I had to re-blog this, it’s incredibly amazing.
No one ever asks me “Do you do everything yourself” but, I thought that it would be enlightening to some who knew what I do. Since I started making Electronic music 13 soon, 14 years ago, I had no one but myself. When you start experimenting with Electronic music, not knowing is the journey. But I have for 13 years done all this myself. I write, compose, edit, search for samples, make samples. Sometimes create simple synth patches, most of the time use preset synth patches (this will change eventually) Create the melodies, vibes, moods, drumbeats and the list goes on. “I’m also a extreme perfectionist, it has to be right to me before It’s released, I have to love it first.” Make my own videos from start to finish, mix and master until I am 100% happy with the results. I honestly don’t know how I have the stamina to do this but as Trent Reznor says I wear 3 hats, the musician, the producer and the engineer.
A list of projects I plan on doing in 2014
Finish -ATD- by Spring 2080 kidding, should be done by 2014, it feels like I’ll never get it finished, with all the tech problems my CPU has been giving me.
Start work on “Hospitals' net-show
Begin album called ‘Clock’
“The Electronic City" A burst of inspiration just hit me, now I wish to create it, this might be a show or something of a presentation who knows. 12.10.2013
Recompiling Matrices - Sequel album to The “Crunching Matrices”
First Works Re-Worked - A group of 30+ songs I made during 2000 redone, reworked, something I have wanted to do for a long time, the original masters were lost long ago. Check link below, I will give the news once some songs have been completed.
Do a new net-show called 3.1415926 This is really something of an inspiration I had recently, so I’m looking forward to it once I begin it’s setup.
Release the “Tron" show, an extremely abstract net-show I did earlier this year, it is still unmixed.
I will be releasing some loose songs, meaning songs without an album, I have one that I plan to release soon called “Oracle" that I began while working with -ATD-
If you want to be apart of my net-shows (because) now I have a good following I will place the link up on twitter and give notice long before I do the show. I broadcast on shoutcast from my bedroom and make the entire album live, its how most of the work was this year.
I’m sure I’ll be adding more to this list soon.
It’s amazing that I can even get music completed because for nearly half a year I’ve been fighting tooth and nail with windows 7. I own a Soundblaster Audigy card, and I started getting BSOD’s out the nose about Aug. So today I removed the culprit, my video card, testing that and if things don’t BSOD that was the trouble. I’m using the stock graphic Nvidia card now, I was running Nvidia Gt 430 and I do play RPG games, have to put that on hold for the sake of testing. But this freeze-fest was driving me crazy. You can imagine while working hard on a song the computer just locks up and all you have left to do is reset the thing. That’s what I have been fighting with for half a year, it was actually before Aug “don’t worry I saved the music before the freeze.” The only thing that worked was disabling the SB card in Device Man, and using only the (low quality) reatek, it’s an ok card but it doesn’t provide the sub-sonics I need for mixing. Crossing my fingers here, have to buy another video card if things don’t freeze, then it was the GT 430 all that time.
Update: Still froze, but the SB was enabled, so I put the better video card back in GT 430, disabled SB and using only Reatek, the sound on the card isn’t bad but like I said I need the SB for mixing, just have to see how this goes. Probably is a windows thing after all. Oh, if only I had a mac, now I know why professionals, film and music use them, windows is for business, standard and gaming.
I started thinking of working with someone who needs a music score for an indie film, documentary, or short story. This of course is for non-profit, anything like a YouTube documentary or something scientific etc. If you have info regarding this, please add me to twitter.
It is my dream to write music for film, it has been for a long time, I believe I’m up to task now, even a 30 min short would be fine. Being able to write music in the comfort of my own home is enough to have full focus on such a thing, and I’m sure there are some indie film makers in the non-profit world, willing to use my work for their own.
