At 4/19/11 08:57 PM, Chando wrote:
Thanks to everyone who took the time to read this. It means a lot that you listened to my whine-fest. I'm gonna keep my chin up and keep producing. See you all around the portal. :)
Chando, that kid is an idiot. He has an inferiority complex and is just jealous that you're more creative than him and he spent half his life practicing an instrument (a noble thing, yes, but different than composing).
On top of that, he's taking a classical approach, which is ridiculous because the greatest classical composers whether past or present ALL write their music either on paper or in notation programs. They don't play every instrument in the orchestra, they just know how to write for each instrument.
Sequencing is an instrument in and of itself. If your goal is to make good electronic music, you're set with the tools you have. In fact, you may not know that many of the world's TOP hiphop and techno/electronica producers can barely play instruments, but are masters of their craft and create great tracks in their genre regardless. So you're in good company.
People always think I use a MIDI keyboard controller to make all my tracks, but I only started doing that recently. If you want examples, feel free to check out my tracks. Basically everything before 2010 was made entirely with a mouse and computer keyboard. Even my latest tracks are mostly sequenced by hand, because I've built up a proficiency taking ideas from mind to MIDI that way. The piano controller is extremely useful but not always necessary.
Anyway that kid is dumb, ignore him.