How do I sound like KMFDM?
How do I sound like Wumpscum?
How do I sound like Rammstein?
How? Ooooooooow, FUCK. Sorry for the rude word. First thing I'd suggest to ANYONE starting making music LONG BEFORE buying ANY KIND of gear is GET A F** DECENT RECORD COLLECTION (I already wrote that some time ago in one of the forums here).
That doesn't means you have to sound original, but at least you have an idea of what's going on in the outside world. That doesn't mean your record collection has to be industrial-only (or even -mostly), it just has to be varied and BIG. If I was a gear manufacturer, I'd forbid anyone that hasn't listened to 3 000 records to buy anything from me (yeah, that's 3000 hours listening to music and yes that means listening to music 8 hours a day for a whole year -which I really do consider a minimum ;-)
In fact, I really like talent in other people. I'm always amazed at how certain musicians are so able to inspire deep feelings and incredible emotions in me, even when I don't "share" their musical orientations... On the other hand, some people at the GRM used to say one should only listen to his own music to stay tuned to his/her own feelings... That's an interesting debate, by the way.
In any case, I'm not sure asking advice here is a good idea if what you want is sounding like some commercial popshit or having any kind of recognition or fanbase (scuse me, I'm throwing up).
posted by: ddn+ on 2006-03-13 22:51:08
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