Weeklybeats 2020 was a 52 week long music project in which artists composed and publicly released 1 song a week for the entire year. Enjoy this archive of over 7,500 music compositions by over 300 artists.
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By Anon_Buster on December 27, 2020 5:22 am

Taking the track from last week, I kept hearing places for it to go, but wasn't sure where that was. Thinking back on what I've been learning this past year, I wanted to make a track that used all of those lessons and skills to make an end-of-year sample of what I achieved. While I ended up having to compress the track more, and sacrificed a thick kick for a weaker one (I still have trouble getting thick hitting kicks), as compared to the way the instruments sat in last week's beat, I was able to fit in several overlapping sounds to make an arrangement and mix that is heading closer to where I think my style is going. This year I learned 1)  How to make a track (Week 1 I finished my first track) 2) How to link different sections of a track cohesively 3) Create sequenced beats 4) Write a chip song with a guitar (kind of) 5) Mix - the importance of small amounts of reverb in creating depth and separation of sounds 6) Pan instruments and give them space7) How to accept when it's time to rest; and when it's time to stay up until 2:00am because I'm learning something exciting and don't want to stop.

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December 28, 2020 2:22 am

It's certainly got a lot more energy than the other. Those drums are going at it for the finale of this year.

December 28, 2020 3:43 am
Devieus wrote:

It's certainly got a lot more energy than the other. Those drums are going at it for the finale of this year.

*Jumps off the ship*
I may have gone overboard with the drums. Did learn some rudiments this past week, as per your advice. Then I layered about 3 tracks worth of drum parts atop one another.

December 28, 2020 6:03 am

It's exciting to see that week 1 was your first track ever. This is like a documentary of your progress this year.
I like the guitar work on this track and how it opens around 1:51 with the two guitars panned left and right (at least that's what it sounds like to me). This is a great mix of many diverse elements! Keep at it and I hope to meet you again here in 2022.

January 1, 2021 5:58 pm

Woah this was an epic finale for you.  Great way to end the year.  It's been a fun ride listening to your tracks.  Great use of the piano with those guitars too.  I hope you have a happy new year!

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