Simsies is creating music production and creativity tutorials.
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There are commercial music based tutorials that are completely uninspired, these tutorials are great if you want to learn how to sound like the current in-vogue top 40 artists, and not so great if you want to, you know, be creative.

There are academic music based tutorials that are extremely boring, these tutorials are great if you want to learn the newest cutting-edge techniques, but chances are you’ll either fall asleep before the tutorial is over because the implementation of the technique being taught is trying to hard to not sound like current in-vogue top 40 artists.

I’ll teach you how to find a middle path between these two production and creativity styles. Through my production lessons you’ll learn the most cutting edge techniques sourced from the latest computer music literature, and you’ll learn how to use these techniques to find your unique compositional voice.

How does Patreon work?

Patreon is like a monthly Kickstarter. You can subscribe at any of the levels listed in the sidebar. In return for your subscription, I give you content every month (see Deliverables). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time

Deliverables

Rewards differ slightly (and are listed on the right sidebar). For most subscription levels you'll receive two pieces of content each month - a music production tutorial, and a creativity challenge. The music production tutorials will be privately posted YouTube videos. These videos will consist of a screen capture video of me doing the technique, and audio of me explaining the technique while putting it together. Techniques covered will all be Ableton-centric. Primarily, the tutorials will focus on sound design, song creation, and live performance methods. I am serving you - the Patron, I will regularly post polls and do my best to make tutorials on the topics that you want to see. That being said - I will always endeavor to push the envelope with whatever topic is being covered - these will be far more innovative than most of the production tutorials you see on YouTube. The creativity challenge will be in the form of a PDF file. The PDF will contain a challenge for you to carry out for the month that is related to that month's music production tutorial. Here are some of the topics I plan to cover for each:

Music Production Tutorials
  • Creating and composing from a sample pack
  • Compression - the loudness war
  • Prepping your Live set for performance
Creativity Challenges
  • Mindfulness for producers
  • Exquisite corpse exercises
  • Story arcs
  • Eliminating the unnecessary

What skill level is this for?

You'll need a working knowledge of Ableton Live to follow along with the production tutorials. That being said you don't need to know everything about Live. Knowing how to create audio and MIDI tracks, as well as rudimentary use of software synthesizers and audio effects should be sufficient. It should take the absolute beginner no more than two weeks of practice using this site - https://learningmusic.ableton.com/ to achieve the appropriate level necessary for my tutorials.

What will you do with the money?

Initially I plan to use your money to enhance the production value of my videos. After this is accomplished, the money will be used to buy back some of my time from part time gigs and freelance work - this additional time will free me up to produce additional content for the Patreon page. Eventually if this thing snowballs I’d like to do a podcast where I interview creatives on their strategies, and approach to making art.

Thank you so much for visiting my page - I look forward to making some awesome content for you!

-Simsies
Tiers
Internet Fist Bump
$1 or more per month

Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access
$5 or more per month
  • Access to video and text for the bimonthly tutorials
  • Tutorials will cover a music production or creativity technique


Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File
$10 or more per month
  • Access to video and text for the bimonthly tutorials
  • Tutorials will cover a music production or creativity technique
  • Download link to Ableton session file from the tutorial


Live Q&A Participation
$25 or more per month
  • Access to the live chat to participate in the monthly Q&A: I answer your production and creativity questions live
  • Full access to the "Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Private Lesson
$100 or more per month
  • I give you an hour long production or creativity lesson
  • Redeemable over Google Hangouts or in person (distance permitting)
  • Full access to the "Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File" tier
Commission a Piece
$250 or more per month
  • I write you a piece of music with input from you.
  • Full access to the "Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File" tier
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There are commercial music based tutorials that are completely uninspired, these tutorials are great if you want to learn how to sound like the current in-vogue top 40 artists, and not so great if you want to, you know, be creative.

There are academic music based tutorials that are extremely boring, these tutorials are great if you want to learn the newest cutting-edge techniques, but chances are you’ll either fall asleep before the tutorial is over because the implementation of the technique being taught is trying to hard to not sound like current in-vogue top 40 artists.

I’ll teach you how to find a middle path between these two production and creativity styles. Through my production lessons you’ll learn the most cutting edge techniques sourced from the latest computer music literature, and you’ll learn how to use these techniques to find your unique compositional voice.

How does Patreon work?

Patreon is like a monthly Kickstarter. You can subscribe at any of the levels listed in the sidebar. In return for your subscription, I give you content every month (see Deliverables). You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time

Deliverables

Rewards differ slightly (and are listed on the right sidebar). For most subscription levels you'll receive two pieces of content each month - a music production tutorial, and a creativity challenge. The music production tutorials will be privately posted YouTube videos. These videos will consist of a screen capture video of me doing the technique, and audio of me explaining the technique while putting it together. Techniques covered will all be Ableton-centric. Primarily, the tutorials will focus on sound design, song creation, and live performance methods. I am serving you - the Patron, I will regularly post polls and do my best to make tutorials on the topics that you want to see. That being said - I will always endeavor to push the envelope with whatever topic is being covered - these will be far more innovative than most of the production tutorials you see on YouTube. The creativity challenge will be in the form of a PDF file. The PDF will contain a challenge for you to carry out for the month that is related to that month's music production tutorial. Here are some of the topics I plan to cover for each:

Music Production Tutorials
  • Creating and composing from a sample pack
  • Compression - the loudness war
  • Prepping your Live set for performance
Creativity Challenges
  • Mindfulness for producers
  • Exquisite corpse exercises
  • Story arcs
  • Eliminating the unnecessary

What skill level is this for?

You'll need a working knowledge of Ableton Live to follow along with the production tutorials. That being said you don't need to know everything about Live. Knowing how to create audio and MIDI tracks, as well as rudimentary use of software synthesizers and audio effects should be sufficient. It should take the absolute beginner no more than two weeks of practice using this site - https://learningmusic.ableton.com/ to achieve the appropriate level necessary for my tutorials.

What will you do with the money?

Initially I plan to use your money to enhance the production value of my videos. After this is accomplished, the money will be used to buy back some of my time from part time gigs and freelance work - this additional time will free me up to produce additional content for the Patreon page. Eventually if this thing snowballs I’d like to do a podcast where I interview creatives on their strategies, and approach to making art.

Thank you so much for visiting my page - I look forward to making some awesome content for you!

-Simsies

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Tiers
Internet Fist Bump
$1 or more per month

Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access
$5 or more per month
  • Access to video and text for the bimonthly tutorials
  • Tutorials will cover a music production or creativity technique


Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File
$10 or more per month
  • Access to video and text for the bimonthly tutorials
  • Tutorials will cover a music production or creativity technique
  • Download link to Ableton session file from the tutorial


Live Q&A Participation
$25 or more per month
  • Access to the live chat to participate in the monthly Q&A: I answer your production and creativity questions live
  • Full access to the "Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File" tier
Includes Discord rewards
Private Lesson
$100 or more per month
  • I give you an hour long production or creativity lesson
  • Redeemable over Google Hangouts or in person (distance permitting)
  • Full access to the "Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File" tier
Commission a Piece
$250 or more per month
  • I write you a piece of music with input from you.
  • Full access to the "Bi-Monthly Tutorial Access + Project File" tier