MY FAVORITE TRACKS
about a child lost in a beautiful underwater world
a man tries to keep his grip on who he really is
lost in a magical realm, she tries to find her way home
me on da wek
slaying dragons is easy when you’re a badass
Here’s what was meant to be a brief story-time (but ended up being a few paragraphs longer) about where my interest in music started, when I started making music, and when I decided that it was time to turn my passion into a profession.
my history with a lover named sound:
Waaay back when I started middle school, I was forced to choose an elective. A week prior I had listened to the local high school chorale sing the Halo 2 theme song and the level of emotion that they were able to convey, along with the sheer power that the song held still gives me chills to think about.
So yeah, choir was the elective I chose. In my sophomore year of high school, someone lent me a demo version of FL Studio 10 through a flash drive. At first, it seemed like an unnecessarily complex program. I ended up doing nothing music-wise until I revisited FL10 a few weeks later, and made this. It’s not much, but it’s what sparked my passion for creating music and pushing the limits of sound.
In 2015, I started to learn how to make my tracks less like background music and more like standalone tracks. Along with releasing my most popular track to date (Scritch Scratch - 1.3k plays), I also started to learn what sounded good in my tracks, as well as how to start designing my own sounds. My songs were getting undoubtedly better by this point. Some of my favorites from this period were Dank Warehouse Beat and Begin Again.
In early 2018, I released some of my favorite songs to this day; Shotkick, Beautiful Yellow, and Fucking Roar. My production skills are getting really good at this point. I was making music that I enjoyed listening to and I from here on out my tracks felt more like full completed songs rather than 0:45 second test tracks. At this point, almost all of my synth patches were hand-made with THE POWER OF SOUND DESIGN! I don’t have drum kits, so I still use free publicly available samples for those.
In 2019, I decided to pursue audio engineering as my profession and started SoundPaladin. In January I really buckled down and started teaching myself everything that was missing from my repertoire: proper mixing techniques, mastering, more advanced aspects of sound design and synthesis. Some notable releases thus far are Me On Da Wek, ESPLOSIVE, and Poppers. Each of these tracks started with me trying out sound design or mixing techniques that were new to me.
Anyways, thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy my music as much as I enjoy making it!