It’s been an interesting year for Heidi and I. Amazing changes, grueling heartbreak. Despite all the sorrow, we are stronger and more excited about life than ever.
While I have worked on music here and there for the last year or so, I haven’t had the time post any new material. Now that I’ve finally made the time for creating music again, I can get back into publishing it.
NEW EQUIPMENT, NEW BEGINNINGS
I’ve extensively and effectively changed almost 90% of my audio setup this year, with the exclusion being Renoise and bass. Almost all of my other tools have been built from the ground up, including my basic computing platform (I switched from 21 years of PC to Mac). I’ve basically had to learn new systems and create an entirely new workflow, which I’m only now just getting down.
Partly I did this on purpose, as there is nothing better than swimming in Awkwardness to really get your creative juices flowing in a brand new way. I can literally feel the new brain pathways and neurons connecting and building, giving me access to new ideas that without changing my setup, I may have never seen.
The time was right to publish another piece, so here it is:
SoundCloud version (will change as I update the song):
This piece came out of my current in-depth study of virtual synths, something that’s been on my music to do list for years. Particularly, I’m diving deeply into NI’s Massive, which in itself is a purely incredible synth powerhouse.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to publish this piece, but after I laid down the synth, the rest of it flowed pretty quickly. A whole new path to create.
I’ve also recently acquired some new bass effects equipment which helped me anchor in cleaner and fuller sounds than I had been able to before. I will delve into some specifics in a future JS Music Update post.
Suffice to say, it’s nice to be back publishing music to the web again. In addition to writing more articles, I plan on publishing music much more frequently as I re-ramp myself into a new music path/career.
Performance is not far behind at this point.