There are many sites on the net and while you can list where your other music is, people just aren’t reading those links. I wonder why? Good example is Reverbnation. I only have 1/32 of my music on that site, that’s a rough est. But my friend who found my other sites said, you have more? Yep, I don’t want to have to convert everything to MP3. I’m using a free account on RN because I don’t feel the need to pay for promotion when I get it naturally by people just finding me. But yeah it’s a pain in the arse to convert album after album, not even Crunching Matrices is fully uploaded to RN, and that’s a 2 hour album! So I wish people would find your own sites, I’m pretty sure BC link is in my RN but I’ll have to check.
I’m working on a new single called ‘IC’ this will be the 3rd single to this album. There are others that are unfinished, but just the other day I starting work on this particular song. To me it sounded like another single, so I’ve dubbed it the 3rd one. After which I may or may not release another single to -ATD- because the album is nearing completion, one more song, one more step to the end, is the way I look at it. This will be a full album, and my albums are usually over CD length, when you have no rules online you can make 100 min albums.
Hover over picture to play songs.
Once again, here are the first two singles, ‘32-bit’ and ‘Tape Head’
Written during the beginning of my Electronic experimentation of mostly hardware synths, and some software like audiomulch. Much of this is beat driven abstract Industrial influence. Enjoy! More old works to come!
Download is available now.
Let’s be realistic for a moment, the only people who become famous are the ones with big money backing them, and a very well known producer. How many of us have that? Few, but what if you want to be remotely known? It’s possible in today’s world because of the net. I’ve been self-promoting since 2010 first in chat rooms, then facebook, bandcamp etc. I was writing music long before that, it was the timing and the longing to share with the world my creation that possessed me to do it. I was talking to a friend yesterday about this. I would hope someday that this music is known, I’ll take the net, that is fine with me, I’m not shooting for the outside world, Mtv (blah) no thanks. Modern radio is mainstream and this music clearly is not that! So why the want to be known? I believe this music is different. This music breaks barriers where others do not, and I’m not say that this music is the best. It is however like nothing I can find, I boast of being different, is that bad? Since I have looked and have not found I have to say that this music must be different than anything you’ve heard, such a big boast, please excuse me. Why is it different, what started my brain to do this and not conform with the norm? Simple really, music is art to me, an extension of oneself, why create a bunch of notes without some feeling? It seems that whatever project I choose to do ends up a hidden meaning. It might be the way I felt as a child, so I use that essence and put it into an album “while the music sounds subconscious” it’s so much more. I’m not trying to brainwash people, that isn’t the purpose “Illuminati anyone?” But anyway, when I work on music, every chord and emotion is important to me. First it draws me in, if it draws me in, then I hope it would others. It’s special, that moment when it pulls me into a unknown place, then I walk away feeling satisfied that I made something new and unique. While it isn’t modern pop, it’s anti-pop, there you go, it wants to be an individual, the music says, “look, I am not you, go away.” It says this to the modern world that keeps using the same rules (I did talk about this before in a earlier blog) Point is, I can’t help that I’m different, I just go forward and search for something new and build off of my past efforts.
For my albums “The Crunching Matrices” and “Thought Patterns in ‘Documentary’ Form” I used Ableton and Renoise together connected through rewire. These were both net shows, I spent about 2 hours setup time for Matrices, while the time it took to complete the setup for ‘Documentaries’ was at least 2 weeks, at most 3 I believe. But for the drum beats I used Renoise. Renoise is a tracker, trackers have been around since and probably before 1990. It’s pattern driven composition. Enter a note and play and record, you see the notes in Hex form appear, to some this is confusing. I’m at home with this because of using FT2 back in 99. But when you connect Renoise and Ableton together you have best of both worlds. For the complex drum arrangements Renoise was the answer. There’s a lot going on in these albums, more complex drums in Matrices though. I would just create some beats and see how it would flow. When you press play in ableton, renoise then starts in time and full sync. So you get to add more complex sequences to your song or show. The possibilities are endless and I find myself very limited when I’m not using Renoise. Lately I’ve opted to use it more often. Ableton is great for making drums but when you can loop seamless in Renoise, your music sounds tighter. If I want a sequence of random melodies I just play them on keyboard, record to pattern windows in Renoise and it plays right along with the backing track inside of Ableton. ReWire was made by Propellerheads, the guys that make Reason. This is Renoise.