What is your magnum opus


#1

What do you consider your magnum opus to be…

Has anyone tried to make one…

The ones ive made in the past were a reflecfion of my current skill level at that time.

I mean tbh some of my attempts in hindsight were sub par…

But yeah ive found that in attempting to make some magnum opuses has helped push me to improve my skills…

So yeah have you attempted to make your own magnum opus?


#2

Nah crippling anxiety and the associated procrastination has kept me from even attempting something like that.

I just wrote tunes, when I’m happy w them I try to get them heard by some people. Afterwards I write some more tunes and do it all over.


#3

Thats a lot of pressure to put on ones self. Don’t usually critics/audience decide what ones magnum opus is? …. Like after you’re dead?


#4

I tried to make one once, but it ended up an overbloated mess. That said, there is some stuff I made 4+ years ago that I still like, some of it still gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. So I guess that would be my magnum opus so far, though hopefully I’ll top it at some point or my music isn’t going to go very far.

I’ve been thinking about going in and cleaning this up, shortening the first part a bit (or just lopping off the first part before the first bridge entirely), tightening up the ending so that it doesn’t fade into another track, and trying to put it out again. But, I really really like that second part and there’s a few things that are not loading on my new system in there, so it will take some doing to get up and running again. Most importantly, stupid Korg released a new version of the M1 VST and just stopped validating the old version, which is one of the main sounds in this song. Unipizz JS-Y for lyfe.


#5

Id make the kicks bass more present…

And i would replace some synth sounds with boc and glitch mob style leads…:slight_smile:


Of all My magnum opuses most of the mixes dont translate well across audio sources meaning they sound different on different headphone and when played on different sounds systems…

And ive made 6…

One was like 5-7 years ago i think its called log 4. End…

The tracks forces of nature and heisenberg uncertainty principle the mix isnt balanced some sounds overpower others…

The first track on iso… ib 347x i could of done a better job on the sound design…

And glitchonimu i overdid it by glitching the sub bass

The only track of mine of which technically meets standards is musing of reincarnation…

ive already shared these tracks on idmf in the past…im not gonna toot my own horn…but objectively i think ive only succeeded once with a magnum opus via creating musings of reincarnation…yeah i think ive probably peaked skill wise with that track…

Shrug…

: I


#6

I just keep making shit. Hopefully the new stuff is better than the old stuff, but there’s never going to be some golden album coming from me. Also, some of the stuff I’ve spent the most time on barely got any attention on BC, whereas I’ve had some of my worst garbage streamed on podcasts, radio, and other mediums.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; music is ridiculously hard. That’s why it’s better (for me) to focus on creating rather than writing some epic masterpiece that will never happen, because at least I’ll keep learning and doing the things I love while I’m alive.

I did, however, release my worst album recently for the opposite of an opus magnum effect. :japanese_goblin:


#7

I kinda tried something like that with the first versions of Kallisti. The track was like 35 minutes at one point. But after some time coming back to it, I thought it was a bit too much and then shortened it to like 6 minutes for this EP:

The chillout edit I made for the following remixes release has some more of the original parts though and goes on for about 9 minutes: https://audius.co/Metaside/kallisti-chillout-edit-3495


#8

Yeah, I don’t think you get to choose that. You just put your blood sweat and tears into everything you make and then the results will speak for themselves. If it is your magnum opus, it will become evident after the fact.