SICK OF NOT FINISHING ANYTHING?

Learn how to develop a robust workflow that crushes creative block and helps you make better music.

“Lightbulbs continue to go off after reading this book.”

– Peter Lau

You know that feeling?

The feeling you get when you finally finish a new track?

You have something to show for all your hard work. Something to share with others. You feel accomplished.

Maybe you don’t know that feeling, or maybe… maybe you haven’t felt it in a while.

What if you could experience that feeling of accomplishment every month? Every week even?

The truth is, you can experience that feeling every time you sit down to make music.

The principles, strategies and mindsets found in this guide will teach you how.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Overcome creative block and finish more music in less time
  • Build massive momentum
  • Come up with better ideas
  • Rekindle the fire & passion for music production
  • Make REAL progress as an artist

“The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity is incredible. Everything in it is invaluable, it’s attention to deal and depth in dealing with those somewhat intangible aspects of music production supersede anything I have read on the topic before. It’s got a great balance between the technical & the conceptual, in terms of flow and design. Even outside a sonic / musical application the resources in this guide are an asset to all creative producers, as its key themes & concepts can be applied to all creative arts. Great work!”

– Shaun Hay, Lecturer, Sound Design for Film & Digital Media, USYD

What (almost) every producer struggles with…

 

Of the producers I’ve polled, over 70% of them struggle to finish tracks.

50% of them struggle to come up with ideas, and the same number of people also feel they work too slowly when producing.

Why is this a problem?

Well, finishing tracks is most certainly a problem.

If you don’t finish tracks, you have nothing to show for your hard work. Not only that, but real progress only comes from finishing. If you consistently get stuck in a loop—you start ideas but never finish them—you aren’t developing your production skills across the board.

It also feels terrible being stuck in a never-ending cycle of incompletion. You get fed up.

As for the other two struggles…

How can you expect to finish music if you can’t come up with ideas in the first place? Even if you can come up with ideas…are they good ideas? No one feels motivated to finish an average idea.

As for working slowly, it’s simple: you don’t put out as much music. You can’t progress or develop skills fast. Working slowly is also a burden on creativity.

Come up with better ideas, build momentum and finish fast

 

That’s what this book will help you do.

It will:

  • Bust the common myths surrounding creativity so you know what actually works…
  • Help you develop a flexible framework that you can use to come up with great ideas then take them to completion….
  • Turn you into a song-making machine (by showing you how to increase your output)…
  • Show you how to develop your own practice plans to take your skills to the next level…
  • Bring back the feeling of fulfilment and enjoyment that all producers deserve.

Now of course, it’s not a silver bullet. There’s no magic pill for this kinda stuff. If you buy this book and don’t apply any of its teachings, nothing will change.

But if you are willing to put in the hard work with the book’s guidance, I truly believe it will transform the way you think about music production as a whole.

And if it doesn’t do any of the above, simply reply to your order email and I’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

“Before finding the Producer’s Guide to Workflow and Creativity, I struggled to finish my productions, consistently putting in the hours and most of all, I wasn’t having any fun. This guide will not only excel your workflow but will bring back the most important aspect to music production. Having fun.” – Ian Pribe

What’s in the guide?

Note: Bonus practical assignments are scattered throughout the book.

Chapter 1: Workflow

  • What is workflow?
  • How workflow helps us improve
  • Every creative field has a workflow

Chapter 3: Creative Block

  • The 5 stages of creative block
  • Strategies for beating creative block

Chapter 5: High Output

  • Why you should focus on quantity
  • How to build massive momentum
  • How to focus and get more out of your production sessions

Chapter 7: Deliberate Practice

  • Are you really practicing?
  • What true practice is
  • Creating your own practice plan

Chapter 2: Creativity

  • What is creativity?
  • How to be creative
  • How consistency benefits creativity

Chapter 4: Finishing Music

  • Why finishing is essential
  • Start strong
  • Deadlines & accountability

Chapter 6: Collaboration

  • The benefits of collaboration
  • How to find a collaboration partner
  • Collaborative workflow

Chapter 8: Originality

  • Nothing is original
  • Crafting your signature sound

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

Everything you need to become a more productive and creative producer.

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

Everything you need to become a more productive and creative producer.

  • Both books: The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity + Creative Strategies (PDF)
  • 8 In-depth video tutorials
  • 5 helpful resources
  • 10 producer case studies
  • Audiobook (coming soon!)
  • Free updates for life

RESOURCES

The Guide (PDF)

8 chapters, 140 pages. Rock solid advice on finishing music and being more creative.

Creative Strategies (PDF)

100 pages of practical strategies and techniques for each stage of the production process.

