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Are you really proud of your music

Before this happened to me i thought i was proud of my music and nobody couldnt tell me nothing.Recently my band teacher found my youtube chanele(whoopie) and decided to play one of my songs to a student.Ik my songs are not aimed in the mainstream category i try to stay as far as i can from that but the sheer laughter at it was what got me.I thought to my self am i doing something wrong, is it just this person,do i just suck. No, many people like my songs on youtube and people that understand arrangement too so i dont know why i even let that effect me.My music is another form of my emotions i let pour out on this site or youtub, somtimes just for sh*ts and gigs but the fact i almost regected my music style made me realize im not 100percent proud of my music.So i ask you, if your music is played out loud today, will you stand by your music and except what it is?

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So ... if I 'm proud of my

So ... if I 'm proud of my songs ? Yes I am! Are because when I sing , when I play just me . It is I who let myself be guided by my feelings from my emotions.

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You should have asked that

You should have asked that student who laughed at your track how many songs they've written on their mobile phone. There's no question you've got talent and if you enjoy doing something and writing music makes you feel good about yourself, don't let anyone else's opinion change that. When you get older (like me) you'll appreciate that as nice as it is for people to appreciate what you write, having a creative outlet in life you enjoy is a far bigger deal. Don't worry about how many subscribers you've got or how many likes/dislikes your tracks get, just focus on improving and expanding your musical horizons. The creative process is it's own reward.

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Wasn't nice of the person to

Wasn't nice of the person to laugh at you. If music is your way of expressing emotion, keep at it. Your style is your style...some will like it, some wont, that goes for any type/style of music created. I'm never 100% happy with my tracks, it is why I never really finish them. I just put them to the side until I figure it out.
In college I spent more time playing or creating to others music then my own. I could play theirs, but they wouldn't even attempt to create to mine. One piece a teacher did use as a way to teach chord progressions and borrowed chords. I didn't create standard 4 chord progressions on a piano either. Here I have found musicians that can and will create to my tracks or let me create to theirs and are very helpful with any questions a person has. There is a lot of talent here. This is the first site I ever done an online collab with, which is fun:) But what I create in caustic is different then how I create/play or express musically on a piano or keyboard.
The more you create and play, the better you get. I found your youtube channel and listen to a few of your tracks, I like the piano parts in a couple of them, right pretty.
If your happy with your music then that's what matters. It's ok to be critical to better yourself or if someone gives you constructive criticism to help you. Keep creating:)

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Nope, i have so much to learn

Nope, i have so much to learn. I don't see my music as something serious. Some my friends said i have a lot of potencial and that i should focus on my tracks, but i just dont buy it. :-) My problem is that i dont believe in myself and my "skils". I made hundreds of tracks in these ulmost 10 years i play around music, just for fun. 99% of them are erased by me. What can i do, i just dont see me like someone who can spend whole day just for one track. Average time i spend on my demos is 2 hours. After that i wanna kill myself. :-) If track sounds fine, i will save project (and maybe never continue again) , but if im not satisfied, i just erase project and go away. :-)

Check out my new track.

https://youtu.be/PflagFexu5g

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LOL I'd probably never listen

LOL I'd probably never listen to my music if I didn't make it. I'm a Metalhead and a guitar player since I was 12 years old back then I would have probably kicked my own ass for listening or making electronic music I always liked it but it wasn't my Cuppa tea. But learning how to make and record audio has given me a higher understanding of music in general I believe. Learning how to make music and recorded it has opened me up from a stubborn metal head to a lover of all music in general mostly LOL

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Thank you caustic

Thank you caustic

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No.  I absolutely can't bear

No.  I absolutely can't bear other people listening to my stuff if I'm around in the same room.  I don't think I'm scared of negative or critical reactions because that wouldn't bother me if I got that from a track I posted here.  I think it's closer to what you say about putting your emotions into it and it's just the act of playing something to somebody, regardless of the reaction.

It's completely irrational, and probably slightly narcissistic but I feel almost embarrassed about having the creative urge that drives me to do this.  The idea of explaining to somebody in the "real world" that I spend hours of my life not only making weird tunes but giving them names and calling the whole project "Mindfool" is an excruciating thought.

