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I've been musically active lately working on a couple stuff with @TheDubStepTronic as well as an original composition and some sound design. Lately though I have also been super interested into writing, and I was curios if I ever posted my writing works here or if I advertised them would anyone be interested or not care?
Every song I'm listening to today is a lot worse than I remember it.
Expectations vs Reality, ugh.
Anyways, here's a screenshot for a collab I'm doing.
Also, I hate to adverise, but can anyone tell if they think this trash is good or bad? Voting it 1 star isn't going to help.
Ok bye now.
Remember when I posted a short glitch hop thing and I styled it like it was a VIP of .:To the Sky:.? Well, last night I was listening to some Jauz and while I dislike bass house for the most part I found this one song with a really sick wobble by him. And I was like, "hey, my glitch hop thing has a dark wobble to it, what if I were to make it bass house?". So, I composed what I think is a house drum pattern out of Glitch Hop drums (which they actually make pretty good house drums) and I set the tempo to 120 BPM and I thought, "hey this isn't bad. I'll just change the basslines a little and I'll have a good bass house track or whatever". But then since the drum pattern I had also reminded me of a hardstyle drum pattern, and I set the tempo to 150 BPM and it sounded pretty good imo. Then I remembered in this one Excision song there was freaking 180 BPM hardstyle in it, so I tried that out and it was even better. I also experimented with a drumstep version that could work as well. Has anyone ever tried to fuse Bass House/Hardstyle/Drumstep? Well, it's a really weird combination, and it might end up not sounding like it does in my head. But at least it's giving me some motivation/inspiration to make music.
TL;DR: I'm going to be fusing Bass House/Hardstyle/Drumstep.
An even shorter TL;DR: Bass House/Hardstyle/Drumstep.
The shortest TL;DR I can possibly give you: Fusion.
That is all.
I no longer have 3 playlists for my songs!!!!111!
The only reason why I divided my songs into playlists is because my old music player app would not shuffle correctly if a playlist had more than 200 songs in there. Thus, I had to make 3 different playlists to accomadate that.
Now I've found a new music player app because my old one is starting to have serious issues.
F O R E X A M P L E: Ever since I got my new phone, it's literally been clearing all my playlists. It is damn hard to arrange over 700 songs into different playlists especially when you can't choose which folders you want to import, you are forced to go to a last added playlist that only displays like 400 songs at a time. The songs will literally stay on my playlist for a day and then for some reason the next day they will all be removed from my playlist. The new app I found has easier importing so even if glitches like that DO happen (which I swear to god they better not because I'll consider getting a new phone), it won't be such a pain to add everything back together.
And, it can actually shuffle 681 tracks properly!
Ok, I guess I better say some ACTUAL news now so I'm not off-topic:
I badly want to say I have a new song in the works, but it is hard to get one started. Especially when you want to be a dubstep producer. So, you know, I might get a song done. I might not.
My sample pack post is almost done. I just need to find someone to help clear up a few sample packs for me so I know if they're allowed for use on here or not. If you still have any sample packs you found I'll gladly add them to the post with credit.
Yeah, that's all I have. Just wanted to express my excitement for my music player.
Also, while I'm here, for anyone who listens to EDM (not the correct term I know, I seriously don't care), do you have any reccommendations for some good headphones? I want to buy some new ones, but I want to make sure I'm buying the right type for the kind of music I listen to.
Ok, yeah that's all I have.
Now that I can safely say I'm fully active back on Newgrounds, I have a few plans that are going to take place.
1. In no more than a couple of days from now I will be making a resource post about sample packs and where to find some good ones. If you have any sample packs you've found and want to contribute to the post, I'll credit you. This post will be geared more towards dubstep, so try and be relevant. And please, make sure the author is also getting credit. Saying "I just collected a bunch of samples from the net and put them all in 1 big pack," is not crediting the author of the sample pack, especially since some samples have different rights and usages.
2. On the post where I announced "I'm quitting music production" I mentioned that writing is one of the things I want to do, and that someday I might share some of my works to the writing forum. Well, I'm currently in the process of making a story that I will post to the internet. I'm mainly making this for practice as well as getting feedback from other writers around the net about where my writing needs improvement. If anyone wants to read a rough draft and give feedback, I should have it ready soon if I really dedicate my time.
