Seeing how we are a unique globally diverse community in this arena of musical creativity, I thought I'd start off a thread to find out who we are as people and not just Caustic and LoopStack freaks.... So I'll break the ice and go first: My name is Jason a.k.a. EIPStudiosOhio a.k.a. jblann1 Live in the USA, in Ohio pretty much most of my life. My wife and I just celebrated or 13th anniversary, and we have two bright little girls (age 2 and 7) I run a warehouse in a plastics manufacturing facility in the area. My love and experience in music, audio, and such goes back decades -- nobody famous, mostly behind the scenes, but have done the musician gigs.... I love keyboards, grew up with them, my favorite is the first true digital synth in the world, the mighty Hammond B3. Aside from music, I cherish my family, love guns (strong 2nd Amendment supporter for God-given rights to proteect life and liberty and enjoy the sport), am a computer geek, and I'm excited at the new opportunities and potential of this fine community at SCS, and I strongly believe this will grow into something really amazing; and I'm proud to support it. ...... I don't know my favorite color though... Ok, who's next?
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Who are you? etc...
I'll go. ;-)
My name is Rej Poirier and I split my time between mobile app development and being a stay-at-home dad. (2 year-old boy)
I used to work in video games, mostly making tools for artists and animators. Here's my credits list. (I think the only game in that list people might have heard of is Mass Effect.) My work background before games was electronics.
I'm french-Canadian from Montreal, living in sunny Brisbane, Australia for the past 5 years. I love music, even though I rarely make music anymore. Writing apps is an expression of my creativity and has replaced making music as my creative outlet, at least for now.
I got into electronic music with Impulse tracker on my 486. While ReBirth came out shortly after and blew everyone away with it's UI (and it was revolutionary), I've always had enormous respect for Jeff Lim and the fact that he wrote most of I.T. in assembly language to milk the most out of the small CPUs at the time. My draw to mobile apps is the same desire to get the most out of "lower-end" hardware and apply the optimization techniques I've amassed over the years in games dev to do things on mobile many would not have thought possible.
Since Rej did it...
My name is Michael Schmalle, originally from Seattle WA, I now live in Meredith NH since 1998. The west to east coast transition has been hard, the climate here in the winter borderlines arctic and 6 feet of snow pack in the winter (I live on a mt.). I have my wife since 1998, two kids a son who's 13 and a daughter at 12, a cat peaches and a dog named chichi.
I originally was a Land Surveyor in Seattle, went to collage for it. Have used AUTOCad since version 8 in DOS way back in the late 80's and early 90's. I have always been a draftsman and technical artists. Played the guitar since I was 11, was a part of the grunge scene in Seattle and the underground techno/rave scene in the 90's
When I got to NH it was hard to find a surveying job, took 2 years got a job in 2001 and 6 months later quit to be a stay at home dad as well. Since 2001 I self taught myself programming specifically the Flash Player, had many things published of my from Adobe (UI components). Since the demise of Flash in the last 2 years I have turned my attention to Android Java. I have been writing Java for years, the tablet was great since it put the power in your hands.
I am also versed in writing lexers and parsers, I wrote a whole parsing framework for the ActionScript language (for various tools a made for developers). Lets just say I like language.
Like Rej, I am a tool developer. I love enabling others to reach places in the universe they otherwise couldn't do alone. Rej and I met up last year and you can ask him, I am a determined and consistent person.
Other than that I am leading the way with the Caustic core and live applications. I plan on releasing commercial instruments on the market in the future.
My first experience with computer music was with Fast Tracker and Impulse Tracker. I still have my old mod files and such on back up CDs. I think I still have the first version o Rebirth on CD as well with a demo version of Cubase, hmm like 15 years old? :)
Oh yeah the most important thing! I own Teoti Graphix, LLC (since 2003) www.teotigraphix.com
Check out my blog if you really want to see how freking crazy of a programmer I am. And I also kick but with Lightwave3d, check out the models on my site as well, I have been 3D modeling since 2002, some vien as autoCad, it's my techincal side.
Plus I have a home mixing studio with Les Paul Standard (orange sunburst), black Stratocaster, 4 acoustic guitars, 12 string electric, 2 Korg electribes, 1 Roland 505 groovebox, Roland synth, Boss sampler and a Tascam 8 track mixer for that analog sound piped into the computer using an old version of Audition 2!
