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@florianhoffmann
Joined Heidelberg, Germany

Florian Hoffmann

Hi there from Germany! πŸ‘‹ This is my first 50/90. You'll usually find me over on https://www.musesongwriters.com, from where (@)donna lured me here. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

A classical he/him/his, born 1981, I work as a software developer and have been making music as a hobby all my life. I play the classical guitar, but because of my love for all sorts of instruments and styles I mostly make all music in the box. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

My hopes for 50/90 are that it'll help me break my tendency to overthink things, and get in touch with other musicians for a little fun.πŸ˜„ (2 weeks in now and I can already state that: yes, it helped!)

In that spirit, I'm open for collaborations of all kinds! Also, if you'd like to redo/cover something I did, or need some help with your tracks, or you'd like some insight into my libraries, settings, projects, just post me a message. πŸ™‚

Feel free to criticize *anything* about my songs, incl. bad recording, being out of tune, whatever. As a non-native speaker, I especially welcome all language advice, be it words, phrases, or simply grammar or spelling - these things really help me improve my language skills, so don't hold back!

Please don't read it as impolite if I don't say thank you for one of your comments. I definitely appreciate them! It's just that I want to listen to lots of your songs, so I'll rather listen and comment your songs than posting thank yous on your board. πŸ˜€

Songs (35):

[avatar] [avatar] Fall with Me by @florianhoffmann + @andrea 7
[avatar] [avatar] The Day of Your Return by @florianhoffmann + @crisp1 ZONG
[avatar] Blackness by @florianhoffmann ZONG
[avatar] Would This Be Me? by @florianhoffmann ZONG
[avatar] By Surprise by @florianhoffmann 3
[avatar] Wild Horses by @florianhoffmann 4
[avatar] String Theme by @florianhoffmann ZONG
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My Perfect Friend (Orchestral Version) by @florianhoffmann + 2 others 1
[avatar] Oriental Strings by @florianhoffmann 1
[avatar] Nothing by @florianhoffmann 3
[avatar] [avatar] Good Enough by @florianhoffmann + @kahlo2013 ZONG
[avatar] The Lights in the River by @florianhoffmann 1
[avatar] [avatar] Spicy by @florianhoffmann + @deylavey 4
[avatar] Won't Kill Me Twice by @florianhoffmann #orchestral #james-bond-theme 6
[avatar] [avatar] Tango Under the Moon by @florianhoffmann + @musicsongwriter 9
[avatar] [avatar] I Would Sing You a Lullaby [Acoustic Version] by @florianhoffmann + @kahlo2013 #acoustic #lullaby #children 6
[avatar] [avatar] Wiegelied vir hasies (Lullabye for Bunnies) by @marthie + @florianhoffmann 7
[avatar] Have You Been That Child? by @florianhoffmann #songskirmish #s082422 #tellyourstory #feast 8
[avatar] [avatar] Left for Good by @chris_buono + @florianhoffmann #music #lyrics_only 10
[avatar] I’ll Be the Sun and the Moon by @florianhoffmann #skirmish #s082122 #songskirmish #sunandmoon 10
[avatar] Schlaflied fΓΌr kleine HΓ€schen by @florianhoffmann #acoustic_guitar #lullaby 10
[avatar] NCC-5090 [A Star Trek Theme] by @florianhoffmann 22
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Bubbles by @soundcanvasuk + 2 others #collab 21
[avatar] [avatar] Beyond the Blue Clouds [orchestral version] by @florianhoffmann + @musicsongwriter #instrumental #minor_key 11
[avatar] [avatar] Red Rocket Ride by @florianhoffmann + @kcc 8
[avatar] If Looks Could Kill by @florianhoffmann #skirmish #songskirmish #iflookscouldkill #s072422 14
[avatar] [avatar] Extra-dimensional by @mikehex + @florianhoffmann #ontology #singer_songwriter #collab #sunset_beach_mode 4
[avatar] [avatar] It Figures [UPDATED: Jul 27] by @aneil + @florianhoffmann 7
[avatar] Cowbell Swing by @florianhoffmann #cowcore #letsgetdeep 13
[avatar] Unprepared by @florianhoffmann #skirmish #songskirmish #sick #s071722 18
[avatar] Fifty Shades of Strings [UPDATED: Jul 22] by @florianhoffmann #needs_lyrics #needs_vocals 13
[avatar] [avatar] Into the Well [with music] by @florianhoffmann + @greengrassgirl 13
[avatar] Left for Good by @florianhoffmann #needs_lyrics #needs_vocals #needs_collab 10
[avatar] Desert Winds by @florianhoffmann #collaboration #needs_lyrics #needs_vocals 16
[avatar] [avatar] Personals by @florianhoffmann + @stephenwordsmith #firstfruits #piano 26

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Hadn't logged in for a bit, thanks for the listen!

