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  1. Always worth checking sites like these once in a while: http://www.cmc.ie/opportunities/competitions.html (this is the Irish one I check, but you could find your local equivalent by googling) Btw, I find competitions are next to useless, but one or two couldn't hurt.
  2. MEGA UPDATE. I had the CD professionally mastered and printed... :D (at some expense :( ) It's finally now available HERE. And soon on iTunes and other such places too. Please have a listen. If you're feeling generous, buy a track for £0.99. The CD itself is really nice looking - digipak with artwork by a local graphic designer. Very nice stuff. But at least listen (you can listen for free on Bandcamp). :)
  3. Just an update on the piano album (Watershed): I've finished recording it. I'm going to get it pressed professionally, but first I need to get it mastered. Does anyone know any good studios for doing classical/piano stuff? Also not dealing with the budget of William Gates here, but I'll pay for it to be good. Planning to release it as digital download and physical CD on CDBaby, which will feed into some other stuff like iTunes, Spotify etc. Will keep you all posted :)
  4. I don't mean Zimmer isn't a musician. I mean that his music is tailored actually very well to what non-musicians pick up on most immediately. I.e., one big melody (repeated), lots of percussion and rhythmic energy (usually an ostinato), and then the bass line and general texture. This is what his music pretty much comprises. Whether or not he does it for a particular reason, or just because that's how he writes....who knows. ;) :D
  5. To get a good idea of how non-musicians hear music, listen to some Hans Zimmer. :D *runs for cover* Seriously though... :D
  6. Must.......get.........Omnisphere...... :D
  7. They don't seem to do small runs (nothing below 500 it seems).
  8. Ya, true. I should have checked Youtube, source of all the world's greatest knowledge.
  9. Hmm good point about the LFO.
  10. It might be regular synths just used in dubstep, but I'm curious as to which ones they are. I'm thinking specifically of the pulsating bass synth.
  11. Update on the album: I made a suite out of Irish folk song arrangements. http://danielbarkleymusic.blogspot.com/2011/08/irish-suite-for-piano-album.html Does anyone have any experience of printing their own CD labels?
  12. Anyone know any? Yes, it's the real me, I'm just curious xD
  13. Thanks! I've been posting these vids for about a year now, just sporadically, when I have time, and feel like it.
  14. I like these bad boys http://www.stumptownprinters.com/store/c-blank-disc-packaging-24/ Would have to ship from States, but that's ok. I could stick labels on them instead of printing directly onto them I guess.
  15. True, I could get something like this http://shop.cd-writer.com/catalog/cardboard-sleeves-premium-100-pack-unbranded-p-255390.html?osCsid=tndjk2g4cg03fpl1jg5s38t612 But then how would I print on the front & back? I assume I would have to conjure up some ancient spirits at least..
  16. Thanks Ferk, good post! One thing: I freaking HATE jewel cases, so any alternative is really better. But they are cheao, and handy to DIY.
  17. Ok, but what program are you working within?
  18. Hey guys & gals, I've been working on music for a piano album that I want to get recorded and released sometime this fall. I'm posting here really to sound some ideas off of you guys, and for general feedback. I'm thinking of putting the thing up on bandcamp, and probably making a few (<50) physical copies to sell and give to friends/family. Any thoughts on the best way of doing a run of about 50 professional looking CDs with cases/booklets and printed covers? As for the music itself, I'll probably post bits and pieces of it on here as it comes along. Here's the page where I keep info about the album updated. http://sites.google.com/site/danielbarkleymusic/piano Cheers, Danny
  19. Hey Magyari, Give us some more info. Are you working in a notation program, or a sequencer?
  20. I did a piano tutorial of the Star Trek: First Contact main theme. Not perfect, but gets the job done. Blog post about it too: http://danielbarkleymusic.blogspot.com/2011/07/first-contact-piano-tutorial.html
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