Spadezer's News

Out but not gone

2017-09-10 14:12:14 by Spadezer
Updated

Hello Newgrounders. I see that you're one of the lucky few to come across my page. Congrats and welcom

I'll start off by saying I was happy to take part in this year's NGADM contest hosted by the humble @ChronoNomad and @TaintedLogic. I'm happy to say that out of the 200+ auditioners that I can be called one of the top 16 in the contest. On that note, I suggest taking a visit over to RetromanOMG's page. He does a pretty good job.

http://retromanomg.newgrounds.com/

I will say though, it's been nice to get back to life outside of music. Trying to do work and the contest at the same time made it really easy to ignore stuff like what state my house was in. I needed to take a break from all of that. That doesn't mean I'm done with music though. I'll be looking to really improve my sound design and make my music overall better somehow. Not sure how I'm going to do that but I'll always enjoy making music and that's what I'll do.

In the mean time - I'll be looking to getting a better channel booted up on Youtube and on bandcamp. I've got someone helping me out with some cover art that I'm excited to see. We've both been busy so it's been a slowly progressing milestone. He's also from Florida so I know the hurricanes aren't helping out much there right now. Thoughts and prayers for him.

I'll be around. Feel free to send a PM or whatever. Peace out and good luck to those still in the NGADM.,



I feel that I've been overdue for an update, so I decided to make an update.

In case you haven't heard, I'm proud to say that I completed 3rd place in AIM. Woo! I'm happy since it's only my second attempt at the contest. I feel like I'm bragging and I apologize, but I'm excited, especially since this somewhat aligns for what I have planned for my music this year.

I've always had a love for music in school, and I feel that it comes quite naturally to me. If I made it my career I problably could have been successful, but the beginning years after school I know wouldn't be fun without a steady paycheck. So I became an engineer, and that decision has led me to where I am today. College was tough, but I've made the best of friends and I know that God has granted a steady path for me to really pursue some important intersts for me.

I don't have many regrets of choosing what I've done, and it brings me to where I am today. This year has been particularly interesting. I've now lived a quarter of a century, I'm also now living on my own having just recently moved, and have entered a new position at work which by most accounts is basically a dream job.

Which leads me to what's going on with my music and future planning. I feel that now is the time for me to buckle down and crank out some good tunes. The past year or so has been me working up my production quality so that I can sound professional. I feel that I've hit a good solid point that people (mostly me) can listen to my music without cringing too much at things like bad mixing or poor ntsrument choices. My next goal was to work up a decent repituar that I can post places so that people can be like "Oh man this is good! I need to listen to what else he's got." AIM was the first step in that plan and NGADM is step two.

Next steps is to go commercial which is what I'm the most anxious about. I know I'll do Youtube, and I'll likely do Bandcamp since I see a lot of people do that. Maybe, just maybe if I'm good enough, I plan on getting on Monstercat. Here's to hoping. I'm on the outlook of how to get into other outlets, like getting my music onto Spotify or Google music and Itunes. Bottom line is get my free stuff now before I get big. Lol.

Well, that's my story right now. Life's getting busy and I'm still working on getting the rest of my life setup. For now, peace out, and look for me at the NGADM. That in itself will be interesting since I have a work trip and a vacation that will cut down two of my rounds in it to effectively only having one week to make a piece. Woohoo fun.

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I'm making music again!

2016-08-07 21:11:29 by Spadezer

Super excited!    8D

I've been really busy at work this past July which kinda sucked, but it meant that I got some good overtime. With that I've bought myself a copy of FL Studio and a couple of other things. I now can make the EDM and orchestral music I've been wanting to do. Yay! 

A little dissapointed that there wasn't a NGADM competition to compete in this year, but I may have missed the deadline anyway with how busy I was. I'll be looking forward to the next batch of competitions that happen next year though.

Also, if you are looking for someone to make video game / video music, I have no problem helping out. :)

Look out Newgrounds. I'm ready now.

-Spadezer-


Update

2016-01-18 15:30:21 by Spadezer

For you few who may have accidentlly stumbled accross my post, hello! And I'm almost back from falling off of the face of the planet.

And I need to buy a DAW. Reason being, I've made a super boss computer, but was only working the last half of last year. Then the holiday came around which while paying off my student loans and not getting full paychecks have left me slim on buying things that I need. But the new year is here and I can soon afford things. So my master plan is to look at buying a version of Ableton, or at least trying the free demo to see how much I like it, and then start getting myself to composing here by the summer. I don't expect to be completly ready for this year's NGADM but it's too far away to make any predictions yet.

Anywho, talk to you soon, or see you soon, or whatever. If you've stumbled across my post.

Yeah  -Spadezer-



I was beaten competing in the second round of the NGADM '14. I'm proud of the fact that I was able to get into the second round for my first ever in a NGADM and it has been only my second contest on Newgrounds. Although I hate to come across as bragging, I'm happy I've been given the opportunity to participate in a super contest with an awesome community.

Obviously since it's over, I won't be making music nearly as often, however I plan on putting out another piece before my school starts in October (since I go to a special Engineering college, we're special like that). After that, I don't expect to be putting anything else up until the end of the year. I have one term left with five classes and I want to attempt to graduate with flying colors. I need to have the least amount of commitments possible for that, and sadly music will have to be put on hold. After that, I will be a free(er) graduate bachelor and will attempt to party.

I highly enjoyed the contest and I will be back. My goal is next time to make it to the semi-finals before losing.

Good luck to the rest of the contestants because they're doing awesome stuff.


N G A D M '14

2014-09-06 08:58:28 by Spadezer

Yay! I'm currently in the second round of NGADM. With how busy I've been, it's been hard to get into everyone who was participating and finding people to follow. With that aside, I've found a lot of people I've wanted to follow now (and I'm happy to those who've fuond me interesting.

Hopefully I'll be able to participate in the next round or so before school gets underway. Once October hits though, I'm not going to be able to participate too well. Essentially I'm saying that I hope I don't have to forfeit from my position before I get really busy. Understand that my school takes 16 weeks of classes them and condesnes them into 11. Also this will be my last term and having five classes is not going to be a picnic.

Anyway, enough of the tanget. Good luck to all of those still in the contest and will see who comes out as the better composer/mixer/awesome guy. I'm happy to have gotten this far on my first try.


School's out!

2014-06-22 20:54:03 by Spadezer

I'm done with school for the summer! I missed being able to make good music, but the wait is over!

So be on the look out



Since school has started for me this week, I won't have the time to be creating music like I would like to. The time I need to spend studying will be taking a lot of time. In the summer I'll be back to doing my thing.

I'll be back,

-Spadezer-


I have been scouted!

2014-02-13 21:56:06 by Spadezer

I am a happy man! I have been scouted, and to celebrate I'm going to post a sneak peek of what I currently am working on! Thank you Newgrounds community and I hope you enjoy my music.

(On a side note, happy if you're still single life can be a party recognition day)


I have new music

2014-02-03 20:03:51 by Spadezer
Updated

Hey Newgrounds. I have some music coming on and I'd like you to take a listen.

Also, I encourage you to check out my SoundCloud profile here:

https://soundcloud.com/spadezer/tracks

-Enjoy