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I'll Make You A Song!/Word Of Advice

2013-06-07 21:05:29 by RealFaction
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Freelance Musician Service

Earlier this year I attempted to start my business...only got a few customers, but was decent. I'm going to try to start it up again, and I will make music for almost anything (unless it's explicit) you need, like music for a video, a game, an animation, etc. Here's some details.

How It Works!:

1. Send me a message on here, YouTube, Facebook, or my email (mondohenry@yahoo.com). Talk to me about what kind of music you want/need, and I'll tell you what I can do.

2. Then, I charge a one time fee of $20 for one song and I won't rest until you're happy with it! I feel this is more affordable than what most people charge, so I figure it's a fair price.

3. Try to find a song that's similar, or give me some ideas of the kind of style/genre you want.

4. Throughout development, I'll send you samples of what I have, then you tell me what changes to make or to keep it as it is, making it longer or etc.

5. I do up to 8 minutes for the song, but extra will cost you a little more depending on how long, that's negotiable.

6. If you need a lot of songs (such as for a soundtrack), we can negotiate on a fair price. I don't want to keep charging $20 for all of that, that wouldn't be fair!

From time to time, I'll keep making free music to post, but not as often, and stay posted, soon I'm coming out with a new metal/rock album. I'm excited Dark City (the single) got frontpaged! I'm currently talking to someone to get vocals on that track. I may release it instrumental, as some say it would be better, but we'll see!

PS: The A.I.M. (Art-Inspired Music Audio Contest) is going great! However, if you want to enter the contest, PLEASE read it through, people have been not linking to artwork as of late on the forum thread, and ask all questions in the discussion thread.

Word Of Advice To Artists

Originally, I didn't add this part to this post, but I have to now because I've seen a SHOCKING number of creative folks (animators/artists) who don't listen to constructive criticism and think "I'm successful, I know what I'm doing, so I don't have to listen to you" because they're egotistical.

The advice? Get real, and keep an open mind. I've seen some GREAT animators on here turn this route whom used to make better animations with good writing, but they became lazy and either don't focus on writing and make unoriginal inspired toons (yeah you know which ones i mean, I don't have to name them) or they don't listen to critical reviews and brush them off with a pat on the head and say "I'm the best, so I won't listen to you. Time to make another toon with annoying voices and douchebaggary".

I could name a list of people but that would be insulting and I'm not stooping to that level of fowl play. But it just pisses me off to see these famous artists waste their talent and become robotic hacks with a huge ego. Some of them being frontpaged with these annoying toons...they used to be so talented, really, and that's what urks me.

If you're a REAL artist, you ALWAYS have an open mind for improvement, and think more about where you're going with your creative work. I miss the old days on newgrounds when animation and art required well thought out input, and SOME of the animations are, but most of the ones i've been seeing here and there by certain artists, are well animated yes, but purely unoriginal bullshit, some with annoying voices (on purpose) and cliches (like memes).

TL;DR : It's about time some certain artists got their heads out of their asses and actually respected the constructive criticism. Just because you're really good at animating, doesn't make an excuse to be a douchebag. Keep your roots and remember who you are. It dissapoints me to see that some really talented animators became so egotistical they feel that they're gods with closed ears.

I'm done ranting, sorry to sound harsh, but I'm not the only one who has felt this way I know, I just haven't seen many post about it, so thought I would. They won't listen or care, but this will be realized. I love Newgrounds for the community it is and the talented artists, but I really hope nobody else goes that route, even though they probably will.

Yours truly,
The Indescribable Name Of Signing,

OR

- Real Faction (it's now spaced!)


A.I.M. Audio Contest!

2013-05-13 13:19:55 by RealFaction
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I've taken a while to get this idea together, but I've FINALLY orchestrated my Art-Inspired Music Audio Contest(A.I.M. for short)! Basically music inspired by art.

You could win $100, a $50 Steam Card, your winning song on the FREE A.I.M. Compilation Album, and this contest runs 6 weeks. Everything you need to know is in the submission thread, but ONLY submit your song submission there, talk in the discussion thread.

Submission Thread/Main Contest Thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1339801

Discussion Thread: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1339800

Also I'm looking for work as a freelancer, I charge cheap say about $15 cheapest but it's all negotiable, I could use the money (my friend is providing the contest prizes out of volunteering, as I'm poor). Message me if you want to me to make you something. I'm really thankful to Soma689 for being a judge and for the prizes, he's my buddy, glad he supports me with this idea. Also thanks to HalcyonicFalconX for supporting me and being a judge as well!

Also shoutout to Luwano for the awesome artwork! Good luck guys!

On a side note, for months i've been SICK of Game Grumps animations, some of them are well animated sure, but it's just a "ass-kiss" sceam to get an automatic front page for making some random flash of two guys playing a video game...pretty stupid.

A.I.M. Audio Contest!


Contest, Apology, Games.

2013-05-07 21:28:00 by RealFaction
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My Audio contest has started, if you're a musician you may be interested in it as well as the cash prize! http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1339801

Support my friends, they need help funding their games!

The Artifact RPG Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joshuaduarte /the-artifact-worlds-divide-video-game

Epic Battle Fantasy 4 on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetail s/?id=133229519
(you may have to be signed into Steam)


Art Inspired Music? (A.I.M. #1: MagicalNekoLenLen)

2013-05-03 17:09:47 by RealFaction
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A.I.M. #1

Yep. Hadn't seen this done before so I thought it was a great idea! Basically, music inspired by ART! On my youtube I will post videos of artists who say its ok for me to make a song based on their artwork and I will post a video with the picture and song and credit them of course with links in the description. Also, this means, depending on how much I do this, you may see more posts from me.

Up on the spot for the first video is MagicalNekoLenLen. I loved her Kisuragi Attention picture so I asked if i could make a song inspired by it :).


R.I.P. Chi Cheng (1970-2013)

2013-04-28 16:51:39 by RealFaction
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I dedicate this post to one of the astounding musicians of Deftones, who was Chi Cheng. In 2008, he got in a car wreck and ended up in a long coma, then for years went through therapy to recover. Deftones put the "Eros" album on hold so they could finish it with him when he got better...but recently two days after he finally is able to go home, he caught Pneumonia and is now dead.

There have been many trying to use Chi's death to their advantage, and it's really sick. Unlike them, I actually give a shit and I took 2 weeks to write a song and took a long time on the mixing and recording to make sure it was right. This is all because they are one of my favorite bands and for years if you haven't noticed, have been one of the big groups to inspire my music, so this was something that hurt me. Read the lyrics, watch the video, this is my dedication to Chi, his family, the Deftones family, and all of his friends. You are dearly missed, brother.

Here's the music video of my song for Chi, "Afterburn. Also I uploaded it here on newgrounds. http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/533096

Lyrics:

Verse 1

On the road again, the lights flashing forward,
ejected from a life lived before.
Falling in a blackout,
still surfing through the thick crowd..
The roots of sleep made a door,
reflecting how people feel sore.
We're throwing a party, you're invited,
you're hidden, we're still excited to have you here.

Pre-chorus

I can feel your hands,
I can see you dance.

Chorus

Burning eyes and closing lips,
silence fills the room.
we all know that death is not your tomb.
In a field of dreams,
wrapped around in glass,
memories at shutterspeed,
the life of the past,
still carries on, your strings to pull us through,
the sounds the newborns carry you.

Verse 2

Embodiments are fragile,
but legacys are strong,
we all make our choices,
labeled right or wrong.
To burn a nation in inspiration,
the afterburn is what makes us learn.
Broken souls learn the most,
now you're flying through airwaves and radios.

The living fall out of shape,
While the dead voices retaliate,
and keep burning through this world of lies,
glowing fragments like fireflies.

(prechorus then chorus)


Guild Dungeons 2 (and more)!

2013-04-21 19:47:11 by RealFaction
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This is a bunch of updates, and BEFORE you message me asking me about working with you, read my LAST post.

Guild Dungeons 2

It's such an honor to have my song in this awesome game, by one of my favorite newgrounds artists Hyptosis! The song was inspired by the previous Guild Dungeons, and I decided to message him about it see what he thought. He liked it, then weeks later out of the blue he asks if he can use it for this game, I'm really happy. Go check it out!

Unfortunately has had a rocky start with bugs but it is a fun game!

Freelance Work

I'm in a financial situation due to my months of sickness, but I would love it if I could find more work where I could get paid, I'm cheap compared to most music producers, and I make high quality work, challenge me! :) Also, any donations from purchasing my bandcamp albumsare highly appreciated.

http://www.realfaction.bandcamp.com

The Dish Out and etc.

These are updates regarding my show about featuring underground artists and their content, about the website
(http://www.TheDishOut.org) and everything else about what im up to!

If you want your content featured, contact us on the website or our Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/TheDishOutTV


Show Promoting Underground Artists

2013-04-05 17:02:42 by RealFaction
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BEFORE YOU MESSAGE ME, SCROLL DOWN TO "When You Contact Me"

Real quick, check out my Bandcamp (www.realfaction.bandcamp.com), you'll find my albums there. Any donations appreciated.

Underground Artists Show

For over a year, me and my friends have been doing a show that promotes and reviews underground musicians, artists, animators, etc. It's called The Dish Out. We haven't seen as much support for the show as we'd like but we want to help you guys get out there. We're looking for people to interview and content to review and feature.

For more info, check our website www.TheDishOut.org and join the forums if you'd like!
Also subscribe to our youtube if you wish: www.youtube.com/TheDishOutTv
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Upcoming Projects

Guild Dungeons 2: To have a song in this game is really an honor. Hyptosis is one of my favorite artists here on ng, I love his work. Can't wait till the game comes out, I've beta tested it, and hold your pants guys, this sequel blows the first away. The song I made that's in the game was inspired by the first game :)

VOEC: I can't quite say what her next game will be but it looks interesting and I'm going to make a SOUNDTRACK for it. I may release the tracks on youtube and bandcamp too if she's ok with it, not definite yet. I look forward to when it's done though :)

Crows and Embryos: This is a pop album I'm making. No...not one of those shitty albums you hear from the radio, . I really put my heart into this to make it at least slightly different, mainly with the lyrics to have real meaning and not: "oh baby" or "in the club" every damn minute. No cliches there. I'm still working on it and recovering from 5 month Bronchitis so...on hold for now.

