My other side - Music

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Robin Mitchell, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Robin Mitchell

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    Hey all,

    One of my hobbies is composition of music.
    An example of something that I do when I am bored is this egyptian style track:
    https://soundcloud.com/robinmitchell93/egypt

    I never seems to finish any one piece or track, just like to mess around.

    Anyone else here who likes to mess with music?
     
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  2. nerdegutta

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    Didn't you play Bagpipe?

    I don't like to mess with music, but I tend to like messy music...
     
  3. Robin Mitchell

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    Never in my life!
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    Mixed you with another member from your island. :) Sorry. However... Amazing Grace on bagpipes....

    Scottish Bagpipes - Amazing Grace.
     
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  6. atferrari

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    Hola Mitch

    The guy in the avatar, is it you?
     
  7. nerdegutta

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    Yes, that's the guy.
     
  8. KJ6EAD

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    That's a nice piece. The mixing and layering are pretty smooth. I guess you're using a synthesizer of some sort. This reminds me of some of the short themes used in computer and video games. I have an old one called "Serious Sam" that has an ancient Egyptian theme and music to match.
     
  9. ISB123

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    You could do freelance work for indie video game developers.
     
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  10. Robin Mitchell

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    I dont think Im that good ¬_¬

    Its also about knowing the right people too!
     
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  11. Robin Mitchell

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    No , that is from a program called MicroMen. The gentlemen you see is an actor called alexander armstrong and he is portaying the famous Clive Sinclair (Spectrum, zx80 etc)
     
  12. Robin Mitchell

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  13. ISB123

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    Make a few more songs for portfolio. register on few video game dev. forums and make a post that you are looking for paid work.

    Good places to start would be Unity engine forums and Unreal.You could earn somewhere around 20-50$/h.
     
  14. cmartinez

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    I've playing acoustic guitar since I was six, and I now have enough compositions worthy of a CD (at least 10 or 12 of them)... thing is, I barely have the time to enjoy playing and writing anymore... I'm leaving all that until after retirement.
     
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    Hopefully, I retire more than a week before I am dead.
     
  16. cmartinez

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    My grandma always said that all women have the right to at least 10 years of widowhood... she had a very dry sense of humor
     
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  17. Sinus23

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    I like to make music and I must say that your first half of the Egypt track was genuine and I'm impressed. The second half and I've been there many times myself sounded a bit as you weren't getting your idea across.

    But don't let my small criticism bring you down since it is the song writer that makes the rules for their own songs;)
     
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  18. gerty

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    I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket :confused::confused:
     
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  19. nerdegutta

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    Me neither, even if it was ducktaped to my hands. My daughter, however, plays the piano. She got that from my mother. Guess the gens skipped a beat.
     
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  20. Sinus23

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    Yeah I can't sing to save my life so I just compose on a computer or the guitar.
     
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