Smacking my arm for an injection of overproduction

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JoshSkelton
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:12 am

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Smacking my arm for an injection of overproduction

Anyone have any good suggestions for curing the "adding stuff" addiction? I always start out very proud that I've created music with so much space. Then I think "you know those choruses could use an acoustic guitar" then, "let's double that with a slightly furry electric with a capo on the 7th fret" and "how 'bout I double the Bass with a sytrus patch." Then, I find another synth that sounds cool with the Sytrus patch, move all of the midi data to a layer channel and select them both as children. Then I suddenly realize there's a LITTLE bit of breathing room in between the second chorus and the bridge and I tell myself I seriously need to add a channel for a short simple melody there. Then I harmonize it . . . and double it . . . and double the harmony.

Does it ever end? When it comes time to mix, I end up printing with 8 mixer tracks muted, just so I can breathe. Sheesh. Anyone have any exercises for this? Oh, and, when I kick the habit, will I gain weight?

-Josh



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