Ableton: Making Music

A book of creative strategies for electronic music producers

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@jongoldHunter@jongold · AI design tools
This is rad, looking forward to digging into it. Put it on Product Hunt because: 1) It's an absolutely spectacularly executed site for a book. 2) I think lots of us like listening to and making electronic music. 3) I think there are parallels between making music and making internet — an example is the chapter on 'Active Listening'; that can totally be applied to 'active seeing' for designers.
James Greig@j_greig · Digital designer and writer
@jongold Some of the time management tips are spot on too... "Schedule tasks as if they were appointments with yourself. Try using a calendar to restrict specific types of work to specific times. For example: Sound design: 7-8pm Form/song structure: 8-9pm Mixing: 9-10pm"
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
if you want more EDM everyday, check out The Drop by @justinkan http://www.producthunt.com/posts...
Troy Carlson@troy_carlson
I stopped reading the preview and bought this after seeing the "Arbitrary Constraints" section. Constraints are incredibly valuable in any creative effort and I've used them effectively in my own writing, development, UI/UX, tinkering with music, etc. The Internet age has proliferated this belief that an infinite number of choices and possibilities is a good thing. The problem is that an infinite number of choices can be paralyzing and causes a paradox of choice (where regardless of what you choose, there will always be doubt that you made the right choice and that one of the other 9,999 choices would have suited you better). This is especially true for creators (like most of us here on PH) when it's important to create/ship/iterate quickly. Anyway, I'm hoping there are more good insights like this that I can pull from. For the curious: Barry Schwartz TED talk about the paradox of choice http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_s...
Minqi@minqijiang · Co-Founder of Hyper, Ex-Product @Google
Looking forward to reading this.
Lyle McKeany@lylemckeany · growth marketer
This is so timely as I recently decided to switch from Logic to Ableton. Nice find!
Marcus Karoumi@mkaroumi · Marketing @ Page-Anchor.com
@lylemckeany why did you change? Have thought of doing the same switch //Logic lover.