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Yup, that's right. GrungeWerX is now producing music. ^_^

I recently felt drawn to venture into the realm of creating original music, and decided to do a little research to get myself started. What's the best software to use? How long does it take? How does it work? Is there any way to do this free? And so began my journey. 

The first and most important question that needed answering was whether or not I could do this free, as I don't have any money to invest in a music program. After some research, I went with a free program called LMMS. What led me to that decision was a) it was free, b) it had a lot of tutorials on YouTube, and c) it was "modeled" after a professional program called FL-Studio. I figured if I learned this program, it probably would make my transition to FL-Studio easier, should I decide to go that route. I have a friend who uses Pro-Tools, Reason, and also just so happens to have a copy of FL-Studio too. 

Next, it was learning how to use it and how these programs work. So I watched hours of tutorials until I couldn't take it anymore. And then I forced myself to watch even more hours. This is my method for learning software; inundating myself with countless hours of tutorials. I also like to listen to music people create with the software so I can be inspired by its capabilities. 

After the hours and hours of tutorials, I felt more comfortable with the idea of the program, and then I took a week or so studying, not even opening the program. This was to mostly let everything sink in, give my brain a chance to recharge and rebuild the neurons I taxed with the oversaturation of data, LOL.

So recently, I decided to start working on my first song. It's completed, and I'd like to share it with you all. ^_^

The song took about 2.5 days to make, although a lot of that time was digging through the immense library of sounds to decide what I liked. It's titled "Showdown" and it's a soundtrack for a short fight scene between the main character(s) of a story I worked on, and the secondary villain(s) leading up to the main villain. 

So that's it. I've officially joined the music community, a GREAT community I must say! I've already gotten some great feedback from some friends, and I felt it wouldn't be fair if I didn't share it with you guys!

So check it out below, and let me know what you think.

P.S. - This is my very first song, so be gentle! LOL…



KISS someone!! HUG someone!! Let's all celebrate the beauty of LOVE today!!! ^_^
"How Music Has Restored the Muse"

 Hey guys!

Working on music recently has taught me something. This is just the medicine I needed. It's opened me up to a whole new world of possibilities I never knew existed, kickstarting my mind into new areas. It's amazing what it's done for my creativity.

I've actually been reflecting on my artwork since, and I feel that it might help that as well, because I'm realizing now that I've been boxing myself into  a creative corner, limiting myself due to what I've perceived as limitations, when the actual limitations are in my mind, not necessarily my skills. Meaning that while my skills have so much room to grow and develop, I shouldn't have been limiting my ideas to what I perceived was my range, but to shoot higher than what I might even be able to accomplish.

Sometimes we get comfortable with the familiar. Sometimes without even knowing it. And then one day, a light bulb goes off in our head and we realize we've dug ourselves into an uncomfortable niche of complacency.

The simple fact is what I feel now is the way we all used to be when we were children. When we first inspired to pick up a pencil and draw. Or paint a canvas. Or build something. Or sing a song. We didn't understand our limitations, we simply drew, built or sang what we wanted to see or hear and didn't care if we could pull it off or not. We didn't know what "good" was quite the way we did when we became "experts" at being self-critical. Back then, we just drew what made us feel happy, excited, what was cool. We didn't care what others thought, we didn't care about criticisms, we didn't care about the rules. 

I've felt the creative slump for a while, but I've done what many do. I've excelled at what I'm already good at. It's a psychological comfort zone. It wasn't until I tried something new that I really "awoke" to it. What I feel now with music is what I used to feel with art. But I'm such a noob that it'll probably be quite a while before I "compose" my way into complacency, simply because music to me is even more limitless than art.

Anywho, if there's anything that I learned from this that I could share, it would be this: Get out of your comfort zone and become a fearless child of limitless wonder and imagination. 

Yeah, it's a mouthful, but you'll love every second of it.

Peace 'n love
OMG! I just saw Star Wars: Rogue One....and all I gotta say is...I HAVE TO GO SEE IT AGAIN!!!

Download the free CLIP STUDIO PAINT Ver 1.6.2. update below!!…

Be sure to check out the new Clip Studio Assets for a load of custom brushes, materials, patterns, even some 3D models!

Long-time Photoshop users should feel more at home now with all the added Blending Modes. And the drastically improved 3D model engine will make posing super fast.

You can also now download the default brushes pack on the page above in case you lost some of the original brushes.

I'm going to install it now. Peace!


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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist
Happy birthday
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Happy Birthday!
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Meta-Cell Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Happy Birthday dude
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