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There are some people on newgrounds and youtube who make videos and animations who think it's okay to not give credit to musicians either because they're successful musicians or the said animator/video guy is lazy. Well, here's a rant about the RIGHT thing to do! ALWAYS credit the musician!
I am finally about finished with my next upcoming album, "The Factory". It was inspired by Celldweller and many more, mainly themed around games. Some songs are going to be in games, some WERE going to be in games, but now are not, and some were INSPIRED by games! Games are one of the things that inspires my music a lot. I've been working on this album for months and I have some old tracks on there too.
I'm going to give you a release date: January 12th, 2014.
Here's one of the tracks I just uploaded that will be on The Factory: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/558809
It's called, "A War Begins", my first attempt at the Cinematic genre, it will be on the album and it WAS going to be in a game but I had to pass the torch to a buddy of mine, so the other track I made for the game I'll post next week. Enjoy!
In the meantime, I'm just posting videos to my youtube channel, and posting the tracks from The Box Volume 1: Dark City to my youtube channel, finally! I released that album back in August, for all you rock/metal lovers! I have a few more things in the works, but I'll keep you updated. Next year, Art-Inspired Music Audio Contest 2014 is coming. Just have to save up some money.
Check out my other albums on BandCamp: http://realfaction.bandcamp.com
Firstly is my birthday so i'm 22 now, woo! Secondly, due to things I realized about my personal past, I have changed into a different person and it has greatly affected me in a positive way and you will see how my music has changed in the next things I post :) and I'm here to tell you what they are!
- A song for a game, it sounds kind've like Disgaea music, I'm not sure how to describe it other than "magical" and "whimsical".
- A downtempo song (or techno, not quite sure) that incorporates instruments from the far east, I'm experimenting with something really fun. Might rap over it.
- A Progressive/Djent metal song, nothing like I've ever done before metal-wise, and so far it's impressed someone I know that's hard to impress and I am just shocked. They're going to collab with the song also so expect to see that and a little surprise ;)
- Many unreleased experimental hiphop song collabs with some friends and such. I'm working to release this EP.
- The release after that will be The Factory, a game themed album. I'm finishing that up too. Some songs are used in games, some just game inspired.
- After that, 2014, The Box Vol. 2: Re-Generation. The sequel to The Box Vol. 1: Dark City, which I released in August. It's on my bandcamp.
- Finally, the untitled 2014 album that will be a sequel to Exoticland, my second album which I released in 2011 on my bandcamp.
I'd like to thank you all for supporting me and giving me advice and encouragement. One special mention, due to recent events, and well, months of events really, is Back-From-Purgatory. I am thankful that she changed my life, the way I look at things, and inspired me to write music differently. Truly, you are an inspiration. Well I'm off to be 22 now, keep on watch for the new songs! In the meantime, I uploaded a new voice acting clip, check it out!
Hey guys! I recently went to Kamikon and got a video of my adventures with my friend Ashley for our show "The Dish Out". Check it out! Also below the video is a quiz on this post so check that out. If you want album updates, check my last post. I got a job now and i havent been able to make music as much but i'm working on it here and there.
Just for fun, without trying to seem self-absorbed, this is a fun little thing for the fans/followers just for fun I thought I would try. See how much you know about me. Here's your questions!
1. Who is my favorite band? (they're well known)
2. What band is in my top 3? (you can name all 3 if you want)
3. Who is my biggest influence and favorite NG artist? (one answer)
4. Where's the beef? (yes, i'm seriously asking that. It's not too hard if you don't overthink it)
5. What was the last thing I said while playing a certain game in my Kamikon video? (you have to watch the video above to find out)
6. What program do I use to make music? (easy)
7. The thing that instantly makes my eyes bug out? (its a physical feature of a woman, but it's not the obvious ones. Its nothing bad, i swear! xD)
8. What is my favorite color? (easy)
9. The best part of waking up is...? (this one is kind've a joke)
10. One of the biggest coins in fictional cartoon existance? (it's in a series i love)
11. My favorite character? (if you get 10 right, its one of the characters from that series)
12. My second favorite character? (i've imitated his voice before, you may have seen it)
13. My third...just kidding. Favorite song? (i guarantee no one will get this, they're kind've underground kinda not)
14. What did you just lose? The game, perhaps? (lol that just happened)
Okay...so they're not all about me but hey, isn't that more creative and exciting?
