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Old 01-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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I do tend to revisit my own music often. Sometimes it's because I really enjoy something I've done or it's because I like to see how I could have made it better.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:38 PM
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I make music I enjoy listening to. I know what I like and I make it. As a result, I listen to my music quite a bloody lot :D
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:48 PM
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And hear I was afraid that I was the only person who heavily listened to their own works.

A budding community of narcissists! : D

Though some of the very oldest ones, when I just started using FL Studio, are very painful to listen to, and I've more or less stopped listening to stuff I made 3 or so years ago.

The fact that a large part of my output has been FM synthesis songs (sega genesis chiptunes) has made their listenability quite long-lasting, because using a tracker hides my poor production skills!

As everyone else has said, I too make music I want to hear, so I'd naturally be drawn towards my pieces, ha ha.

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Of course, sometimes i listen to tracks in order to really get a feel for what I can do better - each song I make is always an improvement over the last one (which makes the older ones so tough to listen to).
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:52 PM
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narcissism is more useful for artists, right? ;P
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:54 PM
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in all seriousness though, I think it does help to instill a thread of continuity in my musical portfolio... knowing what "my sound" is keeps me from losing focus on what I love to make
I agree 100%. In fact, I'm working on something now that I think is very similar to "From Within" as far as feeling and emotion.

I think it's important to listen to your old work, even if it may make you cringe, just so that you can see how far you've come. To me, seeing how much I've improved over the last ~10 years motivates me to continue improving and pushing myself further and harder to reach the next level.
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:55 PM
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Above all I make music for myself. When I realized that I started developing much faster. So yes, I definitely listen to 'em quite alot. It's part of the learning process, I can learn alot from my mistakes with the songs that I'm not that fond of.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:28 PM
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I'm #8 on my own Last.fm...

Every time I listen to an old track I'm amazed that I actually made it and swear I could never do it again.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:29 PM
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Every time I listen to an old track I'm amazed that I actually made it and swear I could never do it again.
Haha, this 1000x over. I'm like "jesus, I'll NEVER top that!" and then I do. Improvement is improvement
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:36 PM
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Every time I listen to an old track I'm amazed that I actually made it and swear I could never do it again.
seriously. all my old ocremixes are like, mind-blowingly detailed compared to my post-hiatus wankery
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Hey Nekofrog this thread has your calling
i pmuch only listen to my music since i know i will like it
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