Monday, September 8, 2008

Don't Be A Perfectionist!!!

Alot of people always ask what is the route to go when they start buying equipment. They want to wait until every 'i' is dotted and every 't' is crossed before they get started making beats.

The big phrase for this is "paralysis of analysis"... more commonly known as:

  • Procrastination ultimately breeds a lot of excuses.
  • Excuses are the tools of incompetence and builds monuments of nothingness.
  • Therefore, there are no excuses!
Okay now that I got that off my chest... don't have to have every piece of equipment in place before you can make your own beats.

You can get started with a simple beat machine. In fact, that's how I got started. Then I added another piece of equipment, then another. This is how you build a studio.

I don't know too many people who have built a studio right out the gate with everything in it they wanted at one time. It's not an overnight process.

How do you get started? Check out some books on music production. Ask other producers how they started. Make a list of the equipment you want and go for it.

If you don't start now then when. Remember, you don't have to be perfect. You just have to be good enough.

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

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