Life Lessons from Composition and Production

When I begin writing a song, I’m always excited while I’m thinking about all the possibilities. I can think of the tune, the beat, the arrangement and all the little tricks I can do. Getting started is tedious and a little boring by comparison, because in order to make each song sound unique and interesting, I have to put together different instruments every time. The middle part gets worse, as I have to deal with all sorts of issues like balancing, and realizing that some of the things I thought of while planning are actually not that great.

But if I stick through the production, and allow the finished product to emerge, I find I often like what comes out and it was definitely all worth it. Even songs that don’t turn out great, the whole ordeal is often a very good learning experience.

I believe it’s the same story as in life. It’s always exciting to think about what you’re going to do with your life. Ambitions, hopes and dreams. But getting started is always tricky, and actually being on that road can be very difficult. But when you stick with it, you find that you either come up with something you can be proud of, or you’ve learned a whole lot and can use that knowledge to make your next moves.






A few years ago, when I was still learning to write music, I wrote a very simple tune (which you’ll hear repeatedly in this track) that I thought of while watching a video I once saw here on YouTube to celebrate the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (a.k.a. “Warthog”).

I’ve rewritten the song to be a little more complicated and faster-paced. I didn’t want to make it sound too heavy, and I rather like how it turned out.

You can listen to it here:

New PC


The PC I was working with starting about last year, which was a hand-me-down really, was having major problems, likely related to overheating and insufficient power from its PSU. After being unable to use it for any serious work for quite a while, I finally decided it was time for a new system.

So I’m back now with a new computer. Still reinstalling all my stuff like FL Studio, which is still downloading at the time of this writing.

It was pretty tough for me to put this system together. I needed to find that delicate balance between performance, price, durability, upgradeability and of course noise level, since I do recordings. All in all I think I was able to put together something that fits my needs properly. Now to get back to work…


Sonic 3D Blast – Diamond Dust Zone

My own rendition of the BGM from the classic, Diamond Dust Zone from Sonic 3D Blast (Sega MegaDrive 1996).

Once upon a time, my parents decided to buy me (and my sister) a Sega MegaDrive 2. It was some time in 1994 or so. It was one of the best things I ever received, because it provided me with hours of fun with the variety of games I had. We got Sonic 3D Blast when it was new, in 1996. Already being a fan of Sonic, because our MegaDrive came packaged with Sonic the Hedgehog III, I really enjoyed Sonic 3D Blast as well, even if it was such a different game in almost every way. One of the main reasons I enjoyed the game was the music. It was during this time with Sonic the Hedgehog III and Sonic 3D Blast that I began to appreciate the music in video games, which until then I had mostly ignored.

Here then is the product of my passion intertwined with my memories, as I fondly relive my past and merge it with who I am now.

Coffee of Uncertainty

It’s smooth and jazzy. :D

Happy New Year!

I said I’d be more active in my blog but the truth is I’d been procrastinating quite a bit with work over November and December. But I’m back now, having upgraded my FL Studio to Signature Bundle finally, and buying some sample packs for Direct Wave while I was at it.

I’ll do my best to work harder from now on. It’s time for me to take this music production thing more seriously, as I aim high and reach for my dreams. :D

New Song Uploaded – Joy to the World

I’ve got a new song uploaded. Since Christmas season is already filling the air over here, it’s time to follow suit and put up one of my own classic favorites, in my own jazzy rendition. :) Enjoy! You can catch it from my song page on