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Finished Tracks / Josh Pan - One Thing (AGNO3 Extension)
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:35:59 am »
New remix posted up now!
Unfortunately the project file got corrupted before a few final touches, but regardless:   ;D

Mixing/Mastering / Fletcher-Munson Curve - IMPORTANT
« on: January 13, 2016, 10:03:28 pm »
Hey everyone, this is an interesting topic, and one that I think is super important to consider when producing.

Inspiration/Creativity/Motivation / A New Idea?
« on: January 08, 2016, 08:48:09 pm »
Very often when making music we fall into patterns (no pun intended). We start off in zombie mode, laying down drums or a melody, and just work from the ground up, inspiration pouring out more and more as we click on through our project. But at what point have we really committed to an idea, or a concept? (and whether or not we need to is another discussion..). I feel that often in the writing process, it's easy to overlook a message or purpose, and truly a message or purpose is very important if you want your music to have longevity and value. The fact is, most dance music will be forgotten, because it's a very temporary thing, but that's also the beauty of it. Often it's the sound of the time, and the theme of the party. It's here for right now, not forever, just like our brain cells (ha ha ha). So to put my point into a single line, it'd be:
We often make music and label it with a purpose, but why not create a purpose and tailor sound to it?
This might not seem like a revolutionary idea and it probably isn't, but it's a thought I had driving home the other night that excited me. Imagine "scoring" a thought.. Coming up with a story or idea, and very specifically tailoring music to it so that the message is clear to the listener without a single word having to be spoken (unless that's part of your concept).. I see the idea as sort of an "opera" method.. Utilizing all the tools we have an are capable of, composition, sound design, effects, vocals, etc. to create the ultimate form of auditory art that envelopes the listener and creates not only a mood but a STORY.
This is something I really want to try, and I know if I did it the way I want it'd be really difficult.

Anyone else have any ideas like this, or know of any concepts like this? The closest kind of style I can think of is classical composition ie. Mozart, Beethoven, etc. where they wrote to a concept extremely vividly and intricately.

Composition/Arrangement/Theory / A HELPFUL PRACTICE for BEGINNERS
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:42:00 pm »
Here's something I used to do to hone my skills:
Take a track you love, or that's in the style you wish to produce, and try to copy it as closely as possible. Everything from the synths, to the drums, etc.. This practice not only gives you a first hand lesson in song structure, but it also teaches you to be more creative in you approach in terms of sound design. You may not emulate a synth etc the same way the original artist made it, but you just created your own new method! This is also very helpful in learning how to reach the "standard" of mixing.

Try it out!

Composition/Arrangement/Theory / "REMIX" Yourself
« on: January 06, 2016, 04:24:51 am »
This is something I've been doing for a while and I find it can bring a lot more opportunities to the table when working on a concept.
A while back, I was working on an LP and my computer died. Luckily I had wavs of most of the tracks from the album (although I was still unsatisfied with them).. I moved on from them onto new things since I did have project files for them anymore, until I tried dropping one of the tracks into my DAW and "remixing" my own work.. Changed the way I produced forever. You are able to give a track so much more depth and intricacy, just as you would remixing someone else, when doing this with your own work. Nowadays I usually get a good structure of a track completed, then start a new project and drop the wav into it, editing and manipulating it to create something more.

A good way to put older or unfinished tracks to use

Finished Tracks / AGNO3 General SoundCloud
« on: January 06, 2016, 02:28:37 am »
Just throwing this up here to share. Feel free to leave comments/criticisms etc.
Lots more on the way!

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