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Brian Dance

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  1. Earth Patterns by Szun WavesLuke Abbott - synths + piano Laurence Pike - drums + percussion Jack Wyllie - saxophones
  2. Made a music video for someone else's song:
  3. Lucky for them my years of experience working at some of the finest patisseries on the French Riviera allows me to translate the delicious cake from my mind into the real world quickly and accurately. Not to mention I probably wouldn't have even thought of such a unique balance of flavours and textures without my studies at the University of Dessert in Orlando, Florida.
  4. I can imagine a cake but no one's coming over for tea unless I know how to bake.
  5. What do you mean by transferring from mind to brain? Is there some sort of duality there that I'm not aware of? Basically theory makes it easier for you to get the sounds from your imagination onto your medium of choice: You might have a harmony you like looping around in your head but without knowing what those chords are (how to play them or click them into a sequencer) you're forced to work by trial and error which is slow, frustrating and might never get you there. If you know the theory you can listen in your head and recognise the sound as a I6/9 to VIb7 or whatever, then putting it into the sequencer is quick and easy. Theory also means you know that looking at those two previous chords there is modal mixture going on (first chord is major, second chord is borrowed from the minor key with the same root) and that opens up other possibilities for where the music goes next. Knowing how to get to a particular sound with as few obstacles as possible is a good thing. The more sounds you know how to achieve the better. There's production theory too it just has a shorter history and isn't as codified so people don't get as intimidated or annoyed by it. If you want something to sound like it's coming from far away you'd lower the volume, cut the high and low freqs (inverse square law, Robinson–Dadson, evolution, babies etc.) + send it through a reverb with little to no pre-delay because if the sound source is distant in the real world you won't hear the direct sound before you hear the reverberations. You can still just twiddle knobs and jam and see what sounds cool but knowing how to achieve what you have in your head is useful as heck. Theory isn't rules, it's just saying "how did they do x?"
  6. Love the harmony and structure of this but the melody is pretty flat tbh. Pretty much arps until 3:40 - the next 20secs is okay but would really benefit from some phrasing over the bar lines. It works but isn't a great example of melodic writing imo. The return from 4:03 - 4:07 is super satisfying but again it's harmony rather than melody making it so. Do you write brian? I'm in agreement that theory only widens the palette readily available to you, would like to hear your stuff.
  7. Anyone written any good melodies lately? Let's hear'em.
  8. ISAAC TRACK by DOM IVIt's a fucking melodramatic house track that will go down like a turd in a washing machine around here.
  9. NFTs most IDM 2021

  10. Too big to post here so here's a link to an animation using a mishmash of traditional 3D & AI techniques. Here're a few related stills:
  11. How did you make this? Is it rendered or a real photograph? Made in Blender.
  12. Arrangement and sound design are where most of the tonal balance of a track comes from, get those right and you don't have to do much EQ.
  13. Thanks mate. I really like how that one turned out. I shouldn't have diluted it by spamming random pics.
  14. Dagnabbit. Norm was the funniest man alive. A huge loss for the world.
  15. GANs are fun. Here's an animation that's too big to post. Here are some pictures:
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