https://soundcloud.com/ts2000Hello! I write music. Please listen, maybe? If you write music, I'll listen too! You can share it here.
Your music sounds like very pedestrian video game music. Where's the creativity?
>>93379Thank you very much for listening! I really appreciate it. I'm always trying to improve. Is there anything in particular you'd think would make it sound better?
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/strained-confessionI finished a new piece of noise.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/through-the-waldMy newest thing. A duet with a lot of ambient sound design.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/caravan-to-the-coastA new one. Flute doot.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/ritual-in-the-mountainsThis is my newest. I worked real hard on it!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/the-truth-and-the-lightI made a new track. It's for a vidya gaem.
I creatified a spooktober tune.https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/halloween-hubbub
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/sets/audio-dramaI did the music to a radio-play, so this here's an entire soundtrack!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/high-blood-pressureI wrote this tune for David Wise. He's the composer to the Donkey Kong Country games!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/oathkeeperUsed some fun Japanese and world instruments on this track!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/hollow-hallsFinished this tune for a game project!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/libramsFinished this track for another game project! Kinda been writing a lot of stuff for strings lately... Hoping to do something a bit different next!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/electrical-interferenceDid a more ambient and sound designy thing!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/regional-windsI did music for a romhack! A friend of mine asked me to write a piece for this Fire Emblem thing he's doing, so I was restricted to using only a GBA soundfont. Real interesting experience!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/red-magusI did a jazz arrangement of one of my favorite anime OSTs!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/at-war-againI finished a new track! It's meant to be used in a turn-based battle thing. Was really pushing my computer, cause it was so big, haha.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/reflectionsMy first new big piece of the year!
>>94894Ah, thank you very much!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/burning-feverSorry for being quiet! Got a few pieces I wrote, but can't show yet! This is a brand new one, though!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/at-war-again-arr-eric-orchestormA friend of mine did an arrangement of a piece of music I wrote!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/weathering-the-stormI finished a new piece for piano and cello!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/coin-opI finished a new commission for a fighting game project!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/a-better-tomorrowI did music for a commercial!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/feel-the-burnI finished a new piece for a game I'm on!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/paranoias-carnivalI finished a commission for some spooky carnival music!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/chiisana-boukensha-konosuba-ed1-arranged-instrumentalI made an arrangement of the first ending song to KonoSuba!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/flames-of-the-wartorn-demo-themeI finished a tune for a game project!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/suite-from-witchful-thinkingI did the soundtrack to a cartoon!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/hallowed-halls-extendedMakin' some music for a vidya game.
>>93914https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/quiet-wanderingI updated this track for a vidya gaem.
>>97313https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/small-momentsI made a new track that's a variation on this track!
>>97204https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/higher-educationI made a new track! It's a variation of this track!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/a-secret-placehttps://soundcloud.com/ts2000/a-secret-place-no-shaku/s-15wvosz14YlI made some new noise for a game! This one has live shakuhachi on it!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/pump-itI released a new track with some live guitar!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/empty-fieldsI wrote a piece for full orchestra!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/aristocratic-opulenceDid a new piece of music with some fun harpsichord stuff!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/atensemomentHappy to share another new game track!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/our-protagonist-1I finished a new track for a game! Record live guitar, bass, melodica, and egg shaker on this!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/the-challengeMade a new tune for a game project I'm on! A big orchestral piece!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/hidden-meadowI recorded some live shakuhachi and viola on this one!
>>94403https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/oathkeeper?in=ts2000/sets/orchestral-reelI updated this older track of mine!
>>93490https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/through-the-wald?in=ts2000/sets/orchestral-reelI updated this piece, too. Recorded it with live viola!
>>94328https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/high-blood-pressure?in=ts2000/sets/orchestral-reelI went and updated this piece, as well! Trying to polish a couple of my favorites!
>>93412https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/strained-confession?in=ts2000/sets/orchestral-reelI updated one of the first pieces I posted here! Now with some live cello.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/a-ghost-of-a-chanceI took part in a challenge to re-orchestrate a new song David Wise (the Donkey Kong Country composer) wrote! I made it spooky.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/a-soul-withoutI just wrapped on a big hybrid orchestral piece!
>>93378Sounds like the stuff they put in Inu-Yasha.
>>102769Thank ya! That's a very nice compliment, and I appreciate it!https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/heaven-earthI wrote this for a project a few months ago, but only now can release it.
