13/8 - Ashley's Brother
Goofy little fanfare I'd made as an experiment using complex time signatures in FL Studio.
3 Hours - Ashley's Brother
Lovely little guitar track I made in, you guessed it, 3 hours.
93 BPM - Ashley's Brother
One of my earlier beats that I made. The snares have an interesting way of playing with the rest of the elements that I really like.
9 Seasons - Ashley's Brother
Fun Drum and Bass song I made. I actually had this song lying around as a 16 bar loop for about a year and a half before going in and finishing it. It sounded quite a lot different then, and I think it turned out pretty good!
Almost 2A03 - Ashley's Brother
The Ricoh 2A03 is the microprosser used in the NES. It was also used as the sound chip for the system, and in that endeavor it is highly sought after for recreation. I wanted to try and recreate it myself, and found that it's actually really hard to get it just the way it was! There are some tight restrictions on how it was allowed to generate sound, and it's these restrictions that make NES music so good (in my opinion). In this song, I made an almost perfectly faithful song with these restrictions, with the only exception being the drums. I always liked the way this came out, and want to keep making more of these sweet little chiptunes.
Austen's Piano Hip Hop Beat - Ashley's Brother
One of my absolute favorite beats that I've made. It came about from me showing my friend a neat songwriting trick, and just has this really homely feeling that I absolutely love.
Autumn Leaves - Ashley's Brother
The first jazz song I recorded. I'd only been trying out jazz for 3 days at the time, and this song had me hooked immediately.
Battery Beat - Ashley's Brother
This is the first beat I ever made. There's nothing special going on here, just some slowed down samples from a pretty famous song ;)
Beautiful Piano - Ashley's Brother
A chill little piano piece I wrote years ago. This was the first song I ever put on youtube!
Birds - Ashley's Brother
A fun, silly dubstep song that I'd made just after moving out with my wife (then only my girlfriend).
Bouncy Ass Beat - Ashley's Brother
Quick and dirty beat that features piccato strings and a music box lead!
Bring Funk Back - Ashley's Brother
An unfinished collab between myself and Lazarus. It would have been nice to have finished it, but we ran into problems that stemmed from me using a different version of Serum than him sadly.
Byte - Ashley's Brother
A classic dubstep song from my album Tron. This one has a lot of royalty free samples in it, as well as one of my absolute favorites basses that I've made.
California - Ashley's Brother
Easily my longest-running project. I started this song back in 2013. It is named after a road trip to California I went on with my friends right after graduating high school. I will probably always continue adding small fixes and changes to this song, and in a lot of ways that is what I like so much about it.
Cantina Band - Ashley's Brother
A remix of the famous Cantina Band song that I never finished.
Case Study - Ashley's Brother
One of my first experiments with combining my guitar work with dance music. I always felt like this one missed the mark on the guitar front.
Cedar - Ashley's Brother
This song is a pretty good example of most of my musical influences rolled into one. It features a long jazz improv, layered guitars, key changes, lots of electro basses, and a sort of constant change throughout the whole song.
Cheap - Ashley's Brother
Big dubstep sound
Chill Beat - Ashley's Brother
One of the earliest beats I have. I made this while sitting inside of Alfy's Pizza
Circle - Ashley's Brother
Just a quick little song I made on the classical guitar. Something about this one always seems to strike me for some reason.
Compiler - Ashley's Brother
After working on the album for a while, I'd decided I wanted to try and recreate some of the magic of the title song, but with incorporating some new ideas in a much less serious song. Thus, Compiler was born. It follows a similar structure to Tron, but has a much harder approach that aims to be a lot less cinematic. It maintains its energy throughout, and really turned out really good IMO.
Computers - Ashley's Brother
This is probably my favorite song off of the Tron album. It started out as an attempt to make a complex chiptune after looking at some of HertzDevil's music on the website Hook Theory. Over time it evolved into this much more complicated song that somehow still manages to feel pretty simple!
Dance by Design - Ashley's Brother
An experiment into sound design that managed to evolve into more of a complete track
Deleted Scenes - Ashley's Brother
A song I'd made after finishing up the Tron album, though I still feel like it sort of belongs on it. Maybe if I ever bother an actual release it'll be on the Deluxe Version ;)
Electron - Ashley's Brother
The fifth song off the Tron album. I made this song whilst heavily getting into Savant. I basically just wanted to make my own version of a bunch of his songs, and out came this guy!
Error - Ashley's Brother
The ending to my album Tron. I'd actually made it years before even conceiving of the idea for the album, but it just seemed to fit so seamlessly that I hardly even had to do anything to add it on!