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Hi Florian, THANK YOU so much for the very thorough feedback on Floating Market Chase and Bell Tower. You even went out of your way to include time stamps and comment down to the details like articulations. I'm of classical background as well so I absolutely loved reading that. Actually, Bell Tower is something that I am planning to release, so feedback is especially valuable. Once again thank you! I see that you have a lot of film music made too. 50/90 is over but by any chance are you interested composing something together? I think it would be lots of fun. Sending you a message on Soundcloud :)

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@esc4p3

I love Alan Parsons! I first heard his album 'Turn Of A Friendly Card' back in the early 80's and I've been hooked ever since :-)

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Thank you for your sweet comment on One before Bedtime. I regret I've had to disconnect from 5090 the last few weeks and still not able to listen.

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@beacon

Hey Florian, just wondering, did you ever do the mimicry challenge on me? If so, I'm sorry I missed it and I want to hear it!

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@crisp1

Hi, Florian. Thanks for letting me know. Yeah, no need to boost numbers for me. Once you get it to a place where you are happy with it, just send it my way. Good luck on it!

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And I agree with Chris that whenever the time is right for you and you feel it sounds like you want it to sound - that is totally fine with me. No pressure from me - good things are worth the wait and this is gorgeous!

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Oh my gosh! It is beautiful!!! You have such a lovely musical sensibility and it flows beautifully.

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Thanks for the update, Florian. No worries. Take care of self--first and foremost, and never neglect your studies! Too much of who you are and will further become in life depends on many things, yes, but without learning and knowledge, life has a way to be even more difficult. All the best!

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Wie geht's, @florianhoffmann ! It's been five weeks. How's it looking for LEFT FOR GOOD with your music (and vocals) and my lyrics written for it posting before the end of 2022's 50/90? Are you set to post it all soon, or you just couldn't do it and it won't be posting? Would welcome an update, man.

"You received a comment: Left for Good

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@florianhoffmann 5w
@chris_buono Whoa, this is good! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Can't wait to get back to my gear to make a recording. 🀘 There are more words than I had notes in mind, πŸ˜… but I'm sure we'll match it up somehow."

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Thanks for your comments on my Valhalla lyrics. And for the suggestion that it would fit with that 'Viking thing' music. Very interesting idea!

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@miga

thanks for your kind comments on "dislocated." I don't usually mind if I can't come up with a genre, but it makes hashtags more difficult, lol

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Howdy Florian & thank you for your review/comments on "Full Moon Dreaming".

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@sunfire

Hey, Florian - Thanks for your comments and thoughts on "Spiral". Glad you like it!

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Hi Florian, sorry, I did go over the top with the numbers. Not sure how this happened. I actually didn't intend to do 50 and ended up doubling this. I think it's the atmosphere on this site. Thank you so much for your amazing vision for my piano piece. I think you are not giving yourself justice. It's definitely not only an arrangement. I'd be very happy if we are both composers of this gorgeous composion and I'd be honoured to post it on Bandcamp if you kindly send me Wav. Please feel free to post it on 50/90, soundcloud, etc. I love it. Brilliant work!

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Thanks for taking a little time for a little listen of 'For You' - so happy you enjoyed it, appreciate your time :)

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A LIMERICK FOR YOU:

A Scotsman by name of McGurk
Met Herr Hoffman from Heidelberg
Their friendship in crisis
When McGurk saw the prices
Said the Scot: "I'm afraid this won't work!"

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Hi Florian,
I was only passing through, Heidelberg (in 1993). I can't imagine what it costs to live there. But If I am ever there again, I will certainly take up your offer of a coffee. πŸ˜‰

If you're ever in Catalunya, I will treat you to a sangria (or a coffee).