More people should use /vip/ like you have.Thanks for being light years ahead of everyone.
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/opening-intro?in=ts2000/sets/game-projectI wrote a big orchestral track to a game's opening cinematic!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/fantasy-demo-master-mixI made some wintery noise!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/rolling-hillsI put this together for a friend!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/elijahs-themeI did a march type song!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/nostalgiaI made a jazzyish thing!
>>107261https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/day-by-dayAnother jazzy one! This has saxophone!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/twilightI tried to do something fun on guitar!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/around-the-orbiterI did a little bit of a PSO style tune, aha.
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>>110350québecers need to fucking die
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/bright-lightsI attempted city pop!
>>111079I like your orchestra reel
>>111095Thank you very much! I really appreciate you taking the time to listen!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/love-themeI wrote a big love theme for a project!
This is very good shit anon, love it
>>112946Thanks a ton! Seriously, that means a lot!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/rivalry-masteredI did some fancy stuff with a guitarist friend of mine!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/elegant-antics-mastered-02I made a kind of fancy sounding song!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/climbing-the-andes-mastered-02I wrote a song with this crazy instrument!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/peaks-and-valleys-masteredI did a flute doot!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/finding-purposeI did somethin' with guitar!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/sea-breeze-masteredI made a summery tune!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/press-on-mastered?in=ts2000/sets/game-projectAn orchestral piece!
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/twlight-ambient?in=ts2000/sets/game-projectI did a guitar thing again.
>>93378Anon, you make a lot of music. Maybe you can help me, a beginner and amateur, find out what's missing from my protagonist's theme (this is a draft, final version will have more instrumentation than just piano, so I'm mainly looking on composition advice)https://voca.ro/16OSg6Rqn76Z
>>120201Oh! This is sounding incredibly pretty, my friend! I think this definitely works, especially up to the 0:35 mark! After that, I might suggest bringing in a new instrument as you go into the new section? Maybe a new line on something like a flute, clarinet, or trumpet? Could be playing counter to the current piano melody! Like, a nice, simple line, to contrast how active the piano is.At the section change at 1:03, maybe you could add a little percussion too? Depends on the color, and direction you want for the character. I could maybe see a snare drum line, or just some simple, low, resonant hits, to reinforce that we're near the end of the piece! I really don't think it needs a whole lot, though. This is a great WIP. You've got all the foundation you need!
>>120202thanks anon. i will try to build on it more. in the mean time can you tell me how you build songs with so many layers and (i don't know how to describe it) passive melodies that kind of blend into the background
>>120240Well, my approach to writing things tends to start with just having a piano sketch! I write the melody, the chords, and the overall form from beginning to end on piano, and then start transferring things over to other instruments, depending on the style, and type of music! So like, you can have a melody on guitar, or chords on strings, or synths, or whatever! It's a sort of "start small, and develop things to get bigger" mindset though that I work with.Layers get added in depending on what things are often needed. Once you have melody, chords, and form, I'll typically bring in percussion, which can be a huge part of a piece overall! Then I'll add a bass, and it can be an actual electric bass, or low strings, or trombone, or whatever! But it's a low melody line that re-enforcing the roots of the chords, and the progression you're on! One thing I like to do in particular though is write a counter-melody that sits slightly less importantly than the main melody line. This risks feeling busy, but that's where mixing, and panning can come into play. A main melody can be situated dead center, while a counter melody could be panned in the sides, so there's extra room.>>117219Like this piece is a decent example of that. The guitar is played center, while the violins are skewed about 35% to the left and right. There also lots of other little stuff going on in this one. Like you have some string shorts on viola and cello playing stuff, but they're mostly just outlining the chord progression, and creating some extra rhythmic energy to go along with the percussion, and bass. Same with the piano, which is just playing some chords rhythmically in the background.
>>120275Cool thanks anon, I'll play with it a little
https://soundcloud.com/ts2000/morning-mist-update-masteredI made some cold music!
>>120948Sounds good anon. I feel it can also be used for a "crystal" environment too, not just cold or winterI tried to take your advice with layering instruments (different song this time): https://voca.ro/1ob3kkiZnu8v
>>120950This is really, really nice, anon! The piano sounds lovely, and the synths really add some great, bright energy to it! I know it's probably not totally finished, but I think if you could write up a nice little ending, or a fade out, this would be a really killer track! You did wonderful work!