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  1. So, after a long summer and spring I've finally settled down and got my computer up with acceptable monitors, soundcard etc.... But every time i open up my DAW I feel like I'm falling into old habits of just making a boring (generic) bass+kick and then trying to add weird leads and sounds on top; this never gets me creative or excited. Especially since I don't even have a MIDI controller. I feel that I lack the fun part of the production when working with just plugins and such. Everytime I sit down with a piece of hardware (i.e. in a music store or at a friends place) I start to experiment and jam and I feel that this is what I need, a "natural" way in to the sounds and music, based on experiments and joy rather than trying to manufacture these things. But - since I don't really have that money to spare for hardware synths I'm looking looking for other methods of finding inspiration and creativity in my production. Do any of you got any advice? Alternatively, if I were to spend the small amounts of cash I can on a piece of hardware, what would be a good thing to start with? I really love jamming and making more unusual sounds.
  2. Are you a psytrance producer, DJ or just like writing psytrance tracks and/or mixing for fun? (Or perhaps you have written or DJd psytrance in the past but have now moved on to other genres?) I’m doing some research into how people write psytrance music and what they think makes it psychedelic. Can you help by completing this survey I’ve set up? It is completely anonymous and won’t take long. I’m particularly interested in hearing from British artists and artists of different nationalities who reside and work in the UK, but if you’re from somewhere else in the world and want to take part then please do , as what you have to say will no doubt be really valuable too. Just click on this link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C6T5RGF (note: if you don't complete question 10, the data gets thrown out, just in case you change your mind half way through ) I’m a 2nd year PhD music student at the University of Sussex researching psytrance. The results from the survey will be used in my PhD thesis and I’ll likely use them in some presentations too. If things go *extremely* well, then they might even get a mention in a future journal article or book. There is an information sheet detailing exactly what the study is about and what will happen to the information you provide in the survey which, I have attached to my blog. Please read and feel free to send any queries to the email address given at the bottom of the blog entry here: https://gemmafarrell.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/psytrance-creativity-and-psychedelicness/ or PM me on the forum. Thank you in advance!
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