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@andrea

Hi Florian, just checking in to see if you received my email 5 days ago. Thanks

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Love your tribute to Heidelberg! Wonderful arrangements.

However, there should also be a huge cymbal crash at one point representing my shock when I got the bill for two coffees in the main street of the city πŸ˜‰

It's a beautiful, lively place, but not the best place for retirees to visit - it devours cash with gusto.

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@andrea

Good morning, Florian, I am listening to the track you sent for Fall With Me. I like what you have going. I would love to move forward with a collaboration. Hope to hear from you again soon πŸ˜€

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@andrea

I had a listen and it's very sultry. The chorus sounds very much like I sang it myself. I am heading out for a 2-3 hours. I'll listen again, either tonight or tomorrow, and talk to you then. Thanks so much! Have a good night πŸ˜€

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@brisk

Thanks for your comment on Invisible Flood - I've been thinking a lot about artificial general intelligence and related stuff recently. It is fascinating, but sometimes you have to stop thinking about it and do something to take your mind off the implications.

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@marthie

I Like softie arrangers! thank you for listening

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@mahtowin

Danke fürs ent-zongen! 😊

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@andrea

Thanks! I downloaded 'It Figures' and will share it with the family tonight. It's impossible to listen to everything, but I am so glad I clicked this song πŸ˜€

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@nadine

Haha I didn't want you to sing in falsetto. Only a few can and fewer sound good. But I giess this vocal style works well on your song "Left for good".

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Fab that the lyrics I did for your awesome "Left for Good" piece had you notice them. Great that you feel you should be able to work well with what I gave you. Thanks for having stopped by the lyric's page to let me know what you thought. Feel free to ask me for any other input, or ear, should you need either. I look forward to hearing the end result of it all.

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Hey @florianhoffmann, As earlier said, I loved your "Left for Good" music only post. Thanks for giving me the chance to try my hand at putting lyrics to it. They're ready. Would you want to see the lyrics before I post them, or can I just put them up on my page now?

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@aneil

Thx for your interaction on Tired as hell luckily last night I slept well

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@andrea

Thank you for your thoughtful comments on this is the Last Time!

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Thank you Florian for finding the opportunity to comment on my piece during your holidays! I love tango. It's one of my favourite genres. If you find it of inspiration to create an arrangement when you get the chance I'll be delighted. No rush and no pressure.

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@psyt

Woah, that's a lot of effort paid to a single review here. I hope you enjoyed watching The Stanley Parable along the way too. πŸ˜€
Thanks for the comment, of course. :)

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@atitlan

Thanks for the comment on 'October Skies' - the whole dream idea wasn't there until after I'd done the weird tempo change bit. Writing during 50/90 does odd things with song development.

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@marthie

Yes send me a link to the guitar and guide track please

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Thanks for your feedback on Hazy Orange Moon. I think you're right on that suggestion. The lyric didn't initially start with the question of the protagonist potentially killing their partner so I'll have to go back and rework the beginning a bit to match.

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my email is aburozskiwork@gmail.com, feel free to drop me a line and we can throw some ideas at the wall (like a game of spring ball!!)

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yes please to the star trek collab! i also never learned klingon :( but if you have some pieces i could sample/chop, that would be awesome!

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@mahtowin

Hi Florian!
Sehr gerne! Das beeindruckt mich sehr! Hab keine Ahnung, wie Du das gemacht hast - es ΓΌbersteigt bei weitem meine FΓ€higkeiten. Die ganze Komposition klingt ziemlich professionell!

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Fine fanfare-inspired sounds that make the listener think of royalty or majestic space…the final frontier!

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Yes!!! I would love that!!!

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@nadine

Thank you! We will work on the song after this festival, so the final versoin can take some months. Most likely I'll share on SoundCloud or YouTube someday.

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Yup that scene is hilarious. . It was β€œLet it be”. I love how they keep interrupting and also getting the name wrong! The first half of that film was fantastic the second half disappointing, I am really relaxed about this issue of listening but it is very funny! The irony here of course is that more people are listening to my song about people not listening to my song than my other songs!

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plz at some point let me hear your star trek theme...i'm foaming at the mouth! thanks for letting me jam on bubbles, it was fun!

