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Open Mic: Tell Us About Your Creative Process


Recently, an AUDIOTUTS reader asked me about creative process. While this is a topic that can’t be made into a tutorial, I’d like to create an open comment thread here for readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodworks and tell us how you take a song from beginning to end.

Do you meticulously plan the layers of your song based on the holes in the frequency spectrum or do you experiment to see what fits? Do you have a particular method for coming up with a vocal melody to go on top of your instrumental?

Any part of the process is fair game. Give us your tips for developing and shaping your song whether it’s in the songwriting phase, the recording phase, or the mixing phase. No tip is too insignificant to share!

If you guys like doing the open mic thing and having your chance to contribute, we’ll do it again in the future.

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