nutspecial wrote:I didn't listen to yours yet AW. Can you 'sell' it for us, so we aren't too surprised?
Instrumental of various types.
(You don't want to make me sing. You wouldn't like me when I'm singing.
Note that most of these would sound a lot better without their recompression.
I suppose the best (depending on your definition, as the styles of these vary, so no particular order) stuff up there might be
#8, Resumption II ver2
#6 Seven Eights of Ice
#11 The Taste of Your Tears
#14 Orchestrations of Love (which is a re-rendering of something I made when I first started doing this in the early 90s?..the original is better but i couldn't find an audio copy)
#17 Grand Stomps
#18 Millenial Moment
#27 The Truth Is Out There
#22 Nightmare is sort of ok, but it was written before I knew what a REAL nightmare would be...I can't even express THAT musically at all in a way anyone would want to listen to it.
#26 A Year Ago is ok, but could use someone playing a real electric guitar for the lead parts; I probably have better sounds and techniques now since I recorded that in the 90s, but dunno that I'd ever be able to go back and find the files I used to make it with.
I don't really have a category to fit it into...I guess "world" would be where some poeple stick it. Long time ago what I did was so slow and "meditative" and percussionless people called it "new age", thoguh I don't think that fits. None of what I've got up here is like that.
Note that I commonly misuse sounds and effects in my music just like I do objects in my bikes and other projects--totally outside their range and intended use.
Generally what I do is play with sounds and effects on my softsynths in SONAR and/or Forte or Project5, and sometimes in my hardware synths/samplers, until I "hear something" in it, then I record what I'm playing as MIDI tracks so I can edit out my mistakes and/or manually redo some parts or draw them in if I can't quite play it right, etc. Play more parts over that, etc etc. Sometimes I even end up with two separate songs that started from teh same point.
Then I mix that all down into audio files for cd or mp3 or whatever.
A couple of amateur productions like Fusion Patrol have used my music in them, and a long time ago one of my songs was used as the background for a PSA on a local radio station. Used to have a cassette of that but I'd guess it's long gone by now.
What I wish I had was a collaborator, to "fix" things I can't see/hear to fix, or whatever. So far haven't found any interested people with the time, or people with the time and interest that actually had the skills (were not even as good as I am at this stuff), or were "musically compatible".
I have hundreds of hours of stuff that needs edtiing enough to be worth listening to by others. Some of it was recorded "live" at scifi conventions' hospitality suites where in the 90's I used to sit in the corner with my equipment and provide background music for those coming in for the food and drink and to sit and talk and rest. Those are the people that encouraged me to make my CD Uncommon Ground, but since almost no one ended up actually *buying* one, I ended up having to go bankrupt (well, trying--it was never completed for some reason I don't understand) and never bothered trying to continue doing music for anyone but me; eventually I just stopped playing out in the world at all. I think I still have a box or two that didn't get taken or lost in teh fire. Not sure. I originally had several boxes that I used to hold things up as they served no other purpose for so long.
But don't let that discourage you from listening...it shouldn't be a complete waste of your time, and probably wont' hurt your ears too badly.
Most of the newer stuff there is just "noodling" and isn't even edited, so I can't guarantee no ear pain on these.
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default ... tent=music
The most recent song listed is me poking around on acoustic guitar (I can't actually play one, it's laying in my lap while poke and strum it horribly).
The next most recent was from a few months before the housefire, and it's not terrible but it's not great.
Could be made to be a good song if I ever get my "studio" finished setting back up, but I gotta get a harddisk setup and isntalled with everything on a working computer with enough CPU power and memory to actually run things (whcih is a lot of work that I've already done several times only to find serious problems with the hardware or software compatibility or operation, random BSODs, etc., in the various combinations of used parts I've got to build them from). I've got one machine that works ok-ish, but is too slow with too little ram to do what I need it to do.
The 3rd song in the list is from almsot 7 years ago, and is "quiet" and slow, it's got promise, but needs a properly created / edited percussion track instead of the one it has.
The 4th one is just an idea track, too. Slow, rock type instruments, but isn't rock.
I think everything after that (before that, by time) is actually edited as far as I ever do.