12th of February is National Productivity Day, so we asked aspiring producer Fernando Lagreca to give us his tips on maintaining productivity.
CU: Do you ever get writer’s block when it comes to making music or being creative, and what are your tips when struggling to find inspiration?
Fernando Lagreca: “Well, I honestly believe this happens to all artists at some point in their creative and artistic careers. Right now I do not have any kind of tips to avoid it but when the block comes I simply quit the project and look for a better moment to re-open and continue working on it. Sometimes playing a synth in a random way becomes in a more creative way to find new options for a track, moving knobs, testing new beats and recording sequences on the fly can be a good
approaching to find that key element you thought you lost while composing in a more orderly fashion, then chaos becomes a bit of order and why not to try vice-versa from time to time, giving a twist of organic mood to a super quantized arrangement.”