Evil Beat - Ashley's Brother
A very spooky sounding beat. It is made by using many different types/extensions of the same chord on a piano
Evil Beat (Dubstep Version) - Ashley's Brother
This is the dubstep version of Evil Beat. It is very similar, but features a simple use of deeper basses.
Fast Leaves - Ashley's Brother
A re-recording of Autumn Leaves that I did on one of my electric guitars. I'd feel unauthentic if I didn't mention that this recording is actually sped up quite a bit. It just felt better at the faster speed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Faults are an Ugly Thing - Ashley's Brother
A strange little song I made as a demonstration of various production techniques to my friend Austen. It's a little purposeless, which is sad because I really like it for some reason
Got That Nice Live Feel Goin - Ashley's Brother
A fun, goofy song I'd made to try and get as much of a live feeling as I could out of synthetic instruments. All of this was programmed with a mouse and keyboard, nothing is played live.
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) - Ashley's Brother
Song 13 off of the Tron album. This one is a big ol melodic dubstep song that has some neat tricks going on in it.
Growing Up - Ashley's Brother
A very uplifting beat that I'd made with the intention of collabing to get a rap on, but unfortunately we never saw it to fruition.
Hard Drive - Ashley's Brother
The fourth song off the Tron album. I made this song as an experiment to try and see how many different drops I could add to one song. If you count each A and B section as different in each drop, then I believe there are 9 total. At least that's what I marked in FL Studio ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Harikiri - Ashley's Brother
A sweet Electro House song that has a quaint little jazz guitar intro. One of those songs that turned out better than I'd expected, and that I can never quite seem to recreate.
Improvisation in G minor - Ashley's Brother
A song I recorded when I first started really getting into jazz. Just a quick little improv
In-Circuit Emulation (ICE) - Ashley's Brother
This is one of the earlier songs made for the Tron album. Sort of by mistake, it came out sounding super wintery (though I did make it in the winter so I guess that makes sense). This song really has no business being as good as it is IMO.
Jazz Concepts - Ashley's Brother
A simple little improv tune that I wrote. I used some neat effects on the master track that give it a sort of warm feeling. "I-iii-I-IV-I-vi-ii-V in A Major. Each chord is a 7th chord. The idea is simply to play E Major over the I and vi, A Major over the ii and V (without playing A over the V), and B Major over the iii."
Jazzey - Ashley's Brother
One of my favorite guitar compositions. Got some bongos on there, and a lot of good improv.
JCub Collab - Ashley's Brother
A sadly unfinished collab between myself and J-Cub. We never managed to come up with a name, and I started going through a thing during its production that caused us to lose contact. Still a banger tho
Just Do It - Ashley's Brother
Once upon a time, this was a fun meme, and I really wanted to start making songs centered around memes, hence this little electro house song was born. Honestly, after hearing Shia tell me inspiring things so many times through the course of making this, it kind of really helped me keep going
Legend - Ashley's Brother
One of the many collabs I made with my best friend Brandon. This one is probably the best one out of all of them, and sadly the project file has since been ruined, so I will never be able to work on it again! This is one of the earliest songs that I'd made that I truly enjoy listening to, even as I started getting better and my standards started going up.
Life - Ashley's Brother
A simple guitar piece I improvised on the classical
Like The Times Did (Instrumental) - Ashley's Brother
Probably my favorite beat that I've made. A true collab between myself and my friends Riley, Gilly, and Andrew, made in an afternoon. Through many tries to get a good vocal version, we never managed to get one that seemed to match how good the instrumental is.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) - Ashley's Brother
The third song off of the Tron album. This was the song that actually made my decide to even make an album centered around Tron!
Minimal - Ashley's Brother
An experiment with time. This is a song I made back when automating the tempo in FL Studio was extremely dangerous. It's sort of a neat little background piece that manages to pull some feels.
Nice - Ashley's Brother
One of the first things "I" made in Ableton Live. It was really mostly Adrian, Riley helped as well, and I just kind of tried to do things I would normally do in FL Studio in Ableton, but the result came out really well I think.
Nick Lemmer - Ashley's Brother
Simple little dubstep song I made for my pal Nick. It was a pretty fun experience showing him how I do this kind of stuff!
O - Ashley's Brother
Orchestral dubstep song I made many years back. It really heavily features the sound of the Intervention from Modern Warfare 2 firing.
Old School (Instrumental) - Ashley's Brother
High energy beat I made with my friend Gilly. This one is a fun one to freestyle to.
