Maaaaan! Im finally producing an EP in earnest after years (flippin nearly 20 years now that I think about it, daaaang that makes me feel old and sad lol ) and years of noodling and 8 bar loops and thousands upon thousands of little loops and seeds that just sit and are discarded or lost. Learning so much along the way here and it’s hella work and hella fun.
I’m doing this dawless for the most part. Just using Elektron machines (DT & DN) and Korg Gear (Volca Drum & Monologue). I’ve had to invent my workflow from the ground up and tune and adapt along the way. During that process I’ve had to let go of a lot of preconceived ideas and embrace different ways of thinking and working.
I’m at the stage now where my first of 3 tracks is wrapping up and it’s really exciting. I’m hoping that the groundwork laid already helps me to get ideas out and completed faster after this.
Of course being a first EP I don’t expect it to be too fantastic but I’ve heard it said that it’s like a faucet where the water comes out dirty at first and then the longer you leave it on (keep producing / creating / whatever) it starts to flow clearer.
Anyways pretty stoked. Would love to hear some Elektronauts stories about producing a first album or EP or just getting started in general. It’s a grand adventure that just I’m really happy to be on. No ideas of fame or riches or anything, just enjoying the process is enough reward for me.