I don't buy into the latest greatest crap, I use what I have. I am a passionate lover of tribal trance.
well, i guess i gotta, so here goes.
My name is jason, im from Dallas, Tx. Ive lived right here in the north dallas area most my life but found myself in other places at times- florida, louisianna, colorado, and well pretty much all over texas at one point or another. I guess its like they say, "theres no place like home" i grew up in a pretty rough environment, angry alcoholic step dad, mother in denial sort of thing. umm, Radio Flyer, with tom hanks, story of my life,, well childhood. I picked up guitar when i was 13, and piano when i was 15. Most of my music is a portrayal of feelings and thoughts built around depression, anger, confusion, and occasionally love. Despite my childhood upbringing, i always remained a very peaceful, pacifist type, i guess it was the lack of understanding as to how people, especially loved ones, can hurt eachother. After several suicide attempts over the years, mainly between the ages 9 - 16, i just quit careing, so i pretty much became very much like a drifter, without any care as to where i was or what was going on around me, but that was always a lie. i never stopped careing. however i managed not to get into too much trouble,, at about 16 i was turned on to electronica and LSD. I grew up loving Depeche Mode, i think that their music was something i could relate to in many cases, and i think at times it carried me through some rough spots.of course that turned me on to kraftwerk, nitzer ebb, ministry, messiah and lords of acid, but that was about it as far as electronic music was concerned, until MTV started AMP at night at like 2 in the morning, which is how i fell in love with Orbital, Prodigy, Aphex Twin, and the many others they featured. by that time i had become an alright guitar player, but was really just poking around on the piano still. I had a yamaha psr 520 d keyboard, nothing super fancy but it did have effects that could be applied to any sound,,, chorus, delay, reverb, etc. along with combining two sounds and splitting the keyboard as well,, this thing got me hooked on "shaping" sounds. Orbital became my very favorait electronica act, and remains so, as well as my biggest influence in electronic music. i always was fascinated by them and labeled them as the "gods of techno" lol. I think my huge appreciation for their music comes from the fact that many of their songs are very, composed. i liked how it made me feel like i was listening to a symphony, rather than a band or as far as the more typical electronic, pulsing beats with random effects,, it was their album "insides" that got me. And still, in my opinion, is the greatest electronica album ever produced. period. I always wanted some awesome oldschool synthesizer, however by the time i was developing a serious interest, they were pretty rare, and extremely expensive.. then,, Rebirth happened,, and that was to me,, the coolest thing on the planet,, until, Reason.. I managed to get Rebrith RB-338 Directly from proppellerhead just a year before they quit selling it complete with the nifty credit card looking "completly useless registration card,, and very shortly after that they quit hosting the community for it,, i was so dissapointed, but i managed to nab up all the mods for it just in time! as much as i love rebirth, i got a little frustrated with it because i had no midi controller, so once those melodies are programmed, well, it was like haveing 1 finger to tweak 1 effect at a time,, i got tired of hearing a song i made before i ever finished it lol.. i think my favorait song i did on rebirth was a cover of the METROID game music,, "kraids lair" using the 'sidstation' mod. I eventually got my hands on reason, and now use reason with record.. Electronic music is not all i do, its just all i have exposed to the world so far,, ive been writing music on guitar litlerally since i was 13, and still do.
i divorced my wife this year,, although i filed 1 year after our marraige,, caught her cheating, our daughter was 3. since then ive jumped around job to job trying to hang in there. my previous job was as a courier, which i enjoyed, because i drove all over the U.S. of A. and it was as a courier, in fact, on a job, that i found Caustic app,, and i couldnt download it, and i emailed Rej, and he got me up and running on my dinky device, and i was hooked,,i could finally make music and with a bad@ss little set of synthisizers all wrapped up in my phone! i just couldnt believe it. due to an accident last dec. that damaged my cyatic nerve and a few discs in my lumbar, im no longer working,, but this gives me more time for music i guess.. i just cant live without pain of some sort or another lol,, but im ok.. sitting on an auto accident claim,, well waiting anyway for it to payout, and disability. although the disability thing is hard for me. its hard to accept being incapable of so many things i could do before. like picking up my daughter and holding her. the first time i had to tell her i cant, was the most heartbreaking thing for me ever. "i cant" is not something im used to saying at all, and now i have to say it to so many things that i would consider to be normal things,, ah well,,,i hang in there though, im thinking about going back to school and maybe go for music theory or something,, figure thatll be easy and give me something to do.
so thats who i am now and where i came from,(in a nutshell) and hopefully where im going,,
whos next?,,, oh, my favorait colour is blue.
