As an emerging composer, you may find that your music is lacking some ‘convincing’ virtual instruments. You will also probably know that those instruments don’t usually come cheap. In this post I will try to teach you how to make the most of free or cheap string samples. All the points I mention will be from my experience and information I have been taught along the way. I hope you find them useful! Continue reading
A creative block can be branded as many things. ‘Writers block’, ’blank stave syndrome’, ‘blank page syndrome’ and ‘why can’t I think of anything to write’. No matter what you call it, it is still a terrible thing. It is that daunting stage at the start of a project when your blank screen or blinding white piece of paper is staring you in the eyes and everything in your head seems to just melt. It can also occur mid-way through a project when you have no idea where to take it further. Here are my best tips to overcome writers block and be more productive than ever. Continue reading
Yes, it has been a long time and I am SUPER sorry for that. I have been busy recently with University coursework and some other exciting projects. All this has kept me occupied writing tonnes and tonnes of tracks. In light of this, I wanted to write a post about how to keep churning up ideas for songs. Continue reading
So, it’s been a while… Sorry about that.
I thought i’d kick back in with letting you know another artist I have been getting into. I’m always listening to new artists and bands but I thought I would share an artist that recently, I have really got into and has stood out to me. I’m talking about Flying Lotus (or FlyLo). Continue reading
I know of a lot of artists that believe having influences within their music is a negative thing because it means their music isn’t different or unique its just a copy of someone else work. I can see where these people are coming from, but I have to disagree. I believe taking influence from others is a great thing.
I was on a train not long ago and overheard an interesting conversation about music tastes. There were two friends and one was talking about a rap song that they liked and explained why he liked it. After he finished, the other person responded, ‘but I thought you were into rock music?’. What made it even stranger, was that the first person then went on to defend himself saying ‘well, yeah. I don’t like the song that much’. Continue reading
In this post I will be talking about the music I have been listening to over the past week/month/period of time. I thought it would be cool to talk to you guys and share what music I am currently enjoying. Although its what I am currently listening to, it may not always be current. But hey, who doesn’t love some golden oldies now and again. Continue reading