by Bill Boulden
Good to hear! I'm glad you are still enjoying the process, and honestly, I'm willing to wait however long you need, the end result will be amazing and totally worth the wait :D
Also...*squeees at the thought of a second go round!!!* does that mean there is hope for another run of MTDAIS if you can get your time savers in place? :D
@Bill: Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear that you are still enthusiastic about this concept, but figuring out ways of making it more manageable in future! Good stuff.
@ Louise MC, yes, I have already been doing it at the pace most acceptable for me. Don't worry, I have no desire to put myself into a state where I resent or loathe my own project; it would sap the life out of me. I am doing them at what I can best describe as the "maximum possible rate which I can bear while still loving this experience". Nobody here wins if I force myself through at a pace where I begin to hate the project and the renders lose imagination.
@ Steve Baines: Yes, I can't wait to do this again, but I have several very big changes I can't wait to make. Now that I understand how popular I need to account for it being, I will be spending a great deal more care in future albums really ramping up the amount of automatically generated nondeterminism and reducing the extent to which I manually tweak. I would assume that the Next Album Like This is probably at least as popular as this one and then more so, so I will need to do the work ahead of time to make sure that I can really industrialize the process. I need a hundred little labor-savors, so that I can set-it-and-forget-it with the computer rendering stuff. It has wound up being a bit much that I must sit at the Sonar and Reason myself and watch it go with manual oversight, and it just won't be sustainable if "Music 2 Die Alone In Space 2" sells 1500 copies.
Remember to take breaks so you don't burn out? We'll still be here waiting patiently :)
Well done man, keep at it - close to the psychologically important 3,000 mark!
I'm wondering - do you think you will ever do a project like this again, or was this just too exhausting to repeat?
Keep moving forward Bill - we are all rooting for you to finish :-)