So 2018 is finally here.
I think now is an appropriate time for an update.
I have been working on revamping my mixing and mastering process so that I can work more efficiently. There have been some revelations in mixing and mastering techniques as well, which I am pleased with. There is still more to be done.
In regards to the recent EP, "Night of the Living Dub", I feel confident that the production quality from now on will be better than the quality of the EP, thanks to the feedback of my collegues and my own empirical work since the release.
Collaborations have been interesting in 2017:
- Drewpy and I have released "Haze", an interesting hybrid of styles on his incredible EP: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/780173
- N I V L E K and I released "Strange", another fun project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_bMt7dJ_F4
- Over half a year ago, Mastercode and I released "Constipated", which was incrediblely awesome to work on: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/745364
I really want to thank all of those people who have given me tremendous amounts of constructive feedback and support throughout last year. I feel more confident in uploading projects now that I have started applying this feedback to my work.
I will be writing some exams very soon, so I will definitely get busy with more music projects after those are complete.
In terms of other commitments, I am not even remotely close to an "all eggs in one basket" type of person. I am trying to do the best in my secondary education, family life, and extracirriculars, while incorporating inspiration into rough drafts of songs so that I may return to them when I can.
In 2017, I have met some of the most incredible people that I had the opportunity to spend my days with. I'm certain this claim is very subjective, so what I can say objectively is that true friends are constructive and critical in the best way possible.
2017 has also been a year of early philosophical phases. Arguably some of it is just adolecence doing it's thing, but it has still helped with navigating life.
A funny thing is the coincidental relevence of my english class in regards to key moments in my life. As soon I had a significant confrontation, my English cirriculum would be there to clarify it unintentionally. That helped a ton.
My life undoubtedly impacted the direction that my music has been going. I have also started writing lyrics, which I don't necessarily think will be in future projects until I practice it more and perhaps make revisions; however, that has been another activity related to music that has begun.
I may also consider singing on my own work, but that's a descision for a little later.
The plan for this year is simple. I will continue to release my work here and on my various pages. I'm aiming to participate in contests this year. I will be looking into music theory since that aspect of music production should always be investigated further. Beyond that, I will continue to develop my craft and make the most out of this aspect of my life.
My first project of the year has been released on Sound Cloud (Will make a YT release when I can):
Expect my future releases to be at least at this level of mixing quality.
Thank you all for everything you have contributed, whether you have inspired me, critiqued my work, or impacted my life in a way that has contributed to who I am today.
P.S. If you have any questions, comments, or anything, feel free to comment here or send a message.