So yes, I'm finally doing one of these just for fun. Ask me anything, as it says....just don't be an asshat.
As far as news goes, here's a list of my upcoming releases...
November: The Trixsta (hiphop record, i've been a rap artist on and off since 2006 when i started as Real Faction as well) EP
December or January: The Factory (game themed album, made music for some small games)
February: The Box Volume 2: Re-Generation (sequel rock/metal album to The Box Volume 1: Dark City, will focus more on rock but have some metal)
March: Untitled electronic "bit-trance/bit-techno/bit-house" EP sequel to Exoticland album.
So i basically made a sub-genre as you've seen there, it's basically the fusion of electronic music with 8-bit synths you hear in chiptune music. As long as those synths make up a decent chunk of the song, it's bit-___ whatever you call it, but some variations would differ, like Drum and Bit (bit-dnb sounds stupid). Feel free to play with the idea, i know it's been done with dubstep but havent seen but a couple people actually do that with other styles.
Want to be interviewed for a YouTube show or have your content reviewed? (music and cosplay)
In other news, The Dish Out starts NEXT WEEK! If you're a passionate musician or cosplayer or costume designer (cosplay related or halloween) then contact us and we'll check out your stuff and if we like it, we'll review your stuff or interview you even as well! I'll keep you posted next week.
PS: We should be getting some exposure after next week hopefully, the famous cosplayer Twin Fools (nice guy) is promoting us and im going to Kamikon next friday (anime convention in my city) and interviewing cosplayers there, well my friend Ashley is ^__^.
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/thedishouttv
That's all folks! Ask your questions :)
Well it's been a rough patch in my life but getting better, I need to save up a little money before we can execute this, but in early 2014 is when the next AIM contest will be. I may ask for NG store credit instead but unsure. Let's shoot for possibly March if not before, for now.
The next time around both Musicians and Artists will be in teams of two, first the artists will draw something then the musicians will make something inspired by it. There will be a group of new judges, one for musicians, one for artists. If all else fails though it will revert to be like the last contest. What do you think? By the way, this time around, COLLABS WILL BE ALLOWED! :)
Well I've released new music from my upcoming album in 2014, a sequel to my "exoticland" album I made a couple years/albums ago. I'm returning to the sound and adding new elements as well. It will be trance based mixed in with some techno and 8-bit elements.
I am working on music for a few things for other people but I think when all that's done I may not do game soundtracks or make music for payment anymore. It's been kind've draining and I feel I want to go in another direction. I may do a game soundtrack every once in a while but I decided after my album in 2014 I'm going to take a break making music for a while.
In the meantime, I'll be saving up for a laptop, a custom paintball helmet, gloves, and equipment for live shows because I want to eventually play live shows next year, and that will be what I focus on.
Me and the guys are bringing The Dish Out back but in a deluded form. We're simplifying our focus to just music and cosplay until we grow. So this Friday, I'm filming my friends' band's live show and interviewing them for the show on youtube. I'll update you guys more on that in the future.
Welp not much else is new, my asthma is getting better at least :) check out my new tracks! On a final note, almost 900 followers? Thanks guys :)
Keep the Rhythm! (instrumental): http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/553151
My writer's block is over and I'm getting business also so life is good! However, I could use more business, so if you know anyone who would like to hire me to make them a song for a game, animation, youtube theme song, just to listen to, or whatever, then send them my way! :)
There are a lot of fans of the Necromancer Theme song (I made the song) that haven't bothered to listen to what I have to say on my channel in the video and comments, they've asked me to do a lot and I've done all these requests hoping I could please them and asking them to check out my other stuff....but nope, they haven't.
