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I make music and sounds. I post mostly on newgrounds so people can use them in games and such. My full albums can be found on my home page below.



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Posted by Midnights-Ocean - August 28th, 2018

Found this channel a while back: https://www.youtube.com/user/mixbustv/featured 

Even if he's not covering the genre you are mixing, there's still some neat tricks to learn that can be applied to projects. 

Know of other mixing/mastering sites/channels? Post um. :)  


Posted by Midnights-Ocean - August 26th, 2018

I've never been a box artist. I just go with the creative flow. Though I've been exposed to many many genres, I never made a point to really memorize the greater detail of their deffinitions. I try my best to tag appropriately when I post but I admit I some times do a quick lookup. 


This is the site I've been using for years: http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

In your opinoin, how accruate is that site? 

Any recomendations for a online genre guide?  


Posted by Midnights-Ocean - August 24th, 2018


If you do not know, kratom is a relative of the coffee family. I have used it it. I have dear friends who rely on it for safe, INEXPENSIVE, pain management. It has cured several of my friends nerve problems permanently. It is a very safe and effective pain medication. Especially for nerve pain. It is a mild anti depressant and very helpful for recovering opioid addicts get off hard drugs. Kratom has been used for centuries in eastern cultures as medicine. 

Because kratom is useful, safe and relatively cheap, the FDA ofcourse wants to make it illegal. Probably because big business is in bed with the FDA. Kratom no doubt will hurt opioid based drug sales. 

As some would expect, there's fake claims of kratom being dangerous like crystal meth. One such article I read, barely and briefly mentioned at the end, the study was of the street drug "krypton" (teens mixing kratom with cocaine) not pure Kratom. Another article being about the (Tibetan if memory serves) government having banned kratom. If you look into it, they later re-legalized it, admitting the ban was only because kratom was hurting the opium trade. Obvious typical reefer madness type propaganda.  

Please. Research. Think. Sign and REPOST this journal if you agree kratom should be kept legal in the USA. 

Thank you. 


Posted by Midnights-Ocean - July 15th, 2018

Best budget mixing monitors: Just dug up my Yamaha HS5s again and I am totally selling my more expensive ones and going back to using the HS5s.

For anyone who's done studio work, you know you need good mixing monitors. Now please note, I'm talking about mixing monitors, not tracking monitors. Many mixing monitors are expensive as dick and for that reason I can't say I've ever owned the much pricer ones. that being said, high prices don't mean the budget producer can't have mixing monitors that will give a good or even great mix. To date the best I've ever found are also some of the cheapest. The Yamaha HS5 https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/HS5--yamaha-hs5-5-inch-powered-studio-monitor . Over the years I've owned a few different monitors, smaller, larger, more expensive, less expensive, but I always keep coming back to the HS5. Reason is simple, they produce good mixes. Not perfect mixes but GOOD mixes. Now being imperfect and small you have to have a little engineering experience to get the low bass mixed right but for the price you really can't beat these. At least not from my experience. The key is, they don't "sound good". They sound dull, flat and boring. This means you are inclined to mix your tracks on the sweeter side, to make up for it. The end result is a good sounding mix, that will sound good no matter where you bring it. It further proves the rule of thumb, that, if your monitors sound amazing, your mixes will likely sound the opposite. If your monitors sound uninspiring, your mixes will sound the opposite. Not surprising these are by Yamaha. The same company responsible, way back when, for the “shrill boxes” that helped revolutionize mixing.


If any of you all have stories about your fave or least fave monitors, please share. :)




Posted by Midnights-Ocean - July 11th, 2018

Breath of the wild. Please don't post spoilers.


So I have finally gotten around to playing it. Haven’t done a zelda game since SNES. Really makes me appreciate how far things have come, and also, how much they managed to pack into those old 16 bit games.


I REALLY love how breath of the wild takes an ambient and minimalist approach to the music. One of the things that always puts me off, is being hammered by non stop music. This games gets the music right. That and the open world, makes this a winner for me so far. I’ve only just started, on the 2nd area of the game right now.


Got the hard cover extended guide, just in case I run into a stumper. So far, only thing I’ve actually looked up are recipes for cooking. I’ll probably stick mostly to using it for items and “what’s this thing?” situations. For once, I actually don’t want to spoil the game. I know you can look that stuff up on line but my eyes enjoy a rest from lit screens. The book is nice old school anyway and looks beautiful.


There doesn’t seem to be a ticking clock to save the princess, though they tell you otherwise. I really hope the game isn’t going to punish me for taking my time. There’s a literal shitload of side quests and extras, so, I’m assuming you don’t have to hurry through the story portion of the game. Some one said this was 110 hours to complete but I’m totally not seeing that. I could see this taking years to complete 100% and I am totally fine with that.


Peace. :)

Posted by Midnights-Ocean - May 2nd, 2018

Pretty straight forward question. I'm just curious because I post both types and am a little surprised at what gets a good download count sometimes. So, you like it simple or complex? Stuff that keeps changing, grabbing your attention to brain stimulate? Or stuff that's more homogeneous, mellowing you to sleep?


example simple: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/803874

example complex: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/757441


Posted by Midnights-Ocean - April 6th, 2018

Hey this guy's doing great work to get exposure for artists. Great tracks. Please like share subscribe and click the litttle bell: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLostAtmosphere 

Posted by Midnights-Ocean - January 21st, 2018

Posted by Midnights-Ocean - November 12th, 2017

Promised I would make a modular grid to show my rig, for those who are eurorack nerds.


Sound path is all analog synthesis, with the exception of the reverb units. It's a rather humble setup. I HAD plans on having 2x times this size but after looking at how much money it cost, yeah, that isn't happening. Had to ebay off quite a few of my things to get it up and running. It's ok though, I can do a LOT with this little rig.


If anyone else has a MG, share links.


Peace :)



Posted by Midnights-Ocean - October 29th, 2017

So, if you had to choose JUST ONE of the following 3, which would be what you'd consider music of good value?

#1 You don't know if you like it or not but it's impressively composed and produced.

#2 You don't care if you like it or not because the artist who made it is famous or someone you like personally.

#3 The piece of music has unimpressive production but brings to your mind the mood you desire.