WELCOME: Start here and Introduce Yourself! =)

Hello Sana, and welcome to this amazing community for composers. Please feel free to start new topics, ask questions, join the discussions…and there is also a monthly music challenge. This month it was Dark Music, and next month it will be a new theme.

Sincerely,
Mike

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Hi. I´m Fredrik Danielsson. I´m an amatuer musician whose new to this and love cinematic, epic as well as emotive music. Since I discovered midi composing my life changed completely and really hope I will learn to compose in this genre(I work in another field construcion). I play piano, guitar and accordion. I use Cubase 10 and Studio one 4.
I like both but I think I will choose to continue to get deeper into Cubase. I use Komplete 11 ultimate, Albion one, Cs2, Css, Csss, 8dio Anthology, Emotional piano, Ilya Efimov guitars, Oceania, 8dio Requiem, 8dio Majestica and some other libraries. I took your course on epic music. I´ll be back to share something when I´m a little more skilled. Thanks.

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Hello and welcome Fredrik, to “The Fellowship of Composers” as I call this community! :slight_smile:

You have nice toolkit of instruments and libraries, so I’m hoping you will make lots of music, and perhaps join the monthly challenges in this community.

PS. Please join the discussions, start new topics, ask questions…and connect with fellow composers.

Sincerely,
Mike

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Hello! :wave: My name is Tony Hmt, First of all, excuse my English. I’m from Spain :es:
This community looks nice and familiar, I just wanted to join, learn a lot with you, and have some fun at last. :hugs:
I’ve been a musician since 2003, I started learning guitar, then bass, then drums, and I was a big fan of rock music. I always liked to record our music and enjoyed composing music for all my bands. Tired of listening to Rock music and realizing that all sound always the same nowadays, I expanded to listen other genres. I really enjoy electronic music and above all, soundtracks of films or games. Right now I want to make a music career by making music for videos, films or videogames… and that’s my objective in the years to come. Hoping this community will help me and I’ll try to help too. :blush:

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Anthony (Tony) Adams here. I have been a professional composer and arranger since writing my first film score in 1973. In addition to composing, I have orchestrated many film/TV scores for the top composers in Hollywood and London. Additionally, I have produced many recordings for composers and artists. While based in Los Angeles for many years, I also worked a lot in London and lived there over the turn of the century. I have used Finale for many years and my DAW of choice is Nuendo (but have also used ProTools and Logic).

I am ‘semi-retired’ and am now living in Hawaii where I am still composing and arranging for clients world-wide as well as locally.

I hope I can be of benefit to others and share my many years of experience and a few memories.

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Welcome Tony, great to have you here. I think it is great to have a background playing instruments, and producing more popular styles of music like rock. I come from metal/EDM background myself, but like you I started to more and more go into cinematic music, which is what I love the most. It has the most range of expression, tone, mood, style to me. Please do join the discussions in here, start new topics, ask questions, and also check out the section where you can post music and give and get feedback on compositions. :slight_smile:

Sincerely
Mike

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Welcome Anthony, or shall I presume you want to go by Tony? With that many years of experience you will certainly be deeply appreciated in the community. I have always admired orchestrators, as it is the fine art of composition, where you really need to know the instruments you arrange for.

I suspect that no one really truly retires from music. How can we? It is so much part of our lives, and as composers, who we are. :slight_smile:

Please do join the discussions, start new topics, and connect with fellow composers in the forums.

Sincerely
Mike

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I am a man from Belgium that likes to create music. I followed 4 years of music classes and 7 years of keyboard classes when I was a little kid(7-14 years old). I made songs back then on my Roland E-600. When I was 13 my father died and a bit after that I just stopped with the music… Now 1 year ago I decided, after 20 years of gathering dust to get my Roland E-600 out of under the dust and play a bit on it. I then discovered that there was a disquette in the drive. I knew I recorded my songs on disquette when I was a child, the ones I had created myself. I decided to listen to it. When I listened to the first songs I started to cry. I could not believe what I had thrown away… I decided to start making music again and not even a week later I got a Novatation Launchkey for my birthday from my mother. I simply did not have the money to buy it. But she bought it for me and I am thankfull for that. There was a Ableton Live Lite version included which got upgraded to the standard version pretty soon. Been creating tracks from then on. I know my songs do not sound like the professionals, I do not have a lot of effects on it because I simply lack the skills. The only thing I can do is play the keyboard a bit. I mostly just improvise. When I start making a track I do not know at all what I am gonna play, I never have ideas, I just play. I do not have any real skills but I put my heart and soul in it and I hope that is enough to entertain some of you with the music I try to make. I thank God for the inspiration He gives me.

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Welcome Jimmy, pleased to have you join this amazing community of composers! :slight_smile:

Music is something we all have in us, and with us, throughout our entire life. It’s the most powerful language in the world, and an incredible journey of emotions made from sounds. I hope you keep on making music now that you found your way back to it.

