Monday, April 27, 2015

Tips On Composing Music

I've not written here for quite some time.

I'll just get right to it.

You know that moment you're at work (like a normal day job work) and you REALLY want to write some music, but then you get home and you just feel like doing something else? I hate when that happens, so I open up the DAW (FL Studio or more recently SONAR), but then another moment occurs.

It's the moment when you're playing and find something awesome, but then there's the gap of "Do I wanna make this into an actual song or just keep it as is and continue messing around?"

I've been trying to figure out how to bridge the hump in that "moment". Like, if I feel I want to go with that idea, I then have to switch out of creative mode and switch into technical mode so I can set up the tempo and the recording stuff.

What I've found is helpful to bridge that gap a little is to just hit record and play. Don't worry about the BPM or if it's quantized or even if you make mistakes. It's just a mockup. What? Theentire song is being played with a pizzicato string? No big deal, it's just an idea anyway. You can then flush it out after the main idea is done.

The worst thing you can do is to focus  so much on the small details of one part of the song when the other parts aren't even laid down in any form. If you do this, then you'll most likely start thinking about things like "what kind of drums should go here?" and "Should the bass have a delay or reverb?". Forget about all of that. Just put down the piece in its rawest form. THen flush it out as you go along.

I don't know how everyone else does it, but I have to start doing this a bit more and the pieces I have done it on turn out well and have a bit more to them. You can actually tell which pieces those are if you listen closely.

Port City of Rubia started out as a simple Koto sound playing all the parts. There are a few other songs like this.

Although sometimes I plan them out in my head way in advance so when I sit down I know almost exactly what I'm doing.

Welp I could go on, but that's about it.

Have a blessed one.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Creation -:- ReLoaded

It has been a great number of years since this data space has been occupied. Going over everything that has happened in the last 4+ years would take an extremely lengthy amount of time. For this reason, the past will be let go and we will start anew.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Yeah I konw, it's been ages sense I posted.

Lately I've been pretty busy with nonmusic related stuff... some of it being graphic design, (fun) but most of it being... other stuff (i.e. work, life... blahblbah)

As for music, I'm currently trying to do something I don't normally do... and that is DJ'ing. Yes, totally live, with the DJ software and all. I'm currently gathering songs for a trance mix. I can't say much now, but I can say that it's a mixture of progressive and uplifting trance. (uplifting meaning a bit more cheerful than usual) I'm almost ready to mix it.

I'll be returning home soon (oh yeah I had to go to Virginia for some non-art related stuff) and when I get back, I'll have access to my full soundset again and I've got something big planned... so let's hope it works out this time.

Well that was a fun write, back to work... NONfun work... well it's a LITTLE fun but not as much as 3D graphics or music.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ViRiX: The Virtually Integraded Radial Interface--X

Greetings to all.

My name is ViRiX... well that's one of them. My actual name is David and my net alias is Dreamcube, but my artist name is ViRiX.

I'll be posting all my main updates here as well as my facebook page.

II've also just created a artist page as well. However, not all of my work will be going there. Only fully finished work will go there. My soundcloud and/or AcidPlanet will have my other work that may or may not be finished.
Also, I don't think I can post the remixes I create on because they aren't original works so those will be showing up on SoundCloud, thesixtyone, and OCRemix IF they ever approve them.

Well that's about it for now folks...

Oh, in all the excitement I forgot to post the links to those pages.

There's not much there right now I'm afriad, but feel free to leave a shout or something.


facebook page:!/pages/ViRiX/123725390979776?ref=ts

Bacause facebook's URLs are so odd, I don't know if you'll be able to get here or not, but I'll test it later.