|Originally posted by SystematicX1 |
If only every note we put in our daw comes out perfect,every time.
Which made me think about this.
When it comes to a WIP, I think of early stages. Perhaps a simple beat, not mixed,perhaps a small amount of higher frequency (arp,strings)and barely any effects or whatever.
With that said, when do you know if a track is working.
Do you ditch ideas or do you attempt to "hold on" in hopes of progressing and attempt to force it with variations.
Early on, I read an interview with Jon Gooch (aka Spor/FeedMe) that he deletes any track that he has not progressed on in a 24 hour period. And not as in 24 "work" hours, literally in a 24 hour period. Deletes it..gone.
I did that for awhile early on. I would get so frustrated that after a 24 hour period, I would delete the track. This occurred even if I had at least one area going for it,like a hook or drum pattern. I wouldn't even try to variate it.
Now, I am the complete opposite. I save everything and literally go on binges where I will lay down 7 tracks in 10 days. Granted, only about 3-4 are (imo) worthy of finishing. So, I compile this heap of tracks that are probably 70/30 dump/keep ratio.
Curious as to how you guys approach the early stages of a track.
Do you have a sort of regiment you use?
Do you use or create your own templates?(My workflow for sure progressed when I started off with a template I created with basic settings effects and automation)
i probably finish about 1 in every 6 tracks that i start - i used to get hung up on that fact but nowadays i just try to enjoy the actual process of making music and if something good pops out then i will finish it
the ones that i finish are usually always the ones that come together the fastest.
also sometimes ill spend an evening making something, then the next day/evening ill have a quick listen and if it doesnt grab me within the first 10 seconds or so it gets binned
i have a template with a Battery 4 routing setup, eqs on all drum channels (set to off), some stuff on the master (set to off) - speeds things up a bit