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Movin To California!

2009-07-19 01:15:52 by Reasoner

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Long time no see everyone!

I've been absent here on the blog for a little while. Basically I've just been incredibly busy prepping myself for a rather lenghty roadtrip to California (SF Bay Area to be exact). Because of this, I have been slow to respond to PM's and requests. Rest assured I have every intention of getting back to the music creation goodness I'm so fond of once I get settled over there. This should be in a couple weeks.... max! Hope everyone has been enjoying Canyon It reflects this trip I'm about to take rather well and I've actually been listening to it a lot...which is kind of shocking since I usually don't listen much to my own music after i've finished them :) Take care everyone and I'll get back to you all soon

-Ryan

Movin To California!


Update on Album (Good Vibes All Around)

2009-05-01 00:06:59 by Reasoner
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UPDATE

I've finished up 4 new tracks so far for this project I started a few months back. Down below is where I'll be keeping an updated listing of the track titles.

It's been almost 2 months since I first started serious work on this EP project. I've been extremely pleased with what I've been able to produce so far, although the songs are all completely unfinished. It's nice to have a lot of ideas that have been recorded and laid out so far though, and it helps keep my focus on the task at hand. I thought I'd give a slight rundown on what I have so far, just to give all of you an idea of where my mind is traveling right now.

No Barriers
This track is now finished. I went back to an original piano solo that I wrote for one my recitals back in high school and made into a full production. Drums, strings, synths, and of course, Piano :-D. It's the version I heard in my head when I was just a sophomore, but didn't have the means or skills to turn into anything more then a simple piano performance.

Lullaby
The name pretty much sums this one up. It was written during one of those nights when someone needed a good song to drift away to. It originally had a lot of reverb and space to the piano, but I was advised that i needed to quit hiding behind the massive reverb and let it get a little more intimate. I ended up agreeing.

Prism
This was originally going to be a fully orchestrated version of "Dear World". I had actually started rerecording the melody and everything..and then realized that I was completely ruining the original song by doing so. "Dear World" has gotten such a warm welcome and response by everyone here that it would be incredibly stupid for me to try and touch something that's already been completed. So I wiped everything off of the project except for the opening synth line. From there, I just started adding layers....just layers upon layers..until it finally climaxes and then fades out to the original synth line that started the progression. I fell in love with it. It's one of those "spur of the moment" pieces of music that was literally written and mixed in a little under 5 hours.

Deep Underneath
Don't expect that name to stick. It's just my project file name right now. This track is my chance to not bore everyone with my constant piano playing. It's an electronic piece, much in the style of "Ticking Away" and "Tracing Back". I love playing this one back when I feel like rocking out a little bit, and I'm thinking it'll help break things up a bit with the rest of the EP. It's also helping me brush up on my sequencing skills, and learn a few new tricks with dance music.

Living Transparent
This started out as a random melody that got stuck in my head one day on my way to work. Normally I usually forget them by the time the afternoon as come, but this one just wouldn't go away. Usually at that point, I know it's something worth recording. I tried to make this into a bigger production, but I finally gave into myself and made this one strictly me on the piano. It might end up being a nice closing to the album, sort of a way of saying thanks to everyone and acknowledging my roots.

That's it for today. I hope everyone has been enjoying "Dear World" as much as I have...it finally made the top charts this week and I'm glad it's been giving everyone something to write about. Take care guys

-Ryan


EP In The Works (I'm serious this time)

2009-04-08 21:34:13 by Reasoner
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EDIT:I have an urgent request for anyone reading this who might possibly be able to shed some light on a rather awesome occurrence that's happening to one of my songs. Ticking Away has just about reached over 200,000 downloads. In fact by the time most of you read this, it will have surpassed it most certainly. I have no earthly idea where the downloads are coming from. They aren't from people visiting it on newgrounds, it's apparently coming from an outside link that i've been completely failing at trying to find. If you know of anything that could be causing it, or happen to run across this song somewhere on the net...please PM me. It's literally getting around 40-50 downloads every 5 to 10 minutes and it's a bit disturbing. Thanks guys/gals

Welcome Back Everyone.

For the past few months I've been talking vaguely about my ambitions to create an actual album to be sold on places like iTunes, MySpace, etc. What I've learned is that it takes a great deal of inspiration to give me motivation so I can begin coming up with ideas and actually make some considerable progress. Thankfully, I can truly say that time has now come.

The EP (which has yet to be named) will consist of 7 tracks. I will be using two songs that have already been submitted here on newgrounds, however they will be undergoing a slight facelift. "Final Thoughts" will hold it's place within the tracklist, simply because I spent a great deal of time on it, and it serves as a tribute to everyone here who has supported me for over a year now. My brand new song "Dear World" will also be getting featured on the album as well. This song will be getting a slight extension from the one available here for download, and there will also be an electronic/orchestrated version of it that follows my style of simple, ambient, uplifting songs I tend to be drawn to.

