How do you often start a song? Do you use the method of getting a 8 bar loop going with everything that will be in the song in it and than duplicate that out and then arrange the song by subtraction?

Ott responded on 02/12/2018

That's my most common method, although I'll generally use a 32 or 64 bar loop. 8 bars is too repetitive for my taste.

Recently I experimented with starting at the beginning and working my way through each section sequentially. Harwell Dekatron was done like that. I like the difference. The track I'm currently working on is being made like that.

I'm currently stuck at 3:30 but I just sampled my neighbour's leaf-blower through the fence without him knowing and I think that maybe the basis for the next section.

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