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10 Tips for a better workflow

Music production can be all about that creative spark, that magic moment of inspiration… But it should also be about having a good and efficient environment for when that Eureka musical moment strikes. Here are MusicTech’s top-10 tips for a better workflow

01 RECORD YOURSELF

You may be one of those people whose tunes come to them as they doodle on a software or modular synth, or you maybe one of those McCartney or Sting types whose songs come to you in dreams (Sting apprently wrote Every Breath You Take in 30 minutes, after the lyric came to him in a dream the middle of the night). Either way, though, you need to be ready for when that musical moment comes to you. If you’re doodling with a sound on a modular, then have that audio recording in your DAW. If you’re prone to midnight inspiration, have a dictaphone by the side of the bed. Yes, it may sound rubbish in the morning, but tomorrow might just be another Yesterday, you never know…

TIP 1: Make sure you’re ready to record everything, the moment that inspiration strikes
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About MusicTech

The new issue of MusicTech is on sale from Thursday 17th August and we’re honoured to be the first magazine to present a feature on the brand new studio facilities at the legendary Abbey Road studios: The Gatehouse and the Penthouse. To mark this occasion we bring you a giant Abbey Road special, featuring a studio tour, a COMPLETE gear list, an interview with iconic producer John Leckie (who begun his career at AR) as well as hands on tutorials designed to show you how to re-create the Abbey Road sound at home! We’ve also got a disc packed with Abbey Road related video content for you to feast your eyes on. Elsewhere this issue we have features looking at the history of the Korg MonoPoly, 6 ways to cheat at making music as well as our usual plethora of reviews including the Pioneer Toraiz AS-1 and Novation Circuit 1.5 and a wide range of tutorial content.
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