I’ve come to notice that we as a people get bored easily. Think outside the box and think about this for a second. How many of us are waiting for the next big thing? The next high tech gadget or the next new drum machine…
Music executives are always searching for the next star or artist to change the game. One of the most important attributes of a person is their uniqueness. This applies to everyone including us beat makers. A great way to establish your uniqueness is by having the ability to think outside the box.
To think outside the box is to go beyond the norm. It is basically doing something that most people or no one has done or thought of. It’s the act of being experimental in spite of how crazy or unorthodox it may seem. The eBook I created came from having to think outside the box. I’ve always seen chord books for piano and guitar, but never for a drum machine. If programmed correctly, drum machines can also be used to play chords. Rarely do you see this. Because of that, I knew it was a crazy thought and I decided to give it a shot anyway. Here’s an interesting video trailer explaining the process and technique of this crazy idea.
The reason one might want to think outside the box is simply to stand out. By standing out from the crowd, you get noticed. Now think about your favorite producer and how they stand out. What makes them different from the rest and did they start a trend?
It puzzles me that someone would want to have their own unique style but copy off somebody else. Listen folks… There’s a difference between being inspired by somebody versus deliberately copying somebody. No one really respects a biter or what’s commonly known as a “beat jacker”. Think outside the box to create your own sound. Here’s an example of what you can do when you think outside the box. Check out the video below to watch how to create a bass sound by using a simple 1/4” cable. Feel free to share your comments and thanks for taking the time to read this!