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Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by Coffeeinthesink » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:04 am

In the beginning process of learning to create tracks for listings, what do you think you would learn the most from: fixing returned tracks or moving on and making new ones with what you've learned?
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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by SteveBaruah » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:50 am

It's a simple answer for me: Always move on and never look back.
The exception would be if your return says it would be a forward if you just fix one small thing.

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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by Coffeeinthesink » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:55 am

SteveBaruah wrote:It's a simple answer for me: Always move on and never look back.
The exception would be if your return says it would be a forward if you just fix one small thing.
Thanks Steve. I have some rock tracks that were returned because the drums were meh, but I think I'm going to do let my other returns remain returns.
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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by jdstamper » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:57 pm

I've done lots of revisions to returned tracks and usually they turn into forwards later.

For me it's normally faster to revise than create another track

Plus I enjoy doing revisions while somebody else might have more fun making a new track. Having fun, that counts for something :)
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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by geofferic » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:30 pm

I think there's equal merit from both approaches from a learning perspective. If you can learn to fix what you've got then you can always improve what you are currently working on. Sometimes it's better to start afresh having learned what needs to be better. So both approaches are valid.
From the tons of advice around here, submissions should be very relevant to the request in the listing. So, by the time you get a return the opportunity to fix this submission has gone. You'd have to decide if the piece will potentially work with another future listing. Fix, File and Move On.

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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by Coffeeinthesink » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:58 pm

Great points guys. There are a few that I think could have been updates had I done X and Y, so I'm going to revisit those in between creating new tracks. Thanks!
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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by JohnnyP » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:46 pm

Hey David. Thanks for sharing. I listened to some of the tracks on your site. You've got a really awesome vibe! I had to listen to the count-off on "More" a few times to make sure I heard what I heard. lol. Clever.
I also loved the discordant aspects of "Fingers Crossed" . You are creating some really great music imho. Btw, getting back to your post I usually move on to the next song and apply what I've learned .. I write so much and really hate reverse ;) Best to you, John
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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by cosmicdolphin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:00 am

Never go back.... I always think I can do better the next time

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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by Casey H » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:23 am

Both.
But remember this when revising tracks based on screener feedback. Always consider if the feedback rings true to you (but be honest and open minded). It's best to take in feedback from MULTIPLE REPUTABLE sources before jumping into revision. "Reputable" can be screeners, qualified peers, publishers, etc. If you jump to revise on every opinion you will go mad.

Of course, if the feedback is one of those "no brainer" things, that may be different.

HTH
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Re: Revisiting Existing Tracks vs Moving On

Post by Coffeeinthesink » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:47 am

JohnnyP wrote:Hey David. Thanks for sharing. I listened to some of the tracks on your site. You've got a really awesome vibe! I had to listen to the count-off on "More" a few times to make sure I heard what I heard. lol. Clever.
I also loved the discordant aspects of "Fingers Crossed" . You are creating some really great music imho. Btw, getting back to your post I usually move on to the next song and apply what I've learned .. I write so much and really hate reverse ;) Best to you, John
Thanks so much for the kind words John! I really appreciate it. Thank you for the input as well.
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