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Multimedia => Music => Music Showcase & Production with other softwares => Topic started by: pimathbrainiac on July 31, 2015, 06:47:11 pm

Title: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on July 31, 2015, 06:47:11 pm
So I'm putting all my stuff from now on in one topic.

https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/illusions-of-grandeur-wip
https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/illusions-of-grandeur-rev-2
A more fleshed out version of "An Unquiet Mind," which I posted in its own topic earlier. Still not done.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on July 31, 2015, 08:21:20 pm
Good idea. Make sure to add all your recent creations to the first post too as you release them, though. Also I'll listen soon. The Unquiet Mind was quite great :D
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on August 01, 2015, 10:20:48 pm
https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/illusions-of-grandeur-rev-2

yet another revision.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on August 02, 2015, 01:59:12 pm
Oh nice, I liked that song. :D

I think the only real issue at this point is that the drums are not loud enough compared to the rest of the instruments, because everything else seems balanced pretty well.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on January 27, 2016, 12:07:39 am
Well, I made a few things since August.
Mainly A percussion piece (https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/shattered-glass) (which will be performed in May by one of the groups I perform with)
And a rock piece (http://1drv.ms/1Nf6oyL)
I also did some debauchery of timeless jazz (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_rRGhX27sY-VkxzdU51c3psQk0/view?usp=sharing)
original:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs

Feedback welcome and appreciated!
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: c4ooo on January 27, 2016, 01:01:43 am
Nice music :D
I sould try to make my own sometime :P Also, why does that one post have -2 karma ??? At first i thought it was a rickroll, but the linked page sounds nice :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on January 27, 2016, 02:54:29 am
That would be because that was my last post before the incident in August. Understandable.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: c4ooo on January 27, 2016, 02:57:17 am
Ohh. Seems a bit unfair. IMHO, the karma tracker is for tracking karma of posts, and sould not fall to bias based on the user <_<
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on January 27, 2016, 03:01:23 am
It's fine since it was down voted in August. I don't mind, since I deserved it somewhere.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 27, 2016, 05:49:33 am
Quote from: c4ooo on January 27, 2016, 02:57:17 am
Ohh. Seems a bit unfair. IMHO, the karma tracker is for tracking karma of posts, and sould not fall to bias based on the user <_<
I think the downvotes were for the site incident, not the post itself nor the user. Not that I encourage using the voting system in that manner since downvoting is called "Flag as abusive" for a reason (to downvote posts you think that are out of line), but since it was one of his last post before the ban (none of which were about the incident), people just used that way to downvote the incident. I should perhaps enable "reasons for voting", but I am not fond of the idea of forcing people to give a reason why they give thumbs ups/likes to a post.

Anyway on the topic if your music, I didn't have time to listen to your most recent stuff but I still listen to Resonance Mallets and The Unquiet Mind regularly (although the latter is more because it always appears randomly in my Soundcloud when I listen to music there. BUt I let it play since I enjoy it)

I also just discovered Crossing Field Mallets, which I like. I'll listen to your newer song later.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on January 27, 2016, 03:26:28 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on January 27, 2016, 05:49:33 am
Anyway on the topic if your music, I didn't have time to listen to your most recent stuff but I still listen to Resonance Mallets and The Unquiet Mind regularly (although the latter is more because it always appears randomly in my Soundcloud when I listen to music there. BUt I let it play since I enjoy it)

I also just discovered Crossing Field Mallets, which I like. I'll listen to your newer song later.


Thanks for the listens! Resonance and Crossing Field are both arrangements (but I think you already knew that) that I'm personally very happy with how they turned out. I actually have some stuff I need to do with Illusions/Unquiet to finish it, since the end is a bit half-baked. I need to upload another thing I did to soundcloud, now that I think about it. I wrote a short lyrical band piece that I haven't shared yet called "Night." I'll post a link once I upload.

EDIT: here it is! (https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/night)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: Streetwalrus on January 28, 2016, 01:24:12 pm
I removed these downvotes since they were obviously abusive. There is another unlogged one which I should probably remove as well. Please don't use the voting system this way, downvoting should be based on quality rather than opinion.

