#Blaugust – A New Direction

So, once upon a time, I used to write music, some of which ended up on my Soundcloud account here. I studied  composing, recording, post production, experimental audio coding etc. over several years, and have entire hard drives full of effects and samples. But somewhere down the line, I stopped. So I’d like to start again.

(This was an undergraduate track. The inspiration for this was Japanese Gagaku, James Clavell novels and a lot of artsy self-importance. I’m still proud of it, but I’ll be aiming for something a bit more easy-listening now.)

My friend Yoni (his Soundcloud is here) did a challenge a few years ago where he was putting out new new composition every month, and I think I’d like to do the same. It’s been a long time since I’ve used Cubase, or tried to compose anything, but I’ve been listening to various electronic/ambient playlists on Spotify and YouTube lately, and I know I used to be able to write music as good as any of the stuff that I’ve heard. Plus, when I move into my new apartment, I have some plans for the office space – getting my keyboard, guitars and microphones set up permanently and putting together a little recording studio space – or at least, that’s the dream!

So, after a brief panic in which I couldn’t find my Cubase USB authenticator, I’m getting started with some new synths, and starting to find my way around again. Restarting with Cubase is definitely worth a few more Blaugust posts, too.

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