I feel peace – short piece

Dear all,

I have been finding it really difficult to move from Reason to Logic, cause it can be really addictive with Reason. I can get lost in the details with all the knobs and buttons, and never make any music. (plus I’ve used it for so long, you can become attached).

I know I am making the right move, (I think I always new Logic was better). The thing is, Reason just looks so good you wanna use it, but once you use a better program, you difference is plain to see. (And I notice, all the professionals use Logic, if not that then Pro Tools, no one ever mentions Reason, and there is a reason for that.

Logic is so much more professional, smooth, just so easy. Just check this piece below, literally in 10 minutes or so.

I promise you my loves, I reckon I am going to go further with Logic now then ever before and make better music than I previously didn’t think I could do!

I know you are all behind me and know how talented I am, I am going to get better at this!

Love you always

New Direction

Dear all,

After giving it much thought, I have decided to take a new direction with this website.

I realise these days that my main strength in music comes from piano compositions and my ability to sing and write songs on the guitar.

I also realise now that my passion for electronic music really comes from my hobby of synthesisers.

So what this means is, I see myself as more of a musician who sings, plays piano and guitar, and has a hobby for synthesisers.

I can do other things like play clarinet, violin and use electronic music software, but I consider this extra and not my main focus. This has been a major milestone for me as I though I wanted to be a producer with a studio and record other artists etc.

Now I know I don’t have to take the electronic music so seriously and that it is ok just to be a musician who has a hobby in synths. I don’t have to be able to do everything, record, arrange, mix, I can leave that to someone else, who has strength in that area.

Of course no one told me to put pressure on myself, but I guess that’s what I did.

In terms of the website, this means that I won’t be releasing much electronic music anymore. My material will be focused more on piano and guitar composition and maybe some sounds I have made on a synthesiser, who knows?

The only project I’m working on these days is Scrapbook Dreams, which I hope to release hopefully by the end of this year.

I feel a lot calmer these days as I know I am doing the right thing and I am being realistic and true to myself.

Love for all,

JAMIE

Projects and New Material

Dear all,

Its been a loooong time since I done a post and post some new material on my site. This is all going to change very soon.

Ive been going through a real interesting journey as of late, but have learnt many lessons along the way.

1. How greatful I am to be where I am. You feel me?

2. Very greatful for all my friends and family that support me.

I’ve also grown in my time management skills, as I used to just focus on one thing and do it all day, not always a good idea. But now I spend a shorter amount of time, and get more done! This has been a MAJOR lesson for me.

You may have noticed that even though I say I am an electronic musician, I haven’t posted much electronic music. Ive been finding it real hard to compose because of how I approach composing from the mental perspective, with judgement and what not. I also used to never get round to composing as I would just spend so much time fiddling, but now I see that I don’t need to do that anymore.

I can compose and let it come out freely. and then later I can produce and edit. I used to get this all mudled up and never did any composing. I think this happens because there are so many options with electronic music programs, but you have to do it in stages.

I really believe I can overcome this, and know, amazing music is waiting to come out of me if I allow to come freely. A testement to this will be when i release new music on this site.

Upcoming Projects.

Piano Album Vol 2 is well on its way.

Have been meeting Dan and Mike, work on Scrapbook Dreams Album.

Will be releasing EP concept albums at some point.

Then……. will approach a solo electronic music album, and also get writing on my short stories.

The time is coming and I am growing soooooo much these days,

…….just gotta be greatful accept what is given and received and APPRECIATE EVERYTHING!!!!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!

p.s. I am starting a new assignment at university where I will looking at mixing. I am super excited about this, as I have always found it hard to understand, but also to hear the frequencies I am working with. I will do a post as the project develops.

The Year Ahead

Dear all,

A new year has begun. I thought I would follow in the style of my friends, and make a post about my aims and what I hope to achieve this year. Below is the main projects that I will be working on:

Make a return to Youtubeland

I used to have a Youtube channel, but I deleted it one day after getting worried that people would think ill of me. I of course know now that these were only the fears I have about myself, and that I shouldn’t be ashamed or scared of who I AM. I plan to make my return to Youtube, but this time I will try something different and use it for a different purpose! I won’t give much away, but it will be more tailored towards my fans that are interested in making electronic music.

Social Outlook

I plan to also make more use of social networks like Facebook and Twitter! Richard has been telling me for a while that I should consider these avenues and now I think is the time for Jamie Rama Productions to join in! I aim to use these networks to share my work with others i am connected too, not so much to be popular, but to give people a chance to see my work if they are interested.

Jamie and the Sunshine Band!

Thats the name for me Dan and Mike, and the projects we work on! I plan to get together with these two Legends and turn these scrapbook dreams into a musical reality! I look forward to meeting these guys again this year as it is always such a pleasure to see them.

Did I hear you say, Piano Album…..VOL 2?

If any of you have been fans of my piano work, let me tell you, some more piano tunes are on their way! Ive been practising and crafting Vol 2 for a while now, but I plan to get it recorded and delivered by JRP this year!

Aliens write melodies?

I plan to work on this idea I have for an alien/soundscape/melodies/concept/project thingy i’m gonna be composing music for. I plan to release a small EP that will follow on the soft sound of “Peace” and if all goes well here, I will maybe create an album which will showcase a musical journey in space or something along those lines!

And last but not least….Jamie Rama Productions writes novels?

I have some interesting dreams you know guys! some of them are so good that I get the inspiration to one day make them into a story. I have already written a plan after I had a dream and the story is already there in my mind, I just have to go to that space, enter that world, and then write about it! Last year I thought I would try something new and had the idea about making a podcast…this year…..I want to release a story on Kindle!

Most important of all, I just want to enjoy this year and allow all to happen and flow into existence in their own time! I hope you have a beautiful year…may love blossom from your heart and show you the way!

Peace and Love, Jamie