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Old 30-11-2014, 11:10 AM   #81
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

I used to be haphazard but have since learned the virtues of organisation. Naming tracks is important because it is easier to find them later when searching for a side chain input or for quickly pulling tracks out of other projects. I will rack things up if I can. Save presets and the like.

Then the mix down is easier later. If you want to make music professionally then you follow some sort of workflow.

Time is money.

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:16 PM   #82
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

All the time, but I just leave the track on repeat until I find the parts that need work. If after awhile nothing comes up, I just shut down and try to comeback another time/wok on a different track
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:05 PM   #83
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

When my project tends to get sloppy, I force myself to give it some order. Usually takes just a few minutes and makes it more fun to continue working (a similar feeling to when you've just cleaned up your room). While I'm being creative, though, it gets messed up again, so I'm in a constant loop of mess up & clean up.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #84
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

All the samples & sounds I use in my projects I tend to organize in my sample library before using them, so the HD stays relatively clean. The projects themselves though...



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Old 05-12-2014, 02:59 AM   #85
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Yeah i typically go through each section of the song at a time and just perfect each section, erasing all other parts and then piecing it together.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:10 AM   #86
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

Pretty much always yes.

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Old 11-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #87
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

Really don't give a shit about organization. If everything is jumbled and I get confused, I'm smart enough to figure it the fuck out.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:09 PM   #88
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:20 PM   #89
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

When I first started it was sloppy as f#ck.

Then I started working with templates, having everything color coded and have EQ's, compressors, side chains all ready to go in auxes and linked to tracks that might need it ect.

After a while this got limiting. So I did away with it, now everything's sloppy again. It's annoying only sometimes, when I'll totally change a synth only to find it's not the right synth.... ARGH!

But otherwise, it feels more open creatively. I just had to learn to trust my skills as a producer/mixer and just jam it out and tighten it all up at the end on the fly. Sometimes it's like your going by on the seat of your pants but that's half the exhilaration of it all

Also, it's beneficial to moments when you're not in your stu and collaborating with someone else.

You can always use an ordered setup, but if you're used to an ordered set up and have to jump in something sloppy, it might break down the collaboration.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:38 AM   #90
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

Generally, when I'm done with my lady, she needs a shower... It's no different with my other creative processes.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:29 AM   #91
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

Sloppy aka draft.

I produce sloppy when i'm just looking for a direction.

There are the some tracks that I make a point to keep everything sharp and clean tho.
This has the most end game effect when I'm working with percussion. When I pre-produce my drum sound design it has a profound effect on how I write my grooves.

If you haven't tried pre-EQing/saturating/generally beefing up your drums before writing beats/grooves I would suggest you give it a try.

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Old 12-12-2014, 11:41 PM   #92
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

For me I think the answer is to spend a few days away from production and just sit down and make several different types of templates to switch out occasionally. The templates keep me somewhat organized but can limit my creativity when I get to used to one.
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Old 13-12-2014, 12:59 AM   #93
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

Not usually. I always place my drums in the same timeline spots, synths in another, and use my own naming conventions. Worth it in the long run. Especially fi you want to go back and open old projects.
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Old 15-12-2014, 09:26 PM   #94
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

My production is a mess until the very end
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Old 16-12-2014, 12:40 AM   #95
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Re: Are you guys "sloppy" when producing?

I try to keep stuff organized but usually, my computer of the moment dies before I have a chance to "finally clean up and organize my samples". I have three dead machines with projects locked in their hard drives just in case I ever want to necro one of them.

I mean, I still have a 2000 dell lappy with XP and Rebirth stashed away, just in case.

(which reminds me, I think I loaded Deckadance and Ableton Lite on there in 2008...hmmm)

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