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Old 01-02-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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February Album Writing Month (FAWM) 2014

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FAWM 2013 Compilations from IDMf members:

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I think the best part about fawm was just seeing fresh material from everyone and how inspiration can come from that. It felt nice to focus on the music and experiment instead of thinking, I'm going to make so and so today.


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"I enjoyed FAWM very much, because it gave me an extra reason to work on music more in my free time and read blogs or whatever less. Sometimes I just pumped a song out based on habits I've developed or ideas I've already played with, but I was also forced to try things that I've never done before when I wasn't feeling inspired and I needed to make something. "







Hey IDMf,

I meant to post about February Album Writing Month a little earlier! It's a pretty cool project and I've done this the past two years. Check it out at [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]


14 songs in 28 days! It's a really cool community driven project w/ it's own social networking features on this site. They were pretty welcoming even of "computer musicians" generally speaking.

This thread is for IDMf FAWM chat...strategies, frustrations etc. Please try to keep things on topic. Workflow suggestions and motivational exercises are good topics too!

PLEASE post your tracks in the Listening Booth and use the tag [FAWM]...describe the track/title inside the post.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

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Signed up. Sounds like fun, I'm going to need a whacky daw theme for this shit
Haha. I've been using FL default for ever. Maybe I should look into sprucing that up...

Who else is in on this?

Remember, it's album writing...you don't have to have a polished mix down or anything...just get your arrangements sorted.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

seems fun!! I might join.. If I stop procrastinating and get the hang of time management.

edit: nah, signed up and thought, "why the hell did I sign up?". Can't seem to find a way to delete my account so I'll have to live with another email spam source. yayy

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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i signed up.

I'll probably record it all with mopho, esx and shitty guitar.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

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i signed up.

I'll probably record it all with mopho, esx and shitty guitar.
I didn't think of that...doing a minimal hardware vibe...nice once Ghyt. I may do this too.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

Interesting motivating project
hm.. I would do some cheap melded guitar improvs
the idea is just to take part in the community ?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

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Interesting motivating project
hm.. I would do some cheap melded guitar improvs
the idea is just to take part in the community ?
The community is a big part of it. I thought maybe we'd just do our own IDMf version here. Share our tracks in this thread or we can use [FAWM] in the listening booth--maybe that's a better idea.

Ghyt, what do you think about how to handle this? Might get messy in here?

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

if anyone doing it can just tag their stuff [fawm] in the LB if they wanna post here. no need to complicate things.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #9
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

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if anyone doing it can just tag their stuff [fawm] in the LB if they wanna post here. no need to complicate things.

Yea. I think that's the best way to go. Thanks for stopping what would have surely been chaos.

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Old 01-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #10
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Interesting motivating project
hm.. I would do some cheap melded guitar improvs
the idea is just to take part in the community ?
I thought it would be cool to have our own little FAWM thread and post our stuff in the LB and give a bit of feedback.

But yea, the community on the website is a big part of it.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #11
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

fuck it im in.

if i have like 6 or 7 unreleased tracks already can those count toward it

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #12
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If I weren't already taking a sound design class on coursera I'd be up for this.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #13
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

I'd love to jump in on this, but Febs out for me..currently getting a new rig built and won't have it home and installed until at least the middle of this month, so time is against me on this.

Can't we do one of our own a little later?..kind of use this one as a warm-up for everyone who's interested?

Also maybe come up with some kind of prize for the best attempt..maybe not..just putting it out there.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:41 AM   #14
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

@stem: You can do whatever you want, man. Personally I think it's more fun to actually write the whole album in 28 days.

@AMechanics: I'll have to wait and see if I'm still raring to go, but we could do an unofficial MAWM on IDMf ;p

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Signed up. Sounds like fun, I'm going to need a whacky daw theme for this shit

oh my godddd i found it

oh man i just noticed... that screenshot... those levels... kick is clipped as FUCK... snare is in the orange and boosted 3dB... jegus fuck.

I hope that's not your own screenshot dude. :U

Also, stemzo: the point is to write it all during this month. Using tracks from previous months is cheating ;U

also also, AMech; I'm not planning on starting really until i get my ESX here so that's like another 7 or 8 days... just makes the challenge more poignant. :3c Think of it as hard mode.
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Writing 14 tracks in 28 days with gear I know is hard mode for me, lol

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..also also, AMech; I'm not planning on starting really until i get my ESX here so that's like another 7 or 8 days... just makes the challenge more poignant. :3c Think of it as hard mode.
Yeah..guess you're right about that, dude.

Don't want to come across as a lazy bastard, do I?..guess if I get my stuff up and running I'll give it a go..after all, I'll end up with some interesting stuff to work with later from it..even if I don't hit the full album mark.
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

Wow 14 tracks. That would not be easy even if i just settled for the first thing that i made up. Fun idea, but i am hesitant since I can't imagine whipping that much out in a month.

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Wow 14 tracks. That would not be easy even if i just settled for the first thing that i made up. Fun idea, but i am hesitant since I can't imagine whipping that much out in a month.
Yea, im never gonna make that.

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #20
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^I've never made it to 14 tracks. It's more about the challenge and trying to push yourself : )

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