Sorry and hello james and Danjdob,kinda forgot about this post
SmurfJim, we're practically neighbors.... Im in Ohio just west of Columbus
My name is Nick. I turned 42 yesterday. I've been lurking in the forums, getting my hardware working, writing songs, getting used to the program (2.1.2 - beta 3 - nc2) for a little over a month. I've been playing guitar on my own for about 5 years, and I started kicking around the idea of putting together complete songs before I consider putting together a band. I worked a little with tracking programs years ago (screamtracker 2). I did pick up a modern tracking program (madtracker) before finding Caustic on Android Musician. Caustic has been pretty much everything I was looking for: ease of use, great functionality, and those that are using this software and are not taking advantage of these forums are really missing out. It has been great watching the action, and now that I have some songs together, my gear pretty much all ready to go, I figured it was time to get involved.
Though I am mostly rock/metal/popular influenced like most, one of the reasons I got into playing and writing my own music was because friends of mine noticed I really have no boundaries where it comes to me and musical genres. So they urged me to play, and I've not stopped since I picked up my first guitar. And, thanks to Caustic, I actually have a couple beginner songs completed.
Mr. jblann1, I am 25 miles South of New Philadelphia, East of Cambridge....HOWDY NEIGHBOR!
And lord bondslave, I just turned 52 yesterday...that is freaky!
It has occurred to me that there are fewer years ahead than there are behind....
Finally have a new tablet....time to catch up!
FYI, if you click on your user and hit the "Track" tab, you can see ALL the posts you have written and responded to.
I plan on doing a youtube video in a month our so about the "hidden gems" and how to use the singlecell site. :)
How about that Mike, I'm working on some YT videos too..... looks like we gonna be pumping out some eye candy this season... and I don't even bother to track my posts, I'm sure it expands to 20+ pages
Hi, my name is Torbjörn "Tobbe" Törnqvist from Eskilstuna, Sweden, born in Sundsvall, Sweden. Music has always been there for me. My older brother come home one day from his work (I was about 7-8 years old) with Rolling Stones single "Let's Spend The Night Togheter" and that was it. I started play guitar at 13 - selfthought. In 1997 a friend of mine asked me if we could start a band together. We asked another friend if he could join us and we started to reherse tons of covers by CCR, Stones, some swedish songs also. I left the band 2006. I still have my lefthanded Ibanez RG something but I rarely play it these days. I found this app as many other on Play Store and I just love it. It's pretty neat to have it around if I come up with some melody in my head and trying to do it in Caustic. Sometimes it works and sometimes it sounds really bad, I'm still learning.
I'm not a techno or house music guy. I like more melodic hardrock like Gotthard, Magnum, AcDc and all other band that rock. I found some really good sounding drums around this place. Thanks a million for that.
Thanks for a great app and for a great place.
Howdy Tobbe, or should I call you neighbor :-) I'm from Torshälla so we might know each other. What band did you play in? I had stopped playing in bands when you started but I've been keeping an eye on the local bands from time to time. Welcome to the community.
Hello Tobbe. :)
Ok, small world. I moved to Eskilstuna 2003 from Hallstahammar. We played some gigs at private partys. Midsummer 2002 we played outside at Solvik's Festplats. The bands name was Revanch. Very anonomyes :-).
My name is Ryan. I am a manager at a restaurant. Hourly wage, not salary. Yet. Glamorous I know. I have a wonderful fiancee and an awesome kid (2 year old son). I have a project I've been actively maintaining for a few years now, Violent Neurosis... Http://Www.YouTube.com/violentneurosis
VIOLENT NEUROSIS (YouTube) ...https://www.youtube.com/user/ViolentNeurosis
I'm Rob, written a couple of computer games, none of which you'd have heard of, used to program computers for a living, now I manage people doing that for me. At home I play guitar, keyboards and Drums... and now my telephone. Got a 2 year old boy who is awesome. I'm about to turn 40 and not happy about this.
edit: Forgot to mention, live in Norwich in the UK. It's a fine City.
