I am a __ year old producer...

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I am a __ year old producer...

Postby CitricAcid » 24 Jan 2014 19:43

I'm willing to bet money that some people here have done this. I mean no offense to you. I actually might want to know what's going through your heads. I see the following, in whole or in part, in a lot of descriptions on YouTube, Soundcloud, and pretty much anywhere else music can be publicly uploaded. Ahem...

"I am a [#] year old producer. I use [DAW] and [Software 1, 2, and 3]. I make [generic genres] and [highly specific subgenres], and my inspirations are [mainstream EDM producers]. I also do [a bunch of other unrelated artistic things]."

To prevent this from being tl;dr, I will just start by saying that I don't think it is a good idea to introduce yourself with most of the highlighted things in the above sentence. (The age part gets to me most for some reason.) I'll save my more detailed opinions until after others have expressed theirs. On a side note, I think the above sentence could allow for some hilarious mad lib action. On a further side note manually entering all these color tags is tedious. Hopefully that gets fixed soon.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby CaptainFluffatun » 24 Jan 2014 20:03

I think that kind of thing is fine if it's your CHANNEL description, but if it's the description of a song as this post seems to imply, then I don't really see the point because it says nothing about the actual music, only yourself. I guess it's just kinda telling of their motivations if they only talk about themselves and not the music. I think the reason listing age is annoying to you is because it has nothing really to do with music (you could be a 67 y/o producer who's only been at it for two weeks). Once again, I think it's fine to put that info in your about me section, but if it's in the song description, it really just comes off as annoying and unnecessary.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby azerty » 24 Jan 2014 20:39

I can't resist the urge to fill out this mad-lib, aargh

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You're right, this sort of intro is omnipresent and terrible. I prefer letting my audience ascertain a picture of me through my music, hence the entirety of my SC bio being "What am I even doing" and various other intentionally vague and nonsensical revelations. It's also important to avoid being a cookie-cutter musician; in such a competitive and diverse field, it really pays to stand out, not to just be like every other player in the game. Uniqueness gets you far in the music world, in many ways.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Nine Volt » 24 Jan 2014 21:47

CitricAcid wrote:"I am a [#] year old producer. I use [DAW] and [Software 1, 2, and 3]. I make [generic genres] and [highly specific subgenres], and my inspirations are [mainstream EDM producers]. I also do [a bunch of other unrelated artistic things]."

Time for mad libs fuck yeeeaaaah
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Twy » 24 Jan 2014 22:00

"hi im a 15 year old producer and i make big room and dubstep and its my dream to become a successful dj producer and could you please go to my new song [insert generic title here] and give it a listen and a like you have no idea how much it will help me reach my dreams and follow my passion. dont forget to subscribe/follow if you like thank you"


Every time...

And really, in order to get the ball rolling and start making your way in the business you need to advertise. I get that, but seriously, I can't tell you how many times I've followed those links to find such a bad/novice sounding track from someone that's obviously only had the hobby for a couple weeks. Gah, maybe instead of whoring around your music everywhere you should instead be focusing on making decent music.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby itroitnyah » 24 Jan 2014 23:14

Thanks for bringing this up. The age thing really gets to me. It's the same thing on this other website that I go to (pcpartpicker). When people are displaying their build, kids especially, they'll put "13-year olds first gaming build" and then in the description they'll put "So I'm 13 and it was hard to save up for all these parts yada yada" and then end up with 40+ upvotes (that's pretty decent on pcpartpicker), even if their build is just a generic 'threw in parts that reliable and powerful for cheap, but don't look very decent together' type of build. It really annoys me.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Navron » 24 Jan 2014 23:38

I don't see what the problem is. All I'm getting from this thread is that it's a very good way of determining crappy teenager brostep artists.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby simonli2575 » 25 Jan 2014 02:26

I'm am a 14 year old producer. I use FL Studio, Massive and Nexus. I make Dubstep and Big Boom House, and my inspirations are Skrillex, Flux Pavilion and Doctor P. I also doodle in FL Studio and make random crap.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Mr. Bigglesworth » 25 Jan 2014 03:10

Egh. Whatever.

I am a 17 year old producer. I use Ableton Live 9 and Massive, Z3ta+2 and Razor. I make whatever the hell I want and whatever the hell I want with slightly more detail, and my inspirations are my mood. I also write kinda.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby simonli2575 » 25 Jan 2014 03:34

Mr. Bigglesworth wrote:I also write kinda.

I also write kinda too.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Gray Ham » 25 Jan 2014 04:00

I am a 17 year old producer. I use ACID and whatever I find for free. I make shit that sounds the same and weird shit, and my inspirations are my toilet bowl after use, Cherax Destructor, The Presets and General mumble (yes very generic inspirations). I also do eat, play tennis and occasionally I might socialise if I feel like it.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby CitricAcid » 25 Jan 2014 10:15

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who finds the age thing annoying. It bothers me, because it either says, "Look at me I'm a child prodigy," or, "I'm young, so you should hold my music to a lower standard and subscribe to me to boost my self esteem." I would rather listen to your music, decide whether I like it, and then find out through the grape vine that, "You're how old?" and be impressed. If you've advertised how old you are, I won't be impressed by it.