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@marthie

Thank you for listening

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@jtsteam

Ha, yes, I've heard of a few cases of people sneaking that sort of thing into terms and conditions. Also it reminds me of some bands that put really odd things into their riders, to check that they're actually being read. Anyway, thanks for the listen and the comment!

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Thanks for the comment.
I really dont think the "internet women" Care of you got a beard or not or even your gender πŸ˜ƒI mean they send sh*t to me and I am a Woman who does NOT wear a beard πŸ˜ƒ

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@mikehex

Love what you did for Extra-Dimensional! I went ahead and posted it, hope that's okay. Thanks so much for the collaboration

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Thanks for the explanation of slack. I hadn't heard of that before. You said:
"Guess most have an e-mail address in their profile, but I can't see any button to send something there? Only option I found is leaving public comments on people's profiles."
Go to Edit Profile....and click: Add Link/Email. On my Edit Profile page that box shows up as mailto: (and my email address). When I clicked Submit, it placed an envelope icon up where the other links are. See if that works for you?

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Florian...what's this "private messaging on FAWM's slack?" Is PM available to us here?

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Florian--you referenced "the private messaging on FAWM's Slack". What does that mean and where is it?

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Ich hatte eine Idee fΓΌr ein Chorus. Was meinst Du, geht das?
Alles akzeptieren
Ohne Reservierung
Ohne Grenzen
Ohne Grenzenschutz
Alles akzeptieren
Ohne Reservierung
Alles akzeptieren und zwar jetzt

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@aneil

Wow thx for the collaboration I like it very much I have added you as a collaborator would you like to edit the song and add the link ?

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Thanks for your kind comment on "We Are Home." Definitely it doesn't always work out and can ruin a friendship so it can be scary... and at the same time it's good to be best friends in a relationship! Crazy! lol

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@aneil

Hi I have fixed the demo for Coralie is my Love. thx for your input

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@nadine

Thank you! Maybe that's a nice prompt for some blackgaze (literally). A genre I always wanted to try, but I have no idea if my VST guitars are able to (a) work in alternate tunings and (b) heavy trem picking and (c) deal with heavily effected software amps. Such a bummer I cannot play guitar well enough and don't own an electric...

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@nadine

Hmmm can you please explain your mention and comment? Should I take these lyrics? Or wrote metal song about starring people?!

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@beacon

Florian, I am experimenting with lots of styles, but I think you probably have my standard, bardic style in your mind.

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@aneil

Thx for your comments on It Figures, I still have no idea about the music for this would you fancy a try. Sorry about the access to the other song I will upload it on SoundCloud and let you know

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@jeff9

Thanks for taking a listen to Normandy, Florian. The challenge thing on Muse isn't really a contest, but maybe it's prudent to hold comments until all the projects have been posted. Deadline tomorrow, I think.

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@esc4p3

Thank you Florian for your comments about my 'Surprising Symphony', I especially love your "saying hi" tune :-)

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Thanks for your lovely comments on my song The Water. The whole Hounds of Love album for me is just brilliant, but especially "And Dream of Sheep" is such an evocative and haunting song, it has really stayed with me. Was definitely imagining that story in my head as I was writing this. I'm glad you enjoyed listening to the song :)

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I noticed you didn't get much response to your "I Enjoy Being a Girl" idea. It might help if you were to make a new forum thread that was specifically for discussing that.

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@nadine

I tried to write swing and electro swing some months ago, but I just realised, that I have no clue about jazz theory (or music theory in general) and that my piano playing sucks. I learned it as a kid and I still play like somebody who has started 1-2 years ago. All my attempts to improve failed which is why I switched to guitar. Let's see if it works better, at least it's more fun. Maybe it's better to focus on what I'm good at: composition, arrangement and production.

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Thank you for the very kind comments on my 'Non Auditus' track! Yeah it's come out far better than I could have hoped, though I feel I chickened out a bit by making an ambient track as they're more forgiving when it comes to song structure. I lucked-out by choosing some good pads to work together, at least!

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@beacon

If you can do something in my style, I'd be really interested to see what it sounds like! Go for it!

