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Hi, I'm JP, or my music name FortressLord. I recently suddenly switched from Rock to Electronic, and my love for sounds emerged. I have just started making music as a hobby, and my preferred sub-genres are Drum n' Bass, Dubstep and House in that order.
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Okay, so despite only getting one question on Newgrounds, I got quite a few questions in other places, like the real world. Here are the results!
Q: Will you make 'rougher' music types like Trap, Brostep and Neuro?
A: Trap and neuro I've attempted, neuro was very hard due to the moprhing, powerful basses I just can't automate enough yet. Brostep I have tried and I'll re-attempt later on, but it's too much of an acquired musical taste for me to try too much with. Other 'rougher' music types I will try, I'm assuming that's including hard Hip-Hop e.t.c.
Q: Imagine Drum n' Bass is no longer an option. What genre do you now produce if any?
A: I would jump on to Trance or House music if DnB was no longer possible. If Electronic music was gone altogether, but computer-based designing was still allowed, I'd make Classical or really strange Rock.
Q: Why the Orange/Purple/Black theme?
A: Orange is my favourite colour, so that was natural. Purple complements orange, so I started using it. It ended up having a really nice, colourful yet dark effect that seems pretty cool. The black is just a space-filler really, but I do use it on purpose a lot because it makes colour stand out nicely.
Q: What artists influence your style the most?
A: Pendulum (I guess more so the earlier Pendulum), BT, Zircon and a few others who kind off feed into my work.
Q: Other than music, where does your creativity go?
A: I used to draw, but I mostly stopped and slowly got worse at it, and now I write fiction, do lots of modding and level design for various video games, and edit photos. Oh, and I've recently got back into Blender, and got Nifskope (both are 3D modelling).
Q: Would you do vocals?
A: I would do vocals gladly if I had the voice for it. Being an amateur writer AND a musician sometimes I think up some really good lyrics and tunes, but I have neither a good voice nor a vocalist friend. You know what? I'm making a track called 'Through It All', and as soon as I'm done being ill, I'm trying out a mic for it!
Q: What is your dream for being a music artist?
A: Great question, and one I have thought about a lot even to decide on. I'd like to be well-known, but not for my ego, just so I can share music with others. I hope to join with a music group like Liquicity when I'm properly good, but dreams rarely come true.
Well OKAY, specifically Liquicity, but that sounded egotistical.
Q: What speakers/monitors do you have? [Merged with 'What headphones?']
A: Creative A60 speakers, but I use my Denon HD1100 DJ headphones more when creating new music. My monitor is an iiyama ProLite X2377HS, it is 23". I could have got two monitors, but my preference is to have a single large one.
Q: You're a gamer right? What's your fav game?
A: I gave this some thought, and I can't decide between Skyrim, Garry's Mod and Neverwinter Nights 1 (the Bioware one of the original 2 games. It was FAR better.) I'm quite creative so Skyrim is only part of the top 3 due to moddability. (Is that a word?)
Q: On Soundcloud, it says you have an 'unused savant mind'. What does that even mean?
[May be a long and personal answer, sorry in advance!]
A: I don't have any full disorders, but a few perks and abilities. A few doctors basically said 'You can't do sports, but if you start with music you will be exceptional'. They were right in that I'd be terrible at sports, but now I've found my fondness for running, walking and climbing, so I manage to exercise anyway.
More on topic, I was bored by music for years, and despite being a fast learner for piano, guitar and drum challenges set in High School, and my teachers and family seeing me play and telling me to take it seriously, I never did, and only dabbled a bit with guitar and drums. I technically played instruments, but really casually and I never tried to learn things by myself. Then I changed musical tastes, and started to mix (mostly) Dubstep. As I settled into Electronic, acquiring more sub-genres I enjoy, I started making more and more of my own music, and became the musician I am. The 'unused savant mind' idea is because I'm only just putting it to use, and I may never be the 'savant' I could have been if I'd started with classical instruments as a young boy.
There's a moral in there somewhere.
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