Are you a Quantity or Quality Producer?
Whats going on MM! AG back again with another quick post to stir up some chatter. I’ve always been interested in this topic. I know several producers who bang out 30-50 tracks a week and some like myself who may do 1-10 a month. Which type of producer are you? Quantity or Quality?
I never was one to produce at high volumes even when I first started. We all know practice makes perfect so the more you produce the better you will get. But things that deal with creativity is a little different for me. Now I can see cutting on the equipment every day (which I do) but its not to make a beat. Its to learn a new technique, experiment with a different workflow, sort out some drums, look for samples etc. But I’d say only 10% of my time is spent making actual beats. Sometimes I wish I could just crank them out but I have to be inspired before I make anything.
Producers who bang out over 10 tracks per day are super dedicated and I applaud them. Especially if they all are dope! But I always wondered how many of those tracks are keepers. Now if you follow the golden rule you keep everything but I’m the opposite.. I never save anything I don’t like. Maybe that’s where producers like me differ. Its easy to go months without making a beat then boom.. I find myself knocking out 10 in a weekend. If that sounds like you, have you ever experimented with making at least 1 beat a day for a set period of time? I tried but it didn’t last very long.
In closing. Do you think you should push yourself to produce even when you don’t feel it? Will it diminish the quality of your tracks or do you think it will make you better? I’m interested to hear what you guys think. Check out the vid below (at 24:30) of a conversation Boon Doc is having with Courtland Urbano on this very subject. Please drop a comment and until next time catch me everywhere @AGGOTBEATS