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I'm so glad you felt brave and comfortable enough to post Unprepared. I've found wading through sloppy parts of living gives me permission to go ahead and write the lyrics about anything and everything. It's like doors open and I realize there are so many people who are bailing similar boats. Hmmm. That makes me think that some of those songs are still floating around unfinished. Maybe I'll look at some of them in 50/90.

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@jtsteam

Thanks for your comment on "Land of the Free". I am being a bit flippant, I've changed my mind in internet discussions too, although this is a topic where I don't think I've ever seen a productive discussion... and, yes, British and European politics don't always make sense to me either...

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Heh...excellent xylophone-playing squirrel! (Half a second after the moment captured in this picture, the squirrel lost interest and ran up a telephone pole.)

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@atam94

Hey thanks for listening to "Sunlight Bouncing On The Window" and subscribing on YouTube!

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Thank you for your comment! I am very fond of the sound of the xylophone and the way it can tie a piece of music together without anyone ever realising it's there.

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Hi Florian! πŸ™‚
I’m strictly a lyricist, I hadn’t given a whole lot of thought to the genre of music to go with my writing.

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@nadine

I had a long and deep thought about that topic, dealing with technology and philosophy both. Many of my problems would be solved, but after 3 months I came to the result that it is more scary than cool. It would make art too easy, disposeable, redundant and cold. It gives more more the possibility to express themselves but its harder to be found and recognised. There are already mastering tools and drum machines working with AI. Its hard to distinguish in between helpful tools and killing creativity. Maybe it's time to write down my thoughts...

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@nadine

Even as tech nerd, I must admit that the GAN development is scary... so it could turn any description into a kind of painting?!

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Florian, Thanks for your kind comments on Broken! I loved what David did with those lyrics! I see you have some new songs up here for me to explore!

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ha no need for apology! i found it funny and i could really imagine it! and i understand the practicalities that led to it and really liked the outcome of the song.

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Thank you for your comments! <3

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Hi Florian. πŸ˜„
Thank you for listening and commenting.
Thank you also for the link to the SWAM flutes! One of the toys on my bucket list is a breath controller of some kind, so these libraries look really interesting! I love the sound and dynamics of the flute, and it's one of my lifelong regrets that I can't produce sound from them. Which is why I stuck with recorders all my life. πŸ˜‰

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Hi Florian

I will send an email early next week. I love the idea of something β€˜i see fire’ / lord of the rings in lyric.

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@florianhoffmann thanks for flagging the issue you're having with my tunes on Windows machines - I'll test on a few of my Windows boxes here and get back to you. My money is on some Quicktime weirdness from Ableton, as I have been too lazy to convert my mixdowns myself and have just used the default 320 CBR MP3 settings that Ableton provides on Mac

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Hi Florian, thank you for your kind reply. I'll connect with you via Soundcloud and we can see what works best. Thank you.

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Hi Florian. The pleasure was all mine. It's a very calming piece - I've been listening to it during some of the more admin-heavy tasks at work today, and it makes it all so much more enjoyable.

I'll have to check out the rest of your output this year.

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@donna

Simply gorgeous, Florian. 😊 It took me on a wonderful journey. (I've sent you a PM on Muse.)

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Hi Florian! It looks like we are paired for a random collaboration. Loved the ballad you did with Stephen. I generally write lyrics and am happy to write some for you to put to music if you would like. Would you like a similar genre to Personals? Is there another genre you would like or a topic you would like or would want me to avoid? Looking forward to it! Liz

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Hey, thanks for letting me know about the error with my video. Should be fixed now :)

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Hello Florian. Welcome to 50/90. I too started thanks to Donna. I absolutely love your collaboration with Stephen and I'm looking forward to hearing more of your music and collaborations. I love collaborating. If anything of mine is of interest to you I'd be delighted to collaborate with you. I also love creating music to an idea/theme/mood, etc. Unfortunately due to my primitive set up I'm not able to add my music to the recording but I'm very happy to send you a piano part if you find it of interest. Have a wonderful and creative Summer.
Nadia

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Permission granted, mein Freund. Thank you for listening (reading, I suppose) and your kind offer. I look forward to hearing what you come up with. Good luck for 5090!

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@donna

Hallo Florian. SchΓΆn, dass Du hier bist. πŸ˜‰