hope you;re all doing well out there. For a very long time I've wanted to be an electronic musician. You know, making my own music, posting them, touring, helping people etc. I list to a lot of different kinds of music, from smooth jazz to death core. To indie and trance, the list goes on. But the genres that really hit me and stick with me the most are:
J-Pop ( Japanese Pop ) and Electro. Musicians like: Livetunes, Owl City, Supercar ( Band ), Perfume ( Band ), Dixie Flatline, Meishi Smile, and many others.
I grew up watching a lot of anime and cartoons, playing video games and reading japanese novels. So my most of the people I give my respects to are Japanese. I have others from varies of countries. But Mostly from Japan. When I hit around 13-16 I would play around with Ableton live and music in general, not really being serious but when I hit 18 I became more serious because I realized I was able to do things more on my own, wel not that I had a choice because neither side of both my families really support me. So I got a job to help me music wise if I ever needed something. I put a lot of time into trying to get things down. Like copying the sounds the musicians I like, and seeing if I can make a smiliar sound if its not the exact sound he/she is making. Sounds similar to this:
Arpeggios in Livetunes song here. That start in the beginning. I'm not the best at piano but I managed to make a similar arpeggio sound with a C chord I did. However, its not quite right and its certainly not the one in this song.
And the Bass and maybe distorted synth from the song below like sound that start in his song at ( Bass: 00:15 and unnameable sound at 00:18 and again at 00:21 and 00:25 )
I've asked around for some help on these things because I do not know how to go about making sounds like these to try and copy and then once I Get the sounds down, grow my understanding and then hopefully come to develope my own sound, is what I want. But everywhere I go its always either Hip-hop or Dubstep or House music. There isnt anywhere that helps me get sounds like this similar to J-pop sounds and its frustrating. Like I sit here for hours messing around with VST's and browsing around with sounds and sometimes I'll get something out of it but I"ve been deticating myself to this one song I"m working on so that I can get feed back from people and hopefully fourm a community for J-pop inspired musicians. It feels like I work so hard yet I"m not getting anywhere, I mean I get really happy when I"ve come so far and get something down but its just those sounds that I want and cant get the hang of that really bother me and sucks up my motivation to the point I start falling back into playing video games and watching anime a lot again. And I don't want that at all. I know it will take time and I will become a electronic musician no matter what, I'll make it happen but, its so tough. Please does anyone know where I can find these sounds or how to make these sounds. Any advice on making electronic music, that you think is helpful in anyway, no matter how small or big it is please do tell I really would appreciate it from anyone on any level. Thanks os much for reading and take care.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org my skype is : alveaaa pelase contact by any means if you have anything to give a help on or have any ideas to share. I appreciate it very much. :)