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7 WAYS TO START A TRACK

It’s the first step: how to get those ideas you have in your head onto your virtual notepad – and also how to get more ideas into your head in the first place!

MT Cover Feature Produce a track from start to finish

Part 1

01 Clear your head

It’s important to get into the right mindset when starting music. Getting into the mood helps with anything creative – if it feels like hard work, it’ll end up being hard work. You have to have no distractions so switch off your internet, your doorbell, your phone – anything that could interrupt your flow.

1. Turn the internet off? Really? Yes! Get rid of those distractions

02 Start from scratch

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Make a track today! That's the focus of the May issue of MusicTech as top producers reveal their secrets and top tips to starting, arranging, mixing, finishing and mastering your music. If you've ever needed inspiration, had trouble taking a tune beyond its initial ideas, never known how or when to stop, or needed a pro mastered sound, this is the issue to get! On top of this massive set of features there's a huge studio interview with the legend that is Gary Numan, 1.22GB of free samples and all the latest modular synth and music production news.
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