10 Ableton Live Racks

Custom-made racks to speed up workflow. Video explanation included.

10 Case Studies

Interviews with other producers who’ve transformed their workflow and creative habits.

30 Day EP Plan

A foolproof framework for making a full EP in less than 30 days.

50 Creative Prompts

Need help starting a track? Want to try something new? Here are 50 prompts to get you going.

Practice Plans

Want to get better at sound design, structure or writing melodies? Here are some ways to do so.

Advice on Workflow & Creativity

9 producers share their advice on workflow and creativity (30m long mp3 file – EDM Prodcast excerpts)

 

“The PGWC has really changed the way I approach music production. I’ve grown so much as a producer by using your method to increase my output, instead of obsessing over the same tracks for weeks. You speak very honestly about the pitfalls of getting discouraged and feeling like you are not growing musically. You also give ways to work through those pitfalls. I constantly refer back to the PGWC for motivation and to stay focused. Thank you for such a great resource.”

– DJ Lima

VIDEOS

Composing from Visuals

Idea generation tactic: Learn how to use scenic images as inspiration for melodies.

Iterative Production

Coming up with ideas can be overwhelming. Here’s a way to make it easier.

Arrangement-First Strategy

Struggle with arrangement? Always get stuck in the 8-bar loop? This strategy will change that.

Template Creation

Learn how to create a complex template to save a bunch of time during the production process.

Subtractive Arrangement

Cure loopitis and arrange your ideas quickly with this simple workflow.

Sound Design Workflow

Do you need a workflow for sound design? No, but it definitely helps. Here are a few ideas.

Getting to Completion

Learn how to push through that pesky last 10% of a project.

Mixing Workflow

Learn how to prepare your project for mixdown and then mix it down quickly and effectively.

 

THE STANDARD PACKAGE

A little bit cheaper: 3 resources & all 10 case studies.

THE STANDARD PACKAGE

A little bit cheaper: 3 resources & all 9 case studies.

  • Both books: The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity + Creative Strategies (PDF)
  • 3 helpful resources
  • 10 producer case studies
  • Free updates for life

RESOURCES

The Guide (PDF)

8 chapters, 140 pages. Rock solid advice on finishing music and being more creative.

Creative Strategies (PDF)

100 pages of practical strategies and techniques for each stage of the production process.

10 Ableton Live Racks

Custom-made racks to speed up workflow. Video explanation included.

10 Case Studies

Interviews with other producers who’ve transformed their workflow and creative habits.

50 Creative Prompts

Need help starting a track? Want to try something new? Here are 50 prompts to get you going.

Advice on Workflow & Creativity

9 producers share their advice on workflow and creativity (30m long mp3 file – EDM Prodcast excerpts)

“I totally loved the first edition. It covered everything that bothered me and it was the only thing I found on the Internet that addressed my questions word for word.”

– Maroš Kováč


THE BOOK PACKAGE

Just the two books in PDF format.

  • The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity (140 pages – PDF)
  • Creative Strategies (100 pages – PDF)
  • Free updates for life

“Reading Sam’s book helped me to become a much more discerning user of my tools and to avoid the endless distractions and rabbit holes, Most of all, Sam has reminded me – and reminded how – to focus on what’s most important: making the best music I can, and enjoying every moment of it.”

– Toby Pearce

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE

Book Package

$19

  • The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity
  • Creative Strategies
  • Free updates for life

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Standard Package

$49

  • Both Books
  • 10 Producer Case Studies
  • 3 Helpful Resources
  • Free updates for life

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Who am I?

I’m Sam, the founder of EDMProd, a project I started after several years of producing electronic music. I have a passion for seeing people experience the same joy I and others have experienced through creating music, and that manifests itself in blog posts, videos, podcast episodes, and books just like this one.

As for the generic non-music-related stuff – I live in the windiest city in the world (it’s true), enjoy a good beer, and… actually that’s about it.


QUESTIONS

If you find that the guide simply isn’t for you, then I’m happy to give you your money back. Reply to your receipt email within 30 days of purchase and I’ll fully refund you.
The complete package contains a text document with a download link for all videos.
You can make a payment through PayPal or (securely) with your credit/debit card. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still purchase via PayPal without creating an account.
Yes, absolutely. While the video tutorials are in Ableton Live, most of what’s taught can be done in any DAW. The book is not DAW-specific at all.
It’s really up to you. If you want to save money and learn the fundamentals, buy the book package. If you want to get extra value in the form of resources & case studies, buy the standard package. And if you want to get EVERYTHING, buy the complete package!
I’ve written over 150 articles on music production concepts and techniques that have been read by hundreds of thousands of producers. Check out my blog to learn more.

Still have a question?

Email sam[at]edmprod.com