VIP, Advance and presets

So – yes. I own Advance 49 keyboard with VIP preset browser for a year and a half now. Why I didn’t write about it earlier? Well, because goddamn thing didn’t want to work.

Advance49_ortho

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The making of Starvation

Since now extended versions of tracks are on Youtube, there’s a good point to discuss how “Starvation” was made.

I had a simple idea in mind – a straightforward trance tune with african theme. This involves, obvioulsy, polyrthytmic djembe drums, but also harmonies. Some grooves were played by hand using different instruments, such as Ableton stock rack and Big Bang Cinematic Percussion, other loops were found on the Internet. As to harmonies, I googled some “african music”, understood correctly or not, and tried various chord progressions until it worked.

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Pure Trance Mix 2018-01-06

I made a resolution that I will be more productive this year. It doesn’t mean I will work more though, rather that will waste less time on activities that are useless. In particular, listening to hundreds of tracks and not playing any of them in the end is a huge waste. So here I wrapped up my Pure Trance collection.  Very satisfied with this mix:

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2017 roundup

That was a good year. 3 New tracks released, many more produced, more followers and plays. There’s also new Youtube channel and finally other people are interested in promoting my stuff, at least to some extent. In general, I’m getting some recognition within the scene.

I also set up new PC, finalized my plugin setup, established workflow and finally made VIP 3.0 working. More on the latter in future posts.

The remix of Rompasso – Angetenar is about to top the number of Soundcloud plays of any year before in total, which is incredible. Youtube is doing pretty well so far, too.

Soundcloud 2017

Now, the downsides. Getting signed or at least getting any response from label at all still seems to be more difficult and take more time that actually producing stuff. But well, nobody said it will be easy. If the music is good, eventually someone has to sign it, right?

Wordpress Stats 2017

The blog you’re reading right now got drop in number of views this year. Apparently soundware, analyses or personal opinions attract more readers that actually produced music. Even if the music is signed, and my posts potentially could be totally made up and worthless :P. It’s fine, though, I definitelly have plans to add some tutorials in the future, possibly using new Youtube channel.

There are few tracks already made and waiting for labels. I’ll get back to production next year, once I’m done with additional preparations. Also waiting for Live 10 to come out.

DJ mixes? Not too many of them so far, but I have a plenty of music waiting and could do some if I find time.

Happy new year.

Official Youtube channel

Since there are already some videos of my releases (but not only) out there on Youtube, I set up my own channel to share them all in one place.

Warmonger Official Channel

Subscribe it now! There is more to come for sure.

This includes videos of my latest Introscope / Starvation double EP.

Someday I’d also want to add video tutorials about music production and stuff, but it’s not coming this year.

How are previous tracks doing

My previous release Convergence found its way to Youtube, so you can listen it in full version. Mind it was not mastered for streaming, and that makes a difference.

That being said, the track met no interest whatsoever. I seemingly hit the wrong label which just doesn’t promote stuff at all. Just avoid Speedsound altogether, guys.

In the meantime, remix of Angetenar gets a number of plays everyday, already reaching 1100 today. And doesn’t look like this madness is going to stop anytime soon.

Strangely enough, most of plays come from the country of Turkey, for which I have completely no explanation. But anyway, there’s some success to celebrate 🙂

The making of Introscope

Since it’s out now for everyone to hear (and to buy, apparently), I can say a few words how this track came to life. It took incredible amount of time and effort, but was worth it.

https://www.beatport.com/track/introscope-original-mix/9963922

It actually started as far as two years ago, with the rough idea to create some true hard-hitting and dark trancer with evolving structure. The title “introscope” means “device to look into yourself” – it was meant to be a journey through different emotions and states of mind.

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