Written by JAMIE COLEIRO
With Quantity, Comes Quality
Think of it this way.
Let's assume 10% of your output is pure flames (those BPMs be fire bro…).
You spend a summer in the basement cranking out beats, and you've made it to 50. Using our earlier 10% assumption, that's 45 aiiight beats and 5 gems.
Tweak. Tweak. Tweak.
For the remainder of the summer, you're tweaking those 5 gems.
You're changing the lead synth sound.
Those snare drums.
The transition FX.
And what's the reward for your efforts? 5 average sounding beats—all of which sound nothing like the originals.
Why is this? Because you kept questioning your instincts, and changed everything.
Developing your own musical style.
There's zero chance of developing your own style unless you EXPERIMENT. And the only way you're going to do that is to produce MORE music.
The more you experiment, the more unique, efficient and decisive you'll become.
Crank out those beats—go with your gut—and over time, you'll quickly realise what works and what doesn't.
A Thought to End On.
45 ok beats, and 5 gems.
45 ok beats, and 5 average, over-produced beats that are so far from your original vision, you barely recognise them.
Which would you prefer?
Until next time…