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Old 23-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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New Project or load an already started project?

When you get the feeling to write some music and you sit down in front of a new project but then realize you've written some really awesome music in the past, what do you think/do?

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Old 23-07-2014, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

Probably one for Music Scene Chat.

Do you mean finish off a previously unfinished project, or just feel intimidated by trying to adhere to a standard set by previous music or...?

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Old 23-07-2014, 04:26 PM   #3
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

Beginning with a new project, or sometimes I take the midi files of the unfinished project and use them to make a new track. Starting over will help me in some cases where I can't finish my original track.
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Old 28-07-2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

Whatever's right at the time/both.

Starting something new is like stepping out into a nice summer breeze, it's nice. No point in enjoying the morning breeze if you run away from the hot afternoon sun though.

This faux philosophy is brought to you from Kronenbourg.

Just do whatever's right but try to finish your stuff, don't always start something new just cos it's easier is my two little cents.
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Old 28-07-2014, 01:38 AM   #5
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

^^^ Starting serial tracks and never finishing is like having a one night stands. It feels great at first but in the end seeing a musical track to completion, putting the time in to do the work is more rewarding and satisfying.
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Old 28-07-2014, 07:14 AM   #6
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

If you have inspiration or an idea for something new then at least lay down some basics for that idea. If your out of inspiration on a particular project then I say go ahead and lay something new or switch to a different project. Sometimes you just need to take a break though.

On the other hand if your still making progress or feel inspired to make progress on a current project then continue on and bring that bad boy to life.

That's how I work.
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Old 29-07-2014, 07:00 AM   #7
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

Do whatever tickles your fancy.

I mostly leave half-baked stuff half finished. But in recent times I've found myself returning to earlier stuff and giving it a reassessment (this usually just means polishing the mix).

There's some benefit either way.

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Old 30-07-2014, 07:11 AM   #8
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

Render that old clump that's bogging down my computer (every song does) and make something new out of it entirely.
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Old 31-07-2014, 11:29 AM   #9
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

New project. If I want to open an existing project, I can open it in Finder. Much more efficient loading times for either case.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:32 PM   #10
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

I've tried to make a habit of finishing every song that actually seems like it's going somewhere even if I don't like it that much. I think it's a good way to improve your skills overall even if I don't plan on showing the track to anybody
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

Ignore it. I'm trying to do new stuff.

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Old 08-08-2014, 07:50 PM   #12
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

I do both. Sometimes i'll just jump around like 5 projects and tweak thing here and there until i get hooked on one or until a new idea come and i run with that. But really it comes down to what you're in the mood for and how much time you have to produce at the moment.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:31 AM   #13
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Re: New Project or load an already started project?

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Whatever's right at the time/both.

Starting something new is like stepping out into a nice summer breeze, it's nice. No point in enjoying the morning breeze if you run away from the hot afternoon sun though.

This faux philosophy is brought to you from Kronenbourg.

Just do whatever's right but try to finish your stuff, don't always start something new just cos it's easier is my two little cents.

This.

Man up and finish something.

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