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Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 10:46 PM Reply

I'd like to start uploading some songs to YouTube as I'm starting to dive much more into music producing lately, but I'm having trouble coming up with a name to use. I don't want to use Jurgen, because...well, I don't know, I just don't feel like that's a good name in terms of music.

So I'm looking for information. Tell me, how did you come up with your name/what does it mean to you? I'm really quite curious.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 10:51 PM Reply

At 8/19/12 10:46 PM, Jurgen wrote: So I'm looking for information. Tell me, how did you come up with your name/what does it mean to you? I'm really quite curious.

I actually don't remember. I think it may have had something to do with Bossa Nova or something. I can tell you that my name is based off of music at least. So perhaps you should pick a name that sorta hints at your profession?


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 11:02 PM Reply

This is all you need

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It worked for me and it will work with you


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 11:49 PM Reply

Any chance you wrote about a fantasy world you imagined when you were a kid and made a character for yourself in it? Nope? ah, well that's where Samulis comes from... and all my other online personas.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 11:52 PM Reply

I'm not sure, but don't pick a dumb one.

I picked "BlazingDragon" for the Nintendo Nsider Forums back when I was eleven and the name has stuck ever since. I'm now to the point that I want people to associate my music with my real name and not some magical creature that a fifth grader thought sounded cool. But now I feel like the name is stuck...

*sigh*

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 8/19/12 11:52 PM, BlazingDragon wrote: I'm not sure, but don't pick a dumb one.

I picked "BlazingDragon" for the Nintendo Nsider Forums back when I was eleven and the name has stuck ever since. I'm now to the point that I want people to associate my music with my real name and not some magical creature that a fifth grader thought sounded cool. But now I feel like the name is stuck...

*sigh*

Sorry for the double post, but I meant "I'm not sure how to pick a good producer name." I guess you never directly asked about that...

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 12:02 AM Reply

At 8/19/12 11:49 PM, samulis wrote: Any chance you wrote about a fantasy world you imagined when you were a kid and made a character for yourself in it? Nope? ah, well that's where Samulis comes from... and all my other online personas.

I had a character I always drew as a kid named 'Maxxi'...

Not naming myself that lol.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 12:09 AM Reply

My name is Xeko and I pretty much got fucked by my friends and family and it made me be alone for most of my life. So since I've been alone for awhile, "Lone X" felt right lol. Life's a lot better though btw.

Good luck with your name search!


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 01:05 AM Reply

Playing Guitar Hero World Tour and the random band name it gave me was Blue Youth so I started using it. I was using Electronic Showroom but I outgrew it in a sense and before that Open Wound but Open Wound is a heavy metal band.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 07:28 AM Reply

LOL just pick it like u'd pick ur porn name...


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 07:30 AM Reply

Jurgen sounds fine to me.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 07:33 AM Reply

At 8/19/12 11:02 PM, Acid-Paradox wrote: This is all you need

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It worked for me and it will work with you

After a few, I got Voetsek. That's a great name for a dubstep producer!

It does mean "get lost" though...

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 12:56 PM Reply

your artist name is not so importand what more importand is your music skills. first all my friends laught at my artist name but now they really like my music and so my artist name.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 12:58 PM Reply

At 8/20/12 07:30 AM, Sequenced wrote: Jurgen sounds fine to me.

I agree


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 01:16 PM Reply

How to come up with a DJ name Tutorial.

Step 1: Find a popular brand, celebrity, or well known phrase.

Example: Ford Mustang.

Step 2: Reverse the first letter with the last letter.

Example: Mord Fustang

Step 3: Profit.

My name is Nick Sumbles. My DJ name is Sick Numbles. My NG name is FatKidWitaJetPak. My Producer name isâEU¦ Nick Sumbles.

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 01:38 PM Reply

At 8/20/12 07:33 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 8/19/12 11:02 PM, Acid-Paradox wrote: This is all you need

CRACK

It worked for me and it will work with you
After a few, I got Voetsek. That's a great name for a dubstep producer!

It does mean "get lost" though...

Could be like "get lost in my music". Definitely an option, thanks! I used that thing for like 30 minutes and didn't really get anything I liked.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 01:54 PM Reply

Yeah Jurgen I guess sounds fine, but personally I'd rather another name. I appreciate it though.

