#65: Some Thoughts On Finishing Songs...
How do we take an 8 bar loop and turn it into a finished song? It's probably the question people ask me most. As my students at Berklee are putting the finishing touches on their final projects, it has been a major point of discussion. Then I received an email from a listener named Ed, who was seeking some advice on how to finish tracks.
In this episode, I discuss the issues we all face in finishing songs. This is definitely not an end all be all - there's certainly room for a part 2 and 3 and 53 - but this episode answers attempts to answer the particular problems that have come up in the last few days.
- DREAM KEYS Ableton Live Pack - a collection of bedtime, mellow synth-keys instruments for Ableton Live. Check out the free DREAM KEYS Lite Pack.
- Making Music - Dennis DeSantis's absolute must-read book of 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers.
- A Simple Mistake That Will Ruin Your Mixdown - A 2 minute Ableton Live Tip that shows how to end your tracks smoothly.
- How to Make Music Like Marshmello - Using one song as a guide can be a powerful education experience.