my name is Chris and I'm a 47 year old amateur music producer from the UK, and that sounds a little like an Alcoholics Anonymous introduction :-)
Over the years my interest has been in Funky House due to its roots in Disco and Gospel vocals, but I've never wanted to use samples of other music and it seemed as if i was trying to create something new that sounded old in order to sound new which was too confusing for me ;-)
So I recently wrote a song and recorded the vocals along with acoustic guitar and then produced the music in whichever way seemed right and, to me, it now sounds at least a bit like vocal trance.
The nice thing about trance is that it is, or can be, totally original and not linked to the past (depending on how old you are I guess!).
You can create the sounds from scratch, from the fundamentals of acoustics (sinewave/sawwave/squarewave,noise) and use them to create the sound you want, which is appealing.
I guess many people view vocal trance as the soppy, poppy cousin of more clubby, deep or hard trance, but that's the same with many areas of music. My main interest is in working with vocalists so although it can be dis-heartening to feel the style of music you do is regarded as cheesy, I'm confident that it's the right way for me not least because a voice can transmit a massive amount of information and that's what music/art/whatever you want to call it is all about.
So, whilst my song might sound like vocal trance to me, I also know theres also a lot more to any musical genre than what you first hear, so I'm hoping to learn a bit from being a member of this forum, and to find out whether I want to dive in deeper.
This forum seems incredibly easy and friendly to join with a nice welcoming message. Banks and other on-line institutions could learn a lot!
Best Regards from Blighty
Welcome aboard Chris!
47 year old? Nice to see some elder people here
I agree. The more 'older' people we get on here, the better! It feels like a playground at times.
Many thanks to you all!
Well, Tiesto's over 40 isn't he? So I figure I should soon be worth £40 million ;-)