WeeklyBeats – a year long project

Over the last few years I’ve been trying to learn more about music production. This has been an on/off interest of mine with real motivation driving me toward any learning structure. Last week that changed.

I found WeeklyBeats.com — a website that encourages you to produce — any type of music — one cut per week, and upload it. That’s it. No competition, just the knowledge that you’ve managed to turn out one piece of music for that week. Which in my case, is more than I’ve done in the past 6 months :D. Also there’s the potential for some encouraging feedback.

Yes it’s an artificial deadline, but it’s a deadline, and a commitment. Somehow those two manage to drive me to results. And with that segue, here’s my first composition of the year; In the Garage.

The goal of this one is to start a foundation for a production workflow. I used GarageBand on the MacBook Pro to record/edit and sounds came from my iPad — Propellerhead’s Thor synth, and Novation’s LaunchPad app.

This one’s pretty simple, but yes, your thoughts and feedback are welcome.

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