Come on.... dont be shy....
Since you insist...I'm Graham, aka Boj aka Bojeroo. 32, aerospace engineer by degree but have spent the last 9 years software developing for an air combat simulation. Lots of fortran, c and c++ experience and some java a long time ago.
Have been hooked on electronic music since hearing JMJ's Oxygene LP when I was about 5. Got into rave music when I was about 12 with groups like The Prodigy, Altern8, Messiah etc. Later I got into The Orb and Orbital, with Orbital being one of my biggest influences having seen them live twice.
More recently I've been into Boards of Canada, Plaid and Infected Mushroom (highly recommend).
Have been making music for about 20 years right back to the mod days on my Amiga, and was big into Rebirth in the late 90's. Caustic 2 really reignited my interest in making music, and I'm counting the days until Rej releases the next version with some of the awesome additions we've heard about!
I'm Jeremy. Probably the most inexperienced here because I'm only 16 and i don't really have much knowledge of music theory or anything like that... I taught myself drums, piano and guitar respectively and been playing drums for 3 years, piano for 2 and guitar for 1 year.. I learned basic music theory from playing percussion in symphonic band in junior high. Anything else I learn is from experimenting or doing research online. Music has always been a big passion of mine throughout my life. I live in Canada and still attend high school where I am going to seize the opportunity to take guitar where i can further extend my music knowledge. I am always learning something new each day. I am Christian and live with a family of four. I pretty much can "like" any music genre. I am very open-minded. I started writing classical music on piano. Then I started experimenting melodies on guitar. Then i really got into house and techno and then wanted to make electronic music. I've tried many apps and programs but none where really satisfactory. I eventually gave up and went back to experimenting on piano and guitar. Then one day I tried again. I searched and noticed Caustic 2 had a 5 star rating. I tried it out and could see why it did. I am very thankful for it. It is the best and still has a lot of potential. I'm really an amateur so I cant demo the full potential of this app. But I'm still young and i hope to continue growing and getting better at making music :'D
My favourite colour is green.
My name is Thomas Baum and i living in the Rhein-Main area in Germany.
The little rural town i was growing up is located in former marshland, which results in incidents, like finding upright barried skeletons, when diggin around the ground walls at my old family house, build around 1700.
I was born 1980, i am a single and working as a kindergardener (after mechanic, mediadesigner, and social assistant) It´s the thing i like now!
My first impact with doing electronic musik was in summer ´95, when a good friend of mine (now a scientific coder) show me the possibilities of trackers on PC´s under DOS 5.0. It was a revelation! First using screamtracker, after i bought my first soundcard for my 368 (with 33mHz turbo button!), i used FastTracker2 for serveral years. Other impacts on my musical work were rebirth and then reason. But to be honest, using Caustic App is equatable to the experience getting aware of the first PC Trackers, its a paradigm change (:
Evolving turtle-slow with my productivity now i have the experience C2 is adding loads of creative fire!
The earlier music project of mine is to found on soundcloud under the name Jogging Smoker. Mostly uncomfortable tracks, experimental triphop i would call it. The first tracks on that accout where produced around 2001 and a selection of tracks till now. Excuse the appearance of bad samples on some places. Who likes grotesque music, he could like this as well. All tracks (except the newest one) were done with reason.
And yes, i still have all of my .xm Fasttracker files too (:
My favorite colour is saturday morning.
My favorite sound is orange.
My favorite smell is very loud.
My name is Shane and live in San Diego. I'm 32 and just a got married about 9 months ago. We have a baby girl on the way, due on new years eve. I work for Pratt and Whitney Aerospace testing small jet engines for commercial and military applications. I first got into electronic music in the late 90's when some friends took me to a Rave in LA. Soon after I bought 2 Technics 1200 m3d tables and a Djm 500 mixer. I mainly spun progressive house, breaks, funky and deep house. I started messing around with Reason when 2.0 came out but never got proficient with it, life got in the way I suppose. I have tried playing the Piano and Guitar but those didnt stick either. My favorite instrument was the trumpet growing up and I started getting good at it but changed schools where there wasnt a music program so I lost interest. I lost interest in music creation all together until last year when I was reading an article about Beats Antique and how they use Ableton for recording and the creative process. So I downloaded the free trial of Ableton Live 8 and it reignited my passion to create again. I found Caustic by searching for a portable version of Ableton in the Ableton forums and Caustic was mentioned and here I am.
