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Hi. I'm Andrew. Audio portal junkie since 2010, supporter since January 2017. I always want to improve what I do! I make music, run the NGUAC, and am active in the writing forum. I love this site, and I want to make it the best I can. :) Formerly TheDoor6

Andrew Mikula @TaintedLogic

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Bates College

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Posted by TaintedLogic - January 18th, 2014

     Hi everyone. Thought I'd keep you posted on some stuff that's been going on with me since I made my last news post in September.

     My New Year's Revolution is to post a song at least every two weeks (on average), so no more 6-week mini-hiatuses for me! :)

     In November I made a collab with a musician who I highly respect, BlueOceans. It was my first completed collab, and I feel like I learned a lot from the experience. I regard it as a pretty big milestone in my "career."

     The Newgrounds community also lost an important member in the past few months. DylnMatrix has decided to "move on to bigger and better things." http://dylnmatrix.newgrounds.com/news/post/881212 Not only was he a big influence for me musically, but he was also one of my first friends on this site, and the GUY WHO SCOUTED ME. He'll be missed dearly, although he did promise he'll "still post here from time to time."

     Music-wise, I can tell you I'll be experimenting a lot in the near future with non-EDM stuff. I just uploaded "How's It Goin'?," which is somehow a combination of hip-hop, jazz, and ambient. I recently purchased Sakura (orchestral string plug-in), and am working on buying some instruments for it. My music tech class is going pretty well, and it's one of the main reasons why I can post more often this year. Expect some weird ambient and jazz tracks coming soon! >:D

     So, thanks again to my core supporters: BlueOceans, Johnfn, Lockyn, JQiscool, Mistarogerz, and now TeraVex and Zenovance too! You guys are awesome, and you really help motivate me to keep working on improving my stuff. It's just true! :D

     I'm so excited to see what 2014 and beyond holds in store for me, and I hope you are too! Have a nice day, Newgrounds! ;D

Posted by TaintedLogic - September 9th, 2013

That's right! :D It's time for my semi-annual news post! I made my last news post in April 2013, right after I uploaded "Carnival," a piece which I would've made a lot of changes to if I were uploading it now. Hopefully in another 5-6 months I'll feel the same way about "Underworld," which I just uploaded earlier today (9/9/13, that is). I think I've decided that my main genres are going to be techno and trance, but I am going to be getting into some heavier stuff soon (per the suggestion of SideBySky).

As I mentioned in my last news post, I'm making a sequel to "Walls." For a while, it didn't look like that was happening, but now I can 100% confirm that it is. I'm still working with ideas for some complex harmonies, but it might even come out before the end of 2013. I've noticed that I've been finishing a lot more projects than I've started recently, coming back to old 20-second long riffs and turning them into songs.

I suppose I should also mention that I got FL 11 for my birthday (in May), never mind that it's the Producer edition, so hopefully that means I'll be using some higher quality instruments (especially strings, which I've received complaints about in the past). I've been finishing a lot more pieces in FL 10 than I've started in FL 11, though, and usually the browser presets don't correspond, so I can't just open an old FL 10 track in FL 11.

As for the particulars, I can tell you that I haven't forgotten about those house songs I promised you all those months ago when I released "Energy" (sound production just takes me a heck of a long time), and I just might have something special planned for Halloween 2013, so watch out for that! ;D

I'd also like to take this opportunity to personally thank the people whom I consider my core supporters: DylnMatrix (the guy who scouted me!), BlueOceans, Gamakaze, Johnfn, Lockyn (formerly "Khrossfire"), and JQiscool, one of whom has offered to do a collaboration with me (but more on that later). I'd like to extend my thanks (if on a less personal level) to everyone who has offered me praise, advise, or constructive criticism over the past 1+ years I've been a part of the Newgrounds community. It means so much to me, and I love the opportunities provided by this site!

Oh, and one last thing: I think I'm going to make news posts more often, because this sucker is long! XD Thanks again, Newgrounds! ;D

Posted by TaintedLogic - April 8th, 2013

First of all, I'm really sorry I hadn't posted anything for over 6 weeks. I just uploaded "Carnival," my second experiment with house, so that's fixed now. ;) I hope I'm going to be able to post more frequently this summer. If "Carnival" is as popular as "Energy," I'll probably upload 1-2 more house songs. I might try something more progressive this time. I also have a couple of ambient tracks I've been working on that I just need to finalize. On top of that, I'm thinking of going back to my roots in techno/trance for a while. Furthermore, I might try creating a second version of "Walls," even though it was A LOT of work making the first version, but that project is still essentially just an idea. So there! Those are pretty much my plans for the summer (and probably bleeding into fall). I'm so happy to be a part of the Newgrounds community, and thank you guys for your continued support. Please let me know what you think of my plans, and if you have any other suggestions, I'm all ears! :)

Posted by TaintedLogic - August 19th, 2012

Hi. I'm Andrew. I've been using Newgrounds to listen some of my favorite music in good quality since 2010. I recently got FL (Fruityloops) Studio, and now I want to make music of my own! I want to use Newgrounds to share my music, give others feedback on theirs, and hopefully get some myself! I deeply appreciate any time you might take to listen to and review my music, as I want to improve a lot! Waterflame, Paragonx9, and Psybot are huge inspirations of mine, so please check them out too. I'm on Newgrounds now! Yay! :D