jancivil wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:52 am
Musicians can make music in real time. It might take me months to complete the entire production but the ideas come, BAM, right now. have record enabled in all the parts. Just like when it was a tape recorder, the full-on embrace of the record button: git it now. Ideas are magical things.
You'd be lovin' retrospective recording, then? I'm not a musician's arsehole so I never record anything. Everything that goes into my sequencer gets put there with the mouse, even things I've worked out on a hardware synth or with my MIDI controller. I've been sitting in front of computers for so long it no longer occurs to me to record it in.
Uncle E wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:47 am
Good results. If anything, they have grown on me and the faults I was so concerned about at the time matter less to me now.
I go the other way - things that didn't bother me at the time became glaring issues I just can't get over.
Using Lamb as an example again, their first album isn't sonically perfect by today's standards but it has loads of character. I actually appreciate that character now more than when it was first released.
I never listen to other people's music with the same critical ears I hear my own stuff through so I don't tend to notice issues and, where I do, I tend to assume it was intentional.
One thing I am wary of is that initial burst of enthusiasm you get when you happen upon something really cool. I always want to listen to a song a thousand times, until I am heartily sick and tired of it, before I decide if it really is as good as I/we thought it was to begin with. That's why I like to spend months with a song before I decide that it's good enough to go, even if it hardly changes after the first few days.