Not that much to tell about me. Born in 1976, living in Antwerp and teaching psychiatry, psychology and sociology and the like to mostly social workers (studied psychology, don't really want to practice it). I like most styles of music but electronic most. Played with a soundmodule and cubase for a while and with rebirth after that. Used reason for a while but never grew fond of it. Bought a galaxy s2 half a year ago to try and figure out what all the fun's about. Discovered caustic while looking for a groovebox for android. And now I know.
I also touched a piano as a kid.
> Discovered caustic while looking for a groovebox for android.
You might be interested in one of my projects after CausticLive, there is a remake of the Korg EMX1 and Roland MC-505 grooveboxes all using the caustic core (same user interface and Song/Pattern/Patch paradigm).
Keep us posted :)
I'm Andy Bones (real name), 33 years old, born & raised in Southern California. Specifically, the town of Encinitas in north San Diego, CA although I now live in Newport Beach. I work in the sales department for my sister's husband's publishing company. I attended Academy of Art College in San Francisco & majored in Industrial Design, but drawing and creating music is my real passion. I'm also a BMW fanatic (as well as most European cars new & old) and currently own a cherry'd Alpine White turbocharged M3.
My music background... At age 13 I started playing guitar. Thanks to my dad I was raised listening to old school metal like Iron Maiden, Testament & Pantera, and played in several bands through my teens. During high school (1993-97) the rave scene was blowing up & I went to those warehouse and desert parties just about every weekend. Many of my friends were DJ's. I got way into Drum & Bass, House, Progressive Trance and most of all Breakbeat during my years in high school, and much more during college in San Francisco. At about that the same time I grew to love Industrial/ Synth music from the 80's-90's. Some of my favorite bands & greatest influences are Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and even some New Wave-type synth like Depeche Mode. I also love Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky and some odd stuff from Beck, Faith No More plus a lot of old-skool rap i.e. Too Short, E-40, Kool Keith & Ant Banks (and way too many artists to list). My favorite DJ's include Sandra Collins, Baby Anne, Icey, Quivver and D:Fuse. I dropped out of college (naturally, considering my lifestyle at that point...) during my sophomore year and began working in sales (Car audio, car performance, then UNIX-based servers). Around 2000 was when I first experimented with digital music production using software like Acid and Reason, but I didn't get far before being distracted by relationships, work and other bullsh*t. Throughout my life I never stopped drawing though. About a year and a half ago I discovered Caustic & fell in love with it right away. All the music & beats I've heard playing in my head for so many years became very easy and fun to create. So far I've completed approximately 120 full songs, ranging from Breaks, House & Trance to Industrial Synth and Downtempo. Most of it has a pretty dark flavor. Check out my Soundcloud page and take a listen: www.soundcloud.com/andybones-1
fav. color= black
or alpine white :D
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Cool! I'm from San Diego...
And I majored (dropped out) Industrial Design because I wanted to work in Aerospace. I even have my own designs for turbine engines, including a combined-cycle bypassed turboshaft/ turbofan for automotive applications. Tell me it wouldn't be -awesome- to drive a car with a turbine engine... I'll sell it to Pratt & Whitney for 50 bucks
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You caught me at the alpine white M3. :) I had a 1979 320 that was very fun, after the kids graduate it's back to the bmers.
Also your taste in music is very close as well, NIN I listen to all the time and the 90's was a real interesting time. I recently acquired an Roland MC-505 so in the future, I can bring back old school techno and trance made with one of the synths that started it.
Hang on to that passion for music. I'm like you. I taught myself how to play musical instruments at a young age (and to this day I still can't read music :), and devoted a hell of a lot of time to practice. I can't even imagine how crazy it would've been to have a complete, compact music tool like Caustic when I was 16! In the mid-1990's, it took a studio rig to produce electronic music (there was software available, but it was VERY limited without thousands of dollars in rack equipment/ powerful workstation). Now, it takes a phone. Anyway, keep it up!
