Tip of the Week 6: Stuck For Inspiration? Try this!

Sometimes, even when you are stuck for inspiration, you have the ideas already down. A few months ago, I gave up on a project, only to return to it later. When I reopened it, I decided to reverse a guitar part to test out a new plugin (don't even ask why). In the end, the plugin sounded fine but what was really cool was the guitar part in reverse sounded awesome. It was the "missing piece" that I'd been looking for but hadn't been able to jam it out.

So if you are really stuck, try slicing up your audio and melodies and reversing or even rearranging bits. Try with different lengths of slices and you may even find something that turns the track from good to amazing.