Stuck? Don’t know where to begin?
Start by identifying those whose sound you admire and learn everything about them, their workflow, and the reasons behind their equipment choices. It’s a good starting point, but remember: it’s not the destination. The goal is to become who YOU are in the process. The transition from influences to an original begins when you follow YOUR interests.
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” ― George Bernard Shaw
“A prudent man will always try to follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been truly outstanding, so that, if he is not quite as skillful as they, at least some of their ability may rub off on him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince