Presets & Templates for Speed Composing

You can take hours off your composition timeline with presets and templates without compromising on originality – here’s how. Features a BONUS TIP regarding mastering.

Intro To Speed Composition

Talking about why composers may want to prioritise speed over quality and offering some ideas for musicians wanting to try out speed composing.

This is the first of several videos on faster music composition – future videos will look at specific techniques and ideas in detail.

Jay Foreman Interview

This week I’m really pleased to present this interview with musical comedian and YouTuber Jay Foreman. Jay is known for his brand of “silly educational videos”.

In this interview we discuss Jay’s first musical experiences as a child; what led him to perform music and how this led to his first YouTube uploads; how YouTube has changed over time; his writing process and more.

Here’s Jay’s YouTube Channel which features original music, Map Men and everything else we mention in the interview.

Dan Le Sac Interview

Dan Le Sac is a beatmaker who rose to fame working with rapper and spoken word artist Scroobius Pip. Dan currently interviews various creators for his podcast, Falling Forward with Dan Le Sac, between uploading musical creations to the net and composing for games.

In this interview we discuss the changing, (or not so changing), music industry, music distribution, future copyright issues, music creation and much more besides.

As promised, here’s a pile of links:

One Weekend E.P.

One Weekend E.P. is the story of 2 musicians creating a 5-track release over a long weekend. This 30 minute documentary short includes discussions on creativity, collaboration and workflow from Liam Taylor, (Blue Alatar) and Si Pettit, (MangoFlush, Subterranean Popular).

All music used is from the E.P., which is available on most digital platforms. Here’s the Spotify link.

There’s also an outtakes compilation here: