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mrthadawee
03-17-2016, 09:22 AM
Hello everyone.

If you haven't already heard what's happening, I've been taking a bit more time in my always busy schedule to work on my original music, if you haven't heard already I suggest you check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/user-821044148

I have more songs being worked on, one being a rock/celtic mix which should prove intresting. Early days yet but it's being fleshed out over time. And I have a ton of songs waiting to be worked on, I'm looking forward to finally getting them all out on Soundcloud, who knows? They may even end up being used for something.

I dedicate the rest of this post to elaborating a bit on the whole music process...

Firstly, using whatever bit of inspiration I have (whether it be a catchy beat I made in my head or the majesty of the surrounding landscape I have the privilage to live in) I'll start developing a song using a keyboard, once I have the main leitmotiff set and the chords done and all that (could take me anywhere from a day to a whole week if I was dedicated to making that one song sound amazing) I get ready to start making it for real...

I use the program called OpenMPT to actually make the music, it's a low level tracker but it requires much more skill than your typical 'track mixing' app like FL studio (you can make anything sound nice in FL studio, I like the old methods), I have a pack of high quality sound samples for my newer songs that I'm working on, I have two songs that already have the high quality sound samples on, you can really hear the difference.

Once I've got a song done, I refine it and make sure it sounds good enough, I can't really explain it but I know if a song I make isn't up to scratch, I have all the right notes in my head, it's just a matter of getting them down into a proper music format.

I can't read notes so I do everything by ear. It's a rather unique way to do it but it works for me. The songs I make are heavily inspired by a lot of things, mainly about a novel I have planned (it's been years refining the lore, world and storyline, I just haven't actually written anything yet), tell me what you think of the current tracks I have out. There's more on the way but IRL circumstances means I don't have a lot of time to really work on them. I could churn out decent songs rather quickly (it took me about 4 hours to develop one song that I had in my head that I was familiar with. The time consuming part is actually inventing the song. Making it is the easier part IMO).


Tell me what you think, constructive criticism is always welcome, but do so properly... I'm always willing to take advice.

If anyone else makes music let me know, I can't be the only one here to have made some sort of musical masterpiece :^)

Jadeyliee.
03-17-2016, 09:23 AM
Hello everyone.

If you haven't already heard what's happening, I've been taking a bit more time in my always busy schedule to work on my original music, if you haven't heard already I suggest you check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/user-821044148

I have more songs being worked on, one being a rock/celtic mix which should prove intresting. Early days yet but it's being fleshed out over time. And I have a ton of songs waiting to be worked on, I'm looking forward to finally getting them all out on Soundcloud, who knows? They may even end up being used for something.

I dedicate the rest of this post to elaborating a bit on the whole music process...

Firstly, using whatever bit of inspiration I have (whether it be a catchy beat I made in my head or the majesty of the surrounding landscape I have the privilage to live in) I'll start developing a song using a keyboard, once I have the main leitmotiff set and the chords done and all that (could take me anywhere from a day to a whole week if I was dedicated to making that one song sound amazing) I get ready to start making it for real...

I use the program called OpenMPT to actually make the music, it's a low level tracker but it requires much more skill than your typical 'track mixing' app like FL studio (you can make anything sound nice in FL studio, I like the old methods), I have a pack of high quality sound samples for my newer songs that I'm working on, I have two songs that already have the high quality sound samples on, you can really hear the difference.

Once I've got a song done, I refine it and make sure it sounds good enough, I can't really explain it but I know if a song I make isn't up to scratch, I have all the right notes in my head, it's just a matter of getting them down into a proper music format.

I can't read notes so I do everything by ear. It's a rather unique way to do it but it works for me. The songs I make are heavily inspired by a lot of things, mainly about a novel I have planned (it's been years refining the lore, world and storyline, I just haven't actually written anything yet), tell me what you think of the current tracks I have out. There's more on the way but IRL circumstances means I don't have a lot of time to really work on them. I could churn out decent songs rather quickly (it took me about 4 hours to develop one song that I had in my head that I was familiar with. The time consuming part is actually inventing the song. Making it is the easier part IMO).


