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Jay Cosmic

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Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« on: January 08, 2016, 03:44:58 am »
As per the title.

Most of these were a HUGE lightbulb moment for me. So here you go.

Actually pay attention, learn from these, and you will have a much better time making music.

(I'll add more to this, these are the ones I remembered off the top of my head at 3am)...

John Cleese on Creativity:

https://youtu.be/Qby0ed4aVpo?t=1s

The Producers Conference with The Cataracs (KSHMR):

https://youtu.be/gNQj9aEqFSg

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

(This one is a book, I recommend the audio book - you can listen to it on double speed or something, whatever is fast but you can still take in properly).

http://shop.blackirishbooks.com/products/the-war-of-art


- Don't just skip over these things or put them on a 'to do' list if you want to improve.

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 03:46:24 am »
TIL KSHMR is from the Cataracts.. these look really helpful though, thanks Jay! Gonna listen now.

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 04:13:57 am »
That KSHMR video was awesome, and I cannot recommend War of Art enough to everyone.

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 04:14:59 am »
Co-sign "war of art" x 10000000 (and any other Steven Pressfield non-fiction book). Immensely important.

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 04:40:09 am »
This is what did it for me
https://vimeo.com/24715531
After watching this, my whole perspective on producing changed
"Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal."
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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 04:50:36 am »
Casey Neistat is the guy that changed the way i look at creative field. a vlog titled "Fat and Lazy" made me realized that all the time i've spent making songs aren't really that well spent. i wasn't spending it "well". it was damn good

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2016, 05:07:00 am »
That kshmr video was sick!!!

Heres one i found from NGHTMRE, very helpful and insightful  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jl-LnAYjoM


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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2016, 05:19:55 am »
Varien's sidechaining tutorial is amazing. I first watched it when I was a beginner, and it made sense to me. There was no confusing rants or anything that would have made it shaky. It was clear, and it was simple. The way he explains things is very easy for beginners to understand, and I really recommend watching the video if you don't know what sidechaining is. Here's the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRTrRa-cpyw

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2016, 01:16:13 pm »
+1,000 for War of Art

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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
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Re: Some resources I wish I'd seen when I was starting
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2016, 03:10:44 pm »
+1 for EDMProd

Also, ill.Gates has a ton of top notch content out on workflow, creativity, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQ8c19unnM

https://vimeo.com/74011516

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL5SmB7PE88

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMw7bJ0abDw

I bought all 3 workshops in full and they were definitely worth it.