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Veela music extraordinaire

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There are days when you’re wondering when you’ll find another amazing musician that makes your skin crawl, makes you get the goose bumps, makes chills go down your spine, you know, those special weird indescribable moments when you hear that special song that stays in your memory forever. Well, I’ve been experiencing many of such moments lately, thanks to Veela…

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Who is Veela you may ask? Veela are mythical magical humanoid creatures. And so is this young, purple-haired talented girl from Canada. Not much is known about her, except that she’s a vocalist, writer, composer and producer “mastermind” behind one of the most amazing songs I’ve heard in my entire life. Granted, I’m not that old with music mileage through age, but I love music (I even create some when I get proper inspiration) and there is hardly any minute of my life passing without it playing somewhere around me. I also seem to have very specific taste in music, nearly exclusively listening to music that includes female vocals. Don’t really know why, it just makes me float away into some relaxing world when I hear such vocals.

Here are some of her songs, but you can find loads more on her webpage, Youtube and Soundcloud channels (links below)…

 

 

 

Do you like it? Wait, that’s not all. She has this gift of converting games into special music crafts. Like the following songs that were inspired by The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Bioshock. Shade and Killings…

 

At a very first glance, they sound highly melodic, catchy and they just refuse to leave your mind. But the real magic is in lyrics, done by yours truly, Veela herself. She’s using this somewhat different lyrics structure (not for all songs though) which makes her songs literally tell a story, from start to end, but you just don’t sense the story telling happening, it’s so brilliantly connected with the melodic instrumental part. I have absolutely no clue how she does it, but she does it with excellence.

This especially goes for songs like “Killings”. I mean, if you’ve played Bioshock game(s), the lyrics will simply start to bring back memories from Rapture. The actual experience that you’ve had yourself. Piece by piece. She basically condensed a story of the entire game into a song. And it’s freaking amazing when you know exactly what she is telling with the song, unlike 3/4 of “general” music where you can interpret the lyrics in dozen different ways. I certainly hope that she will make more of game based songs. I just love the way how she portrays the game stories through lyrics and music itself.

Want more from Veela?

Official webpage: http://www.veelamusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veelabeats

Twitter: https://twitter.com/veelamusic

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/veelabeats

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/veelabeats

Let me know what you think about her music down below in comments section. I want to hear what you guys think or am I the only one so obsessed with her music that I just can’t stop listening to it? And if you like what she does, make sure you’ll support her, either by buying her goodies, songs and EP’s, maybe even by donating some or simply by sharing her work among your friends. If anything, I feel like we need to show more support to those who make proper honest music in this time and age of generic crap being churn onto us from all sides. Veela, I’m with you and I hope you’ll stay true to your craft. Because you’re so damn good at it. Meow 🐱

Must have MP3 manipulation tools

MP3 audio files are so widely used these days that it’s impossible not to come across them rather quickly. But when you want to do specific tasks for even the most basic stuff, like making the long song shorter, to be used as a phone ringtone, we need tools to do that. And best of all, all of them are free and with unique features like direct editing without losing any quality. Check them out and see what might be useful to you…

MP3 Gain

Tired of music where one song is too loud and the next one too silent? MP3 Gain will solve that for you by modifying the song volume in various different ways (per song, per album etc). And best of all, the volume changing is lossless and reversible at any time. So, if you are unhappy for whatever reason, you can remove the normalization at any time. And when you don’t, since it’s lossless, the song quality won’t be affected.

Link: http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/

MP3 Direct Cut

Ever wanted to edit a MP3, but hated the fact that nearly all the editing tools have to re-encode the song and make the