Tell me what you think, constructive criticism is always welcome, but do so properly... I'm always willing to take advice.

If anyone else makes music let me know, I can't be the only one here to have made some sort of musical masterpiece :^)

So you compose music? Cool.

Phoenix234
03-17-2016, 09:41 AM
Hello everyone.

If you haven't already heard what's happening, I've been taking a bit more time in my always busy schedule to work on my original music, if you haven't heard already I suggest you check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/user-821044148

I have more songs being worked on, one being a rock/celtic mix which should prove intresting. Early days yet but it's being fleshed out over time. And I have a ton of songs waiting to be worked on, I'm looking forward to finally getting them all out on Soundcloud, who knows? They may even end up being used for something.

I dedicate the rest of this post to elaborating a bit on the whole music process...

Firstly, using whatever bit of inspiration I have (whether it be a catchy beat I made in my head or the majesty of the surrounding landscape I have the privilage to live in) I'll start developing a song using a keyboard, once I have the main leitmotiff set and the chords done and all that (could take me anywhere from a day to a whole week if I was dedicated to making that one song sound amazing) I get ready to start making it for real...

I use the program called OpenMPT to actually make the music, it's a low level tracker but it requires much more skill than your typical 'track mixing' app like FL studio (you can make anything sound nice in FL studio, I like the old methods), I have a pack of high quality sound samples for my newer songs that I'm working on, I have two songs that already have the high quality sound samples on, you can really hear the difference.

Once I've got a song done, I refine it and make sure it sounds good enough, I can't really explain it but I know if a song I make isn't up to scratch, I have all the right notes in my head, it's just a matter of getting them down into a proper music format.

I can't read notes so I do everything by ear. It's a rather unique way to do it but it works for me. The songs I make are heavily inspired by a lot of things, mainly about a novel I have planned (it's been years refining the lore, world and storyline, I just haven't actually written anything yet), tell me what you think of the current tracks I have out. There's more on the way but IRL circumstances means I don't have a lot of time to really work on them. I could churn out decent songs rather quickly (it took me about 4 hours to develop one song that I had in my head that I was familiar with. The time consuming part is actually inventing the song. Making it is the easier part IMO).


Tell me what you think, constructive criticism is always welcome, but do so properly... I'm always willing to take advice.

If anyone else makes music let me know, I can't be the only one here to have made some sort of musical masterpiece :^)

I listened to one of your composed music i actually like the first i forgot what its called but i seen it says #Celtic/fantasy
I Didin't Know You were a composer I Like ur composed musics btw

mrthadawee
03-17-2016, 10:30 AM
I listened to one of your composed music i actually like the first i forgot what its called but i seen it says #Celtic/fantasy
I Didin't Know You were a composer I Like ur composed musics btw

Yes, that's Drolnoth Remastered. You can definately hear the sound quality difference between the redone piece and the original, I rewrote and recomposed it entirely to make a different beat. I'm pretty happy with that particular piece.

Glad you like it, +1 to motivation :^)

mrthadawee
03-18-2016, 06:15 PM
Giving this a bump, Rtsoft Tavern is always flooded with :poop:posts :^)

Chocolatte
03-18-2016, 06:26 PM
Woot, now an easier way to access this. Thanks!

Christopher
03-18-2016, 10:01 PM
Deep forest reminds me of Tinker Bell and Angry Birds. I don't know why:scratch:

craft3d
03-18-2016, 10:06 PM
Wow, this sounds really good! I want to make music too, so I'm learning right now as to making it. Good luck!

Christopher
03-18-2016, 10:08 PM
Wow, this sounds really good! I want to make music too, so I'm learning right now as to making it. Good luck!

OpenMPT, he said it in the post

craft3d
03-18-2016, 10:11 PM
Hello everyone.

If you haven't already heard what's happening, I've been taking a bit more time in my always busy schedule to work on my original music, if you haven't heard already I suggest you check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/user-821044148

I have more songs being worked on, one being a rock/celtic mix which should prove intresting. Early days yet but it's being fleshed out over time. And I have a ton of songs waiting to be worked on, I'm looking forward to finally getting them all out on Soundcloud, who knows? They may even end up being used for something.

