Down to Arizona – by Orlandicus October 2020

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Music Software for Down to Arizona

It is a new era of music composition for me. I have been working little by little and now I have the finished a song in a new style. This work has taken me over a month to complete. The piece consists of drums, guitar, steel guitar, synthesizer and percussion. This music means a lot to me, I hope it does to you.

How I wrote Down to Arizona

I would sit down and adjust minute details for hours over the course of the week, such as the melody of the steel guitar. This song has cost me time and effort, I wouldn’t want this piece to be ordinary, it needed to be different. The software I used was Soundtrap on which you can compose non-electronic music as well as electronic. To make non-electronic music you have to invest money and time into creating work that has a distinct feel when people here it.

Vermont – by Orlandicus October 2020

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SOFTWARE: Logic Pro X

EXPERIENCE: This piece took me four weeks to complete. This project went though multiple recordings, eventually I managed to get this piece through Audacity. After a few tweaks I created a unique mix of electronic and authentic sounds, I hope you enjoy this piece.

My Travelogue – by Orlandicus September 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap

EXPERIENCE: I have composed electric music, pop music, orchestral music, but I haven’t composed Americana style music until now. Last year, during my first few days back at school, I would often visit the recording studio and just play some tunes on the piano, but due to COVID-19 I haven’t had the chance to record music with actual instruments so I have created my own recording studio online. This has been an amazing experience and it is nice to give electronic music a break for while.

ROTATION – Composed for the BBC Young Composer Competition July 2020

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I developed my composition “ROTATION” for over a month, during lockdown in June and July 2020. I was inspired to enter this competition due to having watched a number of movies with an awesome soundtrack.

ROTATION was recorded on Logic Pro X and I played everything manually on the piano.

There are no loops, its all my own work!

Even though I didn’t win, I am happy with what I composed and I will be entering the competition for the next 4 years.

Fulham Friends – by Orlandicus September 2020

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SOFTWARE: Garageband

EXPERIENCE: After being inspired to make more music like Party all Night, I decided to experiment more with the same genre of music, which took me roughly three weeks to complete. I really enjoyed working on this piece and I hope you share my enthusiasm with this project.

Lo-Fi – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap (online software)

EXPERIENCE: It is nice to change things up a little, that is why I have chosen to take a step back and look back at the work I have done. Immediately I saw that I haven’t made any Lo-Fi projects at all. It took two weeks for me to finish and polish this project, I also added some background noise to give it a feeling like you are actually there.

Party all Night – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Garageband (Archive)

EXPERIENCE: One day I was listening to some dance music and I wondered to myself, if other artists on Spotify could do it, why can’t I? Three weeks later I composed a dance piece which I hope will stay in your head for a long time. I used a bass to create a powerful sound. I put all my effort into trying something new. Enjoy!

Copyright (c) 2020 Orlandicus

Astro – By Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap (online music software)

EXPERIENCE: This project started at school before lockdown. I was working on a mac at school when suddenly something came to mind. I immediately wrote down the tune on a pad of paper. Slowly I converted the music from the paper into the software on the laptop. This is a piece that reminds me of school, and how long to go back.

Copyright (c) 2020 Orlandicus

Silky Smooth – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap (online music software)

EXPERIENCE: This piece took me 3 weeks to complete. During lockdown I have had more time to work on new projects. BTS (South Korean boy band) inspired me. I researched more into BTS’s music and I strongly suggest you listen to their songs and watch their music video’s.

Copyright (c) 2020 Orlandicus