POST 100 – Collaboration Is My Motivation

This week’s Saturday blog post is from collective member KNØTZ. See what he’s got going on!

Hey ladies and germs,

Firstly, if you’re reading this, I want to thank you for taking the time to get over to the WhiteNoiize blog. We post a lot on this page- (We just hit 100 posts!) and not everyone always makes it over here so THANK YOU! I’m writing this blog post to talk a little bit about what I have going on, but more importantly– why collaboration is so important.

There’s the old saying “It takes a village” when it comes to raising a child, but I feel like the same idea can go to just growing as an artist in general. I created my KNOTZ brand almost two years ago. Just a baby to the scene, I started going out and about to different shows around the town. It didn’t take long for me to meet all kinds of amazingly talented people who began to influence my work. Everything from DJ’s, producers, promoters, even the people attending the event all began to shape who I was becoming as an artist. Then, back in February, I decided to partner up with SJPJ to create WhiteNoiize.

WhiteNoiize is supposed to be an outlet for collaboration and community. To showcase the amazing talents all around us and give each other a voice. From the get-go, the community outreach and support of WhiteNoiize has been nothing but amazing. Every month it seems to grow exponentially! We’ve gotten to meet so many talented people and showcase their work, all within our first year.

Recently, I decided to further my collaboration efforts and began to work on my first huge release “Trying” with my buddy Mark (Disaiple). He was the first person to teach me the basics of producing (and is STILL teaching me things). This track was such a big deal for me because of how many firsts it was. First time collabing on a track, first time singing on a track that I wrote, first time making a future bass release. The track came out better than I could have expected and the support from the community is still blowing my mind.

Now, I’m excited to be releasing the stems for my new track to you guys! I’ll be putting together a remix album with some talent from the community. You can download the stems below. All submissions are due by SEPTEMBER 1ST. Please email your remixes as a private link to knotz.music1@gmail.com to be considered for the album! Expect for the album to come out around SEPTEMBER 30TH.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRYING STEMS

Collaboration is so important. From working on music with each other, to just spreading ideas, collaboration can bring the best out of everyone. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. That’s what we did with WhiteNoiize and now look! We’ve got our own little Village now!

To end off this post, I’m announcing my new release coming MONDAY, JULY 31ST. The track is entitled “Clowning Around”  and was actually a three-way collab between Houston locals (and previous WhiteNoiize guest artists) XWIRE & MAEL. Be on the lookout for this new track! As always, thank you for the support, and don’t forget to support each other!!!!

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POST 072 – Sound Design by XWire

This weeks guest artist XWire brings you this weeks blog post about Sound Design.

As someone who experiments daily with new sounds, I often get asked “how do you make that sound in so-and-so song?!” or “What plugins do you use for your sounds?!”. To be honest, depending on the track you also have to ask yourself, does this sound flow with the dynamic of the song? Is this something that will make the song stand out and be different than the rest of your productions?
I usually use Serum, NI Massive, Gladiator, and NI FM-8 for most of my sounds, and that includes leads, pads, bass, atmospheric sounds, everything really. It’s not about what plugins you use, it’s about how you use them and if you know how to use them. A beginner could have a copy of XFer Serum but if he doesn’t know how to use it, nothing will come out of it.

Something I’ve always told my friends who want to learn sound design: practice.  Start by making a couple of “YOY” sounds, (that’s what I did, and you can hear it in my latest release “Error Code 404” by the way) in which the main bass is actually just a squarified version of a “YOY” sound.

1412935330_3doscEventually you will get the sound you were looking for, even if you don’t get the sound you were trying to make, you end up with some really satisfying results because you get to know your plugins a little more. -Xwire

POST 070 – “Error Code 404” by XWire OUT NOW

“So, Error 404 was made out of experimenting with some plugins I had just gotten my hands on. The track features crunchy bass sounds, some chords, four-on-the-floor beats, pads, and a failed attempt at analog sounding synths that make this track very different from your typical xwire track. – XWire”

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/whitenoiize/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

CONNECT WITH XWIRE
Soundcloud:@xwiremusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/xwiremusic
Twitter: @xwiremusic
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/xwiremusic

POST 069 – WhiteNoiize Week #16

YUH.

So last week is a great week for the collective. We played 3 shows together and even brought our guest artist M.E. Swank with us. This week we will be featuring another guest artist, but one you’ve seen before! Making his return on WhiteNoiize is Xwire!

“So, Error 404 was made out of experimenting with some plugins I had just gotten my hands on. The track features crunchy bass sounds, some chords, four-on-the-floor beats, pads, and a failed attempt at analog sounding synths that make this track very different from your typical xwire track.”

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

CONNECT WITH XWIRE
Soundcloud:@xwiremusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/xwiremusic
Twitter: @xwiremusic
Instagram: www.instagram.com/xwiremusic

WNC-016 XWire – “Error 404” COMING WEDNESDAY 5.31.17

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POST 028 – “Legend” OUT NOW

The sixth release off of THE WHITENOIIZE COLLECTIVE is finally here. Snag that free download and read more below.

“Legend is a track that not only has the heavy bass that you’d expect from a XWIRE dubstep track that would cause one to lose their sanity but it also incorporates some melodic structure as well as dance breaks that will make you listening to this track again and again.”

Connect with The WhiteNoiize Collective
SITE: thewhitenoiize.wix.com/home
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/whitenoiizecollective/
TWITTER: twitter.com/whitenoiize
BLOG: whitenoiize.wordpress.com
INSTAGRAM: @whitenoiize

CONNECT WITH XWIRE
Soundcloud:@xwiremusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/xwiremusic
Twitter: @xwiremusic
Instagram: www.instagram.com/xwiremusic

 

POST 027- Release #6 Coming Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the release of our sixth track on The WhiteNoiize Collective entitled “Legend” by second guest artist and Houston local XWire!

You can find the track here tomorrow, but there are a few other places as well:

Tune in to this blog every day for more about what’s to come.

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POST-026: Week 6 at WhiteNoiize

Week 6 everyone. This week we will be continuing our theme of guest artists. Another Houston native, we are stoked to have XWire this week!

xwire (pronounced “Crosswire” is a Houston based artist who is anything
but your average producer. With genres ranging from dubstep, to trap, to progressive house, to complextro. xwire has done them all. Not wanting to be known as a one genre act, xwire has proven that he will not be stopping anytime soon.

CONNECT WITH XWIRE
Soundcloud:http://soundcloud.com/xwiremusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xwiremusic
Twitter: @xwiremusic
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/xwiremusic

WNC-006 XWire – “Legend” COMING WEDNESDAY 3.22.17

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