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A friend of mine has uploaded one of my OSTs to YouTube. The OST was created using the demo version of FL Studio 8 (most of you know how much I want the full version) so it took around 1 - 3 hours to create each song.
Hope you enjoy it!
I'm amazed. In a bad way.
Six. Whole. Votes. And. Not. One. Fucking. Review.
Let's abbreviate that: SWVANOFR. Sounds like Russian. Now, I'm sitting here with my chamomile tea, a scented candle, and some incense, just to stay calm.
Maybe I overreacted slightly. Or maybe I didn't. I don't actually care.
GIVE ME REVIEWS.
There. Got the message?
Thank you. A simple "This was good, and this was bad" would be absolutely PERFECT.
Obviously there is a lack of intelligence with regard to ratings.
When I say "You rate it. You review it," I MEAN exactly that.
There's no use ignoring this problem, since it doesn't help at all to simply see that your song is not liked. Wouldn't you want to know WHY it's not liked?
I know I would.
Now, I can't stop people from doing what I hate; it's a free country, right? True.
But I can complain.
Until it REALLY gets on people's nerves. Rants are an amazing thing. Think of the French Revolution.
I mean, really, how can you simply rate something without any justifiable points? The songs I rate I review, so why can't other people do this? It's not HARD. Just a few pointers would be wonderful. I could even put a little warning at the start of the song asking people to review it, if I want to go that far; it's not against the rules in any way.
This is the second rant in 2 days. Don't you love it?
A strange song.
Actually, lots of them.
I was just experimenting with the dynamic channel volume functions of FL Studio 8 and found a nice effect with crescendos. Woohoo.
Please... The most irritating thing for a musician is to see that someone hates their work... And that they haven't bothered to review it.
Are they mute?
Are they incapable of typing?
Are they simply so dumbfounded by the song that they cannot bring themselves to press a few points?
No. There is NO reason why you can't write a review, especially if you don't like the song. We musicians want to know WHY people don't like them, so we can improve. What's the point of putting songs on a website if you don't get feedback? Rating a song and not reviewing it is akin to saying "U ROX/SUX;" which is simply not acceptable. Constructive critique is the lifeblood of all creative arts, and I would appreciate it if some people took notice of this fact. For those who rate the songs highly, reviews are welcome, but for those who rate the songs at 0/5, 1/5, 2/5 and 3/5, reviews are highly necessary.
Now, for the people that HAVE reviewed my pieces; THANK YOU. You are the ones that put time and effort into your criticism, and that's what I'm grateful for.
Indeed. Music. Such a great thing, such a variable "art."
Now, I can't really talk, since most of my creations are bullshit; BUT, it's something all musicians, good or bad, know.
They say the trick to knowing the universe around you is knowing yourself. Sometimes, this applies. With music, it doesn't (at least not with me.)
Because my style is so erratic and insane that I can't even begin to understand it's ups and downs; I can only learn how to control it. Sort of like the economy nowadays, except without the screaming shareholders and greedy bank managers.
Recently, instead of just mixing 2 bar, 3 bar and 4 bar loops with simple (or not so simple) drum beats, I've been trying my best to apply a VARIED melody. I draw inspiration from all the music I listen to, and everything I come across. Sometimes melodies will pop into my head, other times I'm sitting there trying my hardest to come up with something.
My problem here is repetition; or lack thereof, in some situations. It'll either change too little, or change too much, it's either too simple, or too complex. Finding that balance is something that I believe comes with experience.
Of course, it doesn't help that I'm running on the demo version of FL Studio 8. Completing a piece of music within a day requires a tremendous amount of effort sometimes. I have become used to the non-contemporary music platform that it runs on, however, so that's fine. I have studied contemporary music, and I attend concert bands in my country.
Well, anyway... I hope anyone who sees this will find SOMETHING in my pieces to enjoy, even if it's just the silence at the start and the end of the song.