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By zirafa on July 6, 2020 12:01 am

WARNING: some definite earbleed sounds in this one.


I feel like my commitment to incorporate the 0-coast into every WB track is starting to become grating -- and maybe that's why I decided to use it in such a grating way on this track? I dunno.


TBH, I'm becoming very frustrated with my weekly output in general. I'm not sure why I'm still doing this, other than just being committed to the commitment. I'm trying to remain objective and experimental through the whole thing, but I'm having a much harder time than usual. I like making songs, and sometimes noise experiments just don't connect or resonate with me and seem pointless. Often I feel like I'm just doing the bare minimum to meet the deadline which isn't a super great feeling. :-/


I'm super behind on listening to everyone's music here, which also doesn't feel great.


Alright, well nothing can be done about this past week; here's to a better next week.


Wishin' you all a good week as well.



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July 14, 2020 4:47 pm

Um, I've been going through all last week's submissions and this is the first one so far to catch my ear, so you're doing something right in my book anyway. I really like hearing a lot of different variations using the same gear so I commend that as well. Plus I just got an 0-coast myself so I'm extra biased smile

I think everyone's been going through that same variation of "why am I doing this?" For me the commitment thing is part of it - this is my 3rd time doing WB and I never completed a full 52 weeks, so I would really like to do it just to prove it to myself. But also without some external motivation, I don't finish things - I just do longgg jams that I may or may not record and they rarely sound like anything I'd listen to. I was beating myself up for doing the bare minimum feeling for a while as well, but now I'm starting to feel OK with it. I mean it's sure better for my brain than video games or TV or getting drunk every day. I don't know if it's just me getting old and my standards lowering but I'm pretty OK with making half-decent tunes as long as I'm having fun.

I've been struggling to catch up with folks too. I usually just listen to "artists I've faved" since there's a better chance I'll like that stuff.

Hope you have a good week too smile

July 19, 2020 11:07 pm
license wrote:

Um, I've been going through all last week's submissions and this is the first one so far to catch my ear, so you're doing something right in my book anyway. I really like hearing a lot of different variations using the same gear so I commend that as well. Plus I just got an 0-coast myself so I'm extra biased smile

I think everyone's been going through that same variation of "why am I doing this?" For me the commitment thing is part of it - this is my 3rd time doing WB and I never completed a full 52 weeks, so I would really like to do it just to prove it to myself. But also without some external motivation, I don't finish things - I just do longgg jams that I may or may not record and they rarely sound like anything I'd listen to. I was beating myself up for doing the bare minimum feeling for a while as well, but now I'm starting to feel OK with it. I mean it's sure better for my brain than video games or TV or getting drunk every day. I don't know if it's just me getting old and my standards lowering but I'm pretty OK with making half-decent tunes as long as I'm having fun.

I've been struggling to catch up with folks too. I usually just listen to "artists I've faved" since there's a better chance I'll like that stuff.

Hope you have a good week too smile

Thanks for this encouraging comment. And congrats on getting an 0-coast! Really curious to hear what you make with it. It's such a strange yet addictive little instrument.

I just realized we are over the halfway mark for the year! For me the WB process is just so different than how I normally compose, which usually involves making something, sitting on it for months, then returning and evaluating whether it's an idea even worth finishing/pursuing. But with a hard time limitation, and my self-imposed gear limitation, there isn't really room to let ideas gestate and develop like I'd like. I think that has caused me to go in the opposite direction with WB, which is to give myself as little as time as possible to finish a track, which can be very stressful.

My normal slow process has a downside though, which is I can obsess over a track for months (even years), and sometimes finishing old tracks gets in the way of making new ones. More often than not, after finishing a track, I'll listen back and realize all the stuff I was obsessing about were very minor details that probably weren't that important to begin with.

My hope with WB is that it will allow me to better "hear" and confidently follow the broad strokes of an idea without being too concerned with the details or the end result...to see (and hear) the forest for the trees.

Good luck with your goal of 52 weeks...being a 3 year WB veteran is already quiet an achievement!

July 20, 2020 12:57 am
zirafa wrote:
license wrote:

Um, I've been going through all last week's submissions and this is the first one so far to catch my ear, so you're doing something right in my book anyway. I really like hearing a lot of different variations using the same gear so I commend that as well. Plus I just got an 0-coast myself so I'm extra biased smile

I think everyone's been going through that same variation of "why am I doing this?" For me the commitment thing is part of it - this is my 3rd time doing WB and I never completed a full 52 weeks, so I would really like to do it just to prove it to myself. But also without some external motivation, I don't finish things - I just do longgg jams that I may or may not record and they rarely sound like anything I'd listen to. I was beating myself up for doing the bare minimum feeling for a while as well, but now I'm starting to feel OK with it. I mean it's sure better for my brain than video games or TV or getting drunk every day. I don't know if it's just me getting old and my standards lowering but I'm pretty OK with making half-decent tunes as long as I'm having fun.

I've been struggling to catch up with folks too. I usually just listen to "artists I've faved" since there's a better chance I'll like that stuff.

Hope you have a good week too smile

Thanks for this encouraging comment. And congrats on getting an 0-coast! Really curious to hear what you make with it. It's such a strange yet addictive little instrument.

I just realized we are over the halfway mark for the year! For me the WB process is just so different than how I normally compose, which usually involves making something, sitting on it for months, then returning and evaluating whether it's an idea even worth finishing/pursuing. But with a hard time limitation, and my self-imposed gear limitation, there isn't really room to let ideas gestate and develop like I'd like. I think that has caused me to go in the opposite direction with WB, which is to give myself as little as time as possible to finish a track, which can be very stressful.

My normal slow process has a downside though, which is I can obsess over a track for months (even years), and sometimes finishing old tracks gets in the way of making new ones. More often than not, after finishing a track, I'll listen back and realize all the stuff I was obsessing about were very minor details that probably weren't that important to begin with.

My hope with WB is that it will allow me to better "hear" and confidently follow the broad strokes of an idea without being too concerned with the details or the end result...to see (and hear) the forest for the trees.

Good luck with your goal of 52 weeks...being a 3 year WB veteran is already quiet an achievement!


Thank you! The 0-coast is fantastic! I've gone through many synths and I can't think of one that I immediately liked this much. It feels and sounds great. I did this week's submission with it and I think I'll be using it heavily in the near future.

I agree that making stuff in a hurry can be stressful. I am a chronic procrastinator by nature, though, and you can probably tell from my tunes that I'm a bit used to only spending a limited amount of time on them, so I actually find it very motivating. In that sense, WB might actually be a crutch for me, whereas if I had habits more yours I might be making more substantial, satisfying music. I will say, though, a few years back I was challenging myself to make 10 seconds of music every day for a few months, and this was one of the most productive times of my life - I felt like I was continually growing and making some of my best stuff. I might just crank it into overdrive like that again.

At any rate, yes, broad strokes are where it's at!

Thanks again, you are too kind, and good luck to you too smile

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