Following the steps of some other musicians who have done the same this year, I will make one finished song/track/piece of music every day in 2021. (I’ll make some bonus ones before 2021, but without numbering them)
The goal is not to make 365 masterpieces, but as making music is a craft, finishing stuff makes you better at it, even if the stuff is not the greatest; almost like a muscle that gets its fibres damaged during weight lifting and heals back stronger.
I’ll post each one here
One big thing I want to achieve is to experiment with as many kinds of electronic music as I can. Even more importantly, I want to really get comfortable with pushing reaper’s huge shortcut/customizability for productivity to its limits, and experiment with tons of different synths, sounds and effects I already have. This “just happens” as I make music to a degree, eg. I’ve recently discovered solid bus comp from NI and now it’s my go to compressor for most things, but there are huge arrays of stuff I listen to that I like that I haven’t tried making yet, so it’s also going to be a conscious effort.
A pro mangaka said “do you want to get better at drawing something? Take 500 sheets of printer paper and draw it over and over. After 500 sheets you will be better.” I hope (and strongly suspect) it translates to music. How many compositions (that we have a record of) did Bach write?