bobheads - first post; new track in progress
I'm new to the forum but have been a long-time user of Nanostudio (first N1, and now N2) and have been creating sounds and music for as long as I can remember before that! I've dabbled in Garageband and other PC-centred DAWs, but tbh Nanostudio is always my go-to app - it's so quick and easy to get something started, and the sounds are simply fantastic.
I'm mightily impressed with the tracks I am discovering here on the forum, and would love to share some of mine for comments and feedback. First and foremost I'm a musician and composer, so I know I still have a lot to learn about mixing and mastering (producing) my own tracks - perhaps people here can help?
Here is something I'm working on at the moment and for one thing, I'm trying to figure out how to make the bass sound clearer and perhaps more distinct. Probably some masterful compression and EQ is required?* Also it sounds great on some speakers/headphones but not on others - these are the magic producer-skills I am hoping to learn! I find that I usually jump straight to Nanostudio presets for sounds, which is great for getting ideas down quickly - but wonder if I should be looking into shaping and sound design a bit more, so that things work well together in context with the other sounds present.
(*I've already learnt a lot about EQ and compression basics, but it seems to take a lot of practice and experience to really understand how to achieve the right results!)
As usual I always have several tracks 'on the go' and move from one to another until I feel something is complete. Recently I've also been trying to export completed stems into Auria Pro for final mixing - but it's all just an experiment really - just trying to learn more stuff..!
...Anyway - here's the first track (not finished yet, but you get the general picture) - let me know how you like it, first of all, and if anyone has some tips about mixing these sounds, I'd be very happy to hear them!
I might put up some other unfinished things here for advice/feedback - if this is the right place for that? ( if not, just let me know!).
Happy to join this diverse community of music-makers!
bobheads / patrick
I've also been releasing many of my older tracks (mostly Nanostudio 1 on iPhone 3GS) on the usual platforms, so I'll include the links here in case anyone is interested in exploring! There are a lot - they are mostly quite short, pattern-based electronic grooves each with its own character and 'album cover'. Let me know if you listen to anything!