The Fear Of Beat Making
Here’s a quick little story about feeling overwhelmed, and being afraid of making the type of beats you hear on the radio and such. To make a very long story short. I purchased my first MPC Renaissance and honestly, I didn’t know where to start on how to use it. In some ways I felt well hey it can’t be too hard to figure out. Only because this version comes with software you can see on your computer screen. Well that still didn’t stop that fear bug I had in me from creating legendary classic hits. I went to you tube for everything I was needing to do with it at the time. Not including sampling. All of the things I was doing with it was only the skin of the surface to the potential of the machine I was using, and I knew it. I was just afraid of not doing well with how much time and energy it would take to figure most of it out, just to operate it the way it needed to be operated. Here is what I did. I told my self that I was going to create two more beats the way I normally was doing them. Then pick my head up, take a song that I had in my iTunes Player create a WAV file out of it and drag it to my MPC. I chopped it up and zoned out on the beat. I guess what I really wish to get across to you is. Don’t let anything get in the way of your greatest potentials for success. So now I feel confident in creating samples. The next fear I will need to take off of my bucket list is, learning how to clear samples and actually doing it. Just thought I would share that with you, because I had to teach myself about everything you hear in your favorite songs. The key is to keep learning, continue to research and your passion will get you further than you dreamed. Many blessings will begin to pour into you and touch your music every time. Thank you for your time while I share that with you. Please feel free to comment and let me know about a fear that you have, or have overcome while going down your music career path.