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  1. Hello all, I recently decided to join Pond5 to sell some of my short pieces of music but wanted to know if anyone else has had good experiences with Pond5 ?
  2. Added more tracks this week on souncloud as well as my pond5 page and will add more in the coming weeks.   Inbox me styles you want me to compose and I'll see what I can do
  3. Hello all, I have more composition scores at Pond5 now, please do check it out and let me know if you are happy with the prices :)   Cheers!
  4. Have you also tried Reaper:http://www.reaper.fm/ And also another good one would be Mad Tracker:http://www.madtracker.org/about.php   Not sure where Buzz Tracker is these days but if you search on Google you are sure to find it.   I've used all these and they are great bits of music magic
  5. Famitracker is a great program to use, I have used to many times for previous projects. There is a lot Famitracker can do as well, good choice!
  6. A little update, I am now on Pond5 and will be adding more compositions there. Hope you like them  https://www.pond5.com/artist/ArmourMusic
  7. Would it also help to add my rates for my compositions ?
  8. Thank you really glad you liked and enjoyed them!
  9. Thank you for your kind comments!!   Send me an email or PM me and I'll send you prices. You could also send me information on your project to give me a better idea of what I'd be composing   Cheers   charlietea70@gmail.com
  10. Hello all, I wanted to let you know I'm going to be composing royalty free music for your upcoming projects.   I am now on Pond5 and will be adding more music to the page  https://www.pond5.com/artist/ArmourMusic   You can check out my music scores here:   Orchestral Compositions https://soundcloud.com/charliearmour/sets/orchestral   Chiptune https://soundcloud.com/charliearmour/sets/chip-machine   If you have any questions I'd be happy to answer them   Looking forward to hearing from some of you   http://charliearmour.com
  11. Hi all, I do recommend composing chiptune music as it teaches you a lot about music compositions and gives you a head start in music composing.   Here are my playlist  Chiptune https://soundcloud.com/charliearmour/sets/chip-machine
  12. Thank you for listening to my scores and glad you like them, hopefully I can post more soon!   Love to hear your work on here and everyone elses, it's about sharing music on this page. 
  13. I have just added a piano set for all to hear   Piano compositions  http://soundcloud.com/charliearmour/sets/piano-compositions/
  14. Please do share your musical talents as I'd love to hear your music :)
  15. Thanks for sharing this piece, obsession really got to you I see and this piece shows your creative mind at work. I can picture this in Earthbound and other snes adventure boss levels. Not a bad piece but I'd say keep working at your compositions. Not bad at all.