My Soundcloud page
My Facebook page
> I'm about to turn 40 and not happy about this.
How can you not be happy, you got kids, music and management, sounds like you were busy the last 20 years.
Welcome to the community!
Well I just don't think I'm old enough to be 40! Although my grey hairs are constantly telling me I am... and yet my toilet humour tells me I'm not!
I've just turned 42 and don't feel it all, mentally or (thankfully) physically. You can get older without becoming old
Hi there. I'm some random wannabe teen that spends more time on the internet than in real life. For music, I use Audiotool and Caustic. Not sure which is better*. You can find me as quaternary, tuddster (long story), or scratchisthebest (another long story) online, and Matthew offline. I have a website, but it's currently just a tilde (seriously), and also designed the site for my family's restaruant Lido's Pizza, which is... not just a tilde. I'm thinking about being a web designer or music artist or game programmer professionally*. Oh, and I do Ludum Dares ;)
*WHY NOT "All of the above" OMG PERFECT
I tell you what being a manager sucks..... cuz I run a warehouse at a plastics molding plant. We design and manufacture plastic bottles for customers all over the world. And the way I design and configure my warehouse, changes all the time, kinda like what we do here..... It is no easy task, no doubt.
Anyways, welcome new members! I'm watching you haha.... you're at the right place to learn and grow and just have fun.
You can watch me. I don't do many exciting things, though.
My name is Primo, I live in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. i was born in 01-10-1999 (14 years ago). when i was 7-10 i really like to listen to bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, and also Eminem (best rapper in the world IMO). i went to elementary school when i was 5(a bit too early in my country). in elementary, i was always in top 3 of my class since 1st-6th grade, but when i went to junior high school, i never even finished in top 10 lol, because that's one of the best high school in my city, now im 9th grade and have to study a lot for national exam. my interest in electronic music begins when i was 12, my friend asked me to play Tap Tap(an android game) and the song was Benny Benassi's House Music. After that, i begin to search more about what i called "DJ music"(EDM). and i started to find more and more producers like tiesto, hardwell, zedd, nicky romero, avicii and lot others, but i started my producing journey by making dubstep using Uloops/Pocketband, until one day i found caustic when i read a local phone magazine. And now im working for a remix of a song by Avicii and Nicky Romero (Nicktim) and 1 original song.
I think you'll fit in nicely. Pocketband was nice but I didn't like how you had to be online to use it and had to save after each edit. Completely crippled workflow for me. Once I found Caustic, there was no turning back.
exactly, love the community there, too bad it has to be online, so i choosed Caustic instead
Hello!!! I should've done this a long time ago! Lmao... Who am I? Well I just put my info here!
+1 .... Pocketband,only online I tried it, wasn't my cup of tea! But I did hop on the forum and listened to some of the peoples beats n songs!!!
Hi everybody, my name is Mike, I'm from Sheffield in the U.K. and I've been making music for years and years( and years) with guitars and virtual instruments - here's a link to my Soundcloud page:
- but I'm a complete noob when it comes to Android apps. I spend a lot of time commuting to and from work, and it suddenly occurred to me I might be able to make use of this time if I got myself a mobile device and some music-making apps. I thought I'd be able to at least 'sketch' some ideas to be finished off in the 'proper' studio...I got Caustic 2 a few weeks ago and was mighty impressed. Now I've got Caustic 3 and it's blown me away - this is a masterpiece of programming and it sounds fantastic. I still have a lot to learn but I know I'm going to be able to make complete tracks on my tablet. And I'm having fun while I'm learning - win/win :D
Hello,enjoy the forum. Caustics hard to learn but really fun once you've figutred out most of the tricks....and you'll have more fun incorporating the rest into your songs.
Just bought caustic and I am so far loving it. I am from VA, and self taught.
I make pretty much everything, but I end up making Trance Hip Hop... Not really sure what to call it.
