Making my own music community on Discord and Reddit?

Started by Vojvodinosaurus, April 11, 2024, 15:51:03

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Vojvodinosaurus

So I wanna make my own community of likeminded musicians who use various trackers and DAWs and I wanna make my own themed compos that focus on music that is NOT Trap nor 2nd wave Dubstep/Brostep nor has elements of the 2.
Thing is I never participated in a compo and have no interest in ompt compos bc i kinda suck at making music.

So I wonder, are there any compos on internet for beginners and is it worth starting my own without prior experience?

Also can you recommend other platforms besides Discord and Reddit to create a community?
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You are allowed to remix my songs ONLY in TRANCE/GOA/PSYTRANCE GENRE and NO Trap HiHat Rolls PLEASE
My stuff: https://alonetone.com/vojvodinosaurus

Saga Musix

Not that I want to discourage you to try things out, but it sounds like you are approaching this topic from the wrong side. People will not just randomly flock around you if you announce that you will start some random community. Most of the time that will result in a handful of people pretending to be interested (or maybe they even are) and then it fades away quickly because there is no momentum.
If you want to create a new community, it should address a need (of more than one person). To pick your example, are you part of an existing, active community that runs compos and several people are annoyed that 50% of the tracks in the compos are always brostep? Congratulations, you have found a niche, and those people might decide to follow you to your own community with 0% brostep. However, practically speaking, this is probably not even a problem in most music communities, so you have no universal selling point for your new community. People might just as well stay in the communities they already are in.

Quoteis it worth starting my own without prior experience?
Nobody's gonna stop you but you really should have a look at how other people do things to get an idea before you decide to start to do anything on your own.
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Vojvodinosaurus

Quote from: Saga Musix on April 12, 2024, 16:55:19People will not just randomly flock around you if you announce that you will start some random community. Most of the time that will result in a handful of people pretending to be interested (or maybe they even are) and then it fades away quickly because there is no momentum.

This happened to my former community. There were only 6 of us but barely any communication, no matter how much I tried to animate, it was just me and only 1 member at a time talking and 2 of them even tho they stayed they almost never said a word
!IMPORTANT!
You are allowed to remix my songs ONLY in TRANCE/GOA/PSYTRANCE GENRE and NO Trap HiHat Rolls PLEASE
My stuff: https://alonetone.com/vojvodinosaurus

SewerSide

Heck, My AXS thread over at warmplace.ru is nearing 3/4 of a million views but only ever had a couple responders at all you may have a large amount of looky-loos but getting people to act on anything is not like it was 20-30 years ago. Don't know if it's boredom, low testosterone, melancholy, flouride, depression, too much gaming, smart phone fascination, AI madness or just extremely short attention spans that are common nowadays... hard to get anyone involved in anything...

But much luck to you Vojvodinosaurus... I suppose a well-thought layout might attract some there...

Exhale

Quote from: SewerSide on April 15, 2024, 20:17:44Don't know if it's boredom, low testosterone, melancholy, flouride, depression, too much gaming, smart phone fascination, AI madness or just extremely short attention spans that are common nowadays...

I think it is likely that people want solitude, since that is my personal reason for cutting myself off from communities... especially since some communities have malicious bad actors in charge of things, such as these forums.

And yes, please make communities wherever you want, fork ompt and add whatever you want to it. The people in charge here have giant heads and are unable to see past their massive egos. Ompt needs to be freed from their totalitarian grasp.
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n0cturn

Don't agree at all will your comments about this forum, if someone has a problem or a question they are usually helped pretty quickly.

I think if you only look for the negative, that's all your going to find. Lighten up a bit.

Exhale

That was very much not what i was talking about at all. And yes i have tried to help too, entirely besides the point i was making. Using a strawman there.
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Soundman

#7
Perhaps a forked edition of OpenMPT that is renamed and rebranded for people who want an alternative would not be a bad thing, and with that would come an alternative community surrounding a forked, renamed and rebranded version of OpenMPT. However it could have the effect of totally killing OpenMPT and its community.

SewerSide

Ideas kicking around that is good... Was looking up how many music genres there are some sites say over 5,700?!!... I bet alot of them aren't much music oriented... At a size like that I'm sure someone beating on a garbage can lid with a tennis racket has their own genre...

So the concept of sticking to a genre is probably a a failing concept these days...

Maybe constriction is a concept... Like using BramBos Moonfish Tracker from 1999 which was made as a joke!... Three tracks mono samples up to 64 of them up to 16 MB size (quite large)...

Anybody can learn it in a minute, Moonfish song file submitted for review in compo...

Of course it would be limited to windows users...






Now I would be onboard 110% on that one>>>

Midori Mizuno

Quote from: SewerSide on April 15, 2024, 20:17:44Heck, My AXS thread over at warmplace.ru is nearing 3/4 of a million views but only ever had a couple responders at all you may have a large amount of looky-loos but getting people to act on anything is not like it was 20-30 years ago. Don't know if it's boredom, low testosterone, melancholy, flouride, depression, too much gaming, smart phone fascination, AI madness or just extremely short attention spans that are common nowadays... hard to get anyone involved in anything...

But much luck to you Vojvodinosaurus... I suppose a well-thought layout might attract some there...

Low testosterone? What does it have to do with anything xD
According to you most women are unable to participate, act or take initiative in anything?

SewerSide

OK... A critic late to the meeting...

Low testosterone in Dudes means lower creative output... It's the difference between a bull & a steer but this does not seem to be a problem for you right?...

That provides also a segway into the subject of Women... Which I mentioned not at all as the response was not targeted as gender-based... It was just the few things that popped into skull at the time mostly a cornucopia small for sake of brevity...

If you wish I could provide a list into the hundreds>>>

Soundman

I think females are very creative and I would like to see more females on computer music forums and communities. It always seems like computer music forums and communities have mostly males, as well as males who identify as females. I'm on a Discord computer music group and it seems like so many of the members use non traditional pronouns, and one person who I though for the longest time was a female turned out to be a biological male identifying as a female and using a female avatar, these are very confusing days.

Exhale

Quote from: SewerSide on Yesterday at 21:24:49OK... A critic late to the meeting...

Low testosterone in Dudes means lower creative output... It's the difference between a bull & a steer but this does not seem to be a problem for you right?...

That provides also a segway into the subject of Women... Which I mentioned not at all as the response was not targeted as gender-based... It was just the few things that popped into skull at the time mostly a cornucopia small for sake of brevity...

If you wish I could provide a list into the hundreds>>>
The most stupid shit i have read in my life, but do go on dumbass.
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Exhale

Quote from: Soundman on May 15, 2024, 20:19:52Perhaps a forked edition of OpenMPT that is renamed and rebranded for people who want an alternative would not be a bad thing, and with that would come an alternative community surrounding a forked, renamed and rebranded version of OpenMPT. However it could have the effect of totally killing OpenMPT and its community.
Well that is a claim, with a definate expected result. From another perspectivrle, pocket communities not under the control of our overlords here could thrive and make ompt much more popular.
I didnt say the communities 'would' with any certainty, just that they 'could'.
Both possible outcomes can omly be tested for by doing it.
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