Never Bank On A Learning Curve

by Dan L. Hollifield -- Studio-D

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An eclectic compilation of instrumental music composed entirely within my computer using the MAGIX Music Maker program. This is an exploration of my imagination, using a very versatile music composing program. No two artists would create the same sounds using the same program. This is an example of how I make best use of the program and instrument voices.

This album is a selection of my solo projects from 2011 to the present day. All the songs were composed using MAGIX Music Maker, a computer program that allows me to be musically creative in a whole new way. The program uses loops and clips of recordings of various musical instruments. These can be put together like building blocks to make a complete song. There are thousands of these clips available. I put them together in a series of sequences, somewhat like composing a piece on a loop-based synth. Some pieces are simple, consisting of a mere four or five instrument voices, each with their own sequences. Others are very complex, featuring sixteen or more instrument voices, straight-up synth sequences I created from scratch, sound effects from within the program library, and even special sound effects that I created myself using other audio editing software.

All the music on this album is just me playing with a computer program. No real musicians were harmed in the creation of this album.

I hope you enjoy listening to these songs.


released August 31, 2013

All songs composed by Dan L. Hollifield, using MAGIX Music Maker 2013 edition computer software. All instrument voices are from MAGIX Music Maker.



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Dan L. Hollifield -- Studio-D Athens, Georgia

I'm in my mid-50s now. Music has always been a big part of my life. Radio, school bands, garage bands, computer programs- I've loved it all. I can't remember a time when there wasn't music in my life. Now I'm trying to get it out of my head so other people can hear what I imagine. Why waste it all on myself, right? I hope you like what you hear on my pages. I'm having a blast creating it! Thanks! ... more

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