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'79 320- nice. The classic 3. There are few things in this world so fun to abuse as the BMW manual transmission. Working around cars I've had a chance to drive everything from Daewoo to Lamborghini. But what every BMW has in common, whether it's a 1969 2800 or a brand new M6 is that they all have a super-tight manual gearbox with short throws, stiff clutch and a satisfying click that makes me grin like a moron. The only other cars I've driven with an equally tight & responsive stickshift are the Porsche 911's. One day if I get rich I'm gonna get one. For now, I'll settle (:D) for my '98 M3.
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> so fun to abuse as the BMW manual transmission.
Honestly I have to agree with you and only a true bmer enthusiast knows what your talking about. The rear wheel drive also really pushes down the car going about 80 around corners. :) My friends and I fixed up 320's, 2002's 325is around 86-89. Man I will never forget being in an 88 325is with 6 people packed in and my friend accelerating up a step grade, it was then on I had respect for that insane straight 6. I also owned an 86 325.
The 320 had a nice flat wood knob on the stick shift, I said it grounded me when doing a god awful speed in Montana when there was no speed limits in the 90's :)
...A nearly perfect engine. 50 years of refinement & still state-of-the-art. It's all the little things about BMW that I love too- like the little tool kit in the trunk lid, the full-size spare extra wheel/ tire, the solid sound of the door closing... Everything is just "right"
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Andy, its funny you mention a bypassed turbofan engine as Pratt and Whitney is actually using a geared turbo fan design in their new engines and it is an industry leading concept at the moment. We just had a huge meeting with Dave Hess, president of P&W where he said they based the whole future of the company on that technology. At the san diego plant we build APU's that are non thrust shaft driven turbines used to generate power and bleed air to start main enigines and provide compressed air for HVAC systems.
Great album, I agree. Hey we have a lot in common. Hang in there & keep electronic music alive!
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Hahaa! I'm kidding. But seriously that's very much like what I have in mind. Basically a small axial-compression, reduction-geared turboshaft much like a helicopter engine, to shaft-thru a manual gearbox, differential, and to the wheels just like a piston engine- but it also drives an (axial) fan and does create thrust which is diverted out to the rear for added forward propulsion, plus out to side-exiting nozzles behind each wheel-well to vector lateral/ diagonal cold thrust to aid handling. It's a wild concept but I would love to build a project car with this kind of experimental setup. I have some different designs for the chassis, all with a midship-mounted (combined-cycle) turboshaft/ turbofan engine. Ideally a tiny helicopter engine would be the choice powerplant, but I don't even know if there is one small enough for a car. I have seen a few Allison and P&W turbofans made for cruise missiles that would be small enough, but the conversion to run a shaft would be a serious pain in the ass. My other idea is to get a Pegasus turbofan from a Harrier jet and hit it with a shrink-ray. :)
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This would NOT be a fuel efficient vehicle haha!
Yep, gas mileage would be an issue, although a while back I read something really interesting: In the early 60's Chrysler built a turboshaft-powered sedan which actually made it to pre-production, aptly named the "Chrysler Turbine". Fuel-efficiency and heat were their two biggest obstacles in the development phase- their original prototypes burned through mad kerosene and also burned anything near the exhaust outlets, making them pretty unsuitable for family use in general. Some genius solved these two problems with an exhaust recirculation system which would run the hot thrust through a series of baffled chambers (sort of a series of intercoolers) and feed cold air back into the intake. Shaft power nearly doubled, fuel consumption cut in half and presto- no hot flames to burn dogs in pursuit of your car. My design borrows heavily from Chrysler's, with some added efficiency from the fan's cold thrust.
Chrysler didn't follow through with the turbine, obviously. Probably because most gas stations don't offer jet oil or kerosene (although the Turbine also ran pretty decent on diesel and even gasoline). Bummer.
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Hi! (should I introduce myself here?)
My name is Josh Alicante
Been living in Makati, Philippines (asia side) since birth
I'm 21 years old
And a college undergraduate (which is very sad)
My first inspiration that introduced me in electronic music was J-pop trio called Perfume in the mid 2010. Started listening to EDM acts (more on electro techno) of today like my first EDM idol Shinichi Osawa to his new collaboration artist Paul Chambers. Then introduced me into listening to techno experimental music of 90's and got me into vintage instruments to make old school EDM.
