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#1 Cheel

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 05:15 AM

OMG HAI

 

hello

 

Just wondering how often you people save beats that you've worked on. No, no sad story about making the next legendary banger and forgetting to save... I'm wondering...

 

if you sit down and make 5 beats, but four of them are shitty, do you only save the one? Or just save all of them in case you can work on the others later and they come up a bit better?

 

If you've worked on something for 2 hours, and it's still just not coming together, do you just bin it?

 

I think I err on the side of saving too much... I can only think of a few times I've said 'this is fkn garbage' and got rid of it.



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Posted 05 December 2014 - 06:03 AM

I never throw away beats. Because some of my old beats still give me inspiration or idea's or something.


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:55 AM

I never save my beats.  I leave my MPC on until the beat is done enough to my liking.  Then export and restart.  If I ever lose work from a power outage or accidently turning off my MPC, I make it again but better.


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#4 Cheel

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 01:04 AM

I never save my beats.  I leave my MPC on until the beat is done enough to my liking.  Then export and restart.  If I ever lose work from a power outage or accidently turning off my MPC, I make it again but better.

 

Interesting!

 

I've heard of other people who do the same thing, they feel that even if they went back to an old beat the next day, they wouldn't be in the same vibe and wouldn't be able to improve it, or it would just sound confused, etc.

 

I am really shit at finishing off beats so I should get into this practice to force myself into finishing things



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 05:54 AM

I never save my beats.  I leave my MPC on until the beat is done enough to my liking.  Then export and restart.  If I ever lose work from a power outage or accidently turning off my MPC, I make it again but better.

Oh No! said he does the thing in his RBMA lecture, his MPC is buggy and it always corrupts saved files, so he just leaves it on until he can track the beat out.

 

Personally, ever since I got a SCSI drive for my 2KXL I tend to save everything like Cheel or David, I even have most of this shit uploaded in private on my soundcloud so I can quickly go through them old/unfinished beats.



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 12:53 PM

I record everything from the sampler onto cassette. So I always have a hard copy saved.
I got tapes labeled: Sessions (and the dates)
I listen to em from time to time. And run them through the 4 track when I got the idea to string together a loop.
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Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:28 AM

Fortunately there's no need to press save on the SP-404, but yeah I like putting random samples in it and creating two bar loops.

After an hour of banging them I mostly delete them and keep the ones I really really like. I like to think of it as practice.

I'll have to get used to working in resample mode though, too much hassle using patterns (since there's no way of resampling whole patterns, to my knowledge at least).

When me and my friend are working on his MPC 2000XL we always forget to save because we already got used to not doing it on the SP, and it's often the case that the MPC crashes and we lose what we were working on. I hate it when that happens.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:53 PM

I use maschine and I just constantly spam save. If don't like it after 15 minutes I'll just reset all my groups and start over...

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:05 PM

I try to save everything....Never save to zip disk though. None of the tons of zip disks I used for the mpc2000xl a decade ago work now. I keep em for the hope of running into somebody that knows of ways to extract the info from em.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 12:59 PM

That's why I like cassettes. Virtually indestructible. Unless your tape deck eats it. Or you record over something accidentally.




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