ahriman22's forum posts

#1 Posted by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

I'm always up for it.


#2 Posted by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

@shockd: Yes, I am asking for someone to make a cover for my EP. And thank you!

#3 Edited by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

So I re-read the rules, just to make sure I wasn't rustling anyone's jimmies by posting this topic, or request rather. I do not believe this is commercial advertising.

So, I've been producing music on my computer for about 2 1/2 years now and over the past 3 days, 3 days of sleep deprivation at that, I've been making working on an EP. Theme? I guess you could say it expresses how sleep deprivation makes me feel, which isn't entirely bad.

So far, I've completed two songs and am halfway through number three. I'll have at least 3 for the EP, although I'm going to aim for 4.

Anyways, I believe it is quite clear what I am asking for here. Would a kind soul please help me? I am a photographer and did consider using my photography as a cover, but I've never been very fond of real pictures as album art.

As for compensation, well, there is none, plain and simple. I'm not going to be selling my EP, I'll simply put it on my Soundcloud for free. I do this for the enjoyment, not for the money.

Good day!

EDIT: Of course, I would have no problem showing you guys one song from the EP, to give you a taste of what I do.

#4 Edited by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

I know there are quite a few musicians on Giantbomb. Where they are hiding, I do not know. I myself play the drums, some bass and some piano and compose my music in Live 9, which I just upgraded to 3 days ago or so. I only make electronic music, however I do not make trance, house, dubstep, techno, IDM, Acid, breakcore, drum & bass, hip-hop, progressive house, etc. I do not know what sub-genre I belong in, although that isn't really a bad thing.

I have sampled Midnight Brown more than once, with their permission and you know what? Once I finish the project I'm working on right now, which will be done within the next hour or so, I'll sample "In Panama" or "My Band is Putting Out a Seven Inch" again.

Here be my soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alpha-shadow

#5 Edited by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

I've been smoking since I was 14 or 15, I'm 19 now. I love everything about smoking, the inhaling, the feeling, just having a cigarette between my fingers makes me happy. I know very well they're bad for me, but I have no intention to quit right now, EVEN if I have to spend 70$ every two weeks for a carton.

#6 Posted by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

@Ravenlight: I did kind of go crazy, I'll admit. I've done it again though, this time with the song In Panama. I only sampled the beat and built around that.

There are glitches all over though so if that what you meant by "adding stuff haphazardly" you won't like it. But give it a go anyways! Please...

#7 Posted by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

I don't know if it's been done before, it probably has, but I tried it out anyways.

Yesterday I decided I would make a song, like usual, but I would sample the beat from "My band is putting out a seven inch". About halfway through the song I thought it would be cool to add the lyrics. So I did!

It was a little tough to isolate the voices and the rest of the song still kind of sounds through, but I matched up the beats to make sure nothing is really changed. They sound like they're coming out of an old radio, which I ended up liking. Without the stems there's only so much I can do.

The actual beat is glitchy, I reversed snares here and there, copy, paste & duplicate were used a lot for variation throughout the song.

I'm quite satisfied with it, I'm posting it here since I know ya'll be Midnight Brown fans, or at least some of you.

Thanks to Midnight Brown for the awesome beat!

Here's the original

Here's my version

#8 Posted by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

Thank you, I'll try and work on the bass. This was produced over about 4 or 5 hours today, so there's still a bit of work to put into it.

#9 Edited by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

I was just wondering, how many people on Giantbomb are musicians? What do they produce/play? I'm always for listening to other people's music, because sometimes my library gets boring despite the amount of music I have.

I played the bass around the time I was 12, but god that was the most boring thing I'd ever done so I just kind of dropped it after a year. Then everything changed when I started learning the drums at 14, I fell in love with hitting things real hard and have been playing metal on/off since then.

However, I moved past that and have been producing music on a computer with Ableton Live for about 2 years now and moved far, far from my Death Metal roots to make glitchy techno music. I love producing now, even though I can't really play the piano (I own a MIDI controller), that's not stopping me.

Here's the song I'm working on right now, it's mixing/mastering is kind of poopy but hey, it's a work in progress. I'm still quite happy with it so far though. The name needs to change, I just called it Smooth Operator for the time being, because I used the Operator synthesizer for almost all the basses, leads and pads. Clever, I know.

Anyways, how about you? Do you play any instruments or produce on a computer? What do you play/use? Post your latest song, I do care to hear it.

#10 Edited by ahriman22 (2746 posts) -

I used to weigh 340 pounds not too long back, now I'm at healthy 200 for my height. I know how good you feel now that you're getting rid of it, unfortunately for me, since I lost it so fast I have fugly stretch marks that will probably never go away.

But yay for weight loss!