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2011-03-13 03:19:50 by PainasaurusRex

Quoted from Rainbowdragoneyes. I sent him an e-mail asking him to check out some of my 8-bit, this was his response.

"Hey Shawn,

I checked out your stuff and it's not too bad! You have a few good instrument sounds and there are definitely some dynamics happening, which is important.

Based on what I've heard, I can offer the following input:

1. Some of your melodies and harmonies are pretty good, and some of them are not so good. There is no practical way for me to explain what makes a good melody, your ear should be able to tell you if it sucks or if it jams. Here is something to think about: if your songs were not 8bit, and were created by some other means, maybe guitars or other synths, would you still like it? If the answer is "no," then what you are doing is relying too heavily on the aural aesthetics of the 8bit sound and it is taking focus away from the song itself. Good music should be good music, not just "good 8bit" or "good chiptune."

2. Your song structures are a bit confused. Take some time listening to music you like (start with non-chip, then move on to your favorite chip stuff) and really listen to how the song flows. Much of modern music all contains an intro, verse, bridge, chorus, and so on, and if you sit there and count it all out you will find that mathematically the number of beats and measures of each part makes sense. Take your standard pop song in 4/4 time (4 beats to a measure, 4uarter note is = 1 beat), each section (verse, chorus, etc) will have a number of beats that almost always is a multiple of 4.

So, try to identify where the chorus, verse, etc is in your own songs. Build up the tension and keep piling it on, until you get to the big payoff- which is the chorus, and it should hit really really hard to be effective. Don't repeat the same section over and over, I know it's really easy to get lazy when using trackers (I do it too) and just copy the same part over the next section, but you are doing yourself and your music an injustice by not taking the time to create using your fullest potential. You certainly seem to have a grasp of the program, which is good, so if you want to write something totally epic, use paper and make notes and write and rewrite and tweak and delete and move around and just keep doing it forever and ever, amen. The more you do it the better you will get and more you find out you can do, etc.

A good exercise is to cover one of your favorite non-chip songs, taking care to make it sound as close to the original as possible, only with 8bit instrumentation. People love cover songs too, so if you make a silly video to go with it you can probably get yourself a few hits on YouTube if you're into that. But always remember the point here is not to get your dick sucked by people who have never heard of 8bit, the point is to write the best possible music you can and if it's attention you seek, you will get it by remaining modest and continually working on your craft.

Hope this helps, stay in touch!!!"


I am defender of justice

2011-03-11 12:11:27 by PainasaurusRex
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Rainbowdragoneyes, new album, get it. It's free, unless you want a large sized cover. otherwise, it's completely free to download the album. http://www.8bitpeoples.com/discography /8BP117 Awesome.

Also, working on new 8-bit song, got some good reviews, two 10s, so I think it'll turn out pretty good. It'll be having both a looped version and a full song version. It's Nightway. Also, I have websites of mine for you guys to check out/friend/like/check out. So here is a list of links. Or a lol as I like to say.
Just so you know, this site has updated version of songs not posted here on newgrounds, so check 'em out.

Myspace - myspace.com/PrextheBand
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Prex/
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(When I get enough fans it'll change)
Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/prex-1
Twitter - http://twitter.com/ PrextheBand


Marraige

2011-03-04 22:33:06 by PainasaurusRex

Hey guys, since only people that seem to care read this I thought I should tell you.

I'm now engaged to my wonderful fiancee as of 3/3/2011. So I'm in a very good mood :|...

Also, released a new song Summer Snow, a WIP that you can get to via a link down below this.
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PS Sorry this post isn't as long as usual. Not sure what else to say. If you look at Summer Snow you will see more details on my vacation and proposal :D.


Break

2011-02-23 08:53:22 by PainasaurusRex

I need a break from music for a while. I feel creatively exhausted, so don't expect anything new from me for a while.

Love,
Prex


Happystep

2011-02-16 10:18:32 by PainasaurusRex

So, I was letting my friend Christian listen to my strange music that until recently I had termed anti-dubstep since it was really different from normal dubstep. As he was listening to it he said it was kind of like Happy Hardcore mixed with Dubstep and it was good. So happystep. Now that I have a wobble bass that I can use, and I have a genre to do, I'm going to keep writing in happystep.

To describe it though, I'll go pretty in depth. The genre's I'm actually mixing are dance, trance, dubstep, industrial, and hardstyle. The melodies are either dance or trance. I write mostly in a major scale which lends itself to a more happy sound. Then the drumming is either a simple 4-on-the-floor or something similar to that. Bass pedal should be varied from the quarter-note pattern but should emphasis the beat. I put snare on 2 and 4 (industrial), though it could work on 1 and 3 (dance), or just 3 (DUB). The Bass should be heavy but not overpowering since the emphasis is the melody in a way more similar to dance or techno. BPM is high or atleast seems high, should seem faster then Dubstep most of the time. Also, I use a hardstyle noise to keep the beat interesting. Finally, breakdowns work well, I like to use them a lot, being the metal fan I am, and from the one I used in Dropped I thought it worked well.

So far I have three songs of this genre:
Goblin Feast
Dropped
Happystep (WIP)

I'm looking for input on this genre, any ideas are welcome. Please leave a comment or something to let me know :D


Wobble Bass

2011-02-14 22:24:22 by PainasaurusRex

I finally figured it out :D. How to make a wobble bass. It took me forever, but I did it with very little help from tutorials. I feel pro haha. My current work-in-progress is deadub5 a deadmau5 inspired style of dubstep. It's not great but it's getting there. In fl studios I've bumped up the tempo from 100 to 140 bpm so it's now more awesome. I'm working with some other instruments to add some different layers also. Hopefully it turns out good. It needs a lot of work, but I think it'll be good, so stay tuned. Also, I'm trying to figure out a symbol for myself as Prex, and I have a simple eye that I like to draw, so I'll have that posted with this. Well that's all I have for you guys.

