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So I was thinking of making CDs for my latest album "Unmasked" - https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/album/unmasked

With Extended tracks for[About 3 minutes each]:
Elves of the West
Echo Fox Theme
Ori and the Blind Forest - Time

Improved:
Awakening[No Percussion]
Awakening[Percussion]
At Any Cost[No Change]
Time is a Fickle Thing[Instrumental & Shay Edition]
I've Seen Too Much[Digital and Live Played Version]

The Live version will contain a live VIolinist, Cellist and Femal Vocalist. [Hopefully, this is still in the planning stage]

So that would be 9 tracks, all fully mixed and mastered for the CD. It would be a LIMITED edition CD which is signed by me and will have beautiful custom artwork done by an Artist[yet unnamed]

I've never released CDs before but is this something you would be interested in buying? I've yet to choose a CD company and distributor. I am not sure how one would go about signing the CDs before they're sent off[either embeding a signature on the artwork itself or signing each one before they're distributed. I'd have to look that up. This album would also be available on Bandcamp, although I am not sure yet, want to make this a Limited Edition thing. Do I have enough of a following to consider this? The profit would have to outweigh the cost.

Thoughts?


Time is a Fickle Thing got Frontpaged?!

2017-05-15 23:25:56 by Grandvision
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I've just noticed my Instrumental version of Time is a Fickle Thing got Frontpage featured on the 2nd of May and yet I've never noticed this.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/738528

And yet the Shay version in my honest opinion is superiour?

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/736384

Weird, but I'll take what I can get I guess. I wish you got notifications for being frontpaged, it's so easy to miss it. >.>



Have you ever made something, something with your own hands, your own sweat and blood? Did you put endless hours into it, how did it make you feel? A sense of awe, accomplishment? Perhaps the urge to jump for joy and have the biggest grin on your face?

Yes my friend I am talking about the power of your mind, specifically your creativity. The single best gift given to mankind, the power to create from nothing, from the depths of your imagination, the crevices of long forgotten mazes, of far forgotten lands, worlds unexplored and uncharted mysteries that lie in wait, waiting to be discovered.

Whether you're an artist, musician, writer, singer, photographer, fursuit builder, jeweler or even video content creator. To build from nothing is an art in and of itself. No one knows where it comes from, it just trickles down from our minds into the endless pages of creation.

I myself proud to have discovered the power of music, the freedom it gives, the emotions it brings, the bridges it builds and the hearts it connects, all over the world. Music is universal, a language of the heart and soul. Everyone understands it and everyone interprets it in their own way. No one musician is the same, they leave their very marks on the worlds they create, and change the course of artistic creation long after they are gone.

Music for me is a way to communicate with people, to tell them my story, but yet keep it open to interpretation. What they imagine is their mind constructing the very world in their own eyes, not mine, that is the power of imagination. I must give credit to music for steering me off depression more than I could count, it has saved me from many moments of despair and loneliness, where I could release my emotions and let them appear on my pages as music.

So whoever you are and whatever you do, never stop creating, to create is to experience freedom like nowhere else. So let your hands guide you and let your mind wander for many pages to come.

-Grandvision.



I've released my latest album. My family are having trouble paying rent as my Dad hasn't gotten paid for the last two jobs so I am trying to help them. It contains 8 beautifully orchestrated soundtracks, from easy listening to epic electronic orchestral vibes. I am sure you will find something in there that will peak your interest.  Any support is highly appreciated!

https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/album/unmasked

Thank you to everyone who has listened to or stumbled upon my music throughout all the years that I have been on Newgrounds. The community in here is ummatched to the rest of the websites that I have shared my musical journeys with. Hope to many more years to come!

Much more music to come in 2017, so stay stuned!

-Grandvision.



I've always had a strange notion of selling my music. I felt it is never there, a point where I would be able to offer it for monetary value. Music is subjective in its own right, and what one person might consider worth buying, another might not. One might think something is worth nothing, and another might buy it in the thousands.

