Whenever I work on a song I usually overwork it a lot. In fact, I’ve gotten to the point on one of my songs that I can’t even add any more instruments!
Ikr, in my latest song https://soundcloud.com/vulture-x/rebellion I was full up too!
I think I’ve hit the instrument limit on most, if not all ‘finished’ pieces I’ve made - and could always find a use for more.
A lot of that comes from layering sounds. I also like to layer in counter-melodies, melodic ‘fills’ and flourishes, etc… So, I hit the limit fairly regularly.
I sometimes try to keep it simpler, but I guess where I end up is where ‘my sound’(?) lives.
Besides, unless you’re unhappy with the sound you end up with, it’s not really ‘over’working it, right?
That’s never bad, unless it’s cluttered when you listen to it.