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    I can put out a full track in a day, usually almost everything I posted are tracks that I made in a day. Im not bragging, in fact I am starting to think I need to stop myself from workign non-stop like that and focus on fine tuning my work more and more..

    Anyone else have this issue?
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  • #2
    hmmm.... have to say it varies for me. Sometimes tracks just seem to make themselves in a way and fall into place very quickly, and then sometimes it's the opposite where I'll have lots of ideas and make bits aand pieces for a track, where some don't work as I'd first imagined, it just seems to take much longer sometimes. Often the tracks that others seem to like most are the former, where they just come together very quickly and the others that I spend ages on go unnoticed a lot of ther time..

    I dunno :dunno:
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    • #3
      I would advice to keep making those tracks, but when in doubt if it's great enough to keep, don't listen to it for over a week. If you get excited when hearing it back after a few weeks, you know it's worth to go on with the project. If not, delete it.

      I know it sounds like a recipe for getting too many unfinished projects on your harddsk but just put a date on it; 1 month or so. If you are still excited about it, keep it, otherwise delete it.That way you only have WIP on your harddrive that aren't older than 1 month. The rest are finished songs.
      Last edited by manducator; 02-06-2013, 01:26 AM.
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      • #4
        I let each track determine what is needed. You can work too fast and be sloppy or you can fine tune something to death. Neither extreme is good, imo.
        My Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sequent7

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        • #5
          I've had the same concern lately too. I can put together a track in an evening or a couple of days and wonder after I've released it to the world if it was ready to be out there.
          I like the idea of not listening to it for a month and then coming back to it as I've been listening to my own stuff way too much.
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          • #6
            The difficult decision too, is sometimes whether or not to release. Sometimes we release things too soon and once it's out there, it's out there. (This is different from just putting something out there to get feedback.)

            I think putting something aside for a month (or at least a few days) and coming back to it is a probably good idea. It's also a good idea to have someone you can bounce things off... a 'beta tester' if you will.
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            • #7
              The nice thing about not being or wanting to be famous or having a large following is you can release everything.

              Although... there are a number of things I wish I could put back in the box.

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              • #8
                Interesting thoughts. I have recently adopted a policy, where I dabble around, creating patches, gathering samples, ideas and so on, until inspiration strikes. I then commit to the idea of a track and finishing it. That way I only have very small project sketches around and then finished tracks...if I am not convinced with the end result, I don't upload and they are relegated to the sketches - maybe use parts later? For me the decision to see projects through has really worked That said, I think you can't generalize, sometimes beautiful things come together in hours, and then again, it takes longer.
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                • #9
                  I find that each track is a law unto itself. Occasionally, I can "finish" a track in a day, but it usually takes a couple of weekends. Then I sit on the tracks for 2-3 years, by which time, I have become convinced that what I previously thought was finished was in fact severely lacking in one or more departments, and the reworking begins.
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                  • #10
                    I think Eno once said something about he doesn't consider a piece 'music' even until it's released, just a fragment of sound on his hard drive until other people are exposed to it.
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                    • #11
                      Eno, what does he know?

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                      • #12
                        Eno..... Who??
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                          :D
                          Latest release: never to be repeated

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                          • #15
                            Some good replies in here!

                            That eno comic is pretty amusing haha
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