And I'm a bit surprised that everyone wants to fill out the mad lib. Needless to say, I won't be. Blegh.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Coloriot » 25 Jan 2014 13:19

Imma try for myself

Hi, I'm a 16 year old producer. I use software such as Ableton Live 7, Synth1, and Komplete Elements. I make house and hardstyle, as well as sometimes chip tune and whatever other genre I feel like making, or maybe no specific genre at all. My inspirations are Silva Hound, Zedd, and my friends who are way better than me. I also play piano, both classically and contemporarily, game, and live a relatively normal life.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Freewave » 25 Jan 2014 15:15

It was impressive when Omnipony was making such amazing music at 15 but most of the time its a 13 year old sounding like a 13 yr old tinkering around in piano roll.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Berri » 25 Jan 2014 19:07

I AM A 13 YEAR OLD PRODUCER. I ONLY USE FL AND MASSIVE CUZ ANTHING ELSE IS 4 NEWBS. I HAVE PRODUCE FOR 10MINUTES. CHECK OUT MY NEW TRACK 'DROP THE BASS' IS SO ORGINAL. MY INSPIRATIONS ARE SKRILLEX AND SKRILLEX AND KNIFE PARTY AND FLUX PAVIION AND EXCISION AND SKRILLEX. I ALSO DO YAOI FANFIKS CUZ IM HURDCORE. SAUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL OR U R GEY AND DONT HAVE $W∆G.

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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Gray Ham » 25 Jan 2014 20:12

CitricAcid wrote:And I'm a bit surprised that everyone wants to fill out the mad lib. Needless to say, I won't be. Blegh.

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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby JSynth » 25 Jan 2014 20:57

I am a 9 year old producer. I use Garageband and Audacity. I make Dubstep and Speedcore, and my inspirations are Skrillex and Omnipony. I also play lots of minecraft and gmod. Add me on steam: DerpyFan7773

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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby SticktheFigure » 26 Jan 2014 01:25

"I am an 18 year old producer. I use FL Studio 10 (primarily) and Massive, Addictive Keys, and Z3TA+2. I make bad music and almost tolerable music, and my inspirations are not people who produce anything relevant to what I want to make. I also do parkour and cry about the inevitable heat death of the universe.."
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby ExoBassTix » 26 Jan 2014 04:46

I've had problems with this kind of formatting myself. I still gotta change it for my Warmonger O and ExoBassTix accounts (though Xalpheon, being the philosophical bastard he is, already has something deeply unique).

I think this kind of formatting is a bit effortless, and less binding with your followers. It makes for a less intimate listening experience, all by all. Just like all people having tour dates or ALL CAPS in their bio ... Just ugh.

Nonetheless, let me take a try at filling your thing out in my own way.

Shorah b'shemtee! My name is ExoBassTix, or just Exo. I am a 15 year old producer with a dream. I use FL Studio 10 and whatever VST I can find, anything works. I make music with a story, in the shape of pretty much any Electronic music genre you can think of. My main inspirations are Organ Donors (because they're really strong in being themselves and reaching out to their followers) and Julien Mier (because his works describe exactly what I want to achieve. I also like to draw, make pixelart, and fanatically play puzzle games from now and then.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Jokeblue » 27 Jan 2014 23:03

Shiver me timbers! I be Cap'n Morigan. I been a sailin' these seas as a Pirate e'er since I could tie a knot and handle a musket. I be ever searchin' for booty n' plunder, and new ports in which to find rum and wenches. Me an' me crew sail upon a 24 gun Frigate named The Crimson Terror, decked with the best we scrap from fallen foes. I dream to one day conquer an' commandeer an English Man-O-War, an' raise me a fleet large 'nough to strike fear into those English Naval bastards. Me main inspirations be Captain Blackbeard and Captain Jean Lafitte. I also like to drink, loot, and riot and me favourite pony is Fluttershy.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Jokeblue » 28 Jan 2014 00:12

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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby senntenial » 01 Feb 2014 14:58

I am a 19 year old producer. I use crayons and various brands of markers to write my lab reports for college. I make waterproof braille magazines and penguin documentaries, and my inspirations are Zoey Deschanel and the entire cast of "Cheers". I also manage complete engine rebuilds, so hmu if you have a BMW and you're used to a little smoke and are unafraid of death.

Also, I'd say however someone wants to introduce themselves shows off what they'd like to share. If we have some Madeon who wants to show off his amazing talent and youth by talking about his age, I don't see the problem in that.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Jokeblue » 01 Feb 2014 21:05

Well, for my youtube/soundcloud/facebook, I just said "Music by Jeremy. Drop D aplenty." because that's pretty much all it is, there's not really anything else to really say.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby Stuntddude » 03 Feb 2014 21:39

So to really get in the spirit, I actually polled my family mad-lib style, except they don't really know about DAWs or EDM so I substituted that with "any instrument" and "any musician":

I am a 57 year old producer. I play Trombone and Ukelele. I make Jazz and Rhythm and Blues, and my inspirations are Neil Young and Coldplay. I also do footbag, knitting, baking.
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Re: I am a __ year old producer...

Postby FLAOFEI » 19 Feb 2014 17:27

I am a 18 year old producer and musician. I use 10 Fruit Loops and play drums, bassguitarr, jewsharp, and various percussive instruments. I make breakcore, polka and polkacore, and my inspirations are Futret, Weird Al, Venetian Snares and Igorrr. I also do judo.

Is that good? It dosn't look like I filled that in seriously... but I think I did...
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