gamerboy385 asked: I feel pretty similar feelings about lyrics. To me, instrumental stuff sets a mood, while lyrics give that mood context. Instrumental = "what I'm feeling." Lyrical = "why I'm feeling this." If that makes sense.
squishy-ass-wizard asked: Hey Makkon. I'm sure you've gotten this question before, but I cannot remember how you answered it. What kind of music do you listen to? Is it artist of songs that are similar to the kind of music you make, or another genre all together?
lardlad3545 asked: Huh, now that's pretty interesting to me, as I feel a little on the opposite side. While your slower and gentler paced work is fantastic, I actually prefer the epic pieces you make. While I completely understand how one can get more feels from the slower stuff, I actually get more emotionally charged from works such as Celestia Origins Extended Battle Theme. Though I'm positive...
factorymanagement asked: Now obviously you're not going to make a song just because some random person says you should make it, but you should totally make more songs like A Waltz for Trixie. The epic-big-bass-orchestral stuff is fantastic, but I feel like the slow, emotional songs are where your talent truly shines, and there's not much of that. If you do end up making an album, I personally hope we'd see...
I have more money in my paypal account than I do in my checking account. Transferring funds~ Also I need to publish an album, but the only way I’m going to be satisfied with people paying me for my music is if I offer it for free anyway, and I remaster every track I’ve made (maybe even resample). But I just need to do it so I can move on to more music.
Okay Tumblr and Facebook. So you’re anti-religion. You don’t need to shove it in my face. I don’t shove it in yours.
The only disability is a bad attitude
and I need to work on mine…
lavenderharmony asked: Do something super obscure. Change "throws you out the window" to "defenestrates".
I have admin rights. I could edit words in posts: anytime someone says ‘anypony’ I could correct it to ‘anybody.’ They would never know. (yes they would)
Finished your entry for RMWV you say?
No, you’re not finished. None of you are. You were given over a month to work on your music, and I’ll be damned if you don’t use it. Polish the track, make it better, tweak it; improve it in every imaginable way possible. This is what the Remix War is all about. You might not have to pass your track through a board of judges to be published next to any of the big names, but what...
piedoomy asked: I can't remember if it was you or someone else, but I recall someone talking about a sample library company noting that it gave student discounts that allowed commercial usage. Would you happen to know anything about this?
I'm getting an influx of strange messages from...
From youtube, deviantart, and tumblr. I’m not really sure what to think. Youtube is broken, so I can’t respond. Perhaps that’s best? The devart ones are sweet, though. Very strange, but sweet.
circuitfry asked: Oh! That's actually perfect for me. If they weren't automatically bumped all the way over there then I have no problem with that.
circuitfry asked: I'm surprised that the theme is working so well for you. The head banner is actually meant to be in three pieces, which could explain why your avatar and menu banner jumped so unexpectedly... unless you have another reason? I'm just seeing your theme and wondering why the avatar and menu are behaving like they are.
For those in the know
And can get the irony I just blocked Joseph Smith on youtube. Anyway, here’s some old concept art of Calamity Jane from class.
lavenderharmony: emkay-mlp: mormondad: a true 90’s kid sticks to the 90’s technology <3 Oh god wow yeah Your modem sounds are different.. Needs dubstep remix.
huckzmontyr asked: How did you get the confident line? Did you study art or self-taught?
whitetail-music asked: As if they couldn't make iLok's any more like metaphorical teabagging in inconvenience in the name of anti-piracy (and not stopping it effectively ANYWAYS) they have to choose to name the USB things "Dongles"
The worst thing about an iLok
Is it doesn’t show up in the mail until about a week after you bought the software that needs it. Vowing to avoid software that needs this stupid thing if I can help it.
the path to work is easier than you think
To get into the industry you need just three things: great work, energy and a nice personality. Many forget the last attribute.#the50 Quoted from http://www.the-50.org/
Dr Dissonance's Lair: Apparently Friday the 13th... →
drdissonance: I got a few emails people might be interested in. Firstly, Eastwest are putting their Complete Composer’s Collection to 70% off compared to buying individually, due to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show being this weekend. Quite expensive still, but it gives you… That Gypsy Jazzy sounds pretty cool. Was about to buy it, but then: Maybe later then....
Don't complain, just work harder
Quote from the talk I linked earlier, I found it to be profound for me at this particular time. That’s a picture of Jackie Robinson above. Maybe some of you know his story.
Swing and Jazz riff samples
Are there any free resources that offer jazz and swing riff samples? Just trying to build a library, and maybe try some electro swing some day.
volancia asked: Hey! I dunno if you've ever played it, but the music from Braid is absolutely fantastic. I highly suggest Maenam by Jami Sieber; it's my favorite theme from the entire game.
squishy-ass-wizard asked: I'm not sure how familiar you are with Maurice Ravel's work, but I must inquire if you have heard any of his piano solos. If so what were your thoughts on them?
brysaysstuff asked: Are you working on more music? If so, what type of music? (something with bells, perhaps? Winterglade and Bell Crystal are my favorite songs of yours)
lavenderharmony asked: I'd wait. Kontakt is still to go through the sale cycle.
watashig asked: Go buy Kontakt!
aviatorsmusic asked: You inspire me with music, art, and now your words. Thanks to you, I won't let my performance at Bronycon turn into a regret, and I'll just learn from it. I'll just move on and improve from my mistakes. Thank you so much. <3 You told me exactly what I needed to hear.
lavenderharmony asked: Was waiting to talk on Skype but I'll say it here. It was absolutely wonderful meeting you. Watching you draw was absolutely wonderful too <3 So many good chilling times and so many memories to keep. ^.^
speedcoredave asked: MAKKON!! Oh dude so good meeting you that weekend, i have the charactature you drew of me framed :D
hmagemusic asked: You wanted to be reminded that you need to get Kontakt before sale ends. Just got email notification that only two days left. So, here I am reminding.
agearforyourthoughts asked: Hey! I just wanted to say it was cool having pizza with you and a bazillion other people in our hotel room on Saturday. Thanks for letting me poke that elbow trick!