Happy holidays and sorry if I revived a long dead thread.
Welcome all new members! 2014 is going to be an exciting year, I want to see what new talent has come our way....
Well, with Caustic 3 finally released and CCJ2 kicking off the year I feel like this is going to be the start of something truly beautiful. Perhaps we could publish a quarterly magazine or some such.
I'm not as active as I'd like, but I'm planning on getting more time to make music. It's the one thing I can't put down. A little background on me (for those who care about that stuff).
<--- That's me, I'm Jeff. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, I grew up listening to classic and psychadelic rock... my dad still has tons of Pink Floyd on vinyl... but I've always gravitated towards good singer/songwriters, like Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul Simon, and groups like Rush, the Eagles, and so forth. I think my first electronic album was the Xanadu soundtrack by ELO... also on vinyl.
I started playing sax when I was 10, taught myself guitar when I was 16, and then went to college for music. Learned all the basics, theory, etc. I've been playing music mostly in churches for the last 20 years or so. In the last few years, I've gotten into blues and funk, and have been learning as much of that as I can. I also like a lot of old-school techno, including the Wipeout XL soundtrack, and the movie Hackers soundtrack.
I'm now almost 40, have 4 kids, and I'm getting back into writing music, not just playing it. Caustic has been pretty revelational as far as being able to put down ideas quickly, and it's only getting better. I'm looking forward to adding more music to the community.
My names Randy. I live in KC and work for an corporate giant that shall remain unnamed, but the rest of my life outside of that is devoted to wife, kid, God and music. I am a guitar player and singer and have been playing for a little over 20 years and making records for around 12. I am trying to work towards eventually sustaining myself mostly from teaching guitar and doing occasional studio work, but we all know how that can go :).
I play in a band called Me And My Shadow, which is myself and one other guy who also just picked up Caustic too. I got it because my friend uses garage band on his phone to come up with song ideas which we then blow up in Digital Performer in my shop and replace sounds, etc. I wanted something to have on my mobile device, had previously moved from iOS to Android (like it better) and found Caustic. I've made a few tracks and am really enjoying it. I've posted them in the show and tell section.
I'm impressed with Caustic and even more impressed with how nice everyone on the site is with helping each other make great stuff in this software. In the two-ish days I've been posting I've had like three times the listens and likes on my soundcloud, which is awesome!
I included a track from Me And My Shadow in the soundcloud field. Looking forward to talking with everyone here. Later!
KC = Kansas City, USA? Or am I completely off base?
yep, sorry- Kansas City :)
hello everyone. my name is bidzina kantelashvili known as bidzo. i am from georgia and live in greece. i'm 21 years old. i work at natural cosmetic shop xD i don't can play on any instument, all musical xp i have is from caustic. ones again my name is bidzo and my english sucks xD
p.s. im using caustic in pc xD
Hi I'm Leigh from the UK. Front-end developer, designer and digital marketer. Part time audio freak, tech geek and regular hiker.
Been creating music on and off for about 15 years, but never taking it too seriously. Most active around the height of Rebirth (alias L.A.W. if any one remembers). Now in my 30's, I'm hoping for that spark to reignite my passion for audio production - I think Caustic is that spark.
Really looking forward to getting dug in with the community and creating some great tunage. Here's to a great 2014. Long live Caustic.
My music: http://www.soundcloud.com/laweffect | Audio help: http://www.teachmeaudio.com
Welcom to the community and as you can see, its an active one that likes listening to others music.
I'm not really new here but back here! My real name sounds horrible in other languages! It's typically german! My nickname as artist is FunkyDread! Sounds globally for all and is a piece of my life!
Right! I'm Rastafari for live and have Dreadlocks more than 14years to this day! I'm 34 years old and love music! Based in East Germany, near Berlin! So for me not angry when I express myself Grammatically incorrect. ;)
I've started to playing keyboard if i'm 12 years old and break it up after 2 years! Other interesting focus on music as my teacher!
