How many unfinished Live Projects you have?

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Number of Live Projects you have

0 (What's a Live Project?)
1
2%
1-10 (I'm a newb)
5
11%
11-25 (I keep it tidy)
5
11%
25-50 (It's a vice thing)
10
22%
51-100 (I have Ableton Love 6)
5
11%
100-300 (You don't get out do you?)
8
17%
300+ (You need help!)
12
26%
 
Total votes: 46

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How many unfinished Live Projects you have?

Post by djgroovy » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:25 am

I've just been counting how many unfinished songs & half-baked ideas i have around in my computer and there's 103 of them beauties!

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Post by koranek » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:38 am

I looked at this a few months ago and it freaked me that I had so many unfinished projects. Maybe it doesn't mean anything at all, but it was a surprise. If you look at the dates, you can also get some idea about your work over time. Each year has more .als files than the last year. I am NOT finishing projects at a much more productive rate.
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Post by Tarekith » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:48 am

I voted 0, not because I don't know what a Live Project is, just because I rarely if ever leave my songs unfinished. I keep working at them until they are done the way I wanted, or they get deleted and I start fresh :)

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Post by elektrovert » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:54 am

300+ :oops:

but I never delete ANYTHING.
my thinking is if I pressed save once then I thought it had something.
I often retreve older ideas and develop them quite sucessfully, even years after I've originally written them, so I don't mind hording Logic/Live/MIDI files.
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Post by bulo » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:58 am

and so many others in Logic, my head...
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Post by noisetonepause » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:33 pm

100+, I never delete anything... but I don't get to start much these days either, so I don't think I've made it to 300 - on this HD, anyways...
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Post by sebovzeoueb » Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:43 pm

1-10 on my current computer (which I've had for about 6 months). I thought I had more than that, but to my surprise I realized I do actually end up finishing a lot of things.
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Post by funky shit » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:03 pm

25-50

ive had very little time from christmas untill now.. damn these exams :(
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Post by djgroovy » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:24 pm

Like somebody else said here, if i saved it, there was something good in there - maybe a nice midi riff, a cool effect chain or a nice combination of loops, messing with some synth and coming up with a great sound, things like that.

So I think it's good not to delete anything you saved, for those moments when you're working in some track and inspiration fails you.

Start browsing your other projects and eventualy one of them will 'click' with your current mood and you will get something productive done, even if it's just a little detail here and there.

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Post by tb303live » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:56 pm

djgroovy wrote:Like somebody else said here, if i saved it, there was something good in there - maybe a nice midi riff, a cool effect chain or a nice combination of loops, messing with some synth and coming up with a great sound, things like that.

So I think it's good not to delete anything you saved, for those moments when you're working in some track and inspiration fails you.

Start browsing your other projects and eventualy one of them will 'click' with your current mood and you will get something productive done, even if it's just a little detail here and there.
Agreed. However, it is hard to convince myself to not delete something especially if I find myself listening to the same loop for 30 minutes. 8O
:wink: Everything sounds "tired" when that happens.

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Post by djgroovy » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:02 pm

Then just dont listen to the same for 30 minutes...
That's the all point, you don't have to.

If you have lots of ideas to work on and that one isn't 'clicking', just move on to something else. Another day this might be the one that clicks and you go: yeah, i know exactly what this loop needs to move forward now.

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Post by tb303live » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:10 pm

djgroovy wrote:Then just dont listen to the same for 30 minutes...
That's the all point, you don't have to.

If you have lots of ideas to work on and that one isn't 'clicking', just move on to something else. Another day this might be the one that clicks and you go: yeah, i know exactly what this loop needs to move forward now.
I understand this. I wasn't trying to frustrate you. I'm sure everyone has gotten caught in the loop of listening to a loop. Pun intended. :D

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Post by eskribble » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:26 pm

50 - 70 but I'm trying to finish them. I don't want it to become a habit not to finish

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Post by Yeh » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:50 pm

about 25, I'm using Live now for 2,5 years. I've finished about 20 songs
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Post by senator adam » Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:12 pm

less than 10.

I just have one really really huge live set I've been working on forever, and a few songs I'm finishing up.

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