In addition to those three that I've mentioned, I will also be working on a few electronic pieces that are more in the style of "Tracing Back", "Ticking Away", and "Morning Light". I'd like to try to make sure there are an even number of uplifting tracks, and minor electronic pieces. Knowing my habits, though, I'll probably end up whipping out the piano on more then a few occasions ;) I'm shooting for a completion date by then beginning of June, followed by the release around the beginning of fall.

So what do I need from everyone? Well, for starters, a name for this project would be nice. As my track titles suggest, I'm absolutely horrible with names. If anyone has any supporting ideas, feel free to comment below. Another item I could use some help with is possible artwork for the cover. I do have a couple friends that I'll be asking first for their help, but if anyone who reads this has some ideas based on some of the music I already have here, I'd love to hear from you.

Finally, the last thing I'd like to do is thank all of you who have been listening over the past year. I started out as just a simple guy seeing if anyone would notice my music. I'd never guess at having almost a 1,000 fans combined from here and Myspace who have had nothing but positive, inspiring things to say. Enjoy life and keep listening

Sincerely,
Ryan

Here's a really bad pic of my amateur "studio" Beat that Bjra! :P

EP In The Works (I'm serious this time)


New Song

2009-02-24 11:27:44 by Reasoner
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I just submitted a new song today. It's rather mellow, and a great chill-down track to relax to hopefully. Hope everyone enjoys it and I will be trying to submit a few more in the next month.

Dear World

Today I felt the need to post an update on here since I've been a bit non-existent here on Newgrounds besides the short track I submitted. The good news is that I'm still writing music, but the bad news is that you probably won't see any of it on Newgrounds for the next couple months. I just upgraded my "studio" (if you can call it that) and I've started to seriously work on new music for an EP I've been wanting to release on iTunes forever. Once I finish it, I'll be submitting demos here for people to listen to and I'll also be putting up a couple of full songs here that don't make the cut for the EP. I appreciate everyone who's left me a review or a PM supporting me. I hope you'll come back down the road once I have some new tracks to share with all of you. Thanks for listening and I'll keep you guys posted.

-Ryan


1ST PLACE!!!

2009-01-01 22:02:02 by Reasoner
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NOTE: Unfortunately I do not carry, nor plan on producing the sheet music to any of my music at this time. I'm sorry to everyone who has been requesting this, but right now I do not have the resources or time to provide them. I'm sorry guys.

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Hey Everyone,

It's been a great two weeks. I got to spend this Christmas with my family (last year I had to suffer at work). I managed to write and submit a new song within about 3 weeks....which is an amazing accomplishment for myself since I can usually take 1-2 months before I finally have the guts to say something is finished. Possibly the best thing that happened was that my submission won 1st place for the final Monthly Audio Contest this year. Very.....very....awesome! There were a ton of great and unique submissions. Go check out the finalists by clicking the link below and listen to some great music.

MAC 08 "Claiming New Grounds" Winners

New Original Track

It borrows a couple themes from The Last Flight, but it's finally finished and I submitted it just in time to end 2008 with a nod of the hat to all of you for supporting me. Check it out whenever you have some time. I promise it's not too long. :-D

Final Thoughts

Instrumental #4 Remixes

I find it funny that this song keeps reappearing again and again. It puts a smile on my face every time, so I'm definitely not complaining. Karco has just finished his trance remix of Instrumental #4, so I'm letting everyone know now to go check it out immediately! While you're at it, if you haven't already you should go check out Dj Bjra's remix as well. They are both stellar in their own unique way. Here's the links......

Instrumental #4 (Karco's See The Light Remix)
Instrumental #4 REVAMPED (Dj Bjra's Remix)
Instrumental #4 (Original)

Honestly, if their are any artists out there that would like to take a shot at remixing this song further, by all means go for it. I welcome anyone's interpretation of the music. This is NewGrounds after all right?

Well that's all I've got for right now folks. I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but I do truly appreciate everyone who's spent some time listening, critiquing, reviewing, voting and using my music. You guys keep me going. Peace.

-Reasoner (Ryan)

If you like legos, and "A Walk Down The Trail", then you better watch this video and be amazed. Click on the video to get more info on the creator

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Updates and Music! What more could you ever want?

2008-12-06 00:21:12 by Reasoner
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New Original Track

It borrows a couple themes from The Last Flight, but it's finally finished and I submitted it just in time to end 2008 with a nod of the hat to all of you for supporting me. Check it out whenever you have some time. I promise it's not too long. :-D

Final Thoughts

Remix of Dad's song

I just submitted a remix I did of a recording I made of a song my father wrote. I didn't have time to send everyone PM's about it, but if you get a chance check it out Here.