I'll check your stuff out later today (listening to Dream Theater right now :P).
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on January 30, 2016, 12:04:32 am
bump! I'm still looking for feedback on these pieces, particularly the rock one, since I think it's my first in that genre for a while.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: c4ooo on January 30, 2016, 12:26:13 am
Quote from: pimathbrainiac on January 30, 2016, 12:04:32 am
bump! I'm still looking for feedback on these pieces, particularly the rock one, since I think it's my first in that genre for a while.

Not hard/heavy enough :trollface:
Well, if i where you, i would remove the synthetic chorus 'ahh's and make the outro less sudden ;)
But yea, not my style of 'rock' :P
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 07, 2016, 02:05:14 am
I wouldn't say that Night is rock if that's what you are refering to, since there's no guitar in it. But I like how it sounds like so far :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on February 07, 2016, 03:54:07 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on February 07, 2016, 02:05:14 am
I wouldn't say that Night is rock if that's what you are refering to, since there's no guitar in it. But I like how it sounds like so far :)

Quote from: pimathbrainiac on January 27, 2016, 12:07:39 am
And a rock piece (http://1drv.ms/1Nf6oyL)


This one is the one I was referring to.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on February 07, 2016, 05:10:21 am
Ah ok. I missed that one because I almost exclusively paid attention to your Soundcloud and I thought you refered to the last song.

Anyway now that sounds more like rock, and old one at that. I actually like the idea so far. I think the drums and guitars should be louder compared to the rest of the instruments, though. During loud parts we barely hear them. Nice work so far, though :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on February 18, 2016, 02:56:51 pm
http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/247691189

A WIP Concert fanfare. Whaddaya think?
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on March 08, 2016, 01:22:02 am
http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/250755555

An arrangement of the Hibike! Euphonium OP (fittingly) for a euphonium quartet
Been fangirling about this anime for quite a bit. I might actually be able to get a real recording of this one done, so stay tuned!
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 08, 2016, 02:46:50 am
I like them Pimath :D. I must admit that my favorite of those two new songs is the previous one, though (which I somehow missed until now)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on August 08, 2016, 05:00:07 pm
http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/273722252?secret_token=s-EFHO2

Doing a classical thing, and it's not even close to done, hence it not being a public track.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on August 10, 2016, 06:55:21 pm
Cool, I'll listen to it later. On a side note, did you know there's a marimba Chocobo song? Wheb I heard it it reminded me of sone of your songs.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on September 11, 2016, 05:34:38 am
@pimathbrainiac I'M quite late but I finally listened to your last song, as well as El Bianco (which I don't remember hearing before, or at least not in its entirety) and I love them both. :) Also that last classical song reminds me a bit of some Playstation 1 Final Fantasy music :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on October 06, 2016, 02:28:50 am
Thanks! Glad you liked them!

Anyways I'm working on another instrumental rock piece atm. Take a listen: https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/untitled1-rev-2/s-pem2u

EDIT: That's not the final ending. The piece isn't done yet :P
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 06, 2016, 02:54:52 am
@pimathbrainiac I can't access the song. It says "This song is private" D:

EDIT: Wait nevermind, for some reasons the page scrolled down before it finished loading. Listening now

EDIT: Beginning is awesome and then it gets better as it progress :). My suggestion would be to make the percussion louder (about three timees louder maybe if you're going for a chill song, or less otherwise) or make everything else less loud depending of if the volume is already maxed out. The snare should not be increased as much as the other percussion, though, since it's already louder than the other percussion. Anyway good job so far :3=
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on October 06, 2016, 03:07:42 am
Thanks for the feedback! The volume with the VSTs I'm using is particularly tricky, but I'll see what I can do.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 06, 2016, 06:36:18 am
What VST plugin are you using, by the way? Are they free?
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on October 06, 2016, 05:07:03 pm
For most of the instruments, I'm using Kontakt 5 player and a free sound pack called "Format Factory." The acoustic piano is the VST that comes with the full version of Finale.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 06, 2016, 07:03:34 pm
Ah ok thanks. When I first used pro softwares I had serious troubles finding freeware VST plugins that didn't suck.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on October 07, 2016, 06:03:04 pm
So here's a playlist with the completed version of the song (which will eventually be the 4th track) and an opening track (that gets a reprise in the new track)

https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/sets/a-long-way-home
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on October 08, 2016, 05:44:03 am
Nice. I could see an EP or full album of songs of that style. :)