After a little break in music I've started DJing with a nixtape of the week winning gig on Evosonic Radio 1999! Evosonic was the Radio station for electronic music here in Europe! All styles, all global top DJ's on stage and hosted underground raves!
Anyone know about it?
My favourite styles in the beginning was house, and techno and a little bit Drum&Bass but I don't bought any D&B vinyl at this time Actually in the last 3 years I play only D & B!
I 'd gigs in Berlin and Cologne this time with The one or the other celebrity in the scene! I'm not commercial DJ Rather, a lover of the underground scene until today!
As time as DJ I have bought me a Roland 307 Groove box and later Kong Electribe R MK2! In 2006 till 2008 I have played live with my groove boxes!
Start on PC as you all here with Rebirth! Version 1.0 are my own! Lol work a little bit with cubase and Ableton but the best for me was FL studio! Well, funny is the only one remix song I've made on Ableton would be released last year on The Remix Label! I didn't like this version they have released! You have imposed on it actually me to publish the track! Sure if you want that I've said! It looks good in my vita! ;)
With BlackBerry's PlayBook I found my way to Caustic! I remember me back to my groove boxes with Caustic! As a lover of mobile computing and security i have join TeamBlackBerry! QNX is the best real time os on mobile devices! So fast smooth and stabile that you can run a tons of applications at the same time!
best example is Pacemaker DJ app! i know that Pacemaker works hard to release a version of there DJ app on IOS! they did not get the money that they want! Although I paid € 20 at the launch of Pacemaker! Is worth the money! I 've played one hour in a radio show with the A BlackBerry Z10 only! If some birthdays comes from my Music friends, i' ll be going with my PlayBook and Device only! No laptop or something others! Wait, Griffin DJ Cable or Traktor cable to preview on mixing!
My new Z30 is the best device ever from BlackBerry! A tones of features like USB support! I can't wait to go in club or party with a controller and Z30 and can make music wherever we are! Easy on the go!
Reij, You can make it true with the updated USB driver ;)
Belive what I'm saying about the guy from BlackBerry! When I look through the leave being elite member of the BlackBerry, they are very friendly and take time for us! Even if you never saw! ( no spoiler alert)
don't forget i'm a Rastafari :D
But BlackBerry is my second love! Well, BlackBerry 10 OS let me do both in one! Can I take care of my wife more often again!! *rofl*
My day job, don't laugh!, is Plumber in my dad's company! But I hate it after the years and kills my creativity!
I will learn a new job with focused on programing languages, hardware specialist! But this not easy going here!
That's a little bit from me, some things I have to forget to say: work as plumber in London in 2006, or club owner with 2 other friends in 2007 and 2008! We must close because some nobody crimes thought they can high jack some money! Then the guests stayed away of course!
But for today is enough! Time to go sleep in Germany!
I will put a little list with the piece of my equipment and Hardware that I own over the years!
-2*Turntables with the upcoming Digital Vinyl System switch complete to DVS and Virtual Vinyl / Mixvibes DVS/ now Cross
-2*CD tabletop Player with the same DVS before
Reloop Mix age IE with Traktor pro
-BlackBerry PlayBook with Pacemaker
- BlackBerry Z10, Z30, Alpha Dev B Pacemaker
- Atari 1040 ST bought it for five years or more I didn't use it really but it's a piece in music history
- Laptops with FL studio but actually only Caustic
- my BlackBerry's
- Korb nano control
- Behringer ultramizer
- MD Recorders
- USB Asio Soundcards
P.S. Awesome topic! (y)
SoundCloud track on Caustic 3 but let me say the updated track would be better than that
Been meaning to write in this section for a while....
Real name is Matt....generally my net names take after some furry animal of some kind...usually from Australia or Japan (momonga, quokka, ningaui, etc)...
I live in Brisbane, Australia (same as Rej!)...my hometown...
Turn 40 next year....have an awesome 12 year old daughter.....separated from the ex a few years back....ahh...hell hath no fury...
