killerwatt

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About killerwatt

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    New York

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    Gamer. Otaku. Musician. Dreamer.
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    swordmalice
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    swordmalice

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    3. Very Interested
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Electric Bass
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    Vocals
  1. Thanks for the heads up! I'm really not confident in my abilities yet, but once I build up said confidence I'd love to participate!

  2. Hi! Since there was a bit of discussion about People's Remix Competition in the thread you started, I wanted to invite you to take a look at the current round: http://compo.thasauce.net/rounds/view/PRC277

    I've picked a Shining Force II source, as it's the 20th anniversary of the western release this year, and I'd love to see some more arrangements come out!

  3. You really think so? Now when you mean "arranging" do you mean taking a song by someone else that I like and making a new interpretation of it, like a kind of remix? To everyone who replied, thank you and please continue to chime in if you can. Sad to say but even after learning about them I still don't know the difference between a compressor and a limiter, much less know how to use them in a musical context. What are some great resources other than those already mentioned to learn those concepts of audio production?
  4. Hi everyone. I'm in need of some guidance, and I hope you can help. Over a year now, I've been researching and learning about music production with the goal of making music for games. I've been a musician for a long time (trained in bass guitar and voice) but I've never composed until recently. The result was pretty awful, as I realized I had no idea how to mix in my chosen DAW (Reaper). So I'm at a bit of an impasse. I want to know what is the best way for me to learn about composing, mixing and mastering and basically everything needed to make great original music and remixes. Are there classes I can take? I have a day job, so I'd have to do them part-time/online. Where should my focus be, learning composition or music production? What are the baby steps I need to take? I completely understand that it may be years before I make anything halfway decent, so I'm willing to be in it for the long haul; I just don't know where to go from here. I really hope you can help. Thanks, and if you need any more info from me, please let me know.
  5. Wasn't there a free version of SampleTank called SampleTank Free? Excuse my ignorance, I'm a newbie at this stuff.
  6. I am well aware of Master Wooten. This man is one of the reasons I've never given up being a bassist. The fact that you were even able to speak with him is amazing. I never knew he had a lessons DVD; I will be buying that ASAP. Please keep the advice coming everyone, I am taking notes. Especially composition wise. Also what are everyone's thoughts on Reaper?
  7. Thank you. It's not that I'm theory illiterate; it's just as a bassist my expertise lies with basslines and using stuff like 12 bar blues, etc. If you have any advice for me in terms of stuff I can learn that can help, let me know!
  8. Thanks, I will. Stupid question but please bear with me; I definitely need to know chords in order to compose right?
  9. Hi everyone, I apologize if I'm posting in the wrong area for this but I thought this place would be the most effective for help. I have been a musician for over a decade as a bassist, and I am trying to explore the world of composition. Through a friend of a friend, I have been introduced to the DAW Reaper, and while intimidating, it looks like something I can get on board with. However, I have to admit it has been a few years since I've been on top of my music theory; I remember some scales and such, but as a bassist I'm a little weak on reading treble clef and understanding chords. With the advent of smartphones/tablets, I was wondering if there are any apps you guys could recommend for someone like me who has learned theory, but is relatively rusty. In addition, any other tips for starting composition and how to learn all this stuff while keeping my day job and social life intact, haha. Thanks guys, I hope you can help.
  10. Hello all. I've been a fan of OCRemix's work for a long time, and as a result I was inspired to follow in the footsteps of fellow remixers/composers. Music is a serious passion; I have a music background (bassist over 10 years, and vocalist over 5) and I also love video games. A goal of mine is to compose music for games one day, and my first step towards that goal is joining this community for advice and guidance. Some of my favorite composers are Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Yoko Kanno, Yuki Kaijura and Koji Kondo.