A Prayer to the Muses
In recent months I’ve been delving back into making my own music.
Last year, I began to dabble a bit in making promotional videos for my blog, Secessio Populi. In the process, I’d started to explore the world of royalty-free music and eventually landed on the opinion that it’s all just a colossal racket that was a waste of time and money. So now, after 15 years away from DIY music production, I’m getting back into exploring sounds again and seeing where my imagination can take me.
With the affordable available gear now, there’s no reason to pay other people for royalty-free music to use in your videos.
Back in the early ’00s, it wasn’t as easy as now for me to find cheap quality music production gear.
In the last year, though, I upgraded from the old Fruity Loops demos I used a decade and a half ago to a fully licensed version of FL Studio. Along with this, Korg Gadget on my phone, and a small collection of analog synths, I’m off to a good start. I’ve managed to pull some gems out of the jam sessions I’ve done so far.
At the end of the day, making music is all about exploration and feeling. You only need a pulse and a small budget to make it happen. You don’t need to pay other people to score your creative work.
Just slow down and DIY!