Making music is very much a new thing for me, I’ve always played a little on guitar/keyboard – but I have decided to make an effort to produce and release something, because, what’s the point if nobody has the chance to hear it?
I use Ableton Live, Renoise and Reason along with an AudioBox 96, Elektron Digitone / Digitakt / Model:Samples, Polyend Medusa, Korg Volca Drum, Maschine, Pocket Operator PO-33 / PO-32 as well as various Android and iPad apps. I post videos to YouTube. My music is also on SoundCloud, BandCamp and on all the usual streaming services. (Spotify, GooglePlay, Amazon, Tidal, iTunes, Deezer).
I made a few patches on my Digitone along with some samples of the patches to use for those who don’t have the hardware that can be used in any DAW or sampler hardware/software that works with wav files.
Another short update on the album progress – I’m 10 tracks in now, so coming along quicker than I expected, so “Echo to the South” is up on SoundCloud an end of the month release is looking like it might actually happen 😀
And that is my son in the cover picture having a good old shouting match with his older sister!
I’ve always been interested in music, and have on and off played guitar, keyboard, and various other instruments over the years – just never particularly well or long enough to release anything. This year, I decided that I would try to actually make some music I would listen to (and hopefully others!), so I picked up a PreSonus StudioOne upgrade to Pro from the “Artist” version that came free with my external sound card (an AudioBox 96).
My first tune, though not great – isn’t too bad:
My second tune is all based on a running joke at work and was a little more upbeat and lo-fi (mostly due to the quality of the vocal samples I used).
So far, I’m having fun making this stuff – even if nobody listens; and it’s quite the stress reliever after a busy day of programming!