How the fuck do you do it /mu/. I will sit here for hours and try to make something, and it's NOTHING like what I wanted. Then i get depressed as fuck and give up half way through. How long do you spend on a song, and how do you get it to sound like you want?
You get good at playing to the point where you aren't thinking about how to play something, your fingers just play it, while theory and technique are merely afterthoughts.
That is, unless you just want to be a lazy faggot and make meme music by slowly clicking midi notes and fumbling around with arpeggiators.
You dont need drugs, but they certainly help. If I had the patience to sit down for hours i could write something ffs. It takes me like 5 minutes to come up with a 30 second melody.
If its really that hard, find a drum beat online and try to think of a melody in your head, and then replicate it onto the keyboard, or just listen to some music, and think of a counter-melody. The hardest part is moving it from mind to instrument.
The whole idea is to find enjoyment through creation. If you're caught up in doing it to impress people and compare it to the shit you listen to then you're doing it wrong and you'll just stay a depressed failure. Take some time, come back to what you didn't finish and do research in the meantime about different ways to make what you like. Seriously just have fun with it, anything else that comes with it is pure luxury.
I love witch house/spookysynthgaze music, but I can't make it.
Industrial black metal, on the otherhand, I can make in my sleeeeeep
Maybe you just have a genre weakness that needs addressing to. Do you KNOW what you're trying to make? A large part of music is guessing-and-testing