I dedicate the rest of this post to elaborating a bit on the whole music process...

Firstly, using whatever bit of inspiration I have (whether it be a catchy beat I made in my head or the majesty of the surrounding landscape I have the privilage to live in) I'll start developing a song using a keyboard, once I have the main leitmotiff set and the chords done and all that (could take me anywhere from a day to a whole week if I was dedicated to making that one song sound amazing) I get ready to start making it for real...

I use the program called OpenMPT to actually make the music, it's a low level tracker but it requires much more skill than your typical 'track mixing' app like FL studio (you can make anything sound nice in FL studio, I like the old methods), I have a pack of high quality sound samples for my newer songs that I'm working on, I have two songs that already have the high quality sound samples on, you can really hear the difference.

Once I've got a song done, I refine it and make sure it sounds good enough, I can't really explain it but I know if a song I make isn't up to scratch, I have all the right notes in my head, it's just a matter of getting them down into a proper music format.

I can't read notes so I do everything by ear. It's a rather unique way to do it but it works for me. The songs I make are heavily inspired by a lot of things, mainly about a novel I have planned (it's been years refining the lore, world and storyline, I just haven't actually written anything yet), tell me what you think of the current tracks I have out. There's more on the way but IRL circumstances means I don't have a lot of time to really work on them. I could churn out decent songs rather quickly (it took me about 4 hours to develop one song that I had in my head that I was familiar with. The time consuming part is actually inventing the song. Making it is the easier part IMO).


Tell me what you think, constructive criticism is always welcome, but do so properly... I'm always willing to take advice.

If anyone else makes music let me know, I can't be the only one here to have made some sort of musical masterpiece :^)

Also, here is some tracks I've made together as sort of demos I want to work on a lot more in the future.

Interlude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YKeuWm1_KA

Rave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcvPIG8e8s

Bass Line (which needs to be used soon and revised): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTVhhV_cvg

Car Wreck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppQh4UAqZE

If you want to take a look, that'd be fine but I'm not forcing you to. I was just wondering how you felt and how I could improve in the future on these tracks.

mrthadawee
03-18-2016, 10:13 PM
Deep forest reminds me of Tinker Bell and Angry Birds. I don't know why:scratch:
I have no idea how you came to that conclusion lol :^)


Wow, this sounds really good! I want to make music too, so I'm learning right now as to making it. Good luck!
Thanks!
There are like hundreds of different programs to make music on, find the one you're most comfortable with, be prepared to spend a good amount of time on each piece if you want to perfect it.

craft3d
03-18-2016, 10:17 PM
I have no idea how you came to that conclusion lol :^)


Thanks!
There are like hundreds of different programs to make music on, find the one you're most comfortable with, be prepared to spend a good amount of time on each piece if you want to perfect it.

Ah, luckily I intend to! :) I use Mixcraft mainly but will probably also use Cubase 5 and FL Studio for my sequencing and MIDI tracks.

- - - Updated - - -


OpenMPT, he said it in the post

Edited, I read it.

mrthadawee
03-18-2016, 10:19 PM
Also, here is some tracks I've made together as sort of demos I want to work on a lot more in the future.

Interlude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YKeuWm1_KA

Rave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcvPIG8e8s

Bass Line (which needs to be used soon and revised): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZTVhhV_cvg

Car Wreck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppQh4UAqZE

If you want to take a look, that'd be fine but I'm not forcing you to. I was just wondering how you felt and how I could improve in the future on these tracks.

Interlude was pretty decent tbh. Car Wreck has a very worthy name :^)

For beat mixing and all that, you're probably much better off using something like FL studio, it allows you to churn out nice sounding eletronic beats with minimal skill required, trackers like OpenMPT can be rather fiddly and requires a lot more time to put in. (but everything down to each note is customizable from the effects to the volume to even the tone).

