Thursday, September 12, 2019
X-Kray was my first legit FL studio EDM (electronic dance music) song. I composed and sequenced it back in 2015. It is very original but doesn't really have many effects. It has a way of jumping smoothly yet spontaneously to a completely different melody. Sometimes I use a sound that seems to jump out at you in the transition. Like a fractal, there's this sense of chaos and repetition. These are stylings I would continue to develop. In my EDM songs to follow I'd delve more into effects and sound design, also working with samples. I continue to experiment in FL studio and other programs. I don't really have a specific formula. There's a lot of experimentation and trial and error. Many things I still don't know how to do. I never stop learning. Lately to speed things up I have been sequencing a bunch of beats and melodies and fit them into place later. I don't even worry about key signature until after. Doing what I feel in the moment and not over thinking it is my new style! There's still things I do very purposefully, but mostly I'm winging it. In that spirit, I am titling my upcoming EDM work- Indeterminate Aspirations! So now for the song that started it all, X-Kray!