It's not a problem doing it here, maybe because everyone else is in the same boat or maybe because I can just exist as a disembodied presence here without the risk of having to actually meet any of you in person.  Although conversely there's a big part of me that would love to meet any of you guys in person!

I don't know if that's helped the debate but I feel like I got something off my chest there :D

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We are the music makers and

We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.

A lot of people in the real world say they don't dream and run past cemeteries, so you know. :)

Embrace that hidden place.

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hell yeah im proud! you

hell yeah im proud! you should be too! everything said is true, make music for you. some will like it some wont. F'em if they don't like it wasn't for them. when you keep ay it your tunes will get more experience behind them and they will sound better, some will still laugh again it wasn't made for them. just keep rockin' and don't look back. if it makes you happy its good enough.smiley

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p.s. im proud enough i like

p.s. im proud enough i like to go into best buy or type of store and pull up my sound cloud page on all the computers until they ask me to stop.hehesmiley
 shameless self promotion. i know, but it gives more people a chance to hear my tunes. some of them might think i suck. that's ok. before that they had no opinion at all.  yes

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Im still not happy with my

Im still not happy with my stuff... Although it definitely sounds better thanwhat i used to make. I still need a few years to master production.

Check out mah soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/josh-oelal

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Im proud of myself for not

Im proud of myself for not giving up on it. I have tried to quit several times, even made an announcement here a while back but the music bug always bites. I have been producing on and off now for about 5 years and still feel like I have at least another 5 before I can create the quality and complexity that rivals the music that inspires me.

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I just listened to one of

I just listened to one of your songs on YouTube. Nothing to laugh at there. It was quite enjoyable. There will always be those who try to lift themselves by tearing down others. 

anickt

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I like your music. I listened

I like your music. I listened to your song Inflexible Spirit and it was great! But I commented on the vid saying I give it -99/10 'cause there is not enough delay on the lead cheeky That's because I love delay on eeeeverything and not having it on something is a crime against humanity to me!

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its what u make of any thing

its what u make of any thing and every thing.

u can have a producers mind always turning trks in your head. if u never giving up on doing the production.

we are living breathing spiritual beings.

sum.... need two do the physical production of music. others..... i my self included.... i have multiple jobs can't always being in production mode even on mobile.... try doing drywall. or plumbing. dirty jobs most clothes are ruin the first day.... u keep certain valuables away from certain work. and win u sit down u exhausted can't lift a finger two do much anything!!

being proud of u. is formidable!!!

being proud of what u do..... why do u do it? its something u like? soooo i'm always defensive about what i like. and what i don't. cause its a matter of ownership of your expression.

i think dat teacher was grilling dat student for his lack of care and attention two anything even music. as not your music the student was laughing at but the teacher.... pointing your trks!!!!

pointing yoUtube!!!!

in school??? during school??? pulling a hip, move.....

dat's laughable!!!

come on!!! think about your teacher and how he or she teaches and how he or she dresses.... its comedical for you two u at u. as not meant for harm.

a youth and a teacher having a outta school experience. dat is what is so funny!!!

u don't have many of those. most of the time its a nerd moment ((( excuse my person if i went there. but ..... ))) think about but don't dewell!!

an' push past it and move forward at ahead. keep gettin' ahead of what u want this expression two be.

u know they say sky's the limit soooo lead us two create the next universe. cause u can with caustic.

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I'm also one of those who are

I'm also one of those who are never entirely happy with their music. I always have that thought it could be better in my mind. there's still a long way to go until I'll be able to reach that better. too many things I don't know about yet.

I listened to your stuff a little. while it's not on the level of a professional artist production-wise it's definitely good considering we're talking about music made on mobile and your melodies are quite nice as well. people laughing about music (apart from maybe funny music) aren't really someone I'd listen to anyway. they simply don't know what they're talking about so don't let it get to you.

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It depends on my mood.

It depends on my mood.

