What is your summer music goal?

What is your summer music goal?


Yeah the clayframes has onion skinning, love it. I’ll check out the iStop thanks… the clayframes was really a play-around-with-grandson thing but it kinda hooked me in. It may well be all i need, but definitely worth exploring all options as it seems to have ‘caught me’…


Seasons have no effect on the time I have to spend on music, but for the remainder of calendar 2017 my goal is to come up with at least three new originals. That’s a bar set very low for some of you, but for me that is likely to be a challenge unless I can stumble upon a new burst of creativity… the most recent originals I wrote emerged during the Xmas break last December. Hopefully it won’t take that much downtime to get some sparks going again…

Another goal is to use a “Train Your Ears” module (that one happens to be on sale for US$49 until tomorrow, 31 May, thru AudioDeluxe), or the Harmon/Kardon “How to Listen” exercises in order to improve my ability to hear frequencies and so on. I’ve just finished reading Mike Senior’s book, but it took me so long to get through that I’ve forgotten much of the early chapters so will just start over and make copious bookmarks in my Nook app when I find nuggets I want to try to remember. All part of trying to elevate my mixing and arranging skills to add interest to my stuff, whether original or covers.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it…


I"ve tracked and mixed my new 12 song project “PRAY” and am in the process of nit picking everything to get it ready for mastering. I want to release in October, so I need to be ready by August to give the master(er)?? time to get me off the ground.

Reason 9.5 just hit and opened up VSTs and I’ll be playing the learning game there a bit. (YAY!)

Still trying to get good enough at Reaper to get my drums sounding better (SSD4, which is NOT included in the VSTs that work (so far)). Doesn’t work with VST 3s, which apparently includes Density and Kjearhaus…bummer. Anyone got any recommendations for decent free mastering compressors and limiters that work with Reason 9.5?

That’s the short list…got a computer to start building, new church projects (now head music minister and still drama director). Would like to find a better job this summer as well…


An idea to throw out there. You could always write some music that would go along with some of these animations that you’re working on :wink:


Have you put some of these tracks on “bash this”? Helps to get some of that input as you’re wrapping up!


I’ll see what I can come up with this week!


O yeah… already chugging along down that track! :wink:


Haven’t bashed enough lately to feel like I could do so. No free time with all the other stuff, so, in short, no. Bash should be give and take and I haven’t given…


This isn’t RR. We have no quota here. Post away!!
By giving us some material to check out, you ARE giving!


Totally agree with this. There’s no “one for one” quota or anything… go for it!


So I can upload songs for bashing now even if I haven’t officially “qualified?”


Man, you totally “qualify”! You’ve been an active and engaged member around here. Go for it!!


There is no “qualification” other than having music to share and have critiqued. Please dive in!! :slight_smile:


Thanks buddy… one problem though, it’s not working for me!


What do you mean? Are you getting some kind of error message? You can either use the icon at the top of the message editor (just to the right of the </> symbols) or, even easier, simply drag and drop an mp3 into it.


I can’t convert my music files into mp3 format. I was at the back of the queue when IT skills were handed out! I’ll try dragging it on from windows media player! It worked somehow?


Lots and lots of ways to convert between audio formats. Audacity (free download) can do it. You can also google up a veritable plethora of sites that do it for you on the fly. Just search on “convert to mp3” and go from there.


@Chordwainer thanks Dave for the advice. I managed to convert it by accident!


OK…! Did you figure out how to render it in mp3 format from your DAW? I have to think that every one of them has that functionality… glad you got it sorted!


I think it had something to do with Windows Media Player… Just had a pop up recommending I PM you!