another tip for producing...
apparently you should always name your track before starting work on it.
for example, if you call your track 'beautiful sunrise' we can all picture that image.
then with that image in your head all your emotions and experiences of that image will be put into your music. everything from the arrangement to the style.
it can help in giving you inspiration at the start of your track and then help in giving your track direction and an ending.
it also helps in deciding what samples you will use.
'beautiful sunrise' would probably be quite a chilled piece, whereas 'beautiful sunset' would probably be a bit more banging/upbeat!
i had never done this before a couple of months ago, but i do it all the time now.
i now get better results from my music this way