Teh Dog Arrvs
Having traveled the galaxy looking for a home, Escapement Dog arrives on earth.
In 2016, decades after my early efforts at music, I decided to try to be a musician and composer again. It’s pretty easy to deny your creative self with the day to day drudgery of life to occupy your time. I kept denying myself, saying I have to achieve this thing or that thing first then I can make music. Truth be told, I was trapped by my own fear looking for an excuse to not try at all.
Music is easy to start and hard to master. All that amazing music you hear hides the thousands of hours a musician spent leading up to that solitary track streaming on your phone. I was afraid of the costs and the fear that I would fail after all that work. The crucial realization I had is it is only effort that keeps you from moving forward and succeeding. But it’s only effort, not some permanent barrier you can never surpass. You can learn music theory, you can learn to play an instrument, you can learn to create music.
“Teh Dog Arrvs” is the second song I started writing in 2016. I’m trying to recreate a sound I hear in my head, a kind of organic / mechanical sound that evolves like a living thing. It’s my style, something I’m calling “Clank”. It’s taken almost two years to finish the song and I’ve learned a lot, and I still have a lot more to learn.
Music Software And Instruments
Panagement — Auburn Sounds
Bitwig Studio — Bitwig GmbH
Reaper — Cockos Incorporated
Ultratap — Eventide
CLMS — Hornnet
Insight, Ozone 8, Neutron 8, Trash 2, BreakTweaker — iZotope
Variax Standard, POD HD X — Line 6
Reaktor 6 — Native Instruments
Equivocate, Elevate — Newfandled Audio
ChipCrusher, ChipSpeech — Plogue Art et Technologie, Inc
Manipulator — Polyverse/Infected Mushroom
PSP cmDelay — PSP Audioware
WarmVerb Multi-FX — Tone 2
Bazille — U-He
Lagrange — Ursa DSP
IM Pusher — Waves
Addictive Drums — XLN Audio