CREATIVE INSPIRATION FOR MUSIC PRODUCERS
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.
- Anything that can read PDF files
- A willingness to be creative
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.
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 Paper vs INSPIR
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.
In the future I plan to make INSPIR even more accessible; I would love to build a web app, mobile app and VST so that you can always have access to musical inspirations no matter where you are.
If you have experience with developing for any of the above platforms and are interested in helping make INSPIR more accessible please get in touch.
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. Alternatively if you want to support my work as ELPHNT you can contribute in other ways too.
WHAT'S IN THE DOWNLOAD?
- 1 INSPIR Paper PDF including:
- 48 Writing Suggestions
- 30 Arranging Suggestions
- 38 Sound Design Suggestions
- 21 Mixing Suggestions
Got any questions or thoughts about INSPIR Paper? Pop a comment below 👇🏻 and I'll respond as soon as I can.