Reminding myself

Hey readers,

I feel the need to write about my recent lack of content lately.

One reason, but not the most significant reason, is the lack of new ideas, and motivation. Ever since competing my mixing course, I’ve been completely derailed from production, and moved into mixing. This is bad since trying to build a mixing portfolio proves more difficult than I expected. I’m also trying not to get caught in the new trap style rap instrumentals as I believe they’ve been milked enough. I want to present something fresh.

Fresh!

Speaking of fresh, I actually have a few entries drafted but reading them back to myself, it feels like it lacks personality. It really does. I’ve not posted them because I was trying to find “myself” in what I have to offer. It’s true that moving into the digital era of music has concentrated the market with people taking on similar roles however, I still feel it necessary to offer something different from those who already dominate the niche.

Breaking the meta

I’ve been known to constantly “breaking the meta” with the things I do but I would not like solely go around disagreeing with what everyone says just because I see it differently. Some of those people are the reason I’m here today! I’ve tailored my craft around a mixture of their teachings and other opinions/practices of other engineers alike.

In the meantime, I’ll be finding myself, refining my perception of who I am as an engineer.

JasonM

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Pomodoro timer

Pomodoro Pt 1: ‘What it all boils down to’…and what not.

Hello readers! I recently read a blog entry by Lydia Ravenhall, stating the difficulties with staying focused on doing what she loves. Basically put, I felt like this had been a very isolating issue for me, especially looking around and seeing my friends who seemed “less fortunate” than I, moving forward with their lives. Don’t get me wrong though, I am not comparing their lives to mine, but my progress to my goals based on my capabilities.

What does this mean?

I will be starting back from step one into my music production, due to the major lack of motivation, and developing my skills and self discipline through the use of “pomodoro”.

Pomodoro Technique

“The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.”

-Wikipedia

I first heard of this term late last year during a training called ”Learning how to learn” which I participated in. It seemed very interesting at the time but I haven’t really put it into use with my music.

 …and action!

During the next week, I will be using this technique and I will provide an update on how it goes. Maybe by then I’ll at least have an incomplete piece of music to share.

JasonM

You can also join me on this quest. Share your progress and let us know how it goes.