I'd also like to take the time to thank the 300+ people who reviewed, 21,000+ people who listened, and 5,000+ people who dowloaded A Walk Down The Trail. I'm astounded and humbled by how many people enjoyed this piece and I apologize if I seem distant with my thanks and responses to the reviews. I can only think of so many ways to say thank you =D.

Instrumental #4 Remixes

I find it funny that this song keeps reappearing again and again. It puts a smile on my face every time, so I'm definitely not complaining. Karco has just finished his trance remix of Instrumental #4, so I'm letting everyone know now to go check it out immediately! While you're at it, if you haven't already you should go check out Dj Bjra's remix as well. They are both stellar in their own unique way. Here's the links......

Instrumental #4 (Karco's See The Light Remix)
Instrumental #4 REVAMPED (Dj Bjra's Remix)
Instrumental #4 (Original)

Honestly, if their are any artists out there that would like to take a shot at remixing this song further, by all means go for it. I welcome anyone's interpretation of the music. This is NewGrounds after all right?

iTunes Album

I began work a few weeks ago on some new original material that I'm planning on releasing on iTunes once it's finished. It will be an original album of new music that has the kind of feel and progression that most people have come to expect from my music. I'm really excited about it and hope you guys/gals are too. I don't have a release date yet since I'm really just wanting to take my time and make sure the music meets everyone's expectations for a quality album they'd be willing to purchase. I'm hoping to be finished by early 2009 and I know that that's a very broad deadline... but good music from me has to come from my heart so I don't produce unless I feel inspired. I'll keep everyone posted as it shapes up.

Well that's all I've got for right now folks. I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but I do truly appreciate everyone who's spent some time listening, critiquing, reviewing, voting and using my music. You guys keep me going. Peace.

-Reasoner (Ryan)

Here's a video a fellow newgrounder filmed using the song "Where Do We Turn". It's about the consequences of drunk driving and is pretty powerful stuff. Click on the video to take you to his youtube portal.

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iTunes Album, New Songs, and Epic Schweetness!

2008-10-24 21:54:21 by Reasoner
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New Song

I just submitted a remix I did of a recording I made of a song my father wrote. I didn't have time to send everyone PM's about it, but if you get a chance check it out Here.

I'd also like to take the time to thank the 300+ people who reviewed, 21,000+ people who listened, and 5,000+ people who dowloaded A Walk Down The Trail. I'm astounded and humbled by how many people enjoyed this piece and I apologize if I seem distant with my thanks and responses to the reviews. I can only think of so many ways to say thank you =D.

Instrumental #4 Remixes

I find it funny that this song keeps reappearing again and again. It puts a smile on my face every time, so I'm definitely not complaining. Karco has just finished his trance remix of Instrumental #4, so I'm letting everyone know now to go check it out immediately! While you're at it, if you haven't already you should go check out Dj Bjra's remix as well. They are both stellar in their own unique way. Here's the links......

Instrumental #4 (Karco's See The Light Remix)
Instrumental #4 REVAMPED (Dj Bjra's Remix)
Instrumental #4 (Original)

Honestly, if their are any artists out there that would like to take a shot at remixing this song further, by all means go for it. I welcome anyone's interpretation of the music. This is NewGrounds after all right?

iTunes Album

I began work a few weeks ago on some new original material that I'm planning on releasing on iTunes once it's finished. It will be an original album of new music that has the kind of feel and progression that most people have come to expect from my music. I'm really excited about it and hope you guys/gals are too. I don't have a release date yet since I'm really just wanting to take my time and make sure the music meets everyone's expectations for a quality album they'd be willing to purchase. I'm hoping to be finished by early 2009 and I know that that's a very broad deadline... but good music from me has to come from my heart so I don't produce unless I feel inspired. I'll keep everyone posted as it shapes up.

Old-School Reasoner Jams!

I don't want everyone to think that because I'm working on an album to sell that I'm going to stop submitting here. Not True! I wouldn't have any fans if it weren't for newgrounds so I could never abandon you guys. That being said....I don't have any new tracks to submit right now, so I went back to my parents house last week and dug up some oldies to put up here for good fun! These songs are in no way a representation of my musical abilities lol....but it's at least something for you guys to listen to and hear my poor techno and piano skills when I was in high school. I've got a few I'll submit over the next month. Here's a listing of the old tracks submitted so far.

A Walk Down The Trail
An End To The Universe

You'll notice in a lot of these tracks that I use similar drum beats. It's not your ears...I just really stink at drums lol. I think I've gotten a little better over the years, but it's still not my forte.

