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How Do You Come Up With Track Titles?


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#1 darreichungsform

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

how cum up



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

just take a word and then put cum before it like cum castle, cum goggles, cum phlegm etc.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:45 PM

that's genius, e.g. one could have an album called cum ... and then every track title begins with cum (get it?)


Edited by darreichungsform, 17 December 2018 - 03:45 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

or just untitled cum



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:50 PM

whoa



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:03 PM

I used to not put much time into track titles, but lately I feel like having a relevant title does add a bit to the enjoyment of the actual piece.  So, what I do now is listen to the song, try to get a mental picture or a sense of the emotions / feeling of the track and then go from there.  I like it when Aphex does stuff like providing gear information in the title, so we can get a sense of what he used to make the piece (like the GX1 Solo Tuss track).


Edited by Snack Master, 17 December 2018 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:09 PM

it comes naturally



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:12 PM

that's what i pay my ghostwriter for



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:29 PM

find or make a word that fits the track or track within collection of tracks. easy peasy

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:38 PM

thank



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:40 PM

4g3h89PH(wGh89 p479h2$G&1g07g87



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:40 PM

Sometimes puns, sometimes math, sometimes encoded messages. Mostly banging on the keyboard, though.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

I have great difficulty recently, which is why some of my releases are just various unicode characters arranged in patterns.

 

Sometimes a particular sound will stand out in that track, and I'll name the track as an onomatopoeia for it, or a track will have a certain texture associated with it.. of course though, I obscure things further by editing the words a bit, an Autechre-ripoff technique I can't help but use.

 

Other times, I just use botechre for inspiration lol.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 04:55 PM

I generally make a bunch of tracks in series exploring a piece of gear or concept .. so I pick titles in series to fit .. last bunch of tracks were referencing taxonomic rank (phylum, species ), hops (cascade , centennial), or anecdotes about friends (Zachary rogue tortoise , Daves ESB). I don't think it really matters

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

Other times, I just use botechre for inspiration lol.

 

i love botechre

 



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:24 PM

I have a list of names of stuff I've come up with over the years and I tend to pluck one out that seems to fit what I'm trying to achieve.

Usually random combinations of words or nature stuff or things ive seen

E.g.

Sphagnum Bog Moss

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:06 PM

Usually there's some word or emotion in my head that can easily become a song title, but with weeklybeats I just started taking the date as shown in macos on the top right (i.e. "sun 12 dec") or something. Has a good IDM vibe too if you think "sun" refers to the sun.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:33 PM

sometimes i pinch words from books im reading, or il just have  sets of words i like the look of pop up in my head while im out and about and write them down in my phone. 



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:42 PM

often based on something someone said in the last min, housemate or tv. then sometimes mutate the word / phrase if it's not appropriate. often i'm looking for a title as i'm saving the project so i rush it ;P

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:53 AM

I name my tracks after the actors/actresses from the television show Home Improvement.

 

Occasionally name them after birds.


Edited by Entorwellian, 18 December 2018 - 03:55 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:02 AM

http://www.songname.net/



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

Just write the song so the track title ends up being obvious 

 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

patch names+random fuzzy thoughts. also asking friends for names and fucking around with the words.

it's like naming a child except you can call it bleurop because it sounds like a fart and isn't gonna get bullied for it too much  :lol:  :rolleyes:



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:05 PM

drop 2 babby off tall building and which one hit ground first huzzah track named after them


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:06 PM

strong adverb + noun involving space or science in some way + random prime number = IDM gold