2020 Production Goals

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    • #112617
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Another community I am involved in has started a thread for people to state their music goals for 2020. I thought it was a good idea, and wanted to start a thread here. It’s akin to Shrike’s updated Lamp Session rules, asking people to state their intent to participate.

      It’s pretty simple. Make a post stating what you hope to accomplish with your music in 2020. You can reply to your post with any updates throughout the year.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #112620
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Here are my 2020 music goals:

      – 4 quarterly sample & preset packs released for free, consisting of found samples, self-made wave tables. 25 files per pack, release on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.

      – 6 finished collaboration tracks, of at least demo quality. Currently sitting on unfinished collabs with four other artists.

      – 12 finished solo tracks with aim to sign at least one to a notable label compilation (Guidance, Metalheadz, Program, Sofa Sound, Symmetry). Bigger stretch is to have a solo single or EP on one of my dream labels, or a label that has good artwork.

      – 48 sketches (30-60 seconds); 4 per month, spending 30 minutes on each sketch.

      – Airplay on a Rinse FM show and/or label podcast (e.g. Noisia Radio in its last few months, Hospital’s democast).

      – Find an opportunity to volunteer in my city with a music technology program.

      – Design and build out a purpose built project studio in the basement of my new home.

      – Improve documentation of studio experiments and work process via my online journal IDK & You Can Too.

      – Start & finish Syntorial training by end of March 2020.

      – Read Ableton manual by the end of January 2020. And read more of my manuals in general.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #112799
      ,GENIE HQ
      Keymaster

      Inspiring goals Harry & a great exercise in general.
      If we can help with any of this, please just get in touch!
      Here’s to 2020 😀

    • #112899
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Inspiring goals Harry & a great exercise in general.
      If we can help with any of this, please just get in touch!
      Here’s to 2020

      Thank you, I appreciate the offer! I will be in touch in the new year.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #114035
      ,Evasion
      Participant

      a big list there Harry! good luck!

      I could almost paste your list, sort of in a similar place.. although I haven’t tried syntorial, how is it?

      I guess I could summarise my list into – keep working and even when uninspired create sample banks etc.

    • #114039
      ,Harry
      Participant

      a big list there Harry! good luck!

      I could almost paste your list, sort of in a similar place.. although I haven’t tried syntorial, how is it?

      I guess I could summarise my list into – keep working and even when uninspired create sample banks etc.

      I tried the demo lessons a while ago, and had Syntorial on a “buy if on sale for under XX” list. Haven’t had time to start working through it, but will report back.

      First thing I’m tackling is the plan for my sample & preset packs.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #114371
      ,Zero Four
      Participant

      My production goals

      – 8 Finished Solo Tracks in 2020
      – 1 Upload on to a well known Youtube Channel (UKF, Skankandbass etc)
      – Bounce out any elements into my own sample pack to build my own library
      – Spend more time sound designing rather than always trying to make a tune
      – 2 Finished Tracks (Collabs)

    • #114845
      ,JoWAXXX
      Participant

      Long time no see!

      My goals:

      – Create a 3-4 track solo EP
      – Get airplay on a single track
      – Get a demo signed to a label I love, on a compilation or otherwise
      – Improve my collaboration ethic, and create at least one collab

    • #116842
      ,Animus
      Participant

      To actually participate in 2020. Have been lurking for a couple of years, worked on some material, released a single (small label) and had a 4 track EP ready to go thanks to the lessons here but i woke up one day to failed raid 0 hard drives (i know all the lessons to have been learned here i promise). so starting from scratch.

      goals 4 polished tracks one per “season” completed.
      work on 4 other ideas that can serve useful for future productions.
      collaborate with a fellow producer or two.

      keeping it simple and achievable. ive released techno records in the past so hopefully this wont be painful…

      • #116912
        ,Zero Four
        Participant

        Is this you?

        Animus – Fluorescent (ft. Laurita)

      • #117929
        ,Animus
        Participant

        Animus_Rogue Signal is my DnB release on beatport, everything else has been techno.

    • #117053
      ,shrike
      Participant

      I love this

      I won’t get too granular, but for me, 2020 is about:

      -Control
      -Finishing more
      -Releasing more

      Best of luck to you all!

      _-| get to work |-_

    • #117055
      ,shrike
      Participant

      Oh and Harry, you might be interested to know: I’ve gone full Bitwig (and so has Joe). Such a rad DAW. Live workflow with Cubase sensibilities, plus more. Loving it.

      _-| get to work |-_

      • #117217
        ,JOPPA
        Participant

        i upgraded to bit wig as well its a bit confusing if someone can help point the way i picked it up for collaborations

      • #117221
        ,Harry
        Participant

        What were you using before? That might help figure out where to start.

        Also, I can knock up a basic template for you, if that would help.

        Bitwig has a bit of learning material online:

        https://www.bitwig.com/en/community/learning.html

        Also, I did some notes about how I set up shortcuts, this might help:

        https://idkandyoucantoo.tumblr.com/post/184012743456/moving-upgrading-getting-tools-back-to-how-you

        "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

      • #117512
        ,JOPPA
        Participant

        im a propellerheads guy since version 3.0 and dove a bit in cubase 5 i believe worked in rewire now got reason 10 but bitwig looks like you can do a lot more

      • #117519
        ,shrike
        Participant

        You absolutely can do more +faster in BW.

        Happy to see this news, Joppa…looking forward to hearing what you make in it!

        _-| get to work |-_

    • #117127
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Oh and Harry, you might be interested to know: I’ve gone full Bitwig (and so has Joe). Such a rad DAW. Live workflow with Cubase sensibilities, plus more. Loving it.

      I ended up buying an upgrade to Ableton 10 Suite during Black Friday sales, mainly for collabs, but I’m mostly sticking to Bitwig.

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

      • #119117
        ,Zero Four
        Participant

        Harry, if you’re game for a collab I have Ableton 10 Suite as well. Would be cool to get some ideas going.

    • #119135
      ,Harry
      Participant

      Harry, if you’re game for a collab I have Ableton 10 Suite as well. Would be cool to get some ideas going.

      I would! About to move house in about a week, but let’s get in touch. Email is [email protected].

      "Knowledge kept is knowledge lost." - Bobbito Garcia

    • #120227
      ,un·der·stand·ing
      Participant

      You are got some pretty good solid goals. Mine are pretty simple I suppose, finishing more tracks is on the top of the list. I have one track already back from being mastered that will be released in the next week. It’s the first track I’m releasing under a new artist name, so I really need to have some follow ups soon after. I’m just really trying to keep the quality up which is causing me to second-guess myself and get stuck halfway through songs.

      That and DJing more. I took a bit of a hiatus, but I find that when I’m not DJing I tend to listen to far less DnB and not follow current releases and styles as much as I should.

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