Well that's all I've got for right now folks. I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but I do truly appreciate everyone who's spent some time listening, critiquing, reviewing, voting and using my music. You guys keep me going. Peace.

-Reasoner (Ryan)

iTunes Album, New Songs, and Epic Schweetness!


Instrumental #4 Revamped

2008-09-27 01:00:55 by Reasoner

9/26/08 Alright so another prominent NG Artist has released an Instrumental #4 Remix. DjBjra just finished his remix of the song which he did in almost record time. Before I could even fully realize that he was working on it, he'd already released it. =D Now that's dedication people! Check it out by clicking HERE. Oh and if you'd like a quick link to listen to my original, then click here. Last time I checked with Karco he was still steadily making grounds with his remix. I'm really just very pleased and grateful that the song has gained this much popularity with people that there are other musicians that like it enough to give it their own interpretation. That's all for today peeps!

9/11/08 New track has finally been released. Ticking Away is a edgier piece then what I've put out in the past couple months. I started working on it to be part of the madness competition, but I'm not really sure it's the kind of feel you'd want for those types of animations. But, you guys didn't come to this page to watch flash movies right? Hope you guys enjoy it and feel free to write with any suggestions for future projects.

9/8/08 Well I finally bit the bullet and joined Myspace. I'm really not a fan of the myspace craze for the simple fact that I can't stand the layout and the advertisements that plague you all over your monitor are a real eye sore. But.....gotta expand. Expand or die..right? Or something like that. So if you'd like to add me as a friend or use one of my songs on your profile, click HERE and knock yourself out. I think I finally found a layout that doesn't make me nauseous looking at it :-D. Don't worry though, any new music will always be posted here waaaaaay before it ever hits myspace.

Instrumental #4 Revamped


New Track!

2008-09-11 00:59:13 by Reasoner
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9/11/08 New track has finally been released. Ticking Away is a edgier piece then what I've put out in the past couple months. I started working on it to be part of the madness competition, but I'm not really sure it's the kind of feel you'd want for those types of animations. But, you guys didn't come to this page to watch flash movies right? Hope you guys enjoy it and feel free to write with any suggestions for future projects.

9/8/08 Well I finally bit the bullet and joined Myspace. I'm really not a fan of the myspace craze for the simple fact that I can't stand the layout and the advertisements that plague you all over your monitor are a real eye sore. But.....gotta expand. Expand or die..right? Or something like that. So if you'd like to add me as a friend or use one of my songs on your profile, click HERE and knock yourself out. I think I finally found a layout that doesn't make me nauseous looking at it :-D. Don't worry though, any new music will always be posted here waaaaaay before it ever hits myspace.

8/26/08 I was told to keep it a secret but now that he's announced it himself, I'm blabbing it all over my page. The trance genius Karco has graciously decided to start on a remix production of Instrumental #4. This is very exciting news, as he is one of the premier electronica artists here on Newgrounds. If you haven't checked his stuff out (which would be absolutely shocking), you should. My personal favorites are Beginnings, Temple, and of course Unleashed. I honestly could never imagine this song as a trance piece, but then again I don't make trance so that's where the problem lies.

New Track!


MySpace and New Project!

2008-09-08 01:52:13 by Reasoner
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9/8/08 Well I finally bit the bullet and joined Myspace. I'm really not a fan of the myspace craze for the simple fact that I can't stand the layout and the advertisements that plague you all over your monitor are a real eye sore. But.....gotta expand. Expand or die..right? Or something like that. So if you'd like to add me as a friend or use one of my songs on your profile, click HERE and knock yourself out. I think I finally found a layout that doesn't make me nauseous looking at it :-D. Don't worry though, any new music will always be posted here waaaaaay before it ever hits myspace.

Speaking of new music, I'm about 85% done with a new track. It's an electronica piece that's more in the feel of "Tracing Back", but a little edgier. I'm basically left trying to figure out how to end it, and then try to mix everything down properly. Once it's released, I'll be sure to PM everyone on my fav list that would like to be notified. Thank you everyone for the positive reviews and PM's supporting me. Once again, I owe my success so far here to all of you guys.

8/26/08 I was told to keep it a secret but now that he's announced it himself, I'm blabbing it all over my page. The trance genius Karco has graciously decided to start on a remix production of Instrumental #4. This is very exciting news, as he is one of the premier electronica artists here on Newgrounds. If you haven't checked his stuff out (which would be absolutely shocking), you should. My personal favorites are Beginnings, Temple, and of course Unleashed. I honestly could never imagine this song as a trance piece, but then again I don't make trance so that's where the problem lies.