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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 …

How To Meet Musicians And Artists In Your Area

Sometimes you need to bounce off ideas from new people, new friends and new musicians. Start off with a clean slate. If you feel like you are stagnating you may need to meet some new musicians. Perhaps moving and getting to know new people with new sets of ideas and views can help. One thing …

How To Create Visuals For Electronic Music Mixes, Tracks And Sets

The music is booming, the people are screaming and cheering, the lights and lasers are penetrating, the fog is fogging, the people are ecstatic, but there are no visuals? In a lot of electronic music you will visuals set up on the screen. On the screen there can be numerous things that are coinciding with …

New Track: Soma Sema – Artificial Heart (Nova Spire Remix)

Taking its inspiration from the minimal synth and coldwave genres of the 1980s, Soma Sema exists as the musical collaboration of Clara Hall (voice) and Th. Tot (machines). With interest and experience in working with other forms of music, including pop, drone and noise, Soma Sema seeks to simultaneously transcend and pay homage to the …

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 Improve Your Music Making Workflow In FL Studio

These are some my tips that I commonly use in my workflow that always boost my workflow. It makes everything flow smoother. A lot of these come down to shortcuts and other tools. Some of these bits of advice can be found on different DAW but you will have to discover your specific DAW. I've …

How To Export MIDI Music Score For FL Studio

I had come to realized how to do this because I needed a composition that let me allocate a PDF for scoring purposes. It is for a competition that I have decided to export this PDF format. I've heard of many different programs that facilitate the process such as Finale, Sibelius and Guitar Pro. But …

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 Be More Inspired, Creative and Productive

Get More Productive. Produce more than ever. I leave one message behind for all artists, no matter what your craft, no matter what it is you do. You must always produce more than you consume. That is how an artist should be. It may sound selfish, but it is worth it. Produce more than you …

Holographic ALBUM (2012) Ottawa Music, Canada Artist – EDM Electronica

NOVA SPIRE - Holographic (2012)[Electronica/EDM] I was lucky enough to have Travis Adeneau share his artwork for this record.Holographic Album is "Pay What You Like" Enjoy! Before Holographic Simulation 9 was the prior EP which began this idea of painting with sound. Simulation 9 was me playing composer for a short film. We have a …

The Road To Self Improvement Is A Lone Wolfs Game

The tumbleweed blows through the desert and it’s only you standing before your mission. No one is there to greet you in the early morning of your grind. No one sees the countless hours of practice. what they have is the last photos of you. the photo op you leave on an Instagram on a …

Easy, Free and Fun Virtual Online Instruments For Beginners Of Electronic Music

Every once and a while there's an interesting piece of online instruments that come out that are really interesting for me not only as a producer but also as just a person that enjoy's sharing with my non-musically inclined friends. Html 909 There are the TR-909 and TR-808. These are fairly accurate emulations and interpretations …

NEW ALBUM: Acidchains (2016) Ottawa Music [Electronica, IDM, Synthpop]

Acidchains Acidchains is a pseudonym. Acidchains is 21st Century Rave-pop music. I started of writing under the alias Acidchains title around Spring 2014 and I had more than 50 tracks set. I uploaded a bunch of tracks on acidchains soundcloud. Originally, I didn't want to share anyone. I requested genuine feedback from the public and not from people I know. I wanted to keep it to myself. But I decided to share it anyway.

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, …

New Track: Tralfamadore Psytrance 2016 [Ottawa Music]

Psytrance 2016 New Track Here is a track I wrote based on psytrance music. But first I shall go a little into the background of psytrance. Influence My greatest influence for writing psychedelic electronic music has to be Juno Reactor. Their early work sort of pioneered the Goa/Psy Trance sound of early and mid 90's. …

How I Write Music Scores

Replica 114 For Replica 114, I was lucky to have guidance from Jeff. One thing I admire is that he is very methodical in his approach. He presented me with several sounds that would work as potential on screen sequences. He'd have a scene and knew exactly what he wanted, how it was gonna sound …

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 …

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 …