3 ways to fix an unfinished or ‘boring’ beat

There’s a very particular type of frustration that comes with working on a track that isn’t quite inspiring you.

Sometimes you know exactly what’s wrong, and other times, you can’t quite put your finger on it—no matter the case, many of us have probably been in a situation where we’re crafting something that just isn’t working. This is a tough spot to be in because often times the core idea has the potential to be great, but the lack of a spark to keep us going can lead to us putting off a project or even abandoning it entirely.

In the tutorial video above, we walk through how you can take these uninspiring or uncompleted projects and transform them into something exciting. Examining countermelodies, patterns, and sound selection, we walk through tips, techniques, and tools (like Splice Sounds, Gross Beat, and Arturia’s Pigments 3) that you can try out the next time you find yourself stuck on a project.

How do you navigate creative roadblocks? What topics in music production would you like to see us cover on the Splice YouTube channel next? Let us know in the comments below.

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May 12, 2021

iBEENART iBEENART is a producer, beat maker, and educator based in Chicago.