Is Mainstream Media Dying?

Is mainstream media dying? When I was young teenager I would always ask myself why I was beginning to get bored with all the information coming from the television. I never really felt any interest in television programming and series found on programs while everyone else was glued to these. I didn't know if this …

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New: “Lux” EP by Ottawa Artist Devecseri [Electronica] Review

Devecseri Lux Devecseri wants to make you feel like you are floating alone in space pondering the possibilities of your reality. Devecseri makes what he needs to hear, but hopes that it also brings you some comfort. Devecseri would like you to know that you are not alone in your overindulgence of existentialism, and would …

How To Use The Circle Of Fifths For Electronica Music

Background When I started making music at a very young age I had no real idea how music was created. I started around 13 years of age. I gradually learned my way around. Picked up some piano lessons. I learned a lot of classical piano material but I wondered how this was going to help …

How To Reproduce The Tape Stop Effect In FL Studio

The tape stop effect is very common in electronic music and pop today. The way I hear it in music, it can be used to add fun, and a sense of drama to a track. As if it to say, the track has stopped - no it hasn't. And it continues. There are multiple ways you can reproduce a tape stop effect on fl studio you can use a tape stop effect in fl studio in multiple ways.

How To Avoid Procrastination As An Artist: Infinite Intelligence And The Ego’s Muse

The Procrastinating Artist: On Ego, Muse and Self-Deception I always enjoyed watching interviews of my favourite artists. I came to understand their process, the way they work. Viewing these interviews from a young age and impressionable eyes, I always admired how all artists were excited to showcase and discuss their work. As I watched more, …

Understanding The Frequency Spectrum: The Art Of Mixing (Video)

Spectrum One way to begin to comprehend and interpret sounds and their frequency range is by selecting sounds in your everyday life. Select the sound in your everyday life and interpret the sound and determine whether it's in the Sub-woofer territory Below 80hz for example. Does it have more of a thump around 100-300hz. More …

Ottawa Music, Modern Electronic Music Composer for Film, TV, Business, Student Projects etc.

Welcome, I am a composer in Ottawa, Canada. I am known as Nova Spire I am located in the Nation's Capital, Ottawa, Canada. I have a modest home studio where I produce electronic music and big sound. I am constantly writing music, creating piano pieces, creating synth patches, electronic and organic. I have been creating music on computer since …

Nova Spire – Canadian Electronica Artist Music Video – As Above So Below – IDM-Braindance-Ambient

Here I'll share my most astounding videos that is IDM in nature. I have not released this track on any offical releases but it has succesful viewership and I believe it is one my most intricate and it is a unique out-the-box kind of track. I recall the creation the entirety of the track took approximately …

What I Learned From Haidt’s Book: “The Righteous Mind” On Politics and Religion

I believe that the greatest divide between politics and intellectual discourse between people has never been completely polar opposites. Everyone is incredibly invested in their “team.” Politics is an incredibly expansive and bold topic to cover today. People are highly reflexive about their position and it's a very touchy subject for most. You see it …

Under Training vs. Over Training And The “No Pain No Gain” Mentality

After doing a routine for a long while, the grind becomes repetitive and variety feels like it gets a hold of you. But though your routine is set in stone, there’s always room evolving and modifying segments that can help in feeling a pump. For myself, I found that working the Shoulder (Deltoids) the muscles …

Truth And Reality As A Principle Virtue Of Man

Most forms of masculinity are in flux and often debated today. The goalposts of masculinity keep shifting. These are my thoughts about one aspect of manhood that should remain. A simple kernel of virtue, with a philosophical bent. Truth As Virtue A man must be in constant pursuit of truth or reality, in constant observance and pursuit …

Opening The Doors Of Creativity With Terence McKenna

Terence Mckenna is a compelling speaker. Some people enjoy the way he speaks, some do not. What I do love about his lectures, is his ability to articulate his ideas and his tremendous lexicon of words. He has a certain rhythm, that he tends to keep with his wording, I feel it is intentional. Most of his …

Escape The Dream World: Comfort Is The Nemesis

Get Uncomfortable and Keep Moving Forward Stepping out of one's comfort zone can prove to be a worthwhile cause. I find the average lifestyle is lived to the level where luxury, immediate gratification, satiety and comfort take a front seat. I see the average lifestyle as decadent, thrill-seeking, lazy and of without a sense of …

Planned Obsolescence of Consumer Goods

Products were once made to last. You understood the length and value of your dollar. I'd argue people today are materialistic and consumer based with the products that break down quick. I think it's for a number of reasons. First, I think it's used as a distraction and an escape. People are denying their death. …

On Media And Television: Cultural Programming

Television. It's got the attention of millions as does the great media companies of the internet. Television provide you with a seemingly great amount of choice – hundreds of channels. I feel they are depicting similar ideals and ideas etc. So is it really that much choice? How come my view is never on there? As I get older I …

On The Over Saturation of EDM

From May 6-10 in Toronto it was Canadian music week, they’re on their 32nd year. Musicians are always in attendance and its a really big thing here. "CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 5 …