What Happens If I Don't Beat Resistance?"

Nothing happens.

You may however start to get frustrated.  You may become unhappy and bummed out.

You may see your peers produce album upon album while you struggle to finish your first EP.

You'll make music only when you're inspired and rarely feel inspired. So, you'll make less and less music.

Resistance, will have you by the short and curlies.

Does it sound like I speak from experience?  Damn right I do!

Resistance has kicked my ass for months on end at times. Netflix, Youtube and Social Media takes over. Works for while.

Then, bleakness sets in and you realize that constant consumption doesn't satisfy.

You discover that if you don't produce you resign yourself to a life void of fulfillment, excitement and achievement.

So, you wake up and decide to do something about it.

"How Do I Beat Resistance?"

That's easy! You sit down and do the work. Every. Day.

It's also easier said than done as you probably know well by now.

To beat Resistance, that excruciating foe, you need more. You need D*A*S*H:

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  1. Determination - Decide to produce on a consistent basis. Make a formal deal with yourself. Stick to it.
  2. Action - Nothing happens unless something moves.  That something in this case is you.
  3. System - This includes everything you need to make music. Studio, gear, DAW, Folder, Libraries, Calendar, Notebook and anything else you need. All primed, tuned and and ready to go.
  4. Habits - You become what you repeatedly do. Want to be a prolific producer?  Produce often!

ProducerCode: Studio Flow is a solution to help you improve your music production workflow:

Inside, you'll:

  •     Uncover and beat your #1 enemy.

  •     Develop the right perspective, a mindset and outlook conducive to studio flow.

  •     Discover all the tips, insights, tricks and techniques that help you find your flow and increase your studio output.

  •     Make your music production workflow something you can rely on time and time again to deliver quality results.

  •     Feel fuggin' fantastic when you start to crush it in your studio on a regular basis!

What is ProducerCode: Studio Flow?

ProducerCode: Studio Flow is a course with one goal...

... to help you produce more tracks on a consistent basis. You get...

  •     27 insights and practical strategies and tips delivered in 45 mins of short rapid-fire videos all focused on helping you overcome blocks, beat Resistance and start to produce like a pro within weeks.

  •     A 5-week Action Plan with exercises designed to increase your creativity, productivity and totally destroy all self-imposed obstacles in your way.

Don't delay.  Level up your music production workflow today!

The entire first module of the course is free so you can check it out if it makes sense for you before you buy the course.

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