So since I just started getting into more “serious” music production last year, most of this (incredibly huge) amount of time I’ve been spending in my DAW has been unstructured, scattered action - not always knowing exactly what I’m doing - and has been more about experimenting and learning than just being productive. …well, I hope music production will always be experimenting and learning for me, but not at the cost of also being able to be productive as well when that is needed.
Now I can at least say that I know my way around music production good enough to make proper tracks effectively when I choose to do so. However, there is only so much time! In the recent I’ve been at most making 2 tracks in a week. Spending half a day on one track, the next half on polishing up the mix. Mastering, rendering all versions/loops, writing up keywords and description, and finally uploading could be done that same day if I sat up late, otherwise the day after.
Last weekend I had a bit of a epiphany though;
I compose a track until I’m satisfied with the composition itself, then I just save the project and start on the next one, and I continue to do so monday - thursday. Then I take the friday to render out all version, write up descriptions / tags etc. to finally upload it all. This way, I can actually produce 4-5 tracks per week! Now, I COULD make 4-5 tracks per week with my previous workflow as well, but it was just for some reason way more demanding and time consuming. I don’t know exactly why, but this new method made the whole process so much easier to cope with. I think it has to do with motivation and making the process more fun - the fact that now I can actually spend 4 days of just doing what I love; composing, and nothing else. Then just having 1 day of doing the “boring” work of tagging and description. This gives me a much bigger pleasure to work hard.
Now, at the same time I’m seeing some people uploading 3-5 tracks per day, if not even more! How on earth is this possible!? Could you please share some tips for me on how to tune my workflow to something even more productive?