INSPIR Paper | Creative Inspiration For Music Makers

INSPIR Paper | Creative Inspiration For Music Makers

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INSPIR is a tool to help music producers to overcome creative blocks. It works by randomly generating musically relevant suggestions for you to try in your production and gives you ideas when you get stuck. INSPIR Paper brings the INSPIR idea to a simple paper (or digital paper) form to make it accessible to anyone.

INSPIR Paper is also available as part of the FREE and EVRYTHNG bundles.


INSPIR is a tool to help you overcome creative blocks while producing music. INSPIR Paper brings the INSPIR idea to a simple paper (or PDF) format so anyone can use it.

INSPIR works by generating random, musically relevant suggestions for you to apply in your productions. There are 4 categories of suggestions to choose from, depending on where you are in the production process; Writing, Arranging, Sound Design or Mixing.


Each category has a number of suggestions, for example in Writing there are 48. Using a random number generator, such as the one built in to Google, you can generate a random number within the range of suggestions.

  Google's Random Number Generator, just search 'random number generator'

Google's Random Number Generator, just search 'random number generator'

Next find the corresponding suggestion on the chart and apply that to your production, for example let's say you get a result of 20 and you're in the Writing Category, so you go to the Writing page and find suggestion #20 which is "POLYRHYTHMS : Use polyrhythmic elements". Therefore you attempt to use some kind of polyrhythmic elements in your music.


What I find is that simply by suggesting something you may not have otherwise thought of INSPIR jogs your creativity and gets you unstuck. I use it all the time in my own music production and it helps me immensely whenever I hit a creative block. I hope it helps you too! 🙌🏻 


INSPIR began life as a MaxForLive device for Ableton Live however I've always wanted to make INSPIR a completely open platform for anyone to use and so INSPIR Paper is a step in that direction; a simple paper (or digital paper) version of INSPIR that anyone can use no matter what software (or hardware) you are using.

That being said, if you've got Ableton Live with MaxForLive, the full version of INSPIR works directly in your Ableton session which makes it really quick and easy to get inspirations as you create. If you've enjoyed INSPIR Paper then definitely give the MaxForLive version a go! You can use the code 'inspir-paper' at Checkout to get 25% off INSPIR.

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Pay What You Want

INSPIR Paper is released as a Pay-What-You-Want pack. This means that you can download it completely for free, but if you'd like to pay a bit for the pack its always appreciated! 🙏🏻 

I'd recommend $5 as a fair amount 🤘🏻 

Minimum Requirements*

  • Anything that can read PDF files
  • A willingness to be creative

What's In The Download?

  • 1 INSPIR Paper PDF including:
    • 48 Writing Suggestions
    • 30 Arranging Suggestions
    • 38 Sound Design Suggestions
    • 21 Mixing Suggestions


  • INSPIR Paper is 100% royalty-free.
  • Read more about the licensing of INSPIR Paper here.