One of these days I'll go and use Famitracker again and make some 8bit dank songs :^)
But for now, I need to focus on getting more time to be able to actually make music.

craft3d
03-20-2016, 03:37 AM
I'm going to sort of give this a bump/question, and I'd like to ask you, @mrthadawee, if the program you're talking about (OpenMPT) includes instrument plugins with it. Thanks in advance.

mrthadawee
03-20-2016, 05:58 AM
I'm going to sort of give this a bump/question, and I'd like to ask you, @mrthadawee, if the program you're talking about (OpenMPT) includes instrument plugins with it. Thanks in advance.
While the program itself comes with basic MIDI sound samples, I would recommend that you get some high quality sound samples. (unless you specifically require your piece to be in MIDI format and don't mind using poorer sound samples)

I personally use KiArchive, there's tons of samples of different instruments, (the main job is to find the exact samples you want to use and "upload" them into your OpenMPT project)
You can download the sample pack from here. (http://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?topic=3527.0).. The owner has taken the liberty to convert all the sound files into usable samples for OpenMPT, so once you've downloaded OpenMPT and this, you're pretty much ready to go.

craft3d
03-20-2016, 04:01 PM
While the program itself comes with basic MIDI sound samples, I would recommend that you get some high quality sound samples. (unless you specifically require your piece to be in MIDI format and don't mind using poorer sound samples)

I personally use KiArchive, there's tons of samples of different instruments, (the main job is to find the exact samples you want to use and "upload" them into your OpenMPT project)
You can download the sample pack from here. (http://modarchive.org/forums/index.php?topic=3527.0).. The owner has taken the liberty to convert all the sound files into usable samples for OpenMPT, so once you've downloaded OpenMPT and this, you're pretty much ready to go.

Alright, thank you so much mate! Cheers!

mrthadawee
03-28-2016, 02:15 PM
Giving this thread a bump. I have made a couple of more tracks.

Blood and Bark
https://soundcloud.com/user-821044148/blood-and-bark

Danger at the Reservoir
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-821044148/danger-at-the-reservior

Be sure to check out the other songs if you haven't already!


More songs on the way :^)

craft3d
03-28-2016, 05:10 PM
Giving this thread a bump. I have made a couple of more tracks.

Blood and Bark
https://soundcloud.com/user-821044148/blood-and-bark

Danger at the Reservoir
https://m.soundcloud.com/user-821044148/danger-at-the-reservior

Be sure to check out the other songs if you haven't already!


More songs on the way :^)

Wow man, wow. The songs have real emotion to them, and I find that really amazing. Where will you be applying these songs to?

mrthadawee
03-28-2016, 05:17 PM
Wow man, wow. The songs have real emotion to them, and I find that really amazing. Where will you be applying these songs to?

They're mine to do what I want with. So they could practically be used for anything I wanted :^)

VendLolx
03-29-2016, 05:07 AM
Free BUMP!

:^)

mrthadawee
03-29-2016, 09:57 AM
A bump a day keeps the gravediggers away.

Update on future music: I have a few songs early in the making but I want to focus on a grand piece, like a main theme, it'll probably take a few weeks of hard work and sitting down and really getting to mastering the piece.. It'll probably be longer than most songs. I've been trying to make songs longer, most are around the 3 minute mark but the new songs intend to be around 4-5 minutes if possible, this main theme is probably going to be a whopping 8-10 minutes! IF things go right...

It'll be a while until it comes out. I'm going to finish the remain couple of tracks and release them soon enough before I work on the big tracks. The next song will be rather catchy if I say so myself... :^)

The songs I'm uploading now are mainly base themes for certain areas of the story, there will be battle themes, scenery themes, emotional/dark themes and general alternative cuts for each song I'm making, for example... Danger at the Reservoir has multiple songs that will one day be worked on, such as a battle theme, a suspenseful theme (like sneaking around and stuff, making good use of high strings) and ultimately songs connecting to different areas. I have it all in my head, it's just getting them down and making them takes time.

TheTrain
03-29-2016, 10:01 AM
I'm sad my speaker on my laptop is broken i can't listen to the music :C

VendLolx
03-29-2016, 01:42 PM
I like your music. :^)

mrthadawee
03-29-2016, 02:24 PM
I'm sad my speaker on my laptop is broken i can't listen to the music :C

Using speakers to listen to music? Erghh.. Go get some headphones and really apreciate the extra bass and stuff...