Old 11-10-2019, 09:20 PM   #201
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Ok, I'm in. But I'm giving myself til the 17th as I have a few vacation days coming along around then if needed.

My goal is complete a cover performance along the lines of karbo's cover series. Just guitar and vox, single take, no tracking, no cuts, no autotune. Piece of cake for many here I'm sure, but it's a new skill set for me.

Great idea, fox, thanks for doing it!
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:54 AM   #202
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I got a few tracks due today but I need until Monday now.

Guitar truss rod nut is slightly burred and the spanner I got isn't as advertised for a LP Gibson. So to the shop with it on Saturday then a couple of short recording sessions to fix a few bung notes, add an outro etc. and I can post the tracks as they're all but done.

I'll post another track or two that I've managed to finish without needing the guitar recently, in the next day or so.

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I thought my deadline was yesterday & almost gave up again... but then I saw I still had some time so I did another mix and now I guess I'll see if I can get a little mix feedback before I give it a final spit shine in the next couple days. Sound finished? My ears are fried but I think I found a new technique for preserving volume range and dynamics.

https://soundcloud.com/wyyyrd/overchoice-15
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:21 PM   #204
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That could be a track Pink Floyd might have done, the mix sounds pretty good to me, well done.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:49 PM   #205
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Wow Pink Floyd? I mean, I always have some psychedelia going on, but sure didn't expect that comparison. Thanks dude.

Btw I changed up the thread. I'll just let folks set a deadline of any kind (doesn't have to be one month) and the goal is simply to make the deadline. You missed yours, so I'll have to fail you but you go ahead and pick a new date for the tracks you're working o...excuses be damned.

Thing is, we don't have to take our failures too seriously here as long as we try to take the deadline seriously. This way at least we're always moving towards our goals. I know I'm making a lot of progress on my stuff even though I've failed a couple times already. One of these days I might even finish a whole album...or one of the many projects I've failed to finish in the last decade.

After all failure is the path to mastery...or somesuch platitudinousness...
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:14 AM   #206
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I agree, afaic the time limit does accelerate the effort as the deadline approaches.

It's possible also to grade the shame ratings I guess, e.g failure after one month to produce the goods = Shame level 1, after two months Shame level 2.

I propose that a special section of the OP post be reserved for shaming in large bold red font those who didn't get done in three months what they said they were gonna do in one month..
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:15 AM   #207
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Ooops, did I screw it up with my extra week? I wasn't trying to not follow the rules so much as I was just determined to participate not procrastinate. I'd been meaning to join, then I thought well I'll just follow along without actually posting, and then instead I didn't lol, so then I said f that I'm in, and then I punked out for that safety week as I thought I might need it. Blah blah blah bs, sorry if I f'd up your s. It's widely recognized that artificial constraints are useful. I'm into my month now anyway lol.

I'm loving your work fox, you have a unique and very interesting voice.
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Thanks fred! I changed the rules so it's not restricted to a month. Just try to make your own deadline is the name of the game. I'm just here to document it so you can't push it back after the fact.

morgon - are you just here for the shame? Do I need to step up my shame game? Lol, I don't know how to effectively punish procrastination over the interwebs.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:54 AM   #209
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Nice job fox, keep up the good work!
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I thought my deadline was yesterday & almost gave up again... but then I saw I still had some time so I did another mix and now I guess I'll see if I can get a little mix feedback before I give it a final spit shine in the next couple days. Sound finished? My ears are fried but I think I found a new technique for preserving volume range and dynamics.

https://soundcloud.com/wyyyrd/overchoice-15
Brilliant, great crunch and organic ambience. Hand made drums again?
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Brilliant, great crunch and organic ambience. Hand made drums again?
Thanks dude! Yep, my usual blend of live drums (2 at once actually) and some Maschine as well, cos I usually write the basic beat there first and then learn it on the kit.

I finally realized what early reflections are for, so I was able to sit that ambience comfortably at the back.
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Old 11-27-2019, 01:32 PM   #212
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Sounds 75% drums and 25% construction site. Always a good day when you can't figure out how some of the sounds where made.

Mark me for the end of january deadline plz. I have a couple of gnarly sounding keyboard chords and motivation to expand them that's inversely proportional to distance to my DAW. I basically planned most of the process in my head during commutes, with zero practical implementation once home, funny how it works.

(will do some extra thinking on the tram to invent the title, I'm drawing a blank now)
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Wait a minute, can I include the song I wrote, recorded and posted last week? I did it in two days (rare for me) - probably two weeks though from the time I had the idea but the actual recording/video was about 48 hours time. Sort of kidding but sort of not.
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Ehhh, well deadline should be sometime in the future...
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:47 PM   #215
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Nice thread lol I have like 8 unfinished songs.

I apply to the challenge.

I must release the mini album before christmas day.
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Ehhh, well deadline should be sometime in the future...
Looks like we discovered what a "lifeline" is.

