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Old 02-02-2014, 04:55 PM   #181
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

That's actually a good idea, but maybe I'm just saying that because I'd rather do one later in 2014 :3 truth is this kind of thing gets stale if nobody is doing it besides you ... Maybe one or two events like these with less tracks to produce to draw in more people that some members could take as a warming up exercise for the actual FAWN.

Another way would be to work regular prompts, kinda like what is done on poetry/fiction blogs on wordpress : you're given a series of words and write something based on that. Or it could be an idea, a sentence, a structure ... Maybe this can be done in music as well.

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Old 02-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #182
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Basically, yeah.

I'm thinking of making this a little more regular here tbh.
Every month seems a little excessive but perhaps 4 a year could stir people up and inspire them to get a bit more done?
Come back to me with your thoughts dudes.
I'm in to help a bit when I can or participate. In my experience a lot of computer musicians tend to shy away from FAWM because they cant get their head around showing people an unmixed album. It's really about getting the bones down. Composition, arrangement. I'm trying to even ignore sound design this year.

Maybe we could always do FAWM 14 tracks 28 days on IDMf but as Chozo suggested maybe we could do one that is something like: approximately 35 minutes of music in a month or something. Or an EP in two weeks. Or 10 tracks in a month.

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Old 02-02-2014, 06:06 PM   #183
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

Yeah..keep it an annual thing, but let's have our own thing also.idk..maybe a track a month, so we end up with an album at the end of the year..all polished and shinny -like.

At least that way there is some support for everyone..plus an album at the end of the year, which many ofter set out to do, but end up dropping along the way.

Or go begging off companies for prized or a sponsor and hold out own concept/themed album compo, where folks have to do an album in a set time and then the winner is picked, based on feck knows what.

The above, btw, are half in earnest and half in jest, so please take em as such. Whatever we come up with, I'll be taking part in it for sure.

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:21 PM   #184
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

I'd like to suggest to the mods that either one of ye gather all the link over in the LB and post em back here in the first post of this tread, or somehow via Mod Magic you let us post our links into the one post, so everyone taking part will know where to find everything in one place.

At the mo it's easy to miss posts made over in the LB for this, as at this stage most of us won't be subscribed to new FAWM threads over there. Hope this makes sense.

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Old 02-02-2014, 07:57 PM   #185
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This is now in it's own section to save clogging up the LB and being unfair to users not taking part in this, and also to give more attention to it. i've moved all the FAWM threads into this subforum.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:58 PM   #186
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C heers, Ben..nice one, mate.

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:54 PM   #187
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

Just upped track # 03.

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Old 03-02-2014, 12:32 AM   #188
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

BOOM! headshot #2

so far im really diggin boretrons first entry, stem up second (but im partial to retro atm lol)

EDIT: ambient mechanics is kickin ass too such pressure!

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Old 03-02-2014, 02:30 AM   #189
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

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BOOM! headshot #2

so far im really diggin boretrons first entry, stem up second (but im partial to retro atm lol)

ED IT: ambient mechanics is kickin ass too such pressure!
Homestly I think everyone is doing pretty damn good! But you did mention some gems Wulfsok

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Old 03-02-2014, 04:24 AM   #190
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

:,c im str8 up cryin


u guys are so fast at making stuff and i Just barely finished my first track(tbh im amazed I even have a track to show)

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Old 03-02-2014, 04:41 AM   #191
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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

New genre...Fawmtronica, Fawm-step.

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Old 03-02-2014, 09:14 AM   #192
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Just upped track # 03.
Dude you killin' it ! I'm gonna have less time now that the weekend is over but I woke up early and spent 40 minutes on something before heading out. Not sure if it's that cohesive a song idea but just gonna finish it up and post it anyway and move on to the next one.

It's not too late to join if anyone else would like to take part - the more the merrier!