@FatKidWitAJetPack Hahaha, I'll give that a go.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 03:05 PM Reply

Heh, mine is just my gamertag on Xbox. I honestly think that the name doesn't matter, I mean, just look at "deadmau5". As long as its pronounceable, and not something like "jej$dh:gd!e", you're set.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 03:11 PM Reply

you can use the name shadow because shadow from sonic is really cool and he looks like he would make music

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 20th, 2012 @ 04:07 PM Reply

At 8/20/12 04:02 PM, Lasse wrote: DJ shadow sounds like a total hit bro, go for it

Even better, I'll make it DJ ShadowAssassinXXX.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 02:24 AM Reply

At 8/20/12 01:38 PM, Jurgen wrote:
At 8/20/12 07:33 AM, The-iMortal wrote: After a few, I got Voetsek. That's a great name for a dubstep producer!
Could be like "get lost in my music". Definitely an option, thanks!

Better still, you could change it to Voetsik. Kinda like Datsik (who produces, IMO, terrible sounds).

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 03:27 AM Reply

TWO OPTIONS

a) 4 letters long (doesnt matter what it says or means)

b) has an X in it (doesnt matter what it says or means)

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 03:56 AM Reply

You should take up a name that has personal meaning. For example, if you play Xbox live frequently why not "XxX4Kr0nik420_n0sc0p3xXx"?

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 10:37 AM Reply

This is starting to get a little out of hand...


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 11:05 AM Reply

Well...as far as I can remember, I have several online personas.

But the name I used when I first started producing was "stuntman133". The name kinda came from two things:
The "Stuntman" games, and that I'm a fan of Craig Jones (of Slipknot. His nickname is "133").

As for Yoshiii343, I believed the name came from when I was reading a manga (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, if I recall). There's a character in the manga whose nickname is Yoshi. I thought, "that's a pretty cool nickname". Bored, I looked up what "Hideyoshi" means in Japanese. Also, 343 is a number I find to be aesthetically pleasing.

Hide = excellence, Yoshi = good luck. I'm not superstitious, but then again, Hide343 doesn't sound very interesting.

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 02:43 PM Reply

How I got the name "TroisNyxEtienne" or even "Troisnyx" calls for a very looooooooooong explanation:

"Trois" is French for 'three'. My first username, "TrinityKHS", never went online. I wanted to keep the "Trinity" bit intact in some way, shape or form for the heavy spiritual connotations in it. It ultimately survived as Trois.
"Nyx" is the name given to the Greek goddess of night, I take it to signify 'darkness'. I took it to mean my personal darkness, as well as the figurative 'darkness' in the world -- hatred, apathy, sorrow etc. -- that needs to be cured. My stage name stops at "Troisnyx", though in some places, I am known as TroisNyxEtienne for this reason:

"Etienne" is the closest first name I got when I reversed my first name (Annette). Some people say that Etienne is a unisex name; I've always known it as the French equivalent of 'Stephen'. Since 2007 I've taken it as homage to St Stephen the martyr.

So here you go, a lowdown on why I'm called Troissdnfnasuhvnnvsogvh.


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 02:50 PM Reply

If you want a meaningful name, then you should probably have it be something related to either your personality, life, or life goals. And dont use the first thing you come up per se. Brainstorm that shit and come up with like 30 names. Then take a week or two to think about which you like best. Maybe even do a little survey or something amongst your friends.

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 04:35 PM Reply

At 8/20/12 01:16 PM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote: How to come up with a DJ name Tutorial.

Step 1: Find a popular brand, celebrity, or well known phrase.

Example: Ford Mustang.

Step 2: Reverse the first letter with the last letter.

Example: Mord Fustang

Step 3: Profit.

I love spoonerisms as names, lol.

I got the name Retroman from a cartoon character I had conceived in high school. After I gave up on animation and moved to music production, I decided to use the name.

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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 21st, 2012 @ 07:49 PM Reply

You cac use an uncommon artistic name, such as a Greek/Latin word/phrase, an animal name, etc. Or you can use your real name (initials).


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Response to Coming up with a producer name? Aug. 22nd, 2012 @ 05:04 AM Reply

I got my name 'Kopacetic' because my teacher usually say this phase: Cool Cosher Copacetic. I really found the word 'Copacetic' interesting and decided to make that my alias. Although, Copacetic is probably taken, so I just replaced the first letter 'C' with 'K'.


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