Old 07-03-2019, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hi, my name is Poofox and I'm a procrastinator...

I know I'm far from the only one who has trouble finishing things and I think part of the reason for it is that writing solo, I'm not accountable to anyone else to ever finish my tracks.

Anyways, the premise here is that anyone who wants to face their fear of finishing declares their intent to be done with a track by the deadline they set for themself. Why not post WIP here and maybe get some feedback along the way?

But what's done is done.
Start any day.
Is it today?

Rules:

1. Declare your intent to finish a song & set a date...
2. Link your finished track by your deadline...
3. It can be something new or something in progress; one song or a comprehensive box set of your life's work...
4. But you must complete it or else! Shame! Shame! Shame...

Who's in?
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:21 AM   #2
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Default MASTER LIST (be a master, not a procraster)

foxAsteria failed to finish a song by 8/3/2019 ... oh, the procrastinasty shame!
Burnsjethro finished a song by 8/3/2019 ...https://www.dropbox.com/s/tnygvcp0q7...0Park.mp3?dl=0
AC from NC failed to finish a song by 8/3/2019...shame!
jelloman finished a cover about automobiles by 8/1/19...https://soundcloud.com/user-367465929/detroit-iron
Zeekat finished Ida Random by 8/26/19...https://soundcloud.com/zeekat/ida-random
MatthewMoran failed to finish a song by 9/1/19...shame!
Morgon finished 'Caught in the Middle of Your Fire' by 9/4/19...but we're not allowed to hear it
shady finished a song by 9/4/19...https://clyp.it/wquxmplb?token=bfeb0...d8228831e90232
foxAsteria finished a song by 9/5/19...https://soundcloud.com/wyyyrd/devils-bicycle-2019
jonova failed tofinish a project by 9/15/19...shame!
shady failed to finish a song by Oct/4/19shame!
technogremlin finished "the final wave" by Oct/19/19 https://soundcloud.com/gridlockmomentum/the-final-wave
zeekat finished a song by Oct/19/19 https://soundcloud.com/zeekat/switching-noises
foxAsteria failed to finish a song by Oct/19/19...shame on me
Podge failed to finish The Beginning by Oct 26/19...shame
Morgon failed to finish 2-3+1 songs by Nov 20/19...shame
foxAsteria finished a song by Nov 22/19... https://soundcloud.com/wyyyrd/overchoice-15
Ivansc failed to finish 1-12 songs by Nov 26/19...shame!
fred garvin will finish a song by Dec 17/19...
zeekat will finish a song by end of Jan/2020...
DRocks will finish a mini-album by Xmas 2019...
foxAsteria will finish a song by Dec 17 2019...
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:10 AM   #3
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I like the idea. Can it be an old song, as in not an original, self-composed? I am reworking a version I did in Audacity a few years back of Buddy Holly's Raining in My Heart!
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Yep! You in?
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:33 PM   #6
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I'm an indifferent, pessimistic procrastinator so this definitely ain't for me.
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I never take part in these challenges.

I'm not a procrastinator as much as a, "I recorded a first take, some guitar, some bass, some midi drums, some vocals, started to EQ, and... oooh.. I wrote a new song and its my new favorite and I recorded a first take, some guitar, some bass, some.... oooh I wrote a new song and its my new favorite and I recorded a first take, some guitar, some bass...." (wash, rinse, repeat).

And I feel everyone mixes better than I am capable of... and and and (insert whatever fear most people cannot believe I have - in most of my life I have confidence bordering on arrogance...)

And so... is this still open? If so, I'm in.

If so, I'll pick one of my mostly unrecorded songs and commit. If not, I will still commit.
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And so... is this still open? If so, I'm in.

If so, I'll pick one of my mostly unrecorded songs and commit. If not, I will still commit.
All about that commitment... I have 3 days left and I still can't quite commit to which one I wanna complete... I'm the best (worst) procrastinator.
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Well, I have two days left as well and I hope whichever tune I post will not sound too silly next to the efforts sent by all you experimental types. Rank amateur is my job description.
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My current version is 1:44 long, has a beginning and is still heavily under construction(deep research into mixing sampled Latvian 1980s floor tom). Also not very experimental, I'm as pedestrian as ever.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:53 AM   #11
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Chronic insomnia means I rarely make it to 4am. So, I got up, recorded 4 takes on guitar, 2 on vocals. I do have a bass line but barely.

Decision Road is a song I wrote in 2009 after my divorce from my first wife. Challenging time but a lot of decent songs came out of that time. ;-)
https://matthewmoranonline.com/decis...-reaper-forum/

I'll post updates when I make progress. Currently, I have one guitar track panned hard left, one hard right, and vocals centered. I am putting notes on the page about plans and progress.
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Already did some vocal edits and I like how that turned out. Finally got the guitar solo sounding somewhere close where I want it and did some ok tweaks to the bass tracks.

I have a full day in the studio ahead of me today. Going to replace some ReaEQ stuff with ReEQ (a wonderful jsfx plugin made by a forum member) and see where that goes. Also hope to finish the vocal editing today.

Looks like I'm going to finish in time
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Inventing the title is extra hard if your work has no message.
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Ok, lets say it's done. Made with my mutant surfcaster and using a couple of samples off freesound.org (recording of some guy tuning his tanpura and a neat tabla loop):

https://soundcloud.com/zeekat/switching-noises

Youtube video on the way, coz the guitar looks kinda cool and it's not on youtube yet for some reason. Just need to make it presentable, crop my fat head out and so on.
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Ok, lets say it's done. Made with my mutant surfcaster and using a couple of samples off freesound.org (recording of some guy tuning his tanpura and a neat tabla loop):

https://soundcloud.com/zeekat/switching-noises

Youtube video on the way, coz the guitar looks kinda cool and it's not on youtube yet for some reason. Just need to make it presentable, crop my fat head out and so on.
Allrighty, some additional headless youtube content,as planned

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Jeez. It would take me a month just to memorize all those parts. I guess you must have some theoretical knowledge because some of those chords shapes look completely new to me... What the heck is that thing you do at 3:00? Looks like you hit the whammy a little, but it changes the tone of the chord afterward. Really cool.
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Inventing the title is extra hard if your work has no message.
I find that to be the easiest thing in the world, personally. I just write the first random thing that pops into my head. I once titled a song Shrimp Foetus El Scampi...

On the other hand, this track is goshdarn impressive. Nice work. I particularly like the way the drums and bass groove.
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I have a text file on my phone where I collect all the words and phrases I thought of to use for titles. The problem is they usually turn out to be rather common pun (used for 6 thousand songs on discogs already) or something very pretentious sounding. I'm not good enough to get away with being pretentious.

I took "Rearward Effort" from one of those spam emails with gibberish section used to fool antispam filters. It's my favourite. Though I don't see those gibber emails anymore
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OK, so that day in the studio didn't quite work out the way I hoped; I was editing out some noises in the vocals (breaths and stuff like that) and didn't notice right away that the cuts where replicated in all the midi-tracks as well (actually in ALL the tracks, period). That was one hell of a mess to deal with afterward. Found the setting that says to cut ALL tracks if nothing is selected... why the hell would anyone want that ?!

Never mind, sorted it all out in a few extra hours work and I'm still on track to get it done in time for the deadline here
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