I am 35 years old and I make Industrial Music. I use FL Studio 20, and a bunch of Vst Pluginz. I was fascinated for many years about trying to challenge myself by making different songs to match different sub-genre’s of Industrial Music. And the more I did it, the more my sounds became more unique as I began mixing different elements together. I didn’t originally start with A DAW, about 12 years ago I bought my first music making program by cakewalk called Kinetic 2. There were no Vst Instrument or effects, what presets they decided were the only ones one could work with. It had one effect synthesizer, that everything you made would go through it to be altered, and they certainly had no automation. It did have some decent sounds, and I might be wrong but I think it was off of Kinetic 2 that Cakewalk went forth to create the Sonar series. Eventually I made the decision to go into making music with serious dedication, and that’s when I got FL studio 20 and Vst’s, etc.
Though my Industrial music does attempt many different sub-genre’s (Dark Industrial Metal, Symphony EDM Dubstep, Ethereal, even a psytrance track which of course is not Industrial my music typically has a darker theme to it. It took me years of learning, but I finally made an album. Then after making sure everything was the way I wanted it; I struggle to find a way to promote the album, for I’m sure there are great songs out there, that few have heard of. I thought that joining this forum would be my first step. I think getting to know people and interaction would be a great idea. I have never belonged to an Industrial forum, and I certainly am no expert like many here.
I have a controversy with the music I make. I am a follower of Christ, and my music is 90 percent instrumental. Yet to do what I could to encourage others the way I have been Inspired, I gave Christian/Christian themed names to the track. I don’t want to shove Christ down people’s throats, I think that’s been done overkill. Nor do I judge anyone or angrily snap when other people act the way they do. The controversy is among other “Christians” who usually hold the stigma that anything “Dark sounding” is from the devil, so therefore don’t really want to listen to it, and even condone it as devil worship, etc. On the other side, most people looking for Dark Industrial aren’t typically going to reach to listen to a track with a Christian title. Yet I knew this before I did it.
So I chose to just join this forum and talk music, and not “preach” on anyone. I have an Industrial Musician friend who has helped teach me to make music and is Trans. I don’t shudder or look twice at people’s language; I will still carry on the conversation normally.
I appreciate this chance to join with others on conversations and gain wisdom from people’s trials and success. Keep it real!