We are proud to announce the winners of our second Midi2MP3 composition competition! While we did not have so many participants this time, all submissions were of a high quality. Having said that, the voters did not leave much doubt as to what entry was the best.
Chord progressions are always a great starting point for a composition. In this article I will take a cool chord progression from the site and compose something that could go for a ‘music box’ fragment.
I am a trance music addict. With its dynamics, melodic and atmospheric qualities and ethereal female leads (vocal trance), trance music is uplifting, beautiful and even spiritual. Like no other genre it connects with my emotions.
A great way to compose a lead melody (or an element that accompanies your main melody) is to take a chord progression and turn it into an arpeggio - a broken chord where the notes are played in sequence rather than at the same time. They really are a fundamental element in trance music that help create harmony and rhythmic interest.
Jon Skarin is an electronic music composer from Denmark whose mastery is composing suprisingly enchanting and mesmerizing songs, blending styles such as dance, new age, classical and celtic/irish. Small, musical pearls. Too good to ignore in our opinion.
Noise and music, what is the difference? In this article we will have a look at some of the fundamental characteristics of sound. It will help us to understand and appreciate what makes a sound musical and distinguishes it from plain noise. Especially for computer musicians this knowledge is relevant.
FL Studio is an amazing DAW. It has a highly intuitive workflow and is stuffed with so many cool features it seems you would need a lifetime to discover them all. In this tutorial we will highlight some of the very best tricks and help you to get the most out of this amazing piece of software. Fasten your seatbelts. Here we go!
Unleash your inner DJ and join us for another Midi2MP3 composition competition!
It is easy and fun to participate and guess what...we're raising the stakes! This time you can win Image Line's FL Studio Producer Edition or - in case you already have a license for FL Studio - an Image Line product of your choice (from the Image Line webshop) worth USD 199 in IL VCash!