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    Listening to/watching your own work?

    I was just kind of curious on how many musicians/producers listen to and/or watch their recorded work beyond initial production, for pleasure or other reasons? I realized that it might be an odd habit of mine to put my music on my playlists, so when I hear it and cringe at every mistake, maybe I'll remember to avoid them during my next practice... but I've also found that I actually enjoy some of the things I've done recently, and will listen to them just 'cus.

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    I always listen to my own work, over and over again, because I find faults easier to pick out from a more outside perspective.

    I tend to find, especially with lyrics, I much prefer going back after a few days and deciding then what needs changing. Rarely is a song perfect in one take.
    "Disciple of the cross and champion in the suffering, immerse yourself into the kingdom of redemption. Harden your mind through the chains of the divine; Make way for the shepherd of fire"

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    I convince myself I'm awful.

    I will listen to it sometimes, but I always have this confidence issue where "Why do I try? This is terrible. I can't do this."
    (It's reciprocated by people not listening either but *shrug* so it goes)

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    I cringe lol. But other people assure me it's better than I think, so IDK.

    Here's one I really can't stand lol

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    I listen all my creations for days once they are done. I am so incredibly proud at those times haha

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    I listen all my creations for days once they are done. I am so incredibly proud at those times haha
    This is basically what happens for me, yeah. Minus the pride. Well, actually it starts out with pride, and then rapidly turns into a horrible sensation of "Oh my gosh, did I actually post this?! Who in their bloody right mind would like this?"

    Thank you guys for the responses so far! It's cool to learn about other's quirks in this medium.

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    It's funny because some people are like, "so what do you use for pitch correction?" Then I'm like: *raises eyebrows* "I don't. I record on tape."

    The only enhancements I use are during mastering.

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    I am practicing singing myself, spectral analysis says I hit notes 90% of the time... but my vocal range is barely over an octave, and on the lower end - totally unsuitable for stuff I want to sing haha.

    I have only had one tune I once posted and then later thought "that stuff is garbage"

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    I like watching my own videos they are very funny at some times

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    I listen to everything I've produced but haven't scrapped (these remain in a separate folder).

    I just publish what I'm somehow proud of, so it's not a problem at all, although it makes me cringe a bit knowing where are the minor flaws, places where I forgot to put a note or didn't know how to bridge...

    I'll take Daft Punk as a nice example; their first album was kinda amateurish and you know they were exploring a lot. And that's why I specially like it, the songs are not so matured but show a bright, enjoyable side of exploration. This is a bit of what I feel with my own pieces.

 

 

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