How many songs do you make every month

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How many songs do you make every month

Post by ourapollo » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:33 pm

Hello I was wondering

How many songs over 2-3 mins do you make every month?

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by Cezband » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:50 pm

Make? At least 2 or 3.

Finish? Zeroooooooooooooooooooooo
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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by Rabalder » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:14 pm

In 5 years... 0 finished songs, 1 million halv finished songs.

Cant find my damn sound!!
Gettin close though..

I know Im on the right track this time, like last time and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that and the time before that.............

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by ytsek » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:29 pm

Finished one song last year... sort of... Still want to change some things.



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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by silveriofunk » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:39 pm

lately 2

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by Pasha » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:45 pm

Many ideas. Too many I would say.
More or less I finish one.
Finish = Mixed down and 'frozen'

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by jonesonyou » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:09 pm

2 in the last month. 9 total in the last year ish. None of which are great, just ok.

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by savyurrecords » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:24 pm

I would say a good month I finish 2-3. A bad month none at all. It depends. It is a hard thing to finish your own art. I give myself deadlines, it helps somewhat.

However, no matter what song I have finished I never really like till at least six months later.

It is hard to get perspective on the song as a whole when you are focused for so long on the details.

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by memes_33 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:34 pm

i moved into a temporary situation recently for 2.5 months (about to be done) and am hoping to have FINISHED 3 new tracks in that time. this is about 3x my normal output (finish 1 song about every 3 months). Factors: 1) ill gates' ableton workshop 2) got rid of my TV and 3) living alone now.

i barely see friends but i'm getting shit done finally!
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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by bosonHavoc » Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:38 pm

i wish i worked for the film industry cause i have a million snippets from the last 4 years (forget about the old hard drive and box of 4 track tapes from before that)

i guess writing music for me is like a garden..
i plant a bunch of seeds, weed, water, harvest, then til the soil and start over..
i'm fixing to come up on a harvest season :)

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by ARDJ » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:27 pm

finish? 5 a mo for the last 6 mos

ideas, another 6 or so a mo and tbh most of the "5" i'm finishing a month are just ideas i've had from previous months, it's the most productive workflow i've found for myself

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by Moody » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:07 am

1/12th
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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by Tarekith » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:45 am

On average 1, maybe two a month. Sometimes a lot more, sometimes a lot less. :)

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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by LeifonMars » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:03 am

Tarekith wrote:On average 1, maybe two a month. Sometimes a lot more, sometimes a lot less. :)
It's pretty difficult to do a lot less than your average monthly.
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Re: How many songs do you make every month

Post by Machinesworking » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:09 am

Don't know what the reason for this question is???

I usually do about 1/3 to 1/2, I could do more, but realistically I reject at least half my finished songs, and there is no real time frame.
I have a ton of ideas, but right now we're practicing to record the drum parts in a regular studio, so I'm staying away from writing and reading up on how Live and Digital Performer handle Automation to re-familiarize with it when it's time to get surgical.

One song we do I wrote in a day, another took about 5 months, it just depends on the song and whether the break comes to you, or fucking won't. :|

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