How To Add Variation To Your Track

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Daniel S.

Published on: May 04, 2020

We have all been working on a project and then suddenly hit by a creative roadblock. 

You run out of ideas and am not sure how to progress with your song. 

By applying a very simple variation technique, you can easily break out of this creative block by generating a number of ideas for your track. 


1.) Duplicate out 4 to 8 bars of all your main instruments audio or MIDI clips. 

2.) In each duplicate, make 1 noticeable change in the pattern. This can be anything from a big change like adding in 4 new notes to your melody or a small change like adding an extra kick drum in on your kick drum track. 

3.) Duplicate out 4 to 8 bars of the audio or MIDI clips that you just added a variation to. 

4.) Repeat the process of adding one noticeable change in the pattern. 

5.) Repeat this process as many times as needed to get yourself over that creative block 

6.) Now you have all these new musical ideas, to play around with, so start arranging them out! 

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January 04, 2021 07:55 PM
Loving the tips! This will definitely help me add interest to my tracks which seem to be lacking a bit.