Also love the new and completed version of the song and reprise of the first :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on October 17, 2016, 04:37:57 pm
Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback!
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on November 03, 2016, 12:02:21 am
An outline for a piece I have yet to fully orchestrate (read: piano version of a piece that will eventually not be for piano)

https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/f-minor-01/s-xJKCK
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 03, 2016, 06:01:38 pm
I like what you got so far :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on November 07, 2016, 03:32:21 pm
Thanks DJ! I'm making a few edits before I score it out. I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 07, 2016, 05:26:11 pm
Cool, I can't wait :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on November 07, 2016, 07:52:39 pm
A little update to the piece before orchestrating: https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/f-minor-2
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 20, 2016, 06:42:43 am
I like the additions Pimath :)
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: p2 on November 21, 2016, 09:13:08 am
hey @pimathbrainiac, I know this is a lot to ask about, but would you be willing to create some nice piano music for my walrus game? I really love your last song  O.O
*everything for free, no ingame realmoney stuff, opensource, lots of people in the credits, lots of walruses in it ^^
I'd need just some chilling piano background music fitting to a sunny summer day (rather slow but not that dark) ^^
It should fit to that atmosphere: http://codewalr.us/1602/47602
it'd be really great if you could help me with this :) But of cause i'd also understand if you dont have the time/motivation for it ^^
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on November 21, 2016, 01:44:09 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on November 20, 2016, 06:42:43 am
I like the additions Pimath :)


Thanks DJ! I'm in the middle of the final tweaks before orchestration. I have 9 days left until I have to have this done (read: I'm applying to colleges, and December 1st is the deadline).

Quote from: p2 on November 21, 2016, 09:13:08 am
hey @pimathbrainiac, I know this is a lot to ask about, but would you be willing to create some nice piano music for my walrus game? I really love your last song  O.O
*everything for free, no ingame realmoney stuff, opensource, lots of people in the credits, lots of walruses in it ^^
I'd need just some chilling piano background music fitting to a sunny summer day (rather slow but not that dark) ^^
It should fit to that atmosphere: http://codewalr.us/1602/47602
it'd be really great if you could help me with this :) But of cause i'd also understand if you dont have the time/motivation for it ^^


PM me your requirements (how many tracks, different types, track length, do they loop, etc.). It's not required, but if you can give me a small donation for this, that would be great as well (read: pimath is broke, and if you can spare it, I'd like to be paid, but it's not necessary).
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 21, 2016, 11:11:18 pm
I assume that the college deadline means you will no longer have time to make music afterwards? Or is the song intended as a school project?
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on November 22, 2016, 03:31:05 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on November 21, 2016, 11:11:18 pm
I assume that the college deadline means you will no longer have time to make music afterwards? Or is the song intended as a school project?


I will have time. The deadline is to send in pieces for applications.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on November 22, 2016, 05:38:38 am
Aah ok. I thought they required you to do some test or submitting a project as a trial thing. When I applied for college I had to do a French/math test the year before on a Saturday.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 21, 2016, 01:53:58 am
I started a funk tune: https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApdeOC4kP8wSkhUpG1CmbYdaBlO8
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 27, 2016, 11:54:18 pm
I got Ableton Live for Chirstmas. Now I'm messing around with it. Here's a thing: https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/stepdedub-2
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: Juju on December 28, 2016, 01:02:11 am
Nice, is Ableton any good/easy to use?
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 28, 2016, 01:27:04 am
Quote from: Juju on December 28, 2016, 01:02:11 am
Nice, is Ableton any good/easy to use?


It's pretty good, and imo, easier than cubase (which I used briefly at one point). Don't know about comparisons to FL or Pro Tools though.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 28, 2016, 07:43:14 am
@pimathbrainiac by the way, why do we need to login to our Microsoft Live account in order to download your Funk song? You should upload on Soundcloud or somewhere else where we don't need an account so that more people will listen D:

Anyway I listened to the Funk song and it oddly reminds me of Bfr's music (some former Omni user from 2006-08). I like it although my favorites still remain the mallet songs and maybe the rock ones. :P

Also glad you got Ableton live and could master it. I heard that it was definitively easier to learn than FL Studios and especially Cubase. Good luck :) Hopefully you can find some free VST plugins or instrument packs to make some songs of your current styles.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 28, 2016, 12:21:38 pm
You used to not have to login through microsoft to access public onedrive files. I'll put it on soundcloud when I'm done working on it.

