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Fingerprnt Beat Battle Review

Jun 27, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on Fingerprnt Beat Battle Review

So like how I see most things online, I caught wind of the flyer for this event.  I was sorta playing double dutch because I am often faced with the fact of that I find out an event that I’d love to perform or participate at the Day of.   I typically like to be prepared before I go. Thankfully I found out about this event with enough time to at least put in my calendar.


One thing you will learn about me as that if you want to ask me to do something last minute and it puts me at a great convenience the answer will typically be no.

Lets get onto the beat battle experience. So the entry into the competition is $25.oo. That is not bad considering a lot of battles can get very costly and yield very low R.O.I so while it may seem like the move, I think its best to check out whats going on with the producers who have won the previous battles.


The rules were simple and I think they are doing sort of a seeded tournament thing where as the higher your score is the better position you will be at for the final tournament. It was kinda confusing when I heard it but I kept it moving.

Each producer was required to play 3 tracks for 1 round which is very different from what I am used to and then you are given scores by the judges who are presiding.

After each round the judges would provide their feedback and to be honest most of it was mixed. This is where I think one of my bad habits ring out. I have a bad habit of looking for depth in the wrong places.

When the judge asked me about if I knew about music math I felt a little bit confused, I asked myself doesn’t every music producer know “music math” .  Long story short he said that the beat should change every four bars. I can agree when its needed in the context for a beat battle, but not for actual records. Other comments from the other judges were, that this or that could be better or that it was just dope

What I did like was meeting different people and networking and I also met a producer who I have seen online who represents the airbit brand.  He was a really nice guy by the way.


After the event I was met with more produces who also shared their opinions with me about what I understand to be more of the same feedback. Which was cool.

Again for me it was just an experiment to test the waters an see whats going on at these battles. For the most part it’s the same and I think that If I compete again for fun, cause thats all your really gonn get most of the time, that I format the tracks I bring to more of a faster to the point battle format vs the song writing format.

Over all I give a experience a 2 ish to 3 out of five. I think that judges should provide more insightful feedback but like I said before. I have a bad habit of looking for depth in the wrong places.

Cymatics Music Networking Event – Atlanta, GA Review

Jun 16, 2019 by dilliot2k - Comments Off on Cymatics Music Networking Event – Atlanta, GA Review

Cymatics?

Now coming in I had briefly seen a Cymatics sample library here and there but I was not really familiar with the brand. However what I gather it is a group of creatives providing samples and presets for music produces not online my own company hint hint. I was able to meet with Steven from the company and we shared ideas and I was able to hear from him what his vision and direction was for the company. Not only that I was taking notes on what he had at the event which were very nice. There were free drinks and food at the event. Alcohol at the bar if you wanted a little something.  There was a merch table and I was able to win a Novation Launchpad which was really cool. Now I can do some videos about that.


Meeting Kato:

While I was hanging around at the event definitely those who know about music producers today or who have gone through the wormhole of of content when you put in the search for beat stars or selling beats online, you are going to run into Kato the producer. He had his camera guy and was answer the questions of different producers including my own. He really dropped some dimes and some encouragement which was real cool. Most of the time an accomplished music producers lays low, and to be honest I don’t blame them, if I were in their shoes I would do the same. One of the things I’m paying attention to is his strategy for creating content which is what the crew for Cymatics were doing. I believe he and their crew both know that in todays age of social media , providing content is the new way to increase your brand.


Network:

Onc of the things I would like to do more of but is by no means an exact science is networking. Sometimes you have to come out of your shell and meet people and learn about what they are doing. The cool thing about events like this is that you have a free pass to meet strangers that you wouldn’t not speak to otherwise. With some of the people I spoke to I learned that everybody journey is different. Some may be further ahead of you and taking a break while others are still figuring out the first step. The most important thing is to focus on your journey and don’t get to caught up in what everyone else is doing. It can end up being wasted time and a distraction from you working on you.


Conclusion:

To be honest somethings you can look around the room and be like damn, everyone here trying to do the same thing I am doing but at the same time looking at Kato as well as the Cymatics crew I have learned that the key to moving your brand forward in today’s age is content. The more familiar people with you and your brand, the more accepting they are for what you have to offer. I learned a lot from tonight and I look forward to learning more. If you have a chance to attend one of these I would definitely recommend it, you never know who you will meet or what positive things may be the outcome.