When I first introduced on music production, I don't really have the knowledge on how I should start or what programs do I use to make a track, but I seached the web on a basic music production sofware for beginners and FL Studio came up.
I discovered Casutic at the Google Play Store
I was searching a music production app for my HTC Sensation XL
I am inspired by this app as well because it's very portable
And since I've stopped creating music on my Desktop (cause it's broken)
I'm now more focused on making tracks on my mobile!
So far, working on 2 tracks and will make an album in the near future using this app!
CMOS is gritty and nasty. Liked it.
Haha... it was actually messed up techno XD
hey, so, as my name implies, my name is sam, and I love the study of word meanings. caustic's name is pretty sick, seeing as it describes something corrosive.
anyway, I am 21 for the second year in a row right now, and I consider myself a musician without bounds. I have beatboxed and sang most of my life, just for the #shiggles, got into lyricism, guitars, and pianos. from there I moved to synths, and now here i am.
One of my favourite electronic artists is a girl named lights, whose new record was recorded with a duo called Holy F***. anyways, that got me into using electronic orchestration. so I found this, and plan to use it as a backing band, that I can then alter using my Kaoss pad.
so stoked. Pleased to meet all of you =)
I believe this here is the introduction page, is it?
I was invited by EIPStudiosOhio to join the forum so hello!
My name is Erik, I’m 27 years old, live in Holland and I produce Drum&Bass/Rock under the name: Jay30k. I do this for almost ten years now, and I consider it as a fun hobby. Most recently I teamed up with a friend who plays bass and we formed a live act, so basically Jay30k is now a band. I also do all the vocals in our songs.
Here is a little tune I did together with another producer, but in general this is our sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2BWdjk69d8
I recently got Caustic to try on a tablet and made a little and easy jingle and posted it on Youtube. It's not so special but here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjVJDcY9v7o
What I like about the app, is that it can give me the possibility to easily write a little melody or idea when I’m not working on my producer pc at any place and at any time of the day. I simply take it to my main DAW later on.
So this is my little introduction, nice to meet you all!
Welcome, glad to have you aboard
Ok, just joined this forum 3 days back! Never did this before but let me try!
Well my name is Nishit Gajjar. Professionally I'm a Producer. Also sometimes i try my hands in producing background score or music for Ad's, Short Films i create!. Academically I'm Robotics Engineer but my attraction to Music and Films made me come into full time doing this job and i love it!
About Caustic : Well i was almost on verge of giving up my hope to create some music on my Android Tablet! Co incidently i came across Caustic on internet and e-mailed Rej about music i was planning to create and here i am!! Personally i believe this app and this community might be a huge revolution for future music!
So i am more into Post-Rock, Ambient and Acoustic works! Just few sounds i did i have on my SC : https://soundcloud.com/nishit-bassist
Thanks everybody and happy to meet you all!
EP Album 'Oblivion Messages Out Now'
Hi all, my name is Dan Page. I'm 30, and live with my wife in the Midlands, UK where I was born & grew up. I'm a surveyor, working for a Building Consultants. I do a lot of the drawing work for the company using AutoCAD for 2D plan work and Sketchup for 3D visualisation work.
I learnt to play keyboard as a child and first got a taste for electronic music production when a friend of the family gave me a copy of Rebirth for our family PC. I was given some large speakers as a teenager, which I hooked up to my Playstation 1. The soundtrack to my first game - 'WipEout', is where my love for electronic / dance music began! I later bought 'Music 2000' also for PS1 and began composing my own music using the software.
I did Music at GCSE and A-Level and went on to do 'Audio System Design & Music Technology' at University, graduating in 2004. I've used Cubase, Cakewalk's 'Sonar' & 'Project 5', and Fruity Loops (as well as Pro Tools at Uni). I began working in the building industry soon after Uni and have since completed a masters degree in 'Property & Building Surveying' but gradually drifted away from music production as the years have passed.
This all changed when I discovered Caustic for my Nexus 7 late late year, which has rekindled my love for music production! It's so accessible, and I can compose anywhere with a pair of headphones. And having grown up with some of the early music production software mentioned above, I'm constantly blown away by the fact that this amazing piece of software is available in the palm of your hand!