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Old 03-02-2014, 09:36 AM   #193
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Yes, I'm in...I'm just working on something right now so I won't be starting for a few days.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:48 AM   #194
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Yes, I'm in...I'm just working on something right now so I won't be starting for a few days.
Cool - don't spend too long on it - we wanna hear it already . What's your approach gonna be - you singing or playing out some ideas then trying to make a tune from it or you got some ideas / themes already in mind?
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:10 AM   #195
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Dude you killin' it ! I'm gonna have less time now that the weekend is over but I woke up early and spent 40 minutes on something before heading out. Not sure if it's that cohesive a song idea but just gonna finish it up and post it anyway and move on to the next one.

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: You still in? Sure I saw you say you were gonna post some tunes...hope you do.
I just want to state the obvious, for anyone feeling pressure or shame or whatever: DON'T..just do what you can..nobody is judging anyone on this..it's just a friendly in-house challenge. If you don't hit the mark, then that's fine..the important thing with this really IS the taking part and having fun doing it.

It's OK for the likes of me, sitting on my arse all day in front of the PC..I have that luxury, while most of you guys don't, so keep that in mind. I be pretty upset with myself if I didn't manage to bang out a track in 24 to 48 hours for this..I'm here doing this ALL DAY-EVERYDAY..morning til night..so it's bound to look like I'm flying through this..but I do have other stuff I'm working on, too, that needs my attention. One is an ambient track for an up-coming compilation release over on the Ambient Online forum, which has to submitted by the end of the month. So, yeah, I'm busy here, I guess.

So, basically my message to anyone interested is not to look at the rest of us and what we have or haven't done, but just keep an eye on the calender..the month has only just started..don't write yourself off just yet and even if you know you won't get 14 tracks done in the time allowed..so what? Stick with and see how many you can get done.

Even if you look back at the end of the month and find you only did a couple..that's a couple more you can be proud of and that you likely won't have done if you didn't take part or dropped out.

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Re: February Album Writing Month (FAWM)

Thanks for that guys. I do have two great melodies I came up with just the last few days...kind of by default by working on my remix. So I will flesh those out. Melodies are so easy...I struggle more with the percussive part. So in other words I have at least one million started songs that are melodies, lol.

This project will be a challenge for me, which is good....that's why I doing it. I need a push to think less. To narrow down ideas into a finished project.
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Thanks for that guys. I do have two great melodies I came up with just the last few days...kind of by default by working on my remix. So I will flesh those out. Melodies are so easy...I struggle more with the percussive part. So in other words I have at least one million started songs that are melodies, lol.

This project will be a challenge for me, which is good....that's why I doing it. I need a push to think less. To narrow down ideas into a finished project.
funny since the things I have most is like 100 tracked in recorded percussion,

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Perhaps you two should get together and do a collab..their good too for this, ya know.

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This project will be a challenge for me, which is good....that's why I doing it. I need a push to think less. To narrow down ideas into a finished project.
Same here. I find it easy to come up with a cool section that I like, but to then develop and structure it into a whole, flowing thing that makes sense is where I need the practice. Don't spend too much time thinking about it imo - take that idea that first bursts forth and run with it without stopping too much along the way to check whether your laces are tied. Because falling in the mud is often more fun .
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I'm in to help a bit when I can or participate. In my experience a lot of computer musicians tend to shy away from FAWM because they cant get their head around showing people an unmixed album. It's really about getting the bones down. Composition, arrangement. I'm trying to even ignore sound design this year.

Maybe we could always do FAWM 14 tracks 28 days on IDMf but as Chozo suggested maybe we could do one that is something like: approximately 35 minutes of music in a month or something. Or an EP in two weeks. Or 10 tracks in a month.

I was thinking maybe we could go with Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter, which could also act as a vague theme for anyone looking for a bit more inspiration.

With 4 a year you could spend 2 months mixing and mastering a project and "release" it just as you get your head down for the next one.

Not sure yet tbh.

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