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When You Contact Me:

UPDATE: Well looks like people just don't know how to read either -___- still contacting me and not reading this.

This might make me sound like a total pretentious asshole, but I won't work with just anyone. I'm also very frustrated and shocked at how uneducated people are (a lot of the ones who contact me), so I'm writing this because I'm frustrated. I want to work with someone who puts their heart into their work or at least know what they're doing, and I have a LOT of users contact me having no idea what they're talking about. Sometimes horrible grammar or sentence fragments. Here's some tips for you if you want to work with me:

1. Don't Be Over-Egotistical. Do NOT have a message with a wink smiley or major ego grin smiley unless you REALLY know what you're talking about. I have a lot of people just starting out and have no idea what they're doing who do this, they're way ahead of themselves and I automatically ignore this. Again, not trying to be an asshole, but seriously egotistical artists I do NOT respect. Not even the popular artists like that who have their head up their ass. I respect artists who are in the realm of REALITY. For example, I always know I can improve my work, I'm not the best but I am experienced, but I don't go strutting about it.

2. Grammar. Simply grammar, having the common sense to type right and not some random crap like a sentence fragment. It's VERY confusing and shows lack of your structure. I mainly mean putting words next to each other right and "not talking like caveman from early age". I'm not asking for master writers here, just talk like you're educated.

3. Have Experience. I cannot stress how many people contact me just starting out or have made very simplistic artwork. You need more experience. Take time to sharpen your skills, and don't just rush to it thinking you can work with anyone because "you can sort of draw". :/ People contact me with no proof of previous work, I need to see stuff you've done before, not an empty plate.

I'm not putting myself on a throne here so get your mind out of that gutter, I'm just saying to work with me I have to respect you and your work. You don't have to be the best, just know what you're doing. Really take your time to improve your skills.

Anyways if anyone's even read this far, have a good one and check out The Dish Out. Random shout out: HalcyonicFalconX, hope you feel better from your illness. Thank you for being one of my biggest supporters.



I have a show called The Dish Out on my other youtube channel. We review underground content like music, art, animation, etc. Most of it comes from here on Newgrounds. We've started a new segment where we interview people such as Jon Bailey. You may not know his name, but he's done voices for a lot of movie trailers, Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and even has his voice in toys! On his channel he does toy reviews.

He's a real genuine guy and it was a thrill to interview him. If you would like us to review your music, art, etc, message me!
Check us out at www.TheDishOut.org

Okay so remember when I made the Necromancer theme song for Castle Crashers under the name Piercing Lazer? Piercing Lazer is coming back as a recording band with the original two members: Me and Dustin, as well as Garrett our new member. We plan on releasing new music and covering old songs from the original album.


Cathode Raybots Review Video/Updates

2013-02-11 17:13:40 by RealFaction
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Random, but I'm still bothered by the fact that I was the only person who had a song in Castle Crashers who didn't get fame from it, yet my song did...:/ hmm.

Cathode Raybots

For those who don't know, I have a review show called The Dish Out that reviews underground content like the stuff on Newgrounds, I want to help people having a hard time getting out there so I'm trying to get the ball rolling. Gamer's Corner is a new segment, we'll be reviewing more games in the future. Garrett and I reviewed Cathode Raybots, so check it out and subscribe to our youtube channel! :)

Hire me?

I'm still looking for work as a music producer, I'm cheap, so if you know anyone who needs music for anything, let me know, I could use the money right now. Message me for details.

Deluxe Edition Album Release

On February 15th, the deluxe edition of Planet Pulse will be on my Bandcamp. Check out my other stuff there.

P.S. Is anyone else sick of all the shitty Game Grumps animations taking up space on newgrounds and youtube? Say NO to squiggly lines and lazy animation! Someone suggested I make a song for game grumps, but then I told them I'm not a suck up for fame, I'm better than that. Well, at least finally SpeedoSausage made some justice and put them in their place, I salute you sir.


Muffins (and Updates).

2013-01-21 16:22:42 by RealFaction
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Hire me!

I'm looking to get my music services out there, so spread the word. If you need music for anything that isn't explicit, like a video, animation, game, song for listening, song for your character, etc., I'm your guy. I'm CHEAP (price wise), and I like a good challenge, most of the time I don't disappoint. The price is ALWAYS negotiable and trust me, I'm NOT expensive like most music producers.

Send me a PM if you're interested, and tell me details about what style you would like and if possible include a song similar to give me some ideas. At the moment I'm having financial problems while looking for a job, so getting my business out would help me lots. I have 7 years of experience.

Bandcamp

I posted nearly every album I released on Itunes on Bandcamp for streaming and download, ANY donations would help me a lot right now. Check it out, I released a new EP there: (Echoes In My Sleep): http://realfaction.bandcamp.com/

Album Art Contest Results!
The results for my contest are in so check out the thread here ---> http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1330506

Muffins

Here's your muffins for reading all this. Hope you like blueberries.

Muffins (and Updates).