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How to Name Your Tracks

Discussion in 'Anything and everything Free Rider' started by Zycerak, Nov 20, 2017.

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Do you actually care about titles?

  1. Yea

    88.9%
  2. Nah

    11.1%
  1. Zycerak

    Zycerak Well-Known Member Official Author

    I'm going to help people get good track names, because I care about track names, and you should sort of too. Before I start with tips, I will show what not to do for a title.
    DON'TS:
    -NO CLICKBAIT, this goes as far as putting titles such as "100 likes?" and stuff like "(READ DESC)" and also "no one plays my tracks :("
    -no special characters, and by that i mean, nothing that your average FRHD player can not type into their keyboard (doing something like ò is fine but not something like 該, the reason behind this being is that if someone wanted to look up your track that they really liked but it's called 誰翻譯過這個, there's no way he can remember that and type that, unless he happened to copy the title.
    -nothing generic, if there is another track with almost/the same name as yours, then get more original. do not just have your titles say 'COOL WHEELIE', 'BRUSH AUTO', 'smooth jumps', 'insane trial' etcetera, those are all generic and boring, and if you were to looks those up, there's no way you'll be able to find that track
    TIP 1
    naming your track after something
    this is what i normally do. you can name your track after a song you like or a colour or a type of tree or even a (non-offensive) disease. be sure to still be somewhat original, like if you wanted to name your track after a colour, don't just choose red. what sounds better, a track named 'red' or a track named 'maroon'? also, try to be serious, you are not automatically a comedy genius if you name your track 'dr. phil' or 'cancer' or '️rick and mordor'
    for real examples, there is my newest track called 'It's Blitz!' which is named after an album. another one is 'The High Road' by JerryAxi, which, i'm pretty sure, is named after a song by broken bells. or 'Edinburgh' by zgolex which is named after a city. lots of shep's tracks are named after cities too i think. this is a good, simple method.
    TIP 2
    semi-random words
    this one, you can't make it completely 'random' like: 'hhhh HHndidffe' or '️o️a ️ola' or 'taco haha ha p00p'. what i sometimes do is go to a random word generator to help for ideas, but stay within the boundaries. it needs to be something short and simple, like 'youthful reservoir' but not something completely ridiculous like 'squiggly pluck'. it has to make sense. another thing i like to do is zoom out completely in the editor and use the first word i think of after seeing my entire track. they can also be short phrases like 'true lies' or 'the cat outside the bag' or something
    examples for this can be 'bathroom sink' by me, 'wooden bucket' or 'blue trashcan' by pssst, 'fight the power' by alehsandro, or even 'fish bowl' by max007x (this one basically looks like a fish bowl, so it's a good example)
    TIP 3
    different languages
    this one is easy. take something kind of common or just anything in english then translate it to another language (without any special characters). latin is a preferred pick by me, also french. take 'rocky ride', convert it to latin and you got 'ride saxa vagus'. much cooler.
    examples are 'Diem Praeclarum' by me, 'magnum opus' by max007x, and òarna by zgolex (now i think this one is a place but it doesnt use english characters so its technically not english) and cilant lìs by THEend
    TIP 4
    one word / synonyms
    use synonyms.com. really helpful. have a strong vocabulary. this one is most commonly used amongst good tracks i find.
    some examples: Ataraxy by volund and a lot of other ones i'm too tired to look them up now, but you get the point.
    TIP 5
    make up words
    make sure they are still english-ish-sounding words. so not "nsmmaow" but more like "woil". also purposely misspelling words works. like "wynter".

    no examples i'm too lazy

    bottom line is: BE CREATIVE! there are more tips and lots and lots of good titles without any of these tips. like: claire's train / jon's pond, EzBOLAIDS, and more.

    hope this helps :^)
     
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  2. Max007x

    Max007x Forum Moderator Staff Member Forum Moderator Official Author Featured Tracks Moderator

    I'm gonna name my new track rick and mordor thanks for the inspiration
     
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  3. Zycerak

    Zycerak Well-Known Member Official Author

    i hope you do
     

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