In a creative space, endless options can drive us crazy.
This is especially true in the studio, where expectations run high and budgetary and time restraints amp up the pressure. In this environment a limitation can be the very thing that keeps you sane.
Ever seen The Five Obstructions? It’s a great film, and a great illustration of how arbitrary obstacles can help us focus and push beyond our habitual moves.
If you’re about to head into the recording studio, consider some of these creative limitations:
1) Set a maximum track-count before the session begins — It’s not uncommon these days for Pro Tools sessions to have 100 tracks. Sure, if you’re Dr. Luke recording the next #1 single for Katy Perry, go for it. But if you’re squeezing in recording time on the weekends, do you really want to have to sift through all those tracks every time you open your session? Read more »