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Old 14-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Sticking Points

We all have our fair share of struggles, if i struggle with anything its using rise ups/ build ups!
They are so hard to make, and its always hard to get a hard sounding one!

What are some of the things you find hard?

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Old 14-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: Sticking Points

One of my main problem areas is melodic and harmonic variation.
I find it hard to leave a space I have established and progress to something else...

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Old 14-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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Re: Sticking Points

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One of my main problem areas is melodic and harmonic variation.
I find it hard to leave a space I have established and progress to something else...
Damn thats what i cant do aswell!
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Old 25-06-2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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Re: Sticking Points

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One of my main problem areas is melodic and harmonic variation.
I find it hard to leave a space I have established and progress to something else...
this is the biggest issue I struggle with
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Old 26-06-2014, 01:24 AM   #5
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Re: Sticking Points

my issue is with my process. i don't really have one. i'm not fully conscious of what i like about what i've made or what i want it to sound like.

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Old 26-06-2014, 02:10 AM   #6
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Re: Sticking Points

I find addiction hard.

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Old 28-06-2014, 12:22 AM   #7
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Re: Sticking Points

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I find addiction hard.
Yep.

And even though I have been making art and not music, I'm sure the problems are similar...

Often I get 90% done on a piece which I am satisfied with, but the remaining 10% (usually a small section) is always impossible to complete to the same standard and it bugs the hell out of me.

Sooo close to completion, but so far away.
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Old 28-06-2014, 05:46 AM   #8
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Re: Sticking Points

Sometimes I'll spend way too long creating the first patch of a song, and if I don't like it by the time I've fucked around for a good 20 minutes, I quit trying to create. Perfectionism is gr8
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Old 28-06-2014, 05:54 AM   #9
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Re: Sticking Points

20 minutes is nothing, ive got projects with 34 versions to the name that went to garbage. But i dont really know what im doing and got way too much time on my hands. When i do know what im doing i tend to forget it within a couple of weeks and dont write anything down.

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Old 28-06-2014, 06:13 AM   #10
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Re: Sticking Points

Biggest sticking point I have is my fucking theology that says "oh you can't do that because that's cheating." it's such bull shit but I avoid doing certain things or using certain tools because I've got this silly notion that it's not "okay."

I mean come on man (self) just make the music already and fuck the bull shit.

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Old 28-06-2014, 06:31 AM   #11
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Biggest sticking point I have is my fucking theology that says "oh you can't do that because that's cheating." it's such bull shit but I avoid doing certain things or using certain tools because I've got this silly notion that it's not "okay."

I mean come on man (self) just make the music already and fuck the bull shit.
I think youve already done that, no need to hold yourself down artificially.
Your IDMf release was mindblowing and not just because of the incredibly open-hearted back-story. Im not trying to make this thread about either of us but i just have to wonder if this is something that's genuinely bothering you these days.

I have a hard time getting up and gathering any kind of lust for life, everything seems bland unless i strike a chord/ patch made in heaven, and i get to run with that. I like games but its all a very mechanical en-devour.

Just try to make music YOU can enjoy and fuck the critics. The act of creation supersedes the act of writing bland words about it, forever.

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Old 28-06-2014, 08:54 AM   #12
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Re: Sticking Points

My main issue is mixing ;_; I know exactly what I want things to sound like but it takes forever, and multiple test renders, to get a track "done". I still go back to things that are four years old to redo everything and fix problems that I didn't notice at the time due to less experience.
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Old 29-06-2014, 05:15 AM   #13
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Re: Sticking Points

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20 minutes is nothing, ive got projects with 34 versions to the name that went to garbage. But i dont really know what im doing and got way too much time on my hands. When i do know what im doing i tend to forget it within a couple of weeks and dont write anything down.
Same here. For me I call it all perfectionism, even though I might just not yet know how to do exactly what I want to do when it comes to music. #DeeperIssues
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Old 29-06-2014, 06:27 AM   #14
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Re: Sticking Points

LYRICS

I feel like I've gotten reasonably good at musicality but I fucking suck at lyrics. I have this lovely microphone collecting dust. :c
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Old 29-06-2014, 06:38 AM   #15
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Old 29-06-2014, 06:01 PM   #16
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Re: Sticking Points

Being a perfectionist.. I need every little thing to be perfect, i tweak, tweak, tweak, tweak some more aand.. Great, fucked it up. Time to start over again.

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