Module stress; a first world problem. Sept 1, 2021 7:01:34 GMT robertlanger, NightMachines, and 4 more like this
Post by pt3r on Sept 1, 2021 7:01:34 GMT
I have noticed that when I acquire a new rack that I get a kind of module overload stress; so many modules must use 'em all etc... which results in a creative deadlock, nothing gets created and I start to doubt whether I should have bought that rack 'cause clearly I have nothing to tell with it.
This happened to me when I received my first starter rack, and it happened again when I got my second rack.
The first couple of days it seems like I lost 'it' (some may argue that I never had 'it' but that's a different discussion ). The only way, for me, to get out of this creative rut is to take a step back and to focus on a few of the modules and get a little patch going to explore the possibilities of the new module(s) and from there learn how to make 'em play together with the other modules to make them sing the song of my people
I remember that I deliberately produced my first patches with only a few module of the starter rack; it took me week before I even connected the SEQ8 module because I felt that I was getting nowhere and that this whole modular thing was a waste of money and time.
The same feeling got hold of me when I built up my second rack; all of a sudden it was back to square one; why on earth did I buy these modules? I can not generate anything interesting (to my ears) with them... the AEtherwaves 3 is coming and you will not be able to produce anything that sounds like you.. etc..
So again I had to take a step back and only plug in the ALGODRONE and listen to that darn thing for a couple of hours, add in the mm33+ and a DELAY and discover the sonic possibilities that suit me. and built on from there..
TLDR; Am i the only one who gets in a serious creative rut when confronted with too many new possibilities? (which I doubt very much, and I'm very good at doubting, especially myself) So how do you deal with it?