3. I'm not quitting music. When I made the decision where I was quitting music production was right before the 4th quarter at school. I had a lot on my mind and my grades really mattered to me. Spending hours on music when I can't even focus was not helping my music to sound better. I have a track that I've started on, but I'm doing something different. I'm going to take my time on this track. I'm not going to rush it and pump it out in 2 weeks because that's how most artists do it. I'm not most artists. It's time I focus, take my time, and actually make something that sounds good. I also plan on getting feedback along the way as well. If I judge my own work it will never get finished lol. I will still be releasing some tests or little "play around" stuff I do/did, because I should practice a lot more than I am.
4. I want to get back into the community again. Doing stuff like reporting to the AP Cleanup thread and blamming/saving games and animations. I also might try and scout a few musicians if I think they're good.
I also said I wanted to voice act. I actually did voice act for people on here twice. One of them is a flash game that I think is still up right now, and the other I did for an animation but I never heard back from the guy so I don't think he took me seriously. I'm going to admit, my old phone took horrible audio. However, before I "returned" (I was never gone, guys) I got a new phone. It takes better video so I wonder if it takes better audio. If I think it's clear enough I may be able to do that as well.
So yeah, expect some activity on here again.
Go listen to it you mortals:
(and pls give me feedback, always helps y'know ^^)
Yeah, I like music lol
I've been musically inactive for over a month now, and I don't even have anything close to a sketch, a preview, a WIP, anything really to present. I guess I'm just not musically inclined, and I need to accept that. My focus for excuses has always been school and I can't keep beating that horse anymore. Yeah, school is tough and extremely rigorous, but I have a lot more free time than I make it out to be. I have 3 hours that I could be spending on making a track or working on one but I constantly find myself stuck. Even when I think I find a breakthrough it doesn't live up to the expectations of other people. In my opinion, if your songs don't amuse other people you're kind of failing as an artist. Certainly I don't make music with the intention of listening to it myself. There's no way I could ever achieve the kind of music that I have strict preference to. In order to keep myself going, I tell myself that "well you haven't been producing that long I mean (insert random artist) probably wasn't good when they first started". Yet, I see tons of new artists who are good in their first year or after a year they are much better than I am. I mean, I've been working with FL Studio 12 now for a year and all I have to show for it is I'm at least not clueless on what genres are. That time excuse doesn't work anymore.
I really don't want to give up, really I don't. It'd be awesome to be able to get creative in the world of sound. But all I'm doing is finding myself making excuses for my work and my level of professionalism when really I guess music making isn't my thing. I wish it was, though. And that's okay, I guess. Music creation isn't for everyone. I could always find something else to do with my time. I'm pretty good at acting, maybe instead of saving up for music stuff I could get a decent microphone and voice act for some games and animations. It could help towards my choice of a future career, after all. I'm also not too shabby at writing, and there's writing forums here so maybe I could get into writing fiction (not fanfiction, there's a HUGE difference between the two) and share it on the forums.
Basically, what I'm trying to say is I'm not necessarily leaving Newgrounds. I'll still be here every day (I wonder if people know I literally check this site almost every hour when I'm home. On the weekends and nights people don't wait too terribly long for a response), but maybe I just need to give up the dream of thinking I'm going to one day be featured on record labels and collaborating with famous artists and instead work towards the dreams I know I at least have a shot at. I may still attempt some stuff here and there, but I'm not going to be feverishly talking about "hey guys I made this crap :D". I do plan on finishing up collabs, so to the people I'm currently collaborating with don't be all scared that I'm just going to cancel on you. I also have a music-related side project that I'm going to finish as well. However, as far as making music, I think I need to stop having false hope.
And I know I probably sound like a hypocrite right now because I usually poke fun at artists who go through being optimistic about their work to being pessimistic about their work up and down like a rollercoaster, but I don't think I sound pessimistic. If I give off that vibe, I'm not trying to. Really, I think this is just the plain truth and what I think is better. Trust me, if I was trying to be pessimistic I would be sounding pathetic. You could ask some of my friends on here what my pessimism looks like. I think I worded this as apathetic as I possibly could.
//And for anyone wondering no this is not a foreshadowed April Fool's joke.
>When you're trying to break your artist block by making an intro for a dubstep song and the intro you made sounds like progressive house instead of dubstep.