Focus on a Complete Practice | WN23-15
The third video documenting my musical process is up! Pairing down my setup to a single focus and piece of gear has been liberating, allowing me to experiment. I hit some limitations, which is also what I was looking for. Digging in, we find interesting things at the edges. As well as why we work…
WN26 Superskirmish Finish
That’s it February Album Writing Month over! In the end I published eight tracks, and 18 minutes of demos. Not bad considering how patchy my time commitment was, and that I started a week late. On Sunday, I did a superskirmish for half that track count. In FAWM parlance, a skirmish is a one hour…
WN25 Refinding my Fluency
Less to show for FAWM than I hoped this week, but I do have three ideas in progress that I’m going to revisit. Two of them felt like pulling teeth, but the third idea’s first cut came down cleanly. Seems like I need to have a piano keyboard in front of me to write effectively.…
WN24 Don’t Rollback, Update!
It feels like last chewed me up and spat me out. It’s not been the best past couple of weeks. I’ve spent way more time than expected battling a configuration change that would not die. But, along the way I learned a few things. February Album Writing Month didn’t get much progress until the weekend…
So, here it is track number three; Riptide. Three tracks in one month. What a wild ride. Three tracks brought to you by a time box and peer accountability. I’m amazed at the number of hours that I managed to find. A few too many ready-meals and too much evening screen-time, though. Now the time…
WN22 Can’t Talk, Producing
Writing three tracks to a releasable standard has been an intense month. And the pressure of having not-terrible lyrics for the third track has been a time drain. Much thoughts, but after the final submission for peer feedback tomorrow.
WN21 No Buttery Biscuit
Song two from Andrew Huang’s Monthly course done! Here it is. Some retro drum ‘n’ bass action. The theme of the second part of the course is sampling. No drums samples were used in the production of this track. All the percussion are sounds from my kitchen. Some of them have been pitched and tweaked.…
WN20 Fly By Night
Finished Song: Fly By Night Track one done! And I’m pleased with this. I’ve learnt a lot about how to put the pieces together into a usable workflow. Don’t begin, Finish by starting I spent a lot of hours working on this track. Having the timebox and peer commitment really helped with my follow-through. Almost…