Thats kewl Dan I was a land surveyor back in 1998, turned programmer in 2001-2002. I used AutoCAD since v8 DOS and did plans in Land Development Desktop. I was kind of a field to finish guy when I moved to NH USA, running the total station and data collection then importing the data into AutoCAD and creating the topo/boundary maps for state and federal gov.
Somedays I really miss being out hacking in the woods with the machete an, instrument in the backpack and a tripod on my shoulders.
Hey Mike, sounds very interesting. I have done a few topographical land surveys in my time, they can be quite pleasant if the weather's on your side!
Sounds like you've known AutoCAD a lot longer than I have - AutoCAD Lt 2005 is all I've ever used. We deal primarily with school extension and refurbishment work, so nothing too visually exciting, mostly keeping costs down for the schools. I particularly enjoy creating Sketchup models for the occasional projects that require them, although my work PC is pretty underpowered so no fancy rederings other than what comes out of Sketchup itself!
Apart from music, surveying has always been a hobby of mine, beginning from around the age of 10, when I used to draw up floor plans of any apartments / villas etc. we visited on family holidays!
Looking forward to seeing what you've been working on with Caustic live & core!
My tuppence worth. I'm James, 41 years old and live in Leeds in Northern England.
As a teenager I was a bad bass player (in metal and indie bands) and as a late teen I put together a basic tech set up with a friend - Casio CZ101, Ensoniq Mirage (eventually), an awful Yamaha Drum machine, a few guitar effects and an Atari ST running an old sequencer called Sequencer 1. We fooled around with stuff for a year or two, early stuff was more Front 242/Nitzer Ebb-esque, that industrial sound, when we got the sampler it was 1991 and around the time that rave was kicking off in the UK so that influenced us for a year or two...then we moved into separate cities (countries at one point) so eventually being poor students the kit got divided and sold.
Other than DJ'ing a bit for fun I didn't do anything musical for years after that although I did spend a lot of weekends between 1991 and about 2001 in clubs dancing to techno (CJ Bolland, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Miss D-Jax, Joey Beltram to name a few - they all played an amazing club in Leeds, called The Orbit) and watching Underworld, Orbital, Plastikman etc live at various Megadogs and festivals :D
BUT I've been obsessed with music since a teen and still am today, I don't really go clubbing anymore but I still listen to music all the time - with electronica it's still 4 to the floor techno stuff that moves me the most (probably pretty clear from the tunes I make), outside of electronica I'm on a bit of folky vibe at the moment but love bits of pretty much anything, weighted towards folk/indie/alt/rock/electronica/post-rock and generally quirky stuff.
I bought Caustic 2 last autumn when I was really ill and off work for a few days. I realised it's potential but I was using a cheap and dreadful 10" Android tablet that I'd bought that summer which made things slow and painful (but still exciting and fun). It was only when I got a Nexus 7 in Feb this year that I really began to spend a lot of time on Caustic, started to get some stuff down that had potential and started to explore the hidden depths of the app.
So, a huge thanks to Rej for an amazing app - I'm having more fun making music now, and making better music too - not a bad feeling after a 20 year lay off :D
ooh! I'll add Adam Beyer, Cari Lekebusch and The Advent to the list of DJ's that have rocked my world :)
i love the music on wipout...great stuff.
Nice presentations everybody, there’s a few more at this node http://singlecellsoftware.com/node/1339 including my own
Good day everybody,
My name is Rob Spee, a 27 year old bioinformatician from Wageningen, the Netherlands. I've just finished my MSc degree in Bioinformatics, after doing a BSc in Biotechnology. In a month I am starting my first job as a Software Engineer, programming in a Java-based environment.
I have been making music since I was young, starting out with playing the xylophone in music class, but after that quickly picking up the guitar. I would not say I'm a great guitar player, I can play some familiar songs and would consider myself more of a campfire guitarist. However, I do enjoy playing the blues every now and again, and when I was 17 I was (as many before me) in a rock band. We never made it further than the empty office building in which we got to practice. All through this time, I listened to hiphop. Around 19 I started making electronic music, since a friend of mine and I wanted to start rapping. We had lyrics but no music, so I became the beatmaker for our little group. I started out with FLStudio, I think it was 6 at that time, which I got from a friend of mine. I started out just making hiphop beats, but as the years passed I started creating other music as well, mostly drum&bass and techno. I never got it through to playing at bigger events though, being busy with studying and partying at the time. I did, however, manage to make my first album when I was 21. It only had 7 full length tracks on it, and an intro, an outro and a small interlude, but it is, to day, the piece of work I am proudest of because I had an idea and made it happen, including creating a cover and distributing the cd to 50 people :-)
Nowadays I still use FLStudio, and a couple of years ago when the dollar was really low compared to the euro I even bought the XXL license. When their mobile app came out I was so disappointed with the price that I started looking through the comments for other possibilities, which brought me to Caustic. Having a lot of job interviews the past few months I have used it constantly during my travels, and the small sideproject LoopStack has revived my creativity in making on-the-fly music, both on the road and at home.
