Opus 2

It looks as though I won’t be composing for a while; I’m having computer problems. I’ve decided to make the most of my break by creating an original logo and browsing the internet for album-cover ideas on other computers.

I know that neither of these things are important, but I’ve become vain since I started making my own music. I’m going to cave and want both things sooner or later, and I suppose now is as good a time as any.

I’ll create my logo. I already have concrete ideas about how I want it to look, and I don’t think producing it will require complex image-editing. If I find myself out of my depth, I can always hire someone on Fiverr to bail me out. I expect to have the final logo within a week.

My album cover is a different matter because I don’t actually know how I want it to look. Not only that, but it seems foolish to decide on an album cover when I’ve finished one track which I don’t even like that much.

I’ll wait and see what other pieces I come up with before I decide on an album cover which suits my music. I’ll just do a bit of research now to find out what my options are.

On another note, I found out that Hollywood Orchestra offers chimes, curious non-bells which sound like bells. I didn’t know that Hollywood Orchestra had them because I was looking for instruments using the word ‘bell’. Many thanks to Dallen for educating me on this topic. This means that I can finish ‘Into Winter’ without buying a bell VST.

My computer should be up and running within a week, maybe more. Time to sit back and enjoy not composing!

3 thoughts on “Opus 2

  1. Good to hear you already have bells to use! I don’t know, I find the album art pretty important, I’m always thinking about it while I’m making stuff even if it’s just in the back of your mind with concepts and stuff. Finding a good artist is always a problem though haha

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    • Hello, Crystal! I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t been feeling motivated lately. I recommend that you take a short break; it’ll help you to get re-energised.

      I don’t know what it is about creating original things that brings out vanity in people. I’m thinking about using a stock image for my album cover, but I’m having problems not losing my head. There are so many photos and illustrations to choose from.

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      • I’m the same way: if I use a stock image I feel like it’s not the best it could be but at the same time it’s just the easier option sometimes đŸ™‚

        I’ve been working on things here and there to try and get re-motivated while finishing up lingering projects and that’s somewhat working for me, thanks for the advice!

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