The central idea I get. Instruments, types of sounds and such. But the mixing element usually damages my own personal cohesion. I’ve started dropping projects into “demo” folders that I like named by the month and year. The list keeps getting smaller but I have been able to go back and strip out old projects to renew notes and put in new drums or layers, so that’s been partly interesting.
Where that goes, I don’t know yet.
The last group of tracks I was thinking of pushing out as a combined effort is sort of stale now. While they’re old tracks, minus the little intro/intermission part, they were all written within hours/days of each other. But then I took a break, fizzled out more like, and came back to them and tried writing another few tracks. One which was a sub to the netlabel OG project(which I actually have an alt version now), that I may use as well. It really didn’t sit with the other ones.
But I still blame @relic for linking me to the Future Garage thread(I was afk from the forum at this point). :cheers: And @nostromer and the others for posting in it.
I don’t think i’m “nailing it” but that’s sort of where I’m headed with my current explorations.
I also bought a Volca Keys because I wanted to try out a cheap but effective chord box for some stuffs. One I could use over projects as a layer to keys or drop the piano stuffs for it. Still don’t know. But having fun, none the less.
Sorry for the long post but I feel like this is a good thread for that. As I can’t wait to listen to the music posted and the outcomes of other’s projects, before or after release. I’m glad that you guys dig the thread/question.
Some side notes to a few things I’ve read:
@bfk Personal shit is always going to affect your time making stuff. Especially as we get older. Shit sticks more. =/ I was probably about your age, when I started to do this. It helped me funnel negative thoughts and it’s only gotten easier my dude.
@TheTeknomage Yea, I’d love to hear it. Could even start a thread journaling your ride(which that actually sounds neat). I feel like that would be a decent sub-forum assuming people used it. A place the community documented their daily or weekly experience from writing out a mulitple track project. Hmmmm…
@relic I think that’s a rough thing for me. The don’t mix part. Obviously nothing gets too heavily done over but I think I need a better project template to get some similarities between projects. Because Sometimes, mixing stuff or rather gain-staging is a priority to make things sound better. So that in itself is probably very counter-productive. At least, for me, I think I tend not to save chains. They sound really good for what I put it on, aren’t easily reproduced and I lack the thought later. So actually, maybe that’s one step I can do to help cohesion is start making racks in Live. Saving my own effects for some of my effects, etc. Then mixing might not be so up front an idea.
And no. You Crunch/Grind Mechanism was awesome. When I had a cd player in my car it was usually in there as an alternative to streaming music. Problem now…my computer doesn’t have a cd/dvd rom for me to rip the music from to reinstall it to my library. =D