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Inspiration 2006-12-12 23:44:33 Reply

I had this idea for a topic and I know this is more of a sub-category in some other topics but perhaps it would be interesting to find out what it is exactly that inspires each individual artist to do what they do!

I'm not sure if this topic will go anywhere really but, however far it goes it could change some people's outlook on things and look for some of the things that may be mentioned in this thread, and perhaps bring forth new ideas for anyone who reads through here =)

So everyone, what is it that inspires you?

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-12 23:45:36 Reply

At 12/12/06 11:44 PM, OCON wrote: So everyone, what is it that inspires you?

if im bored, i usually try to humm a song in the shower then apply that to FL. cuz we all know you sing better in the shower ;)


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-12 23:55:33 Reply

At 12/12/06 11:45 PM, HouseMasta wrote:
At 12/12/06 11:44 PM, OCON wrote: So everyone, what is it that inspires you?
if im bored, i usually try to humm a song in the shower then apply that to FL. cuz we all know you sing better in the shower ;)

Indeed we do lol.

I don't =(
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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 00:31:40 Reply

I do the same thing as well, but I'm a little spontaneous about it. Ill be doing something completely unrelated to music, usually boring. Because of my boredom..I want to hear some DnB, so I start softly beat boxing(which im horrible at). I usually end up adding a bass line to my ....beat... by humming while doing it. Every once in a while I come up with something pretty cool, and I try and put it in FL. Usually comes up quite a bit different then the original idea.

Other then that...my main musical inspirations are Pendulum, and Logistics.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 15:45:54 Reply

i get my inspiration out of other songs=D
like led zepplin, ACDC, BUCKETHEAD, gnr....
i wrote a lot of songs.. but ican't post them on NG 'cuz the equipment to record it is too expensive=( once i was looking after a kind of soundpad where you can directly burn your cd's with.. i found 1 but it was too expensive.. (€500 i don't know what that is in $)
now im saving up for that stuff =D

wooow check the smilay it totaly rocks =P

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 15:53:36 Reply

Well... I usually get a melody stuck in my head.... I annoy other with it until I'm forced to the compy =D

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 15:58:01 Reply

Wherever I am, if I'm bored I look around for example at teh sky or something and try to make a melody to why it looks so nice or something lol. I know thats corny but to answer your question I guess everything around me is an inspiration.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 16:07:42 Reply

At 12/12/06 11:45 PM, HouseMasta wrote:
At 12/12/06 11:44 PM, OCON wrote: So everyone, what is it that inspires you?
if im bored, i usually try to humm a song in the shower then apply that to FL. cuz we all know you sing better in the shower ;)

Thats amazing, I do the same thing. ^_^

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 16:09:28 Reply

At 12/13/06 03:58 PM, DjEagle wrote: Wherever I am, if I'm bored I look around for example at teh sky or something and try to make a melody to why it looks so nice or something lol. I know thats corny but to answer your question I guess everything around me is an inspiration.

Doesn't sound corny to me, thats how I get my ideas. I will either make up a story or image in my head, and then ask myself what melody would best suit that scenerio. I have gotten some very very good ideas when just watching a cloud pass by, hwoever sadly enough I can never remember the melody long enough to even bring about a fraction of it, and don't know how to write music to get it down right away...

i'm so totally going to learn that this summer >_<

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-13 16:10:54 Reply

whoops...

uuh... yeah forgot to log out.

or perhaps I was haxed, now to wait for the hacker to say I died and to send stolen songs to somebody and get free publicity!
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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 02:50:17 Reply

Sometimes, I'm inspired by the simplest things; Dryad Whispers was written after staring at the picture of a forest on the side of a water bottle for a while. It just clicks, sometimes.

The humming thing also applies to me too, but if I don't get it written down quickly, I lose it.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 10:54:07 Reply

Im inspired by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Antonin Dvorak, Scarlatti, Rimsky Korsakov and all the genius classical music composers...xD


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 11:08:31 Reply

I get my inspiration on things that happen in my life man. Life for instance one of my songs has to do with my dad. I dislike my dad and he pissed me off that day, so I made a song in a dark mood. Everything that is in my song, is my mood. If it is dark, it's probably from my dad. Happy, might have to be with something to do with my girlfriend or I got to talk to one of my best buddies!...*cough*OCON*cough*. This is a excellent topic OCON!


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 20:07:11 Reply

My inspiration comes from the fucking shits I take >=)

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 20:19:25 Reply

At 12/12/06 11:44 PM, OCON wrote: I had this idea for a topic and I know this is more of a sub-category in some other topics but perhaps it would be interesting to find out what it is exactly that inspires each individual artist to do what they do!

I'm not sure if this topic will go anywhere really but, however far it goes it could change some people's outlook on things and look for some of the things that may be mentioned in this thread, and perhaps bring forth new ideas for anyone who reads through here =)

So everyone, what is it that inspires you?

I have an electic piano next to me, so when I just play randomly, I find melodies and then put them into Fl! Ha Ha!

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 21:11:12 Reply

Ah! i do that to...i mean to the electric piano thing...haha!!!....

but i put it into Reason not FL...haha...


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 21:45:30 Reply

usually im just sitting around, and i think up an idea. Usually it's right after i study for a test and i work up sumthing to think in my mind.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 22:11:35 Reply

I suppose it would have to be all the awesome music here on newgrounds i listen to tracks people make and well it just spurs me to make better and better music .Not that thats happend of course .

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-14 22:25:45 Reply

Well my inspiration comes from many sources I suppose. I too sing/whistle/hum in the shower too! don't we all though? (even the one's who won't admit it, do too! XD) My girlfriend inspires me too. I get inspiration from some really simple things too when I'm out and about I sometimes think up melodies, which kind of come from the surrounding noise around me.

Sometimes I take inspiration from the negative things that can happen too, (though I rarely write music that reflects such negativity) instead I find I can do quite the opposite with the negativity. Time to Reflect (My Piano Piece) was written when the chips were down.

A lot of the time though too I derive inspiration from other music I hear. I have an eclectic taste and often find stuff that leaves me wondering just how the hell it was achieved. whether it be music I've heard here on the AP or from signed artists. It all adds to the things that I find inspirational!

anyhoo as you were!


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-15 22:13:17 Reply

I donno, I'm a little of all of the above... I hum it, than play it on a little keyboard, than try to put it in fl... Never comes out right... But what i really do is I come up with a 4 second loop with whole notes... Than i just cut up each note into quarter notes and arrange those around the scale, and make it 8th notes etc... Thats how all my songs get started... Or i'll try and remix a song, and fail miserably so i'll make it into my own.


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-15 23:08:33 Reply

I got too bored with waiting for someone to do a certain type of song, so I made it myself. The rest is history.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 04:27:48 Reply

For audio - New samples
For art - Contests/Competetions
For animation - Disney movies... I know Im strange


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 04:30:02 Reply

I just make up an instrument and pleh the keyboard in some random way and maybe I get some inspiration. Yeah.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 06:11:32 Reply

.*Long Version*

Everyday, for about 4 hours, it sit in my room and fuck around on my guitar. I make a few beats on my drums kit and mix a few things on my computer. Then i play the song i wrote 3 more times, record half of the song, then an hour later, record the other half. (Thats why all my songs have gaps in the middle of them!) Then i open the recorded song in Reason 3.0. I add some drums, do a little mixing and basically clean up the song. Then i open it in Cool Edit Pro and make the song 44.1Khz and convert it to an mp3 format. Then finally, i finish it off in Audacity by adding a few effects to it and cropping out the bad parts of the song.

*Short Version*

Basically i sit in my room for 4 hours everyday fucking around on my guitar and drum set.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 07:26:16 Reply

Quickbeam, your songs must be very similar to each other if you do that every time.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 08:30:29 Reply

Well I was banned by teh awesomest mod Enoll so I wasn't able to post in here for a while but I am glad some have actually taken the time to post here =)

Well all of my inspiration comes from my gf Cassie, I really owe a lot to her and so when I actually TRY on a song and if you can actually hear the effort, it had something to do with her.

If I have a keyboard or a piano to mess around with I do that, those are so awesome because then you can make a melody on accident and figure out the melodies of other songs lol

That's pretty much it for me =)

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 10:34:02 Reply

At 12/16/06 07:26 AM, SantaBro wrote: Quickbeam, your songs must be very similar to each other if you do that every time.

Why don't you have a listen first? Because none of them are the same, not one bit.

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 18:57:40 Reply

At 12/16/06 10:34 AM, Quickbeam wrote:
At 12/16/06 07:26 AM, SantaBro wrote: Quickbeam, your songs must be very similar to each other if you do that every time.
Why don't you have a listen first? Because none of them are the same, not one bit.

Well he could get different ideas every time =)

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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 19:51:53 Reply

I have a pissed off inspiration. People need to learn how to shut the fuck up! I hate when people 'slip' information...


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Response to Inspiration 2006-12-16 20:21:56 Reply

At 12/16/06 07:51 PM, Everlasting-Elements wrote: I have a pissed off inspiration. People need to learn how to shut the fuck up! I hate when people 'slip' information...

Well then bust out teh song man!!!! Use that anger and pissed off-ness to your advantage, then when you get more frustrated while making the song, you can take it out on the song itself and make it messy but great because that!!... Is art =)