Also thanks! I wouldn't say I've "mastered" Ableton by any means (I'm just starting), but thanks for the compliment! As for VSTs, I already have some that I'm going to be using.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 28, 2016, 10:25:37 pm
/me stabs Micro$oft


And yeah I understand. That said, one of the main issue about those high-end softwares was often about how hard it was to find public domain or freeware VST plugins without watermarks (eg no annoying static in the background) or when a software uses a proprietary VST plugin that can't be located anywhere on the computer nor Google, so you can't use it outside said software. Revolta plugin for Magix Music Maker 14/2008 was awesome but had this problem.

As a result, in all of my PC songs, I ended up importing MTV Music Generator sounds as wav files.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 28, 2016, 11:52:13 pm
Anyways, new update to the track. It now has a build up! https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/stepdedub-3
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on December 29, 2016, 03:59:47 am
That intro was amazing actually. As for the rest, I can notice some minor dubstep influence :P
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 31, 2016, 07:52:05 pm
I did a thing with the thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouHFS3s_TsM
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: Juju on December 31, 2016, 09:34:56 pm
Oh nice, did you used After Effects or something?
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on December 31, 2016, 11:27:49 pm
Quote from: Juju on December 31, 2016, 09:34:56 pm
Oh nice, did you used After Effects or something?


Nope. Just used a blank desktop, Rainmeter (and a Visualizer Plugin), and OBS
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: Juju on December 31, 2016, 11:48:41 pm
Oh, well, that works.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 08, 2017, 07:55:42 am
Nice way to do it lol. It actually turned out into something that looks good. :)

Also I like that song hehe
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on February 18, 2017, 10:06:32 pm
A thing:

https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/hiphop-esque-idea/s-mi89x

Another thing:

https://soundcloud.com/pimathbrainiac/metal-idea
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 19, 2017, 06:35:11 am
Hm I didn't notice this before @pimathbrainiac , my bad x.x

Anyway that rap beat is good, especially with the melody. I am curious what could be rapped with it :P. Only one issue, though, is that  the main melody channel seems a bit too loud at times, which gets apparent during the second half of the song.

Also you should do a remix of it without the rap percussions. It would fit very well as an ambient track as well I think.


Also that metal song is not bad. It definitively has the typical heavy metal style at the beginning. Did you use real guitar or some VST plugin? Because the guitar sounds very realistic
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on March 19, 2017, 04:02:27 pm
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 19, 2017, 06:35:11 am
Hm I didn't notice this before @pimathbrainiac , my bad x.x

Anyway that rap beat is good, especially with the melody. I am curious what could be rapped with it :P. Only one issue, though, is that  the main melody channel seems a bit too loud at times, which gets apparent during the second half of the song.

Also you should do a remix of it without the rap percussions. It would fit very well as an ambient track as well I think.

The idea was more along the line of hiphop/acid jazz instead of rap. I don't think I'm going to do anything more with it though, since I've lost interest in that track in the time since I've posted it.

Quote
Also that metal song is not bad. It definitively has the typical heavy metal style at the beginning. Did you use real guitar or some VST plugin? Because the guitar sounds very realistic

It's a VST Running its audio through Guitar Rig, which is a virtual amp. It makes it sound a whole lot more real.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 19, 2017, 04:48:48 pm
Ooh, nice. Were that VST+virtual amp very expensive? I wanted to give Shreddage a try way back then, but couldn't afford it
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on March 19, 2017, 05:14:13 pm
They both are free versions of paid ones by Native Instruments. You can get them from the NI Website.

The VST is Kontakt Player (Using the free Factory Selection library). The Virtual Amp is Guitar Rig free.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 19, 2017, 08:16:46 pm
Do they have heavy restrictions and audio watermarks?
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: pimathbrainiac on March 20, 2017, 03:18:56 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on March 19, 2017, 08:16:46 pm
Do they have heavy restrictions and audio watermarks?


They have some restrictions but no watermarks.
Title: Re: pimath's music topic
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on March 20, 2017, 04:01:03 am
Ah that's good. My issue is that sometimes people provide a shareware software, but you can't even do anything in the trial version (for example, you can only use it in audio projects that are 30 seconds or shorter, preventing their use in any full lenght song, or sometimes you hear a hiss sound during playback