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picking the best version of your tune.

Post by ironik » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:00 am

whats YOUR rules on judging which tune should be the final product?
i got like 10 different versions of a few tunes, and picking the best is quite hard imo :mrgreen:

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by legend4ry » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:07 am

If you can't pick the best then you're not finished. It obviously means you're capable of doing better if you like them all.
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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by ironik » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:15 am

legend4ry wrote:If you can't pick the best then you're not finished. It obviously means you're capable of doing better if you like them all.
makes sense

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by jaydot » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:52 am

The best for me is logically the one with mastered/mixed down the best.
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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by Echoi » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:49 am

jaydot wrote:The best for me is logically the one with mastered/mixed down the best.
:?

You should be able to achieve the same standard on each version.

It ought to be the one that gets your head nodding the most.

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by paradigm_x » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:09 am

I never write more than one version; just one long path to the end product.

I have tried to remix my old stuff, and i either end up with pretty much the same thing (as it was 'perfect' (IMO) before), or a completely different tune.

Not a lot of help there i suppose!

Interesting how other people work tho.

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by Sinisterbeats » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:51 am

paradigm x wrote:I never write more than one version; just one long path to the end product.

I have tried to remix my old stuff, and i either end up with pretty much the same thing (as it was 'perfect' (IMO) before), or a completely different tune.

Not a lot of help there i suppose!

Interesting how other people work tho.

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yeah this is more how I work, interesting to see different methods.

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by grooki » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:55 am

ironik wrote:whats YOUR rules on judging which tune should be the final product?
i got like 10 different versions of a few tunes, and picking the best is quite hard imo :mrgreen:
there is only 1

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by djake » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:17 am

paradigm x wrote:I never write more than one version; just one long path to the end product.

I have tried to remix my old stuff, and i either end up with pretty much the same thing (as it was 'perfect' (IMO) before), or a completely different tune.

Not a lot of help there i suppose!

Interesting how other people work tho.

:)
yea this, the only thing i have versions for is when i might suddenly decide to drastically change something then its only there for backup incase i wake up and think "what was i thinking last night, was i stoned?"

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by Basic A » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:23 am

djake wrote:
paradigm x wrote:I never write more than one version; just one long path to the end product.

I have tried to remix my old stuff, and i either end up with pretty much the same thing (as it was 'perfect' (IMO) before), or a completely different tune.

Not a lot of help there i suppose!

Interesting how other people work tho.

:)
yea this, the only thing i have versions for is when i might suddenly decide to drastically change something then its only there for backup incase i wake up and think "what was i thinking last night, was i stoned?"
This, I typically have two project files 'Working' which is where I have a cluttered, ugly workflow, mixer chains from hell, ect. then Im constantly bouncing stems and putting them in 'Mixing' which is where the final mixdown occurs... Only one progression, ect though.
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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by +3 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:02 pm

paradigm x wrote:I never write more than one version; just one long path to the end product.
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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by deadly_habit » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:06 pm

whatever the label picks
my release versions of tunes vs my fave mixes of them differ quite a bit at times
hell the pakistan relief ep coming out soon the version on that is diff than the one i play and have on youtube

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by Dystinkt » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:50 pm

For me personally, I just have the one version of a track, I don't think iv the creativity in me for 10 different versions i struggle enough with making one :lol:

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by qwaycee_ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:06 pm

Cheeky wrote:For me personally, I just have the one version of a track, I don't think iv the creativity in me for 10 different versions i struggle enough with making one :lol:

lol same here. i suppose the difference here is when i go about deleting/adding entire sections/elements, these people save each and every such deletion/addition of entire selections/elements.

that must do ya brain in.

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by glottis5 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:32 pm

yeah, why are you making ten versions of the same song?

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by deadly_habit » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:42 pm

glottis5 wrote:yeah, why are you making ten versions of the same song?
because commonly any producer with a brain in their head knowing how finicky technology can be saves a seperate version of their tune as it progresses with every significant edit to it ;)

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by Echoi » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:03 pm

deadly habit wrote:
glottis5 wrote:yeah, why are you making ten versions of the same song?
because commonly any producer with a brain in their head knowing how finicky technology can be saves a seperate version of their tune as it progresses with every significant edit to it ;)
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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by qwaycee_ » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:21 pm

actually deadly makes a good point. say your shit crashes...

but i think it's pretty clear the op wasnt talking about that (or perhaps he does that as well i don't know)

that's another thing i miss about ableton. as good of a program as it was, shit crashed at least twice a week. but whenever it did crash, it would recover and load some sort of auto-save shit where your tune would reload from the very last major change or whatever,.

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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by jaydot » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:29 pm

Echoi wrote:
jaydot wrote:The best for me is logically the one with mastered/mixed down the best.
:?

You should be able to achieve the same standard on each version.

It ought to be the one that gets your head nodding the most.
Oh sorry I thought the OP meant out of your whole collection of tunes rather than a few examples of the same one
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Re: picking the best version of your tune.

Post by erratech » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:44 pm

Generally for me its a haphazard but linear timeline, ill end up with 30 versions but generally its in the last 2 or 3 (the best mix that is), but I often end up stripping back tunes and changing genres and elements many times before it really feels "right". If youve got a few similar ones bounce them all and smack em on random in winamp or somewhere and do something else for an hour , the right one mightnt jump out but the wrong one certainly will.
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