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Currently studying so that I can bring J Dilla back from the grave.

Hey my music is *free* and *creative commons (share alike)* at ApproachingUtopia.com/music and I would really appreciate if you could check it out.

So far people have donated $30 to my music this year and I am very grateful for that.

wanna #dj #live #music #now on aNONradio.net ? #join us and have #fun #tonight

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@beatmage @carlesjove
❝The song we’re composing already exists in potential. Our work is to find it.❞
— Steven Pressfield, in his great book "Do the Work"

Production Tip: layer up your samples for a unique sound.

@beatmage Or as Picasso said: when inspiration comes, let it find me working.

Pro-Tip:

I don't sit down in the beat laboratory because inspiration approached me like a familiar and sat down on my shoulder.

I sit down in the beat laboratory to concoct an alchemical mixture of sounds that becomes music.

You can't just _wait_ for inspiration to strike you.

You _have_ to sit down and find inspiration.

I know this vid is a beginner's tutorial so he doesn't really show the extent at which his skill goes, but I recommend checking out the rest of his channel.

Honestly a little surprised deadmau5 isn't here. He's usually pretty tech forward. I would expect to see him somewhere like this.

Pro-Tip:

If you want to make a living making music, it’s 50% making music and 50% making a living.

If you’re unwilling to take the effort of learning business and marketing for music in the beginning, you’re undeserving of having someone else do it for you later when you would be able to afford it.

Pro-Tip:

I don't sit down in the beat laboratory because inspiration approached me like a familiar and sat down on my shoulder.

I sit down in the beat laboratory to concoct an alchemical mixture of sounds that becomes music.

You can't just _wait_ for inspiration to strike you.

You _have_ to sit down and find inspiration.

It seems to me that Native Access uses a stupid amount of processing power because while downloading and installing anything from within it, my entire Surface Pro 5 locks up.

I don’t have this issue with any other software.

I actually did the glitch on it myself by opening the image file in Notepad++ and moving stuff around, adding stuff, removing stuff.

I used to make a lot of glitch art back in the day and I actually had a systematic process and even macros.

I could crank out hundreds of glitched images an hour, but they all had a very similar style that was pretty much what you see in the image here, and I got bored of it.

There wasn't really much creative output anymore...it was just automated.

The OP-Z from Teenage Engineering seems like a very expensive tool.

They call it a " and " and it's $600 USD.

I will give it this: it has really cool and integrations so if you can in Unity you can build some cool stuff that reacts directly to the music you are playing in the OP-Z.

youtube.com/watch?v=Sw__2UHka1

I went to YouTube to grab a J Dilla clip for you but instead got sidetracked watching Andrew Huang videos.

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