Originally Posted by wreltch
This is such a familiar situation for me. I would say this is more true for techno than any other genre. Sometimes i come up with something i love but i know that i have to finish it soon or i will become tired of working with it.
That´s a very common problem.
A good solution is working with several tracks at the same time. Developing slowly.
Having fun during the composition process is something really important. When you fell you fall into a routine, perform other process. But this can bring another problem: unfinished tracks.
HAving a really good sound palette at your disposition is something very valuable to avoid routine. Better sounds implies more interesting results.
Getting stuck into a loop results in apathy, and you turns into a zombie in front of your gear.
I´ve been solving this problem, making multiple versions of the same song, not trying just to follow a deterministic path on the creative process, but trying several options for the same idea. This is easier when working with multiple, interrelated sequences. Determinism is kind of dangerous, and if you force yourself to impress a very defined idea, closing the doors to improvisation or a little bit of chaos, is very easy to find a dead end.