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Ronnie Forster – Assignment 0

Hey all, my name is Ronnie Forster and I’m an MEng student in Mechanical Engineering from Maryland.  I’ve always been super into music, have attended over 400 live sets and multiple festivals across the world.  I’m super interested in the electronic sound space (ODESZA, Porter Robinson, Slow Magic, Tycho, San Holo) and how visual effects and sound can combine to create amazing experiences.  I’m somewhat self taught in Ableton Live (shoutout to those Lynda tutorials, they’re pretty great, definitely recommend them).  Have some background in music from Trumpet/Guitar in high school.  Hoping this class put some structure into getting into my creative side some more so I can actually start making some good content.  Looking forward to the semester!

Hi it’s Huy here.

Hello everyone,

I am Huy, a senior in Biology, A&S. I took 1421 last year and it was super awesome, so now here I am again.
Before 1421, I was not a serious musician but I have worked as Radio DJ for CornellRadio.com and independently, and I also organized bands and VJ back in my hometown Hanoi, Vietnam during High School. Coming in 2421 I hope to make use of new softwares and hardwares to improve my live visual techniques, while also learning how to be better with DAWs. If you are interested in visual effects that responds to your music in real time, it would be great if we could talk.

If you are interested in what I do and listen to, here are some links:
https://soundcloud.com/coolagen/tracks – I only have tracks I have done for 1421 uploaded so far.
https://www.last.fm/user/c0llagen – A tracking site of what music I been listening to.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/JexplosionCR/videos/ – The page for my radio show, and also some audio-reactive visuals I have made.

Hope to have a good time with everyone this semester.

Jerry Liu

Hey everyone, my name is Jerry and I’m a fifth year B-Arch student. I took the Intro to Computer Music course by Kevin about 2 years ago and have since fallen in love with making music.

Check out my soundcloud, although I haven’t posted stuff in a while… https://soundcloud.com/jerry-liu-14/tracks

I look forward to meeting everyone and learn from everyone! And of course always down if anyone want to collab and do some sessions together!

Cheers!

Assignment 0 – Music 2421

Hello.  My name is Anna Bores.  I am a Junior in ILR and I am minoring in Music, Computing in the Arts, and possibly Inequality Studies.  I am the Musical Director of Hearsay A Cappella and I am a member of Contrapunkt!, which is Cornell’s undergraduate composers organization.  In terms of musical background I sing in basically any genre (pop, classical, etc.), I was a vocal major at LaGuardia High School of the Arts, and I play a little bit of piano.  I’ve been writing music for the past 6 years.  I tend to write a Pop/Indie/Electronic blend and then occasionally classical when I feel like it.  I took music 1421 last semester and it was awesome so I’m super excited for this semester.  I hope to become a better electronic musician.

I’m excited to get to know all of you!

Greetings

Hey, I’m Charles. I’m a third year music major with interest in performance and composition. I play drums and other percussion instruments, a bit of guitar, some piano, and recently I’ve been working on more experimental music with contact mics, feedback, and objects like electric toothbrushes and sheet metal. I’m here because I want to learn more about using DAWs for both composition and production. I’m wary of saying I’m into all types of music but I like a good variety of stuff, e. Check out my Rate Your Music for more specific info: https://rateyourmusic.com/~frolord

I have a soundcloud if you’re into bedroom dark ambient made on Audacity and poorly recorded drum ideas from five years ago: https://soundcloud.com/charles_chatman

I’m also playing a noise set today at The Cherry near Ithaca Commons at 8:30 (I’m Flose): https://www.facebook.com/events/895695983919976/

Sorry for all the links and self-plugs. Hope we have a good semester, I look forward to see what we learn from each other

Steven Romero

Hi everyone, my name is Steven and I’m a freshman Music major in the College of Arts & Sciences.  My goal is to be a hip-hop music producer, and right now I’ve been spending a lot of time with Logic and also collaborating with some vocalists on campus.  I took this class last semester and loved it.  If you are a rapper/singer looking to make some music, hit me up and maybe we can record something cool!

Hey, I’m Amanda

I have an old intro post from taking 1421 in 2016 somewhere on this site, but for an updated version: hey everyone, I’m a junior in electrical and computer engineering. My main thing is that I play piano, and have tried a bunch of other instruments, but only really stuck with piano. Always down to learn a new one!

I’m planning on doing the Game Design minor, so the goal is to be able to learn more about sound design and music composition with respect to that. I have some light background in piano composition, and got to test the waters a bit with 1421. Generally, I just want to have a good time and make something cool. Hit me up if you’re interested in collaborating and need a pianist/engineer!

Kai Pacheco

Hey I’m Kai. I’m a Junior Operations Research major and I’m taking this class because I’ve always been pretty interested in producing and performing music. I play the piano and have messed around with FL Studio before. I occasionally put some stuff up on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/hellachecks, feel free to check it out if you want. I don’t listen to any specific type of music in particular, I just enjoy hearing great tunes.

Sorry for the double post but I figured it was relevant

Also, I was watching this series on YouTube made by genius where they take popular songs and ask the producers about how they made it. My favorite one so far has been the making of Passionfruit by Drake where Nana Rogues, the producer, talks about how he tried to make a beat that felt like clouds. It’s the fifth video in the playlist if you guys want to skip to it. I found it really interesting and I hope everyone enjoys.

Pablo here

Hey everyone

My name is Pablo Ruiz and I am a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. I’m from College Park, Maryland and I have a passion for waves. It all started back in 10th grade physics when we did a unit on sound waves. Just learning about timbre, frequency, and overtones interested me so much that, long story short, I decided to become an electrical engineer (I figured they worked with waves). I love music and I love discovering new sounds. I listen to mainly indie and rap music. I flip between the two depending on where I am (rap back at home and indie at school). I have zero experience with sound production but I am super interested and very excited to learn. I am in the Chorale here and I can play the violin, piano, a little bit of guitar and even less harmonica.

Excited for this semester

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