Overclock - Ashley's Brother
Song 7 off of Tron. The production process for this song was absolutely insane. It is extremly processor intensive, requiring me to actually overclock my 4790K for the first time (hence the name), and even then it still lags out. Due to the nature of tempo changes, it's also super hard to adequately bounce sections and hear them while working on them. Because of this, I basically was forced to stop adding things when the time came, but it's still just shoved full of all kind of goodies from a technical standpoint. For whatever reason though, the end product just doesn't seem as good as it felt like it would be during production. This was kind of a big thing for me, because it really made me realize that the process is just not as important as the end result when it comes to music, which was a pretty big epiphany.
Processor - Ashley's Brother
Song 12 off of Tron. This is actually the first song where I wrote down on paper how I wanted the base structure to be, as well as attempting to draw out individual sections. It worked out pretty well, and led to some other songs made the same way!
Program - Ashley's Brother
The sixth song off of the Tron album. This is one of the later songs that got made for the album. It is extremely loud, probably one of the loudest songs I've put out, but I think that if you can get past the loudness, this song has a lot of really awesome qualities! Maybe someday I should remaster this to not be so loud...
Refresh - Ashley's Brother
This is the first song I completed start to finish that I actually felt proud of. It might not be up to the same standards as some of my other stuff, but it will always be kind of special to me because of that.
Regret - Ashley's Brother
One of the songs that I have planned for The Looking Glass (if I ever actually get around to finishing it). This one was meant to deal with the feeling of regret.
Resolve (Ashley's Brother Remix) - Ashley's Brother
Another extremely early song of mine. I'd wanted to enter the remix competition for this song, but I simply was not ready to be able to make something in time. For whatever reason, I continued working on this song off and on for years following, and it's turned into this unique little piece.
Retro - Ashley's Brother
A fun silly chiptune, for fun silly people
Shit Happens - Ashley's Brother
A melancholy beat that I made not long after watching the movie Interstellar.
Song35 - Ashley's Brother
Taken from my "64 Bars A Day" folder. Probably one of the best songs to come from that whole series. Just a quick song I created simply for the sake of creating something.
Subtleties - Ashley's Brother
An experiment in creativity. This song was made in exactly 90 minutes. It's a sort of experimental beat with some sad undertones.
Summertime (Instrumental) - Ashley's Brother
A beat I made with the help of my friend Riley during the summer.
Take Flight - Ashley's Brother
A beat I'd made with the intention of eventually having one of my friends write a rap for it, but unfortunately it never came to fruition.
The Golden Era - Ashley's Brother
One of the songs written for The Looking Glass. This is a short little Sonatina that I think came out very well!
The Never Ending Dream Sequence - Ashley's Brother
A song made entirely with one instance of Serum. It was sort of an experiment in composition for me, that came out extremely sad sounding.
The Power of Three - Ashley's Brother
A song I made utilizing the power of a three screen computer setup. I actually made a full template for the project that could allow me to make tons of very similar songs, but I've always felt like that would be cheating so I never used it.
The Veldt (Ashley's Brother Remix) - Ashley's Brother
My remix of The Veldt. A lot of people were surprised I made this song when I first showed it to them, as it represents a sort of departure from the type of music I'd been making at the time.
Time Bomb - Ashley's Brother
An early drum and bass song I made. It features extensive use of some samples recorded during my trip with my friends to California right after graduating high school.
Top Secret - Ashley's Brother
Probably my single largest dubstep project. Production of this song took place over about 2 years, and sadly the final product just sort of missed the mark. It's a classic case of overthinking everything, but there are definitely still some enjoyable parts (though you may want to constantly adjust your volume)
Tron - Ashley's Brother
The title song for my album. This was actually the first song I'd made for the album. After making this one, I made a couple more songs that felt like they'd fit the theme, and soon I was knee deep in an album!
Tron (Lazarus Remix) - Ashley's Brother
I used to hang out a lot in different plug.dj rooms, and I met some pretty cool people in those places. One of whom (Lazarus) felt like doing a remix for the song Tron! I think he did a phenomenal job, and it fits well enough so I added into the album.
Virtually Rioting - Ashley's Brother
This song basically elevated my ability to produce Electro style music. I sat down and watched an early recording of one of Virtual Riot's streams, and then just got set to work trying to do what he did. I'm not sure if it's the sheer amount of time I devoted to the master, or just dumb luck, but somehow this song came out sounding extremely polished, and I'm very proud of it.
X - Ashley's Brother
This was my senior project in high school! I documented the entire production process, and got to play it for my peers when it was time to present. I got a really good score for it, though I don't really think the song is all that good anymore.