I'm Toby "Radiation" Fox. I compose music for Homestuck. I also help maintain WhatPumpkin Music.
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Going to do a homestuck speedrun (warpless) in honor of 4/13 in like 15 minutes, who’s with me
re-elect homestuck for president
FOUR MORE YEARS
Anonymous asked: Hi, I heard some time ago that you and Solatrus were going to take part of Starbound's soundtrack... But I just downloaded and none of those tracks were yours... Was there a change of plans ? Even the Solatrus tracks, I thought there would be more than just 3 tracks...
My music is still going to be in Starbound. You’ll have to wait a while though.
Anonymous asked: are there any styles of music you really don't like or can you find good aspects in all of it?
Anything that is enjoyed by someone has some value. Try to understand what that value is. That doesn’t mean you have to enjoy it, but you might learn something.
steamlord313 asked: In what areas do you strive the most for realism, and in what areas do you prefer a more gridlocked or artificial sound?
For MIDI composition that’s an emulation of acoustic music, you need to be aware of the style that each instrument is regularly played in. For example in a song with an acoustic drumkit you’d definitely want to include ghost notes, humanization, varied fills, velocity variation, etc. Flutes can do trills, trombones can do slides, violins will often do runs.
I also think it’s important to be aware of the limitations of your sounds. You will only approach a 100% realistic sound if you’re shelling out thousands and thousands of dollars, and I don’t really feel that should ever be necessary. If maximum realism is necessary, just compose something for someone to actually play. The amount of time you’d spend tweaking it is silly compared to the time it would take to make friends with a musician and pay them to play it for you.
Intentionally making things sound artificial really depends on the style of the song. I think if you don’t have great sounds it’s actually in your best interests to NOT worry at ALL about making things sounding realistic at all and instead just trying to produce them to sound “good.”
Anonymous asked: Whats the best equipment for a beginer to use if they want to make the kind of music you make? (Keyboards, programs ect.)
Learn to play a musical instrument, even if it’s a shitty keyboard. Express yourself musically.
As for DAWs, whatever you can get your hands on. Every single piece of music software is hopelessly obtuse, even something easy like FL Studio or PXTONE. Just get something and start.
atomic-archangel asked: which of the songs that you have done for homestuck would you consider your personal favourite?