Yes, as I’m going through in an attempt to organize my projects about 40% of them so far are ones I never finished. Some are even almost complete tracks. A large percentage of those I have no recollection whatsoever of creating. It’s actually kind of fun to listen to something you’ve created as if it’s the first time you’ve heard it.
I doubt I’ll try to revive any of them in their current state, though. There was a reason they were left by the wayside in the first place.
A large percentage of those I have no recollection whatsoever of creating.
I love those moments, when you hear a track that’s completely new to you – while knowing that you actually once wrote it.
I try to use those exact moments as best as possible, listening to a track with totally fresh ears… because sometimes I can figure out right away what has to be done with one of those tracks – and start working happily on the final production steps of a 5 year old sketch that may thereby become my new portfolio highlight…
BTW : That’s exactly what happened with one of my latest portfolio additions (featured track on my profile page).
“400-500 unfinished track?!” Holy Cow!!! Tim, you win, your demo bin is bigger than mine. LOL !
Regardless, I don’t think I have the heart to ever throw them away… Oh damn, I think I might be a hoarder…
I utilize my unfinished music tracks in that way… Some more advanced are cut for loops or logos and some worse are scrapped for whooshes, hits and impacts – just turning into noise
Great thread. For me once a track enters the unfinished bin, chance of revival after a week is extremely low, maybe about 5%. As others have said, there is a reason why they are unfinished and will remain so . I think every composer has a large collection in this bin. Some days everything ends in this bin, other days not a single note is thrown away .