One of my New Year’s Resolutions (I don’t have many…actually, I don’t REALLY have any…) is to be less shy about sharing my work.
My primary DAW composing focus has been scoring slideshows of several travels through the UK with my wife (I’m from the US). It’s an odd sort of conceit, I suppose; posting pictures of our vacation online, with original music, expecting The World to care about either. But then, isn’t all publicly shared creative media a product of conceit to some degree? Another time, another discussion…
Anyway, our obsession is exploring castles, cathedrals, monastic ruins and old British churches. I call my series “The Old Bits”, partly because we focus on old structures, and because I think of ourselves as the Two Old Bits, both of us being over 60.
My latest project, about 10 minutes in length, is linked below. I used Scaler on all but the first track - in some cases I used Scaler midi patterns, but migrated to different instruments, and in a few I edited the notes Scaler gave me. I violated all kinds of rules about chord progressions - I just used what sounded right to me.
I’ve done 9 of these projects so far - seven with original music, and the last four with Scaler in my toolkit. I use Studio One and one little midi keyboard. I’m a rusty, aged guitarist, and can’t play keys at all. I’m also not very skilled at mixing.
I have photos laid out for the next project, but no music yet.
Anyway, in case anyone has interest, link below. Grateful to be part of this knowledgeable and supportive community, and very grateful for Scaler. Cheers and best wishes for a redemptive 2022 to all.