Motivating force of the thread is already working - found an another keyboard patch that makes my nonexistent keyboard playing skills sound passable this morning.
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found an another keyboard patch that makes my nonexistent keyboard playing skills sound passable this morning.
I honestly prefer keyboardists who can't play...keyboard solos...ugh. My approach is to use rhythm to get the notes on the right beats and then use a mouse to get them on the right notes and then a heavily disproportionate amount of time to tweak the sound.


But Idk, I guess I shouldn't stop anyone posting finished stuff here...better for a fake procrastinator to really finish something than a real procrastinator to fake-finish something right? I just think it will be discouraging to be compared to folks who are actually on top of their shit...
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But Idk, I guess I shouldn't stop anyone posting finished stuff here...better for a fake procrastinator to really finish something than a real procrastinator to fake-finish something right? I just think it will be discouraging to be compared to folks who are actually on top of their shit...
I hope no one thinks I'm on top of my shit or not a procrastinator. I think I've finished one song in the last 5 years but I've started around 40. Usually due to self-loathing, I don't advertise that often because I've found the only thing worse is to present something with that excuse front-loaded on it. Better to just do it and pretend I'm normal.

I probably wasn't truly looking to post it (it's already had it's moment in the shade), I had just forgotten about this thread, and was excited because I actually finished something, and it didn't make me want to puke (as much as usual).
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I hope no one thinks I'm on top of my shit or not a procrastinator. I think I've finished one song in the last 5 years but I've started around 40. Usually due to self-loathing, I don't advertise that often because I've found the only thing worse is to present something with that excuse front-loaded on it.
Ok well then allow me to humbly welcome you to the club. Feel free to set an attainable goal for yourself, the attainment of which is guaranteed to fill you with warm fuzzy feelings...or feelings of crippling confusion, doubt and despair...perhaps even a potent mixture of those.
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Ok well then allow me to humbly welcome you to the club. Feel free to set an attainable goal for yourself, the attainment of which is guaranteed to fill you with warm fuzzy feelings...or feelings of crippling confusion, doubt and despair...perhaps even a potent mixture of those.
Okay, I think Iv'e got one, but it isn't anything I wrote. It's an old song that my daughter is singing on, we started this back at least a year ago and still needs lots of work. Will that suffice??
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I honestly prefer keyboardists who can't play...keyboard solos...ugh. My approach is to use rhythm to get the notes on the right beats and then use a mouse to get them on the right notes and then a heavily disproportionate amount of time to tweak the sound.
My perfect keyboard guy is Richard Barbieri who is a self-confessed non player but has all the coolest sounds. I'd do the same if I ever figured out how to program all those interesting noises.

Status for today: no progress, I think I had a cool title yesterday but forgot to note it and now it's gone.
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morgon - are you just here for the shame? Do I need to step up my shame game? Lol, I don't know how to effectively punish procrastination over the interwebs.
Well, "no shame, no gain" or something.. but

Of course, it's not on you personally or anyone else to deliver any repercussions [see what I did there ]
but I figure an announcement of a deadline failure should be followed by further encouragement,
perhaps in the form of a collective round of booing.
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You arent going to hear it till its available properly recorded on the album, but I outdid my self Monday. Wrote the lyrics to a new song, told my drummer about it & he demanded to hear it asap. I got drums bass guitar keyboard & a really crap vocal performance down & mixed & rendered in six hours.

And I havent even started fiddling with it yet!

Song`s called The Mortal Coil shuffle.

P.S. I know I shouldn`t be posting stuff on here that I wont let you hear yet, but I AM finding this thread adds a little extra incentive. Thanks!
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Perhaps helpful for those of us struggling to reach a deadline..

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I really, really love the idea, Mr Asteria!

I'm usually decently efficient when I'm paid to sing, but I can't for the life of me get things going for my own projects. It's like those songs are too important for me to botch, and I never finish them.

Ok, I'm in.

I want to finish our 3 song EP by March 1st, 2020. The other half of my duo is leaving next week for a month, so the deadline is tighter than you think.

We're starting an important string of concerts starting March 7th, so we NEED new shit to sell.
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Update: The Mortal Coil shuffle debuted on Friday & is doing it again tonight as headline act of a local beer festival!

Also another song I sort of wrote, stealing the melody from an old George Jones song. Mine is Boris B. Bad... His is Billy B. Bad

Went down great with a largely non-Tory audience. Hoping tonight there wont be too many conservatives in the audience!
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Will that suffice??
Deadline?
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Well it is Procrastinators Anonymous, not everyone's gonna go cold turkey right off the bat, I know I haven't
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My perfect keyboard guy is Richard Barbieri who is a self-confessed non player but has all the coolest sounds.
Thanks for introducing me to this; wonderful stuff!

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Mmmmm...cooooold tuuuuurrkey....
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Good I give myself a generous deadline, I'm 3:30 deep in the sketch version and feel like I'm just in the middle. Went from the lenghty intro to "prog" segue into baritone riffage. Tactical plan is digging outta the heavy bit back and phoning the rest in with some lame ambient outro.

I'm in awe how people can routinely do 8-12 minute tracks without much repetition. I start running on fumes right after finishing the intro.
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