adfielding wrote: ↑
29 Oct 2018
Just following up on something I mentioned during the last stream - I'm considering the idea of building an entire track around other users' existing ideas in an attempt to illustrate how I get out of the dreaded "8-bar loop hell", and because it'd be a fun jumping-off point for future music-making sessions outside of the usual "starting from scratch" streams.
As such, if you've got any ideas you're particularly fond of but you've been struggling with for years, and you don't mind me going to town on said ideas... send 'em my way! Probably best to PM me here with a direct link to the Reason/RNS file (depending on how old it is!), and do remember to self-contain all external samples before sending them over. If you're using REs or VSTs, probably best to bounce those to audio before sending them over.
Needless to say I would ask for your permission before doing anything with them outside of the video, and would not begrudge you denying a public release outside of the stream - there is no commercial motivation behind doing this, I just thought it'd be fun to try working with someone else's ideas in a semi-collaborative fashion
Hi Adam, I think it's a lovely idea, and I'd be happy to participate with you in a semi collaboration like this, even though I don't feel stuck in 8 bar loop hell myself, I do write most of my songs in two separate occasions, the first one just getting to an 8 bar loop I love, and the second one developing those 8 bar loops to full songs. I do have several hundreds of those 8 bar loops to reach for whenever I want to do the second bit and put out a full song.
Has anyone taken you up on this idea yet? Do you have a full queue of those to go through in future streams? :p Either way, should I send one or two over? (thinking of picking one of the oldest ones I haven't yet developed, along with one of the newest ones.)
it'd also help to know/get a reminder on which of these RE's you have, so as to remove the need for bouncing stuff on the recent one (the oldest I'd send I wrote before RE's were a thing). Fritz, Nostromo, ABL3, Steerpike, and Animus. Which of those do you have?
I haven't yet had the chance to join the stream live, but I have watched and enjoyed them after the fact.
I write acid music in Reason and perform live on a bunch of machines without computers.
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