Sunday, November 4, 2012

Some free shit.

 Hey, guys.

 Been a while, I know. I got ungrounded rather early, but I guess I decided to squander the time I've had. (pokemon, a rather pretty girl, distracting shit, you know the drill)
Anyways, to mark the occasion of me being a silly faggot, I've gone ahead and pseudo-mastered a few tracks and I'm currently working on compiling an EP of sorts. Kind of stupid, now that I think of it, but it's all in good fun regardless. If you actually care, you can expect tracks such as Quston, Taking Off, J'Zargo's Rot, and a few others. I'm working on a couple different projects currently, so I'll have to choose which of them I'm going to put on the EP.

 Other than that, my guitar skills have gotten a bit better. I can play a couple video game theme songs on guitar (using tabs of course), and my friend Kevin is teaching me how to tune a guitar to Dropped D tuning, so I can learn some "Deathcore"-ish chords and such. I've even decided to take it upon myself to start doing some vocals and see where that goes. I don't feel like I'm too bad of a singer, but I hope to be getting better in upcoming weeks. Don't expect vocals on any of my tunes in the near future though, just saying.

Here's a .gif of an inter-species gay couple.
kbai <3


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Possible Collab + Update

Hey guys!

Head's up:
future collab possibly in the works.

  I freaked out at this. First off, somebody liked the artwork I made for them. Secondly, he liked the music I've put out and would like to do a collab with me. Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck. I don't really feel like torrenting Reason 5, but that sounds awesome. Anybody ever work with Reason 5? If I switched over, I'd be starting from scratch, knowledge-wise. If anyone's got a link to the torrent (fuck off, I'm not too good for pirating), could you message me or e-mail me?

Anyways, I'll keep you guys updated.
One and a half weeks left. Talk to you guys later! :)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aaaand I'm grounded.

  Alright, so I got grounded. I don't get grounded a lot, but when I do, it's for a while. This time, it's for three weeks. Three weeks away from making music and networking. I didn't do anything too bad really; I have straight A's and am involved in multiple extracurricular activies/clubs, buuuut I'm not allowed to be on my computer at certain times, regardless of what the login is for. And I got on for ten minutes before I went to school to check my SoundCloud from the night before. Inherently, this was a terrible idea. I didn't see anything too wrong with it, but I guess it was worth being grounded for three weeks. Sooo, as this relates to my musical endeavors, all production will be put on hold for a little while. Which sucks, because I just got asked to put down a couple tracks for a short film my buddy Ethan is making.

  On the bright side, this sudden lock-down has spurred a strong desire to learn something new. So, as it stands right now, I'm attempting to learn how to play the guitar. This isn't really my first time trying to learn, but I think it'll be the most effective time, as I really have nothing else to do. As to how I'll learn, I have a couple books on beginning guitar as well as this neat little learning tool called "Rocksmith". It's sort of a game, but not really. It teaches you how to play a wide variety of songs, and as far as I'm concerned, will teach you many techniques to help you expand your knowledge on playing guitar. So I guess it's kind of cool. I wish they had that sort of tool for learning how to produce, but I don't think any game developers are licensing Maschine-based video games any time soon.

  Other than that, I'm not really up to anything else. I'm starting to make a lot more visual art. I made my friend Liz an entei and I made myself an artist logo. Both are kind of n00by, but it's certainly better than nothing. I'll post those pictures at the bottom of the page.

  Cool. Just checking in with you guys. If anything relatively interesting happens within the next few weeks, I'll let you know, but other than that, I'll be away.

  Later! :)



The Entei I made for Liz.

And the artist logo I made for myself.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Quick Post #1

Okay. I had to blog this:

Stuff like this is what makes me want to keep making music and work harder at everything I do. Loving life right now, and I sense great things to come. :)

Okay. That's the whole post.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

8-bit music and why I'll never make it again

 Alright, so I was just working on a new tune. I put in quite a bit of work into this new one, but it'll never see the light of day. Why, you might ask? Because I hate it. I hate making the same old 8-bit noises. I mean, don't get me wrong, 8-bit music is probably one of my favourite types of music. Anything that has 8-bit synths in it, I fucking love. It could be a hip-hop/glitch-hop tune like Jonwayne's "Bowser I" or a nintendocore tune like Worlds Within's "Jolteon"; regardless of what kind of tune it is, if it has an 8-bit synth in it, I'll eat it up. But for some odd reason, I can't stand making it.

 It may be because I don't want my music to be something to joke about. A few hours ago when I showed off a little bit of the new tune to my grandmother, my father overheard and said "that sounds like something out of Castlevania." I could tell he didn't mean this in a good way. As soon as I heard this, a little bit of my heart sank. Now, by no means am I trying to impress my dad with my music, but I'd at least like him to enjoy it. This isn't the first time this has happened either. This has happened a couple times in school, when I'd be listening to a tune off of SoundCloud or something, and someone will tell me it's annoying. Which, isn't entirely bad, because any criticism is good criticism, but on every one of these occasions, it's been one of my songs that includes an 8-bit synth; more specifically, the part of the song including the 8-bit synth. So the general consensus seems to be that I don't do 8-bit well. Despite many great philosophers' advice, I'm letting it get to me and I'm letting it bring me down. It's devolved my love for making 8-bit music. Any time I sit down with the Maschine and try to put together a little 8-bit section for a song I'm working on, I end up scrapping the whole song completely because these 8-bit synths ruin my drive to finish the song. It's quite sad really.

 I'm really just posting this to get it off my chest. And to say I'm done working with 8-bit synths.

Here's a picture of Bunn-Bunn:


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So, I have a blog now.

 Hey everyone,

due to a recent (dull) spike in popularity, I've decided to start writing in a blog. A lot of you may not actually know me, and that's quite expected. To help alleviate this lack of knowledge, here's a little bit of info:
My name is Mason, and I enjoy making music. As of this post, I've been making music for a couple months, but I've only recently started taking it serious. Some would say I've been making it for longer, but in all fairness, I wouldn't really call that music; neither would you if you listened to my old shit. In the last few weeks, I've started to take music production very, very seriously. This may be because I've just recently started using the Native Instruments "Maschine", a piece of hardware that, in my opinion, is one of the best creations, ever. When I'm not working on music, you can most likely find me watching old cartoons or hanging out with close friends.

Cool, now you know me. :)

 I understand that I am quite n00by when it comes to producing, and yes, I understand that it's kind of dumb for me to make a blog about production, when I don't even know that much myself. To that, I say, let this be more of a chronicling of my progress, as a musician. This particular blog will be based around everything I do as far as music is concerned. That means if I make a new beat, it'll most likely pop up here, and if a thought about music comes to mind, that'll also pop up here. If you want to talk to me, here's a list of ways you can contact me:

Neat-o. Thanks for checking out my blog. There'll be more to come in the future.
Peace. <3