The good news is that Komplete 12 is all up'n'running. The bad news is that my Focusrite decided to stop working for no goddamn reason, so today I had to send my 7th email to get the return process going. Which means that I can't listen to audio on anything good enough for a while. Booo.
But alas, I made another demo. This is two hours of fiddling around with some of the candy I found in NI's candy shop. It's unmixed and doesn't have a well thought out song structure. I just like how the sounds fit when they all come together.
Mostly I've been thinking about what it means to have a sound. I still don't have a good idea of what music I want to make, I just know that I like to make stuff. When I design anything else, I usually some design aesthethic / ethos / philosophy / principles that resonates with me and that I use to bring more focus to what I make. I feel like I'm nowhere near that with making music.
What I do know is that I am very heavy on beats and rhythms. Which makes sense, since as a kid I spend years playing drums. I had talent for it - my teacher really didn't want me to quit, but I did so all I got was this penchant for beats. Out of all the tools that Komplete has, the synth Rounds has piqued my interest the most now. I have yet to figure it out (haven't read the manual just yet), but I'm thinking of digging my heels into that tool, making songs with those sounds and see where it leads me.