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  • Like when i first record something to just lay the idea down & inevitably f*** it up to a degree it's so hard to go back & re-capture the energy and i end up liking the original recording cus i've listened to it a bunch of times atp. i know its not as perfect as it could be but i kinda like it in it's raw state(?) this seems dumb ... how do you grapple w that?

    it reminds me of when a LQ snippet leaks & you prefer it to the studio master release lol

  • Oct 2
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    talk to me normal

    Like when i first record something to just lay the idea down & inevitably f*** it up to a degree it's so hard to go back & re-capture the energy and i end up liking the original recording cus i've listened to it a bunch of times atp. i know its not as perfect as it could be but i kinda like it in it's raw state(?) this seems dumb ... how do you grapple w that?

    it reminds me of when a LQ snippet leaks & you prefer it to the studio master release lol

    I dont have that problem, i will record something a hunnid times to get it sounding how it sounds in my head

  • A New Impression

    I dont have that problem, i will record something a hunnid times to get it sounding how it sounds in my head

    i think my problem is when i bounce out the demo, then go n listen to it a bunch of times without getting it right

    i get used to how it sounds & start to like it

  • like i just topline some s*** for a vocal melody even then go fill in the lyrics later but it's too pronounced & idk

  • yo op i feel u and then i try to re record vocals after writing lyrics and it just doesn’t hit the same idk

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    I'm the same way. Maybe have a third opinion?

  • Shammy

    I'm the same way. Maybe have a third opinion?

    Also that golden take is rare, I learned that I need to be very productive when my takes are good so even if u have the take down do it again and again just in case. Energy is always a commodity and when it's gone it's gone frfr

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    I did this same s*** OP. Lemme know u find out how to stop.

  • Ballasaucy

    I did this same s*** OP. Lemme know u find out how to stop.

    The way I’m coping is to leave the demo & make a new song

    Kinda working so far tbr

  • i know exactly what you mean and a lot of artists have this experience. i think one way to deal with it is by working fast. like not sitting with a demo version for a super long time, just bang out the demo then try and make a final version in the next day or two

    otherwise as you get better you will feel like you have more control to refine ideas and don't get stuck on demo takes as much, IMO

  • I take some pills for that

  • I assume its an issue with attachment. Going with your head and thinking what sounds best instead of how much you like might be best. Your audience won't not have the same feelings as you

  • The easiest way to deal with this is having an end goal with every track, we get too comfortable in the “I’ll get it right some other time” mindset.

    If you hear potential from the beginning try to finish it.

  • this @op at all times

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    finish the song dont just go back to it tbh

    every time i go back and re-record it just never feels the same as the original real and raw take where i actually said the words for the first time

  • Wrap it up, work on something new immediately after

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    Melz

    finish the song dont just go back to it tbh

    every time i go back and re-record it just never feels the same as the original real and raw take where i actually said the words for the first time

    This method goes crazy

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    talk to me normal

    This method goes crazy

    this what u doing already tho

    im the same way tho, like idc if its perfect its all about the energy, an nothing matches the energy of that first take

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    Shammy

    this what u doing already tho

    im the same way tho, like idc if its perfect its all about the energy, an nothing matches the energy of that first take

    thats y i agree w him

    word i feel that, surprised so many people echo that sentiment cool tho. i just channel that frustrated energy into doing a new song

    could easily make 3 songs in the time it takes stressing over re-doing the vocals on the first one tbh

  • Oct 5
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    talk to me normal

    thats y i agree w him

    word i feel that, surprised so many people echo that sentiment cool tho. i just channel that frustrated energy into doing a new song

    could easily make 3 songs in the time it takes stressing over re-doing the vocals on the first one tbh

    imo if ur first take has serious errors maybe save the rerecording for a different day

    its definitely true that patience is important for scoring the proper recording

    that being said a couple errors here and there might not hurt your song they can actually make it stand out/sound more natural. so dont be overly critical but also dont let your track turn into s*** cus ur lazy lmao

  • I usually create a new copy of the project whenever I do a major change to it, that way I have it on phases

  • Oct 5
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    Shammy

    imo if ur first take has serious errors maybe save the rerecording for a different day

    its definitely true that patience is important for scoring the proper recording

    that being said a couple errors here and there might not hurt your song they can actually make it stand out/sound more natural. so dont be overly critical but also dont let your track turn into s*** cus ur lazy lmao

    lmao i agree with all that

    i just worry cus i like f***ed up sounding off kilter s*** and to me a lot of errors make a track sound a lot more personal & alive but maybe it just sounds amateurish to other people.

    im one of those ppl that way prefers the original hurricanes version with kanyes s***ty vulnerable wimpering over it wayyyy more to the flawless weeknd version u know?

  • talk to me normal

    lmao i agree with all that

    i just worry cus i like f***ed up sounding off kilter s*** and to me a lot of errors make a track sound a lot more personal & alive but maybe it just sounds amateurish to other people.

    im one of those ppl that way prefers the original hurricanes version with kanyes s***ty vulnerable wimpering over it wayyyy more to the flawless weeknd version u know?

    Ngl I haven't heard all the hurricane versions but I feel this lol

    It's tough everyone has different opinions most play it safe and take out any imperfections. My advice is do both versions release whichever u end up liking more

  • CKL Felli ♦️
    Oct 6
    talk to me normal

    lmao i agree with all that

    i just worry cus i like f***ed up sounding off kilter s*** and to me a lot of errors make a track sound a lot more personal & alive but maybe it just sounds amateurish to other people.

    im one of those ppl that way prefers the original hurricanes version with kanyes s***ty vulnerable wimpering over it wayyyy more to the flawless weeknd version u know?

    Story of my f***in musical life bro i love off kilter “dusty” music but every time i used to drop my lo fi productions id always get “great song, i would bump it if it was mixed properly” like it wasnt intentional

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    I don’t know I usually f*** with demos because I can lay down something whenever I feel the vibe and don’t run into a brick wall of feeling creative. For me whenever I over extend on one song I feel like I run out of creativity so I take a break from that specific song and move on to another demo.

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