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How old were you? (starting remixing)

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I don't know if this is a question suited for the lock, but it looks harmless enough.

I actually uploaded my first remix on the web when I was 17, but I've actually been getting used to studio software since the age of 12. I wonder if I can find some of those old Acid demos stashed away somewhere... O.o

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Well, I started really appreciating good music about 5 years ago, as OverCoat said [and apparently he's about my age too], but techno stuff, particularly remixes, only about two years ago, even though my older sister was a raver and listened to a lot of jungle and whatnot. Up until recently [well, within the last year and half], everything she listened to seemed really repetitive to me. Luckily, I've since come to my sense [though I still prefer a good rock (or derivite thereof) song to about 95% of techno].

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Well, I started really appreciating good music about 5 years ago, as OverCoat said [and apparently he's about my age too], but techno stuff, particularly remixes, only about two years ago, even though my older sister was a raver and listened to a lot of jungle and whatnot. Up until recently [well, within the last year and half], everything she listened to seemed really repetitive to me. Luckily, I've since come to my sense [though I still prefer a good rock (or derivite thereof) song to about 95% of techno].

I understand your sister's appreciation in techno, which somehow ended up being a passion I grew into taking in from the days when working with Acid and whatnot. Today, my brother is more into the electronica scene than me but I actually appreciate elder mix tapes more than those from these days. I don't know if they're the same in your country, but trance mix tapes have turned more like hip hop mix tapes with these annoying MCs rapping over the top; in the cases of what he's getting, they're mainly doing it for the entire instrumental parts of the CD.

That said, up until recently, mix tapes were listenable to me and now they're just plain annoying. :P

Apologies to those who were offended by this, but there was something about that experience that I needed to get out of the system.

10. I played E1M7 from doom on the piano and mixed it up a little. :)

Likewise, expect Vega's theme from Street Fighter 2 seemed to be the culprit. :)

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I got into remixing music on my PC in March last year. I'd been composing music with my PC before that for about 2 years but rarely upgraded equipment. My first computer music was on the C64 and I guess my first remixes were on the C64 too but I was more focused on original music. I started composing music on the C64 when I was 4 and since then I've learnt how to play many instruments. I did a few remixes in my previous bands but nothing serious. Nowadays music composition has taken over music performance for me, I used to be all about performing. I still like to perform but with poor recording gear the performing is just to work out what sounds good quickly.

To answer the question, 4 years old. But for a more accurate representation of progress it would have to be march last year, in which case I was 17.

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Last decade (1990-1999) - Plonking on a Toy Piano, or CTK-501

1999-2000 - Introduced to MIDI.

2001 - First touched a MIDI sequencer program (WinJammer Shareware 3)

2002-2004 - Submitting MIDI's to VGMusic (WinJammer Professional 5.06)

2004-2005 - Introduced to Audio Production, refining technique on use of XG MIDI. Considering to purchase new equipment.

2006 (now) - Don't know for sure. I think I took a slump and decided to hell with everything and do things when asked, only by my agreement though. Otherwise it's not worth doing. :\ First introduced to FamiTracker. (And boy do I suck at that.) :S

I'm more focused on computer technicalities, but music caught my interest during the process. Mind you, besides the sound card and computer itself, all my audio software is, by definition, technically illegal, however I am not too sure on legalities on XG synth and a now-defunct piece of software known as WinJammer Pro. (Web archive didn't get the final page on the author's website.)

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I started my first ReMix when I was 15, in late December 2002, finished it in early 2003. Prior I had never touched any digital music software, or wrote anything at all, though I did play the piano.

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i first got into music at about 9, but didn't get serious about it until 14. i first started remixing at 16, and got my first remix posted on OCR at 17.

i'm 21 now.

i feel old.

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i started "remixing" my junior year of high school (2002) on FL's demo. I would have been 16-17 or so. I'd been playing guitar and writing original midi for about two years before that.

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First instrument: Electric Organ - 1988-1989

Didn't know what I was soing and just liked hitting those keys. I learned to despise the big red button. I will always hate the big red button. I also hate test tones for some reason too.

Started remixing: around 2002 or so. I made a remix of Clash at Demonheads when I barely knew what the hell electronic music was. At that point I was in the transition from being saddened that I would never have an orchestra to play my music and making my music specifically for computers.

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played piano and cello for a while (from round 8yo to 14ish?), but never did much composing or mixing. Found a Reason demo around 2 years ago which introduced me to the electronic music world, then did a yoshi's story remix 1 1/2 ago (which i submitted strait away... gah)

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I was 10 when I started messing around on the keyboard, 16 when I started making midis and 17 when my I got my first OCR mix posted. I'm 23 now - damn that seems like a long time ago now!

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Started late 15, got Reason for my 16th birthday, now am 18. Still not on OCR, although I did recently get something I wrote into a show on public-access TV.

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Started On my 15th birthday (the day I got FL Studio).

My 17th birthday is on July 14th. Almost 2 years now.

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