Haven't traveled much (Paris, a bit around Australia)...but can read/speak/write Japanese ok and am hoping to holiday/work there for a little while...
I'm a molecular biologist...I spend my days checking out DNA...used to make 'frankenstein' foods once upon a time....got sick of being in the lab a few years back and started training myself up in bioinformatics....it's a good time to make the switch....there's been massive advances in DNA sequencing technologies in the last few years....the amount of genetic data being pumped out these days is pretty ridiculous...
I play a little bit of guitar...stumbled upon Caustic when I was looking for a guitar effects pedal app...and ended up with a whole lot more...really impressed with the stuff Rej has made...and his attitude about it too...really love 'Sand'....have a few ideas for that...
Ok....about the music...ahh...actually....i stopped listening to music for quite a few years....had a major life event (brother died) and just sort of focused on work a lot instead....but it's all coming back now...pretty much all the music i listen to now radiates from this site somehow....interesting perspective...
Trying to make music myself has really revealed to me how important the drums are.....sounds dumb....but i was pretty oblivious to that before...
Been through a few musical stages in my life, I guess it was mostly dominated by the Seattle grunge scene in my formative years (the 90's)...and the rave scene to a lesser extent....I have a massive softspot for funk guitar, falsetto vocals and 80's synth too...
My favourite Caustic track so far...ahhh....u know...it's probably Lomo by Andy Hobson which used to ship with Caustic....maybe it's tied in with the feeling of discovery i had when i first got the app...
Ok...that's enough from me...
Cool, whereabouts in Brisbane are you? I'm north-west behind mount Coot-Tha.
I'm over near Mount Gravatt....ha we are making this town sound rather mountainous.....
...and don't forget that thanks to Mike, Rej and Rob we can all now add 'about me' stuff to our profiles for this site
Hello, my name's Dave and I live in Birmingham in the UK with my girlfriend and four cats. Been using Caustic since July last year, in fact I've bearly stopped using it since July last year. I've always made music mostly for myself and it's probably fair to say I'm way more focused on the ideas side of things than the technical / production side of things. I really want to try and redress this balance though and that's one thing I'm hoping to gain by being part of the community here. I've already listened to some of tracks in the Show and Tell section and the production quality has just blown me away, you guys obviously know what you're doing. It's hard to describe the stuff I've been making but I'll try and get some of it on Soundcloud to share with you all sometime soon. I didn't really plan it this way but the tracks I've made with Caustic so far have all been really short (about a minute long on average). I've already made over a hundred tracks but the production is not great unfortunately because I get bored and want to move onto the next thing, something I'm really trying to improve on.
One thing I really wanted to say here on my first post is how much I love this app, it's been a real game changer for me. Just the fact that I can make music when I'm sitting on the bus on my way to work or on a lunch break is just amazing.
I'm chris... yeah. that pretty much sums it up. haha jk. im 19, im from a tiny little town called creve coeur, illinois. i have no clue how to read music haha. i did play the guitar and drums at one point. wasnt really able to get down on the guitar at all but the drums came a little bit easier. other than that i dont have much experience in music. when i got into music it was anything that had a guitar but recently i get down to mostly trap and a little hip hop. i love hearing the bass drum thump in hip hop and the 808 boom in trap. no better feeling in the world to me.but yeah there aint much to say about creve coeur. you spend one day here youll probably see it all. theres a video store haha not much else.
Leeds here too :)
Well *clears throat*, My name is Tyrin, and I'm 16. I grew up in Los Angeles and still live there. I often enjoy alternative rock/rock/some hip hop especially old school/trap duh/folk/dub/electronic/classical/and all the other stuff you guessed. I like making trap music because it's popular and not as hard to get started with like electronic is. One day, I will make a song that's both electro and trap. I'll call it, ELECTRO TRAP! I can play a few instruments. I'm both a Greek and a nerd, which provides the perfect balance for class. I adopted the "handsom squidward" when I saw it on deviant art. I love android, Linux, PlayStation, though I would prefer PC, and the online community.
