Reply To: Stuck in a loop
Yes mate, been there many times. I find the following helps;
1: Put a reference track in at the same key you want to work in. This will help you structure tunes beyond 8-16 bars.
2: Structure drums accordingly and get a good call and response with your bass going until your head nearly falls off with the groove from nodding.
3: Check you are on point with the frequencies according to eq against the reference track. I use span which is free and excellent!
4: Break your sessions down into different areas e.g. drums/bass/sub/mids/lead/sound design/sessions.
Just some ideas which I hope are helpful mate! Big ups, Matt