oooh birthday pressies!
Matty let me have my birthday pressie early this year - he got me the Vienna Symphonic Library (Special Edition)! Liz got me the Vienna key and Matt’s parents pitched in for some extra RAM for my machine. It was a slick operation on his part, and I’m well chuffed! For so long I have been using the standard Logic samples and going to huge lengths using reverb, EQ, bus effects and compression to get them sounding half decent. It gives me a warm tingly feeling knowing those days are over. FU crappy garageband Jam Pack!
After the crazy string arranging overload of the last two weeks I promised myself my next project would be electronic, so I have been busying myself with creating a demo-reel centered on music appropriate for games this past week. The idea is to take it to IGDA meetings and game conventions, get out there networking and to shove the demo reel in people’s faces whilst at the same time begging for a job.
After a few false starts where I grappled with the issues of personal style, I think I have finally found something that works for me. I guess its valuable to try something different and fail enormously at it - at least then you know for sure that the particular style or format is not your forte and you should stay well away! You can’t walk through life thinking you’re awesome at everything, a master of every style.
.... And thus Leah discovered retro 8-bit style computer game/iPhone music is just not what she’s about. Best leave that shiz to the experts. After this I then gathered up my spirits and began work on a dark electronic track with loads of creepy sound design and a nasty fat chopped up DnB beat that breaks loose the twisted ambience like an aneurysm. It’s coming along so well it’s practically writing itself! I’ll post it here as soon as I have a decent enough demo of it.