So, I decided to make a video hoping I don't make them feel attacked, just saying, "I've done everything you asked, but I'm not doing anything else until you actually act like a fan and check out my other stuff".
Some people will say I'm an asshole, but it's really not asking much at all, it's a decent request since I've worked hard for the fans but I want to do what I want to with my music, I'm sure if they checked out my other stuff they would like it, right? If they're really my fans, they'll be loyal enough to check out at least a few of my other songs.
Some may ask, "Why do you bitch so much about this?" Well, I was the underdog of the Castle Crashers musicians. Everyone else was already well known, and the people are really not looking at my other music. So you can imagine my frustration when someone asks me to make a 10 hour version of the song. No, I didn't do it, that's one of the few requests I actually didn't do because, it's ridiculous.
I will not lie, lately i've had "writer's block" with my music and I've felt discouraged because sometimes i just feel some of the music i end up putting out is failure sometimes due to bad mixing i cant improve on. I've tried. I've been frustrated with myself on failure of improvement ever since the NGADM, that was a disaster (mixing issues). I haven't really felt inspired except this one song i've been working on, been having trouble with client work but trying.
I don't know if i can write another comedy song, I can't come up with material. I've promised my youtube subscribers a comedy song since they requested it but gah, wheres the inspiration? When I put forth hard work and effort, unless I'm paid for it, it doesn't do me much good. Lately there have been too many failures, so I've been scared to put my heart in something again. I don't feel good enough. But I'm really trying. I do feel passionate about it and love what I do but lately I've felt so blank and discouraged. Not sure where to go from here.
I love Madness Day, and I love Madness, and Krinkels is my buddy, but I will not participate this year, for I've had lack of confidence in my music writing skills lately, and shall only write when I feel inspired and have the passion to, not to compete, as I know I am not good enough to as proven (even though i was shocked I got into the NGADM).
Originally this post was more or less a result of my rage against the people in the forums who make newgrounds a less enjoyable place, but then I saw some supportive comments that restored my faith in this community. I want to thank you all. So I rewrote this post to make this more helpful without appearing angry.
Basically, the reason people like me hate posting in the forums, is because of the people in the forums "shitposting" and trolling and acting like you gave them a death threat or something when you didn't, just to be funny? I don't see why people have to make a community less enjoyable to make you want to stay away from forums.
Sure some say "wah wah whine some more" but theres a difference between whining, and making a post to say, "Hey, why can't we be a better community?" or, "Why do people want to make newgrounds a less enjoyable place to talk to people we can barely talk to?"
EDIT: Well....I've seen a lot of supportive comments that have restored my faith in the people in this community. Perhaps I should just not be in the forums, but still take part in this community. I revised this post to be more constructive than destructive. Also was recently offered a voice acting role so we'll see how that goes. I would like to apologize as I could've made these points in a better way but that's what happens when you push someone I guess. I still believe in what i said about the forums being better but I don't care to meddle around in there anymore. Anyways, thanks guys.
So my new album is finally out, and you can download the 15 track album for only $5! Would mean a lot, I REALLY want to get this out there so spread the word! Click the link below!
O-Tone did an AMAZING job with the artwork you can find here: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/otone/dark-city-album-cover
Also JUST released a pop EP (Clocks EP) with Zoozbuh. Check it out here buy it if you want: https://zoozbuh.bandcamp.com/album/clocks-ep
Well, I guess I've been a little down lately. I WAS invited to an album called Harmony of Heroes...but to my uttermost disappointment, was not good enough to compose for it...I guess. It's always mixing which is my problem, I guess it's made me a bit upset since I've tried my hardest and it's not good enough on some cases such as why I lost in Round 1 of NGADM even though I worked hard. I was really looking forward to it but I guess I'll still be looking forward to hearing the songs on there.
I was also working on a comic in the works but...well I guess that's been put on hold for a while. Things have been slow and not as well as I'd like them to be, such as recovering from my asthma and lots of pollen flying everywhere. Could be worse, but could be a lot better too :/. Anyways, enough of my bitching.
PS: My sweet new logo was made by Animattronic, woo!