Sincerely,
Mike

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@Mikael,

sadly my grandma passed away one week ago :pensive: Luckily I could speak to her a couple of days before she left. She brought me to music, although I didn’t really want to. I was too small and was only thinking about playing football with friends. She gave me everything I am today. I don’t know any other person, besides my dad, who was such a big influencer for 1000s of people literally. She was teaching 1000s of kids throughout her career (50+ years) and received a medal for that achievement a couple of days before she died. Her students were always competing for the first 3 places in the biggest piano performance competitions. And we all know, how incredible the level in Russia musically is. That speaks for itself. Now the school will be re-named after her name, which is more than an amazing achievement in Russia. My dad showed me a picture of her class, and there was no space on all the four walls for extra diplomas and certificates she has earned. It’s mindblowing really. It’s great to see, people do care and do appreciate what you have done, which I find nowadays even more rare to see.

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Hey composers, my name is Dakota, and I’m from the United States. I’ve been in the music realm for about two and a half years now. I started learning piano in mid 2017, but had to drop it by the end of the year as my teacher moved out of state for a new job. The school I went to pushed me off to a different teacher who is a mix engineer, but could also teach composition.

It was a bit of an interesting scenario as I learned how to make music through recreating tracks I liked, and then going on to mix them with my teacher. I did that through all of 2018, and for the first few months of 2019. Even though all that work went into covers and not my original music, I don’t think I could’ve gotten a better foundation in music that would’ve worked for me than that. My teacher taught me how to see music from both a creative and technical side. He told me all the time how important it was to be creative first, but to also make my creative decisions count for the future when it was time to mix.

I finally reached a point where I was comfortable and ready to start making my own music earlier this year. I haven’t made a ton of tracks, but I’ve been proud of what I was able to accomplish from orchestral tracks to a Yakuza-style track more recently (I’ve been playing through the Yakuza series recently, and the music is great. Very inspiring stuff). My goal is to get into composing for games, so I aim to make way more music next year to start getting a portfolio together.

I’ve also poked through this community a bit for the past few days and I think you guys have a great thing going here and I’m happy to be a part of it. I hope that was a decent introduction, I’m not too great with these lol

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Hi to you all,
My name is Kes. I’m fairly new in composing music. Have been making and playing music for most of my life (55 now), but lately getting more serious and deeply into it. So I guess this forum could help me getting better and better in it, by getting feedback from you guys. And giving feedback where I can.
Really looking forward to this.

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I got into composing around mid 2017 also. I’ve seen progress over the last two years. I have way to go, but I’m focusing on the journey. My goal is to do like Jordan did, when he came into the NBA…earn my stripes, get a solid reputation, and then let everything else fall into place. But, welcome, and keep up the good work.

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Welcome Kes. Although I haven’t been playing music most of my life, I, too, am in my 50’s and fairly new to composing music, Better late than never. Keep on pushing.

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Hello Dakota,
Great having you here, in this amazing community I call ‘The Fellowship of Composers’ :slight_smile:

I love to hear the background story in an introduction, so I think you nailed it haha. And please do jump into the discussions, start new topics, and connect with fellow composers in here.

PS. Please consider bookmarking this community website to remember to check in.

Sincerely,
Mike

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Hello and welcome Kes,
Music is a life long journey and passion for all of us, and I’m happy to hear that you want to dive even deeper into this amazing form of art.

There is a section in the forum where you can post your compositions for feedback, and give feedback to fellow composers. And as you can see there are lots of sections in various areas of music composition, production, business etc. So please dive into the discussions and share your thoughts, start new topics, ask questions, and connect with your fellow composers in here. :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
Mike

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I just turn 50 not too long ago and I new to a lot of this stuff sound design ,sound effects,music but been trying learn all I can do so welcome Kirk and Kes the people around here are very knowledgeable and nice

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Well I just joined and I will put up a playlist to one of my SoundCloud pages ( They just tried to cancel me for writing too much.) Went to school, worked under Steven Lindsey producing artists like Luther Van Dross ect. and learning a lot in 2 years, started Coleman/McMillen with Jim McMillan who is an amazing Orchestrator which was his part for a little while and I wrote. We had 2 studios for film, TV , Artists in any genre, really anyone with money… He taught me to b a better Orchestrator and I showed him how to dream out loud. I tried to stay 5 minutes ahead of him but we both wanted to do both. I got “Terminal Cancer” (Clearly I failed;) and had 1 month to give everything I owned away and moved to India to work for and study with HH The Dalai Lama teaching his monks English in the Himalayas and bwing a student of Buddhist Philosophy Mind training and "How to become a human: before I died. ( This isn’t the place but if I can ever help anyone with anything let me know. It’s why I am still here. More to come.

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When I got back I had nothing (Just like I started with) so 80 % of my music on SoundCloud is done with Logic 10.4,8 and a couple of controllers running on my LapTop a MacBook Pro and If there is singing and it’s me, it was sung into an external mic. Harmonies everything. Im 68 and am so lucky to have had science (DAW’s ect) giving me a way to put down ideas which is what most of them are. I would like to collaborate and props to Mike. On the instrumentals ( 100) I played everything and sang the songs because there are no great singers here. Enjoy and have a great year

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Hello. I joined this community a couple of days ago. I compose music as a hobby. I program, and I also make video games as a hobby. Here is a link to my SoundCloud music:

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