How many of you do it? I recently found that if I'm working on a track and it's missing something, I can usually find what it is if I sit back and let the track play, and just listen to it while watching where specifically I feel it needs something.
Example: I was just listening to a production I'm working on, and I was letting it play and listening, while at the same time adding sounds in my head. Usually if I add something in my mind, that's what the track needs (to my taste). Then I can write down exactly what I want and where, so I can come back later and do it. I think this approach makes producing a little more efficient. Does anyone else do this, or have any ways of figuring out what youre track is missing?
I rarely open my daws with a specific melody/groove in mind. Usually its all on the fly and I go with the flow.
Once I get a soild groove sometimes I'll write out the progression of the track on some paper to help futher more construct a track. I agree it makes it much better to see your ideas out in front of you and proceed occordingly.
Most of the time I try to keep a idea for a track in my head...I forget about it 2-5 mins afterwards.
Pencil and Paper gets the yob done!