It's always interesting to see peoples approach to monetizing their music, whether on major websites such as iTunes, Google Play, etc or independently on Bandcamp, Loudr(Soundrop). I feel like as an independent artist the power of how much you charge is in your control but it also begs the difficulty question of what is the correct price? What does an artist feel his music is worth? And I think that question can never be answered, it always evolves and changes along the way. Only recently have I began to set prices on my music on Bandcamp, for several reasons as you might know. Although I haven't received a single sale on any of my singles except for Unmasked. And even that was heavily advertised everywhere, from my Facebook where I have over 380 friends, to my Twitter where have over 400 followers. Several music websites. I think the hardest part a musician will face is self promotion, it is very hard to get out there and get noticed. There are many way to go about this, collaboration with more popular artists, signing up for major websites such as iTunes.

I've never wanted to be part of a major Record Label because my music isn't something that fits the common genre. It is dare I say, a bit too unique for peoples tastes? I feel like it gets glossed over, or people might not fully understand what I am trying to portray through my music, somewhere along the line art gets lost in translation and I think I am experiencing that at this very moment. I'll try not to gloom over this too much, and try to make something more "commercial" if I dare say so myself? I want people to listen to my music, anywhere, even if they are not explicitly know that they are listening to me and think "Yep, that is Grandvision's music" just based off the style, the unique feel of the music.


What's your favorite track from me?

2017-04-11 16:16:17 by Grandvision
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I am genuinely curious when I ask this question. I try to ask it every year, but haven't had the opportunity to do so for a very long time. Which is your favorite and why, I love to hear peoples opinions on what stood out the most to them and why, or what the track made them feel. I am still an amateur musicians so I am always trying to improve my music, and finding feedback can often be hard.



Just released a video showing off my latest soundtrack "Awakening" with it's arrangment and complexity within FL Studio 12, so if you're interested in that sort of thing check it out below https://youtu.be/3wlN6WBTsh0

Download this track on my Bandcamp - https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/track/awakening

It's definitely one of my most complex and epic tracks I've ever composed. Has many thematic melodies and also tempo and key changes which I've never done before. I did not include any drums as I've tried experimenting with them and they just did not fit, there was too much going on. Anyways enjoy and I'll be sure to upload more videos soon!


Unmasked is my most successful album to date!

2017-03-05 18:39:15 by Grandvision
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It's official "Unmasked" has been my most successful album to date. £31 in sales! That might not seem much but it's higher than anything I've ever sold in the past 6 years of my musical period.

If you haven't yet checked out the small album, do so over here - https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/album/unmasked

You can download the whole album for free by putting "£0" or you can pay whatever you want. Any support is highly appreciated.

Times been tought for me. Haven't had any regular work for over 2 months and only now starting work, so spending all my money on food and travel at the moment. Been trying to work evenings on music where I can but time is limited. Very stressed but hope things quiet down once I get some money going. Hope everyone else in the world is having a better day than me. Keep rocking you guys <3

-Grandvision.


New Album "Unmasked" with exclusive track!

2017-02-13 12:42:36 by Grandvision
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Hello guys and girls!

I've just released a small little album featuring 4 soundtracks, one of which has never before been released on here.

Check it out over here - https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/album/unmasked

You can download the album or individual tracks for free if you put "£0" or you could chip in any amount and help me not starve. Have been havig difficulty staying on top of bills and paying for food, work is sparse at the moment. So any support is highly appreciated. Thank you

Till next time.

-Grandvision.


The Making of "At Any Cost" Video Project.

2017-02-12 10:19:09 by Grandvision
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Hello guys. I am back with a rework of one of my earlier tracks. Very much an epic piece with electronic influences. I am not here to show off the tracks as you can find it in my Audio section. Instead I am here to show audio project itself in video form.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHF4DMVw-bA

Here's that video of the track "At Any Cost" being played within my DAW, FL Studio, showing the melodies I've composed, the afformentioned plugins and the EQ being applied.

Would appreciate any subscribers as I am planning to release more and more content, perhaphs even tutorials, or sample library reviews and of course the music itself. Really trying to be more active and build up my reputation as a musician on here and everywhere else. I hope you will take this joruney with me as I have many great plans ahead for myself in 2017. Let's hope all goes well and see you in the next post. :)

You can only download this track on my Bandcamp - https://grandvision.bandcamp.com/track/at-any-cost

Any support is highly appreciated.

-Grandvision.