How to store music ideas?

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Negative X
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How to store music ideas?

Post by Negative X » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:29 am

Hey guys,

So I've been producing music for a couple months now, but when I create a track I always just create a beat from scratch, play around with drum beats, samples and effects and see what happens.

However, whenever I'm out of the house working, I always get these really good ideas in my head, and I always wish I could store those ideas somewhere. I have a horrible memory so by the time I get home I've forgotten any ideas I came up with while I was working.

Is there a way to store these ideas or do I just have to try my best to remember them?

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Re: How to store music ideas?

Post by mohawk33 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:42 am

You could use something like this on the Nintendo 3DS. if you have one ;-)

I think it also has midi export via SD card.... ... /index.php ... org_dsn12/

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Re: How to store music ideas?

Post by Facewagon » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:01 pm

I usually just hum into my phone. Apple's recent Music Memos is ok for this but I prefer Propellerhead's Take, as you can record three channels rather than just one. If I need something a bit more precise than humming like an idiot (and have the time) I'll just use Garageband. I'm sure there are plenty of others out there.

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Re: How to store music ideas?

Post by ninja8618 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:18 am

Sing into your phone brah, that's what I do. make sure you do a couple of takes, though. Don't be shy. you'll get used to the weird looks and social ostracizing...eventually.

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Re: How to store music ideas?

Post by LFO8 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:54 am

Music Memos by Apple?

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