I have just joined SoundCloud so as soon as I start creating some things worth checking out, I will post them there. Let me just say that the tracks I have found there so far have really inspired me to get even more involved in making music with Caustic and joining in on the discussions!
I think you will be seeing me around here more often from now on, posting music and looking for help on specific synths (going further than just the extremely useful YouTube videos).
Hi Rob, looking forward to hearing your tunes
I posted this in a new thread as I couldnt see this one for looking !
Anyway - Hello !
I'm Patrick, an I.T manager based in the Northeast of the UK. I've been involved with audio software since the 90's using various "tracker" programs on the Amiga. I'm now more involved with linux / android for both audio and everyday work.
hi Patrick, welcome.
Yeah, hi Patrick. When you say North East do you mean Tyne Tees way? I'm in Leeds
I'm catterick based at the moment so not that far way
Firstly,my name is Caleb and I'm from South Africa.I am probably one of the youngest and most inexperienced(like IzMeemyJer)people here at the age of 14,so please don't judge my stuff,but fortunately have had a fairly musical backround as my dad is an ametuer musician .
So anyway,my first entry into the music world was when I 10,amnd went on a school outing to make music.I loved every bit of it and had a desire to make some more music.So,at the age of 13,my dad bought garageband on his ipad for me to use.I used garageband quite a lot,but was disapointed by lack of synths and effects.So after saving up for a playbook,I started looking for a DAW on the playbook.And I found the jewel,caustic.After that,I got caustic 3 on pc as well and have been alternating between my PB and PC since
Favourite Genre:Progressive Dubstep
Favourite Colour:Midnight purple
hello and welcome
Hi from me too!
I am Jim "The Smurf", a retired pro musician from the Akron-Canton Ohio area that now spends his days collaborating on the net & taking care of my handicapped better half of 25 years.
I started on Drums at 10 years old, and was sneaking into local bars to sit in at 13. Was on the road with various bands for a decade or so, and got to open for some "named" artists like Nugent, 707, The Fix, The Tractors, yada yada yada, but I never got to enjoy that level of "stardom".
Spent the next 30 years playing anywhere & everywhere, 4 to 6 night every week, from "Animal Clubs" to the Fair Circuit in a tri-state area. Drumming & Music was all I did all my life, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but as the clubs closed & the cost of living went up it came to the point where I was paying to play, and I always told myself I would never do that....thus I am now a caregiver 24/7 while working with folks across the net & writing original music, mostly in the Rock-Country-easy vein.
A few years back I found the ReBirth Museum site & grabbed the software & all the mod's & tracks that were there & spent many a long night dissecting the tracks I liked, seeing what made them tick, and then trying to emulate what I learned, but it always came out very poorly.... I knew I had to really immerse myself into this style for awhile before I could even come close to creating anything at even an amateur level....
The Electronic - New Age-Lounge-Chill styles were always in some type of rotation at our home....great stuff, and fresh sounds, ideas, and perspectives are SO numerous across the board that I feel like a tad pole in the ocean...but that just makes me more inspired to incorporate these into my writing.
I am SO out gunned by all the folks here on this forum after listening to your tracks, but I hope to join in the fray in the near future.
So, to end I am glad I am now stepping into the world of Tablets, Android, and Caustic...it looks like it will be a GREAT ride!
It has occurred to me that there are fewer years ahead than there are behind....
Finally have a new tablet....time to catch up!
Welcome and it sounds like you have that pioneering attitude that makes up the Caustic user base majority.
There are a lot more things to come growing off of the caustic sound engine in the future, so the community should be come even more vibrant that it is now.
Mike, how about pinning this post?