Got this at the weekend. Such an amazing feeling reliving your very first experience of this handheld.. and the AMAZING midi sounds that went along with it!!
The banner image is a visualisation of my daughter’s heart beat at 20 weeks.♥
So here’s a bit of an exercise I set myself using Reason.
I had an instrument set and a set number of tracks .. I had already composed a short loop / structure to ‘The Plan Minus’, the main theme being the now understated vocoder line “Time to rethink the plan”. Then I thought.. ‘What if I could turn this minor track into the polar opposite?’, I know it sounds a bit camp but … sort of a ‘hug in a box’?!?
I kept the beat / tempo, instruments and structure the same (or near as dam it) and then set about composing the second (The Plan Plus – My favourite)
Quite fun doing this I must admit
Have a listen and see if you can spot differences / similarities:
(Ps: I’m REALLY fond of the retro game ‘random’ middle eight in ‘The Plan Plus’ and the last 8 bars! See what you think..?!)
Experimenting with a loud but soft low end synth. Crank it up on a big Stereo and you may just fall asleep… I will be developing this along the way.
“Pop music is like a cat meme.. It used to be you could just appreciate a picture .. now you need a caption to make you laugh!”
That’s mine… You can use it if you want to.
‘On Music and Me..’
As a musician who has made/played all my life (I have a degree too.. Flash I know!) I would LOVE to earn a good living from music, doing what I love and “living the dream”… but I always find myself stifled when it comes to pushing myself.
It’s not just moving forward/creating more and honing skills, but it’s being confident enough to say “Here’s my music. I invest my time and energy in it without thinking it’s a waste” too. It’s hard to see a happy medium (moving forward) in a business sense, being able to monetize efforts and have ‘The Dream Job’ so naturally I get disheartened too..