Ok let me start by saying this. I will not pursue anything but my heart's desire. I will not mindlessly pursue some other stupid shit when music is all I love. I've already tried. Was in college for business, eventually decided I might want to be an accountant (got an A in ACT101) then decided to change AGAIN to a computer oriented major....I dropped out before I even went back. I'm 19 years old turn 20 this September. I would have no problem going to college or a trade school or anything like that. I am VERY smart and intelligent. But my heart is not in anything but music. It's the only thing that's been a consistent hobby throughout pretty much my entire life. This is the ONLY thing that I can see myself being happy doing. If God himself floated through my bedroom window and said Alex, you will NEVER make a single dime off music I would continue to make music. So don't tell me "go to a real school and learn a real skill".....music IS real. Music is very very deep and I might even argue that music saved my life. This is what I love. Of course I wanna be rich and have a nice crib and nice car and everything but honestly if I could just make music for the rest of my life and live meagerly I'd be happy. And that's what's truly important. So that being said, what would you guys suggest? I'm not 100% opposed to engineering/recording and mastering and what not, but really I love to make beats/produce lol. I have a great vision for songs. If I could get in with some major artists on my beats I know we could make some BANGERS/Street Classics/Hits. The bottom line is that I just would like to get some kind of stable career in music. No offense to anyone but I eventually wanna be more than just an internet producer. I was thinking of doing some kind of "Music Business" program would be a good step to getting my foot in the door, and I'd be happy getting any kind of music job so I could say hey you know I make beats too.....and go from there all the while pursuing my online shit like I have been. Everyone talking shit on Full Sail seems like people who got into the shit for the wrong reasons, but also there seem to be some valid arguments against the school. What are some other schools with these types of programs that offer job placements? I've heard the name Berklee before..? I'm a very positive "pursue your dreams" type person and honestly I'm in a position to do that, with supportive parents. So hate me for that if you want. And I don't mean "I have mommy and daddy's money to spend" by saying that. I'll be taking loans out for whatever I do. We arent dirt poor but just trust we're not near rich. I'm very talented, and I wanna keep getting better and better. Thing is talent isn't even the half of it in this industry, we all know that. I KNOW I could be successful. Im putting my trust in God that I'll find a way to get where I wanna be, but if anyone has some valuable advice I'm willing to hear it all. Just understand that music is why I was put on this earth. Point blank period. Like I said I won't do anything else. I flat out refuse too. If I die chasing this dream i give no ****. This is what I'm here for. I know hardly anyone does this shit for the love anymore, and just about everyone is scared to pursue what they really wanna do, but I just wanna stress the fact that music is flowing through my body. I know a large majority of members on this site will not understand this. I'm not claiming to be a Beethoven or some sort of musical genius, but they say you gotta do what you love. And for me that's definitely music so I'm asking for some direction from anyone that has experienced any form of success. I just wanna do something I can put my all into.
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I tried to be pretty specific and provide some background about myself, but feel free to ask questions. I'm just looking for some guidance though I know hardly anyone here can provide it. There are some people in great positions on here though. I swear man If some artist just flew me out, fed me, and housed me I'd make them as many beats as I could lmao. Here's one of my most recent beats.
Youtube and the process of compressing the video and making that audio spectrum for it really shitted on quality. The 256kbps WAV of this sounds really good.