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Hey everyone, I am no longer using this account. I can't figure out how to delete, but if you could advise me on how to (or you just want to check out more of my NG stuff) then head on over to: http://exaro.newgrounds.com
When I release the album, I'll be taking "The Keyboard Guy" off my name. I'll be making a new account later on, and I'll post a link to it. I will then take down all of my old tracks from SoundCloud and this account. I will re-upload a small selection of old tracks and the contents of the album, which will (most probably) be as follows:
Lost Woods (Remix)
I Think You're Awesome
Fatal Error (The Anti-Virus Man Rap)
All tracks are being re-made in Renoise. I hope to release it around the beginning of next year. If anything is going to hold this up, it's lyrics.
Maybe. I've got a few chiptune thingies I'm working on in Renoise (and I might include some old MadTracker stuff as bonus tracks), and I'm going to really focus on getting them finished. I'll upload some stuff in a little while. I also need to come up with a better handle, as I don't use "TheKeyboardGuy" and I don't like "Exaro" anymore because it has no meaning (suggestions are welcome).
I've just started using that instead of MadTracker, although I still have a lot of unfinished MadTracker projects. I'm not sure what I'll do with them. I'll convert across the very simple/short ones, but the longer ones I guess I'll come back to later. Also I'm experimenting with new instruments, different genres and whatever. I'm keen to get into some ambient music and aucousticy sort of stuff. I'm sure some chiptune influence might also sound nice in there somehwere...
I'm still not sure whether I should upload any WIP's here, because you can't disable downloads. Not that I don't want you downloading my music, it's just that I want it to be finished before I give you a copy of it.
I've been looking through my old projects and realised that I have a handful of remixes that will work together as an EP. I'm working on at least one more remix, and maybe another original, but when those are done I'll upload the tracks to NG and SoundCloud and maybe even Bandcamp. Here's what I've got so far:
- Lost Woods (Legend of Zelda)
- Ran Away (Chrystal Cummings)
- Pitiway (Bacalao)
- I Think You're Awesome
This is what I've got planned for the Remix EP
- Lost Woods Theme (from The Legend of Zelda)
- Ran Away (Exaro's Hip-Hop Version)
- Ran Away (Chrystal Cummings)
- iTunes Data
- Pitiway (Bacalao)
- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Skrillex)
- 17 (Ladytron)
I'll be putting up more progress info on my tumblr.
So, for the past (however long it's been), my laptop has blocked Newgrounds, and now that it's not (for some strange reason), I come back and NG has changed. IT'S AWESOME! I'm no longer restricted to uploading 2 tracks per day! So if my laptop does decide to hate NG again, I can just upload a bunch of stuff I've been working on in one hit on my home computer (which is now my brother's, seen as I never use it).
Also, I may have told you guys about an album I'm releasing. I'm not. Yet. I'm too distracted with all sorts of other stuff, and original material is difficult for me to make (because I want it to sound good instead of just saying "screw it, let's just copy and paste this a few times and there, it's done," although I do have a lot of projects I've started). Point being, I'm releasing a remix EP really soon, containing 5 tracks at the moment, although that may be cut back to 2 for copyright purposes, which would really suck, and would mean I'd have to find something else to remix (or cover. Covers are good too).
So, I've recently received a laptop for school purposes, however I don't seem to have any school restrictions or whatever. This is good for me because I can now make music anywhere that isn't at my home computer, which (albeit recent upgrades) I've actually stopped using.
The only problem being, it keeps checking my NG login status, so it doesn't know if I'm logged in (nor do I), so for uploads I'm going to have to use my home computer. Add that to the "can-I-be-bothered"-ness of file transfer, conversion to .mp3, and now my NG account is a day or two behind my other sites.
So basically I want to say: Sorry for the delay. Don't worry because all of my music is still free to download, and it will probably be uploaded to NG about 1-3 days after it's on SoundCloud. And the NG versions are made to loop :D
Remember how I was making an album? Well I haven't finished it yet. I still want to make discs to give or sell to my friends and schoolmates, and I've still been making music. Solution? Extended Play.
So I'm going to make a "Status Update" EP every so often so as people know I haven't given up music and I'm not dead. These EP's will contain WIP's, recently prototyped tracks and recently completed tracks. Most of them will probably be edited somewhat before going on an actual album though.
And of course, they should all be going up on NG at some point...