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wendylou 2013-05-08 00:04

Song that got away
 
Anyone start a song idea only to seem to fight it, even abandon it, because it's just not evolving into anything worthy?

3rdFloorSound 2013-05-08 00:51

Hundreds. O.o

wendylou 2013-05-08 01:25

Ah, so I'm not alone. I created cover art thinking that would get me inspired and rolling on the title song (as heard in my footer). But it never evolved how I had hoped, and layering more stuff is not making me happy nor approaching anything I'd officially release. Gaaah... Might be time to trash that one and bundle more completed works.

plaamook 2013-05-08 02:21

nope. don't know what you're talking about. not a clue.

3rdFloorSound 2013-05-08 02:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by wendylou (Post 1309814)
Ah, so I'm not alone. I created cover art thinking that would get me inspired and rolling on the title song (as heard in my footer). But it never evolved how I had hoped, and layering more stuff is not making me happy nor approaching anything I'd officially release. Gaaah... Might be time to trash that one and bundle more completed works.

Instead of trashing it, how about taking half the tracks and putting them into a new song and deleting them from the first. Maybe every other one or something.
Another idea: save as a new song and change the patch of each instrument randomly.

The second idea is how I made this out of a rex file and two pianos, heh
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wendylou 2013-05-08 02:54

Great ideas! I am now reminded of Brian Eno's "Oblique Strategies" for getting unstuck! I just downloaded and installed that Widget of musical witticism :)

Mac: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2497376/Oblique.wdgt.zip
PC: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2497376/Oblique.wdgt.zip
iPhone: http://mac.softpedia.com/get/iPhone-...-Oblique.shtml

3rdFloorSound 2013-05-08 03:04

I didn't know there was a widget! Thanks for posting that :D

Hm, there's a way to install it? I can only open the html file in firefox :confused:

particlejunkie 2013-05-08 03:21

I do it often. I'll even abandon stuff that is evolving into something worthy if it starts to fight me while I'm working on it, and stuff just stops working out, and it's no longer fun to work on.

mbain 2013-05-08 06:43

Every tune I touch turns to gold. I assure that by making some of my tunes 8 seconds or less...:)


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