Old 06-16-2020, 09:20 PM   #361
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One thing I can recommend for that is to, at a certain point make a habit of doing things to polish the song immediately. I mean, when you have enough ideas for a whole track recorded, you can switch to the mode of being critical and ditching what's not worth keeping, and mercilessly redoing turds that need too much polish.

I find I can get caught up in just listening and forget to do things I think to do unless I immediately stop the song and do them right then. Once I made that habit, the refining process became a lot faster. Too much listening makes it hard to hear what sucks too, cos you just get used to hearing it.

Procrastination there is pretty easy to overcome; you just have to be a bit brutal and usually it helps to put the song a side a while to regain your objectivity. That's sort of a time test too, to see if the idea was good enough to even keep me interested in finishing it at a later date, when I'm less attached.



So is that a second extension of your original deadline to finish less than you started out to? Well, baby steps are the way to mastery, eh? I might eventually have to get around to failing you at some point tho...
Its a different track, but stuck at the same point. I always know what needs doing/trying with every track, down the minutest detail, but its the getting round to anything thats a nightmare. Baby steps I'm very happy with. All advice gratefully received, except the fly in the ointment is...

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Old 06-17-2020, 04:48 AM   #362
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Hey Zeekat are you doing those vids in Reaper too?
Nope, Reaper looks very arcane with all the videprocessors and stuff, I'm keeping with idiot-tier Vegas simplicity. There's like forty minutes vid about how to make such video grid in Reaper with a lot of numbers and stuff, looks scary and I don't need this in my life.

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Mix-wise the synths in are kinda conflicting with the bass tho I think, making them both a bit hard to discern.

Impressed and a little jealous how much you're able to remember in order to play all those tracks live like that.
Weird thing with the synths, thought the sore spot would be the rhythm guitar, never occured to me synths may clash with bass (altough granted, didn't bother with highpassing the synths at all, though the patches are bright enough). Parts itself are sort of repetitive and with help of bullshitting way out of leads with some improvisation but yeah, takes a while to agree with myself how I'm gonna to play it end to end. But it needs to be a time killer and it's a proper wholesale temporal murder this way.
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Just checked. Four new tracks since starting to post in this thread. I call that a decent baby step in the right direction towards the drinks cabinet. I might be an adult by the time I get there

Zeekat, gonna listen/watch in a bit
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:16 PM   #364
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Its a different track, but stuck at the same point. I always know what needs doing/trying with every track, down the minutest detail, but its the getting round to anything thats a nightmare. Baby steps I'm very happy with. All advice gratefully received, except the fly in the ointment is...

https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/pda.aspx
A lot of that sounds pretty familiar. I fairly certain if I stopped avoiding my problems long enough to make a doctor's appt, I'd be diagnosed with some kind of avoidant disorder.

Have you had any luck with medication? I'm starting to open up to the idea, but it's depressing to think about figuring out insurance and finding the right therapist, drugs, etc, etc.

Meanwhile, music makes me happy, so I just try to focus on that.

Btw, I wasn't trying to be cheeky about baby steps. I read it in a book called Mastery(?). It stuck with me because I'm always trying to change too much at once and it's harder to overcome gigantic failures than to derive motivation from tiny successes.
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:07 AM   #365
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A lot of that sounds pretty familiar. I fairly certain if I stopped avoiding my problems long enough to make a doctor's appt, I'd be diagnosed with some kind of avoidant disorder.

Have you had any luck with medication? I'm starting to open up to the idea, but it's depressing to think about figuring out insurance and finding the right therapist, drugs, etc, etc.

Meanwhile, music makes me happy, so I just try to focus on that.

Btw, I wasn't trying to be cheeky about baby steps. I read it in a book called Mastery(?). It stuck with me because I'm always trying to change too much at once and it's harder to overcome gigantic failures than to derive motivation from tiny successes.
Oh yeah, no snark intended in anything I was saying. Baby steps is a concept I'm happy with Especially with reference to What About Bob? As I said before, I getting other stuff done, even if its procrastination from what I want to do. Im fooling my brain still into doing stuff, win win

Meds, yes, nothing but success. I was resistant to the idea for 20 years plus, but its what I need after I'd tried everything else and only ever got so far... Because of all the other work I'd done tho, they were easily able to assess, diagnose and hit the right medication and dose immediately.

It hasnt 'cured' everything (see this thread ), thats not how it works in my case, but I'm not wanting to kill myself from the deafening noise in my head for the first sustained length of time (about 5 years plus now, after about 20 years of starting the path to figuring all his out and being staunchly against meds).

Whatever you do, get referred to an experienced specialist instead of dealing with whatever your GP might throw at you Brains are very particular things!

EDIT: Lets not derail the thread tho Exhibit A:



EDIT2: Now thats done, @fox, where's the files so I can remix you
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