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A month since I started to compose music

In May I started to compose chillout music in my free time just for fun… Ok, is more than just for fun, but about this maybe later. Since than I have composed 4 peaces Melting Point, Night Travel, The Girl from La Defence, and the last The Awakening. I published them on Jamendo.com, and Jamendo says that since than I have 1044 listens and 42 downloads. I expected worse than that, and is strange, and sincerely I am still skeptical about this statistics. But, ok, if they say so… it encourages me. 🙂

Now I am working on the next piece,  I finished the general idea and almost the structure, but it will take time since now I really want to polish, to do better mixing, better effects, etc. I don’t know how it will be the final result, but I like that at least now I do chillout, since I was disappointed that I am deviating into something that is not what I want to do.

During this time I learned a lot of things about music, sound, and mixing… I didn’t know that it is really interesting, never new about these things. 🙂

Melting Point

Just reworked a little my first piece “Melting Point” written with LMMS. First time used the sound compressor. So, what is compressor? A compressor is a sound processor that starts to work when the sound level is greater that a threshold, i.e. it will decrease the sound starting from this point, and at the same time leaving the quiet sound unaffected… so, I am trying to understand its real usefulness…  i.e. when to use it and when not.

 

My new piece “The Girl from La Defence”

I am happy to announce my new piece called “The Girl from La Defence”. This time I have learned a little more about LMMS and started to use better the synthesizer. I have compiled the LMMS from the last master commit, and it now supports copy multiple selected tracks.  I sill have problems with finding good strings, but I don’t know… we will see.