Hey everyone. I made this account back in 2008 so I know this question has been asked 70 billion times, but I thought I’d create a fresh thread. I"m sure everyone’s gut reaction will be to say “Just make music!”, but I bet some of you will know exactly what I’m talking about (because let’s face it, lots of us Renoisers are insane).
So basically, I’ve been a registered Renoise user for years now, it’s my favorite DAW I’ve ever used, yet to show for it I just have a huge folder of… ideas. Most of them are things that just loop for 2-4 measures and that’s it. The intention is always to create them, come back to them later, and flesh them out into complete tracks, but it NEVER happens. When I go back and listen to one, my mind goes to a dark place, and I start questioning everything. Namely, I listen to it and think “How was I patient and hopeful enough to make this? I’ll never be able to make this into a whole track. I’ve got to start something new.” And before you know it, I’ve got a folder of hundreds of ideas. I think I’ve only made 3 complete tracks, and I don’t even like them anymore.
But I know I’m my only enemy here. When I play some of my snippets for friends or my roommate, they always say “These are good, you should finish them!” But I just uncontrollably respond with “Yeah, like that will happen” and then I close the folder.
So to those of you who have experienced this, how did you get past it? Was it a certain mental trick that you discovered? Was it purely tweaks to your Renoise workflow? Did you collaborate with someone?
Thanks, appreciate it!