Develop a creative workflow and then find technology that will compliment your process, not complicate it. Remember that the level of quality in our music has to be preserved by the songwriters and the musicians, not the tools.
When used wisely, technology can be an incredibly effective tool for creating new music but it can also become the biggest hurdle in creating music that still feels musical. There must be a balance between efficiency and originality. We need to find tools to enhance our creativity, not to restrict, and certainly not to replace our creativity.
I've posted a short video showing how you can quickly get your phone or tablet set up for recording your voice and instruments onto individual tracks that can then be easily shared and downloaded across multiple platforms. Get started making more music, more often!
While workflows will vary from project to project and personal preferences always play a role, there are some items that are simply required. I've separated these from the "nice to have" items but often times it's several small things that will add up to either keep the project moving forward or to rob it of your time, money, and objectivity.