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Three years on Newgrounds

Posted by JordanKyser - June 30th, 2019


I cannot believe it has been 3 years since I joined Newgrounds. I never thought I would stay this long, but I have!

Let’s check what I have done for the past 3 years…

Well dang. 336 songs were made in just 3 years. I have no idea what I was thinking. My 350th song is coming up quickly, but I do not know when since I do a song in as little as a week now (there have now been times where I have not been doing music).


The First Year

To start, I did not have an actual DAW to use (which is kind of disappointing). I was scouted after I had done the (very crappy) remixes of Death Moon and Reanimate (two very popular songs in Geometry Dash, at the time). After a while, I started fiddling around with LMMS and FL Studio Mobile, deciding which one to stick with. I was messing around with LMMS since later 2016. I had done a few experiments (most of which involved just doing very little), and then I made the songs in Simplistic (most of which is in LMMS). In March 2017, I had randomly made a song that really took a long toll on my reputation, which was Dubstep Machine. It is my most hated yet most listened song (with over 29,000 views). Shortly afterwards, I had run into ELEPS’s music when he had made a remix of my song Dubstep Machine. Ever since then, I have been a huge fan of his music, and I am continuing to see his music production evolve as every song is made. Later in 2017, I began fiddling around with FL Studio Mobile, and then came Strong Force, which was my best song at the time.


Year 2

Shortly after joining Chips Compo, I was able to create more music, but I had a major downside. One person that I have stuck with since I joined (and left) Chips was TheFantasticZ. We had ran into each other and made Plasma Sword. For the period of time I was with the Chips Compo, I could never seem to fix the mixing of my songs. Nevertheless, I had a great time there, and I learned a few things (I never applied a lot of the knowledge until a lot later). I had done a lot of things in this year. I had also reached 200 songs during my second year. In May 2018, I had started my biggest project called Lost in Space.


Year 3

When July 2018 came around, I was so surprised to see myself in the NGUAC Knock-out round for the first time. I also decided to make my knock-out entry for NGUAC as the 10th song of Lost in Space. There was a big halt in the project (Chapter 15 for music, Chapter 11 for the story). During the latter part of the last month of 2018, I had made A Nightmare in Disguise as my 300th song. I was very shocked to find out how fast I was making music, but I never focused to mix a lot of my earlier songs. I had also tried AIM for the first time in May. I wanted to make my first impression there, with two songs, one cinematic song and one electronic song. In early June 2019, I decided to try to revive my “Lost in Space” project, which has been a success so far. I lost a lot of people who wanted to help, so I had to do it by myself (which was quite difficult). New Beginnings also begin early in the year as a set of new experiments to see what I can do now compared to my first year on Newgrounds.


This was just a very brief summary of my past three years, but I will be glad to talk about other topics like any sets of music not mentioned in the news post. What shall I expect in my 4th year on Newgrounds? Who knows... We will just have to wait and see!


Also, a big thank you to the following people who have helped me along the way (incomplete list):

@DEM0NW0LF @Dereks @ELEPS44 @Everratic @JessieYun @johnfn @Kirefyx @Lich @Miyolophone @Random-storykeeper @Spadezer @TheFantasticZ @TheMajician @Troisnyx @Zelgeon


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Comments (5)

You've improved by leaps and bounds. Well done, I'm proud of you and I hope and pray your musical skill and persistence take you far.

I'm proud of you bro, without your help and your friendship would be nothing thanks uwu

Here's to many more! Excited to see you grow :D

It's quite fantastic how these 3 years turned out, you've inspired me a lot with your music, and I guess I've done the same, you've helped me turn this little music hobby I had into something challenging and fun, something with meaning and passion, it's been a great journey so far, but I guess this is only the beginning, I look forward to what you'll do this remaining year!

Pretty cool to know that some people still remembers you even when you haven't talked with that person in a really long time! Congrats mate <3