Wobble Bass


New Songs and Stuff

2011-02-08 23:45:30 by PainasaurusRex

Ahh college, where the girls are hot and the booties kicking. Not really, except for my girlfriend of course. Anyway, I've been returning to my roots, 8-bit. It's good, I've new found desire to right it thanks to Rainbowdragoneyes. Below is an example of their song. He's releasing an album soon that I want to buy... and probably will. But below is "Creatures ov Deception" it's fucking sweet.

So next song is going to be something along the title of 8-Bit Clockwork Death. Not sure on the name yet, but you can expect it later this week. I'm excited for it to get 0 bombed but oh well. If you haven't already checked it out, also check out my return to 8-Bit with 8-Bit Planetary Repulsion. If you don't get the joke then get ready to go, go, get ready to go, this is what it's like when gravity is reversed and the planets are repelled away from each other.

However, here is video

Lyrics:
JUST AHEAD THERE LIES A VILLAGE COMPROMISED
BY CREATURES IN DISGUISE
WEARING SKIN OF MEN SO THEY BLEND RIGHT IN
BUT I SEE RIGHT THROUGH THOSE GUYS

IN THE NIGHT THEY CAME FOR THEIR PRIZE TO CLAIM
IN A WEEK THEY WILL SUCCEED
THEY ARE MASTERS OF DECEPTION LIES AND UNTOLD MISERY

I APPROACH IN SILENCE
THEY WILL NOT BE EXPECTING ME
I LEAP OUT OF THE DARKNESS
AND SLAY NO LESS THAN THREE
BEFORE MY PRESENCE IS DETECTED
I WILL HAVE THEM BY THE THROAT
THESE CREATURES ARE NO MATCH FOR ME
AND THEY WILL DO AS THEY'RE TOLD

I AM DEFENDER OF THE RIGHTEOUS
I AM GUARDIAN OF THE TRUE
I WILL NOT STAND FOR DECEPTION AND
I WILL NOT STAND FOR YOU
IF ITS IN MY GREATER INTEREST
YOU MAY SUMMON ME TO FIGHT
BUT AS SOON AS I SAVE YOUR ASS FROM YOUR DOOM
WE FUCK ALL NIGHT

OH YEAH

WITH THE PRIZE IN SIGHT ON THE SEVENTH NIGHT
AND NO MORE LEFT TO KILL
I WILL TAKE WHATS MINE AND ERASE YOUR MIND
SO WHAT HAPPENED ISNT REAL

EVERYTHING IS BURNING AND BLISTERING
SOMEHOW I LOST CONTROL
I GUESS I DIDN'T LIKE YOUR VIRGINS VERY MUCH
AND THEIR IMPROPER EXTOL

SO NOW WHILE YOU WATCH YOUR VILLAGE BURN
MAYBE NEXT TIME YOU'LL KNOW BETTER
BUT IT PROBABLY DOESN'T MATTER VERY MUCH RIGHT NOW
PRETTY SOON YOU'LL ALL BE DEADER
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New Pic

2011-01-30 00:40:44 by PainasaurusRex
Updated

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That's picard facepalming, just to clarify


Erg

2011-01-24 10:05:14 by PainasaurusRex

DAMN TWO SONG POST LIMIT!

So anyway, I even though no one will ever read this, I still enjoy posting here. It's like yelling into an empty room. yelling into an empty room. empty room. room. I have another song to post at midnight tonight, hopefully this one will get some attention, unlike my last few songs. They've been pretty much getting ignored, which is upsetting since I've put a lot of work in to them. Well, you win some you lose some. One day, you will all bow to me, the TECHNO GOD! Not really.

So bored...


Hmmm

2010-12-11 05:31:37 by PainasaurusRex

So, after looking at someone elses profile. Making me feel like a stalker or something, I noticed that he mentioned googling himself and found out he was in a youtube video. I laughed and tried it. Upside, I was the top thing when googling DJ Prex, bad news, someone else is apparently DJ Prex, though he's not famous so if I goto the government I might be able to copyright the name, also, Prex is aparrantly a 32-bit operating system. Found that interesting.

As far as posting music goes, I have nothing really being worked on. Writers block I believe they call it. I have lyrics now, but I lack the skill to put music to it. -sigh- If only. Anyway, I have a couple songs started, but nothing I feel is ready to be posted, most of them were abandoned anyway.

In other news, college is hard and so is programming (my major currently). I'm thinking about switching to a music major and start writting music for movies or games or something. Also, on a note about programming, I'm thinking about making a game using Valves Source Engine. Trying to figure out how much it costs to buy, then I'll consider putting together a team of programmers from college that need experience and have no other way of obtaining it (muhahahaha).

Recently entered in OpenLights Solo contest. He PM'd me saying my music is awesome, so I need to write a song for him. Hopefully, if you're reading this, you already checked it out, cause if you are, you're probably stalking me, or something. Though I have no idea how favorite artist works, so maybe you recieve an e-mail or something and it isn't as creepy as I think it is open-light O.o... Anyway, I'm hoping to win (though isn't everyone). Personally felt competition was slim. Though I'm narcissistic like that and a music snob so w/e. Good luck to all enteries though.

That basically sums up my life. Any questions, PM me, I'm more likely to get them... Probably.

Also, the fact that I joined the competetion was pure luck, I hadn't checked Newgrounds in a while so if it had happened inbetween there, I probably wouldn't have noticed. Oh well, luck favors the bold or some shit.