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Weekly Music 2019 - 52 Weeks, 52 Tracks

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I thought it would be an interesting and useful challenge to try and make a track a week in 2019. Anyone else up for the challenge?

 

EDIT: I've been made aware the site I posted for sharing and tracking music doesn't do odd years (thanks, blunted), but an alternative has been mentioned: https://streak.club/s/1002/weekly-music-2019

 

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Compose and produce a new piece of music each week. Your submission is due every Sunday at 11:59 UTC. You should aim for at least one minute of music, and should be created that week.

Late submissions: Late submissions are open. If you miss a deadline you can still submit by clicking the week on the calendar to the right. If you submit late, your post will get a big Late tag, but it will still count for your streak.

 

Of course if people want to just track it themselves and upload their tracks to Soundcloud or wherever then that's fine too. I just thought it would be nice to encourage each other and see how far we get. It may be all over by March but fingers crossed.

 

 

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Just been having a quick look at the forum and it appears that Weekly Beats only runs on even years, so not running this year: https://weeklybeats.com/forums/topic/6068/happy-almostnewyear/

 

Some people are going to be using this site instead though: https://streak.club/s/1002/weekly-music-2019

 

Are we going to use that site or just post stuff up in here ourselves?

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5 hours ago, Blunted said:

Just been having a quick look at the forum and it appears that Weekly Beats only runs on even years, so not running this year: https://weeklybeats.com/forums/topic/6068/happy-almostnewyear/

 

Some people are going to be using this site instead though: https://streak.club/s/1002/weekly-music-2019

 

Are we going to use that site or just post stuff up in here ourselves?

Ah, didn't see that. Shame they couldn't put that on the front page.

 

Okay I'll edit the original post. I'll put that link in but if people want to just put it on their Soundcloud and track it themselves then that's fine.

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Cheers Vim/Blunted.

Think i'll use this to post some electric retro doodlings. The Stuff i do inspired by Plaid and maybe some Hauntology as i've got a few tracks hidden away i've never posted.

May not hit 52 though but i'll post what i can.

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Mines up. I'll repost em to soundcloud anyway as i create 24bit wavs (for sound quality) which is mad as it means everyone has to download em.

I'll look into this.

 

 

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So how are people getting on with this? I really like it. There appears to be a good community on there. Hopefully they'll be really supportive as it gets harder later on.

 

I'm going to upload my next track tomorrow most likely. I'll also be honest and say I've got the next couple of weeks' tracks ready or nearly ready. Just take then time to work on stuff when I have it rather than go "what am I doing this week". Going to try different types of production too, mix it up a bit.

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Can I get in on this? I just discovered the thread a couple of days ago so I've got a bit of catching up to do.

Knocked the old drink and drugs on the head for the new year so I'm looking for a creative outlet to stop me gnawing my own arm off.

I used to love making tunes but haven't done it for years and years so I'm really rusty.

Probably going to have to stop smoking (again), I was using bits of my lungs that haven't seen air for decades, coughing and spluttering and getting light headed after singing for five minutes!

 

I've missed the first week, will this count as week 2 and I just carry on from here?

Can I count this as week 1 and make another one this week for week 2?

 

 

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10 hours ago, witchypoos said:

Can I get in on this? I just discovered the thread a couple of days ago so I've got a bit of catching up to do.

Knocked the old drink and drugs on the head for the new year so I'm looking for a creative outlet to stop me gnawing my own arm off.

I used to love making tunes but haven't done it for years and years so I'm really rusty.

Probably going to have to stop smoking (again), I was using bits of my lungs that haven't seen air for decades, coughing and spluttering and getting light headed after singing for five minutes!

 

I've missed the first week, will this count as week 2 and I just carry on from here?

Can I count this as week 1 and make another one this week for week 2?

 

 

You can submit late entries I believe, so get signed up and fire it up on the site! 

 

Good luck btw on putting your energies to "better" use. Making music fills a similar gap for me.

 

I've barely had any time this week and have a house full of my extended family all weekend, so my effort is going to be entirely half-arsed.

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Thanks!

 

With regards to your synth comment, I quite often think I should buy a decent hardware controller and get a bit more ITB, I think it's a "grass is greener" thing. I've changed my gear so much recently I'm just trying to resist getting anything more until I'm a bit more familiar with what I have now.

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On 15/01/2019 at 09:57, Blunted said:

Thanks!

 

With regards to your synth comment, I quite often think I should buy a decent hardware controller and get a bit more ITB, I think it's a "grass is greener" thing. I've changed my gear so much recently I'm just trying to resist getting anything more until I'm a bit more familiar with what I have now.

 

Yeah i'm not sure exactly what i'd gain really. I guess i want a purer analog sound for leads. I think i'm fairly covered elsewhere but i'd like leads with that extra drive of juice.

However in the mix...

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5 hours ago, Vimster said:

https://streak.club/p/34387/loading-by-vim

My tune is a manic drill-n-bass type deal made with Renoise. I couldn't do something like this in Ableton Live, not without some serous headaches. Trackers are so much better suited to this kind of micro-editing.

 

Love this. I honestly wouldn't know where to start making something like that.

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In a sequencer you could start with a loop and cut random sections into say 8ths/16th/32 and repeat them into the next bar. Thats how i did it in that Mishimash with my drums.

Or use software that does it controlled by key presses over a drum track as an effect.(Suger Byte's Tornado does it).

 

I dare say Vim does it far more eloquently.

 

 

 

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Sorry I should have been more specific, I mean constructing something that doesn't sound like someone chucking a drum kit down some stairs :lol:

 

My MPC will easily do the chopping and step mode makes it easy enough to arrange, but for that complexity I think it's probably far more suited to a mouse based DAW.

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