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How Do You Come Up With Track Titles?


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#26 chronical

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:06 PM

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

 

what if babby is wemen and your track has male genitalia? what then, Bulk VanderHooj?



#27 Bulk VanderHooj

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:18 PM

I must ponder this

 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

It's 2018... genetalia has nothing to do with if you're a woman or a man anymore call the track whatever u want

#29 Lada Laika

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:29 PM

I just name all my tracks Josh

#30 thawkins

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

Do like the classics, be a badass composer and have music historians figure out the naming scheme for your works after you die.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 03:12 AM

Exercise your goddamned imagination



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:29 PM

Exercise your goddamned imagination


But how do i do that!











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Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:17 AM

anagrams of words, usually based on synths/sfx I've used.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:37 AM

I just read Wikipedia a lot, there's lots of cool word combinations and words sometimes. So for instance I was reading up on the Lyme disease the other day (for no particular reason...) and it is caused by the ticks from the Ixodes genus. Nice word. Pair it with some IDM bullshit like Ixodes -INIT .osc (take 6) and you got it. Just don't forget to write them down somewhere.

 

Also this is a cool track name source. Check "Badlands Guardian" for instance. What a title. 



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:44 AM

I come up with something quick and on the fly that is usually somehow organizational, with the intent of coming up with something better and profound later... which mostly never happens.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:58 AM

I write them down when I think of or read something that pleases me. I've got hundreds of them. 80% of the time when I make a track I look through them until I find something that fits. The other 20% of the time something will occur to me as I make the track, or I start with a title in mind and attempt to make a track that fits with it.



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:03 AM

I came up with the track title

 

'What if I told you that the World you know is just an illusion, that none of this is Real - morpheus'

 

Decades ago in 1999

 

Listen on Soundcloud.com

 

Use your Memories for track titles:)



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 06:25 AM

 

 

 

Use your Memories for track titles:)

 

every time I make a track it consumes a memory, like in the no end house. diatoms, what do i do when i have more tracks than memories?



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Posted 21 December 2018 - 10:42 AM

I normally write a track knowing what alias or album it will belong to, which narrows down the possibilities quite a bit. When it's time to name that babby, I'll listen through it again, then rest in the neutrality of silence and replay the song in my head. Associations abound, the heart of the song makes itself known to me through the parts that fade out in my memory, and soon enough, the track gets a title.

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 11:31 AM

anagrams of words, usually based on synths/sfx I've used.

 

Anagrams are great. I use them as well.

My artist name is actually an anagram.

 

 

 


Use your Memories for track titles:)

 

Also a great idea. My father was hunted by wolves in Barron Canyon a few winters ago. After reading the story he had published about it I made a song called "The Wolves of Barron Canyon". Fits great.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:05 PM

Get a spinning dart board with the alphabet on it.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:39 PM

With great difficulty.  I definitely... don't have a method.  It's often a pair of words that conjures some kind of surreal imagery, now that I think of it.  Or sometimes it's something kind of dumb/amusing/insidejoke-y.  I try to avoid titles that are likely covered by several already existing tracks, but without resorting to made-up words, or really compleicated number/tech jargon arrays that are impossible to remember (really bothers me that I can never remember a single Aphex track title post-Windowlicker... with a few exceptions).  Yeah.  It's hard.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 07:08 PM

mash keyboard wi erect manhood



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:31 PM

how do u do it with manhood? i mean how do i no it works wi my manhood the same way as with yours? can we compare pleaee? show me u manhood

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:32 AM

The thing about instrumental music is that tracks don't usually have any purpose or meaning to transmit due to lack of lyrics so track titles end up being useless anyway. I prefer when artists are just straight up and name their tracks after dates and bpm's or just untitled. No need to pretend they're anything more imo.



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:59 PM

In the past I'd rely in Latin-esque pseudo-scientific nomenclature for my track names. But I haven't done anything substantial musically in the last couple of years.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:34 PM

Just let it cum,

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:08 PM

as soon as my daughter can talk shes naming alll my tracks coz theres no filter in a childs mind

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:10 PM

finally a use for children



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Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:42 PM

as soon as my daughter can talk shes naming alll my tracks coz theres no filter in a childs mind

 

sometimes would be nice to have a low pass filter though