Welcome all new members in February 2014. I peek at this thread periodically for new members and see what you all do...
First I want to apologize for my English XD .
Well, my name is Patricio, I'm 29 years old and live south of the world, just in Chile.
The music came by chance into my life and I remember it clearly . It was at a birthday of my older brother (then I had it 6 years) to which you had given her a Bontempi keyboard. Initially used to play the game and just for a moment to another but did not use it . That's when I start to experiment with sounds and chords predefined keyboard and listened to music on the radio and tried to imitate what I was hearing. In my 9 years I bought her a CASIO keyboard and there they all looked different because of the polyphony of it which allowed me to play chords manually. Before long he came to my hands a YAMAHA keyboard which I bought with my first paycheck and it was my first encounter with GENERAL MIDI . I was lucky to meet the brother of a friend who was studying MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENTS and he met many people connected to the music that year.
I must admit that my weakness is electronic music like Daft Punk, NOISIA and others at this time only lengthen the list, but not why I stopped listening to other musical styles ranging from Pop to Classical music I actually like listening how each sound and movement that make no matter your style .
Finally I dedicate myself to the interpretation of Spanish - Japanese and I feel great to share my music and listen to the songs created by members of SCS in this Tower of Babel musical called CAUSTIC.
I don't think i've actually formally introduced myself yet...
Name: AJ // Artist Name: gajoga (lowercase preferred) // Age: 21
Location: Atlanta, originally from Miami. i speak both english and spanish.
Occupation: I'm primarily a student, majoring in computer science
Music Background: been in love with music since birth, played percussion in middle school, did a year of band freshman year of high school. quit that for multiple reasons, continued to jam on piano (which i can't play well) and other things throughout high school.
senior year of high school, i started to play around with the idea of mashups, and i've made a bunch since then. (here's one of my favorites.) from that, i then decided to mess with GarageBand, and i made a few things on there before graduating to Logic. I think i released just one original song from my time with Logic, and maybe if i hadn't found Caustic, there'd be an album of stuff from there on the internet.
but i did find it. and Caustic is the best app i've used because it's basically a playground for creativity. and it's given me a new audience which is also nice!
Music Influences: The Field, Daft Punk, Digitalism, Com Truise, Gold Panda, Star Slinger, deadmau5. i think there's a little bit of each of those guys in the tracks i make. if i get to a point that a sound even 1/10th as good at one of these, i'll be ecstatic.
Music Interests: honestly, if you want to see a huge list of what i listen to, check out the music section of my blog. but it ranges from jazzy, instrumental hip hop, to deep house, french house, and funk, to organic things like Tycho, Ricky Eat Acid, and Nils Frahm.
weirdly enough, i don't really listen to hard electronic songs, like what i make sometimes. idk.
Contact Info: i have an FB page, twitter, and soundcloud if you want to follow me on the rest of the internet, or if you want to know anything.
I N T E R I M / 0 2 (the mixtape) / i02 ep soon
Hi,my name is Stephen Conroy and I am 44 years of age,I started in music when I was 13 (1983)and got my first pair of turntables, cutting and scratching and doing local parties,I really wanted to make music but samplers and stuff were to expensive back then,skip forward to 1992 and the jungle scene was blowing up,I got enough money to start a studio and got signed to skeleton records which then lead to a deal with Dj Raps label Proper Talent,I have released about 15 records on various labels since then and I started to Dj on the dnb circuit and got to know to many names to start dropping them now,in 2000 I had a bout of mental illness and stopped working on music but thank God I am well now,I just hooked back up with the owner of skeleton recordings and we have decided to start the label again, looking for good dnb/jungle artists too at the moment, I converted him to caustic,the new remixes we are doing are all in Caustic save for preproduction done in audacity.
just realised I forgot to mention the hip hop production I did for Mecca2Medina and Rakin Niass, they want me to go touring with them as their dj but I'm to busy at the moment