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The answer to your question

The answer to your question is, yes if my music is was played out loud. then I would stand by it. I have limitations and I know what they are, excepting this, I still try to create music, you see I can't help it, I may go periods of time when i'm not trying, but sooner or later I will try again. I agree that the creative process is almost the most exciting part, but when I have a track I feel I want to post on here, say, I admit I get nervous, but that's just human nature, people will either like it or not and you have to accept that. So the question back is why do you try to make music, what is your motivation, is to to have some kind of reward at the end, or is it for the sake of satisfying your creative urges, at the end of the day only you can decide on what terms you do this most amazing of things called music, but if you decide to carry on, I wish you well...yes

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always can be better, never

always can be better, never satisfied with it, but thats everyone, i have an artist friend who has gallery shows and whatnot, and its the same on that side, always can be room for a better execution, the picture in your head didnt fit the end result (dealing with it can be a headache) sometimes the sky parts and you get a nice sunny field though.

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I got over it lol i cant

I got over it lol i cant believe i even made this looking bck at it lol.Do you know mater what others think,thats kinda scary that i threw that mind set out of the way

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Looking back over the past

Looking back over the past four years, I really haven't made one single serious piece with Caustic, but rather just a bunch of little grooves experimenting with a variety of things, and of course the goodies I make for it.  I guess I could say that I'm proud of my work and contributions to this project, even if it's not directly connected to music made from it.

I can say without a doubt that I enjoy more what I can do from this piece of software than with other desktop systems I've used in years' past (Steinburg, PT etc....)

But I am more proud of people here who came into this forum with little or no music skills at all, and over the months have grown in huge ways, and hearing the music they make now -- I am very proud of that. cool

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Its in human nature to

Its in human nature to dismiss something we don't understand.
Even famous artists have people that hate their work.Its impossible to please everyone.
Am i proud of my music?YES! You should always be proud of things that YOU created,especially emotional involved arts like music.
Now,if i was in your situation,i would have demanded from the person that laughed to explain why my song is so crappy for him,and second..i would demanded that he presented one of his own creations instead of laughing of others people work.

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Today I hate my music,

Today I hate my music, especially after spending the last week trying to get a mix right only in the end to have it sound worse.

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@Mekanism that is why i

@Mekanism that is why i always abandon my tracks for a few days before mixing and mastering.

Check out mah soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/josh-oelal

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@Josh, yeah I did take a few

@Josh, yeah I did take a few day break and that's when I realized my track was shit!  I hate the arrangement, the sounds, the mix, it just sucks.

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@mek make a new track to make

@mek make a new track to make up for it :P

Check out mah soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/josh-oelal

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Fortunatly no one call

Fortunatly no one call himself or herself musician here. we are just music-like sound-doer

Jason
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Huh?   There are quite a many

Huh?   There are quite a many of musicians here...... I am one of several here, that plays many real-life instruments, and just happens to be a Caustic user too.... 

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AMITY X & L0XX - Ambition (original mix)

Listen to my new track ambition
I m giving u the caustic file too
Hope u like this...
Subscribe to me on youtube for more music

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWIvfCsiMzWqPc9kaSrFCkQ

Download this track - https://www.mediafire.com/download/af2en3gvv9c62g8

Caustic Song file (optional): 

Amity x

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AMITY X & L0XX - Ambition (original mix)

Listen to my new track ambition
I m giving u the caustic file too
Hope u like this...
Subscribe to me on youtube for more music

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWIvfCsiMzWqPc9kaSrFCkQ

Download this track-https://www.mediafire.com/download/af2en3gvv9c62g8

Caustic Song file (optional): 

Amity x

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@Amity X

@Amity X

If that's Trap, I'm going to crank dat on one of my special days. (] -_- [)

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Not even slightly proud,

Not even slightly proud, because I've been writing in Caustic for almost 3 years now, and writing in general for almost 5 years, and I still feel that my music is not up to snuff, especially comparing myself to everyone on the SCS forum. That mindset makes it really difficult for me to practice and improve, because I'll go long stretches of time being too down on music to write.

I make Chillout Electronic Music, and sometimes Ambient. http://floatingbeyond.tk
https://soundcloud.com/floatingbeyond

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Proud af. period lulz

Proud af. period lulz

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I think it should always be

I think it should always be proud of what you do and not caring who laughs at us. I think sometimes my songs do not work, because there are people who give me doubt what I do. (But that's me).

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My trap track

Ssup

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I'm not proud of my music

I'm not proud of my music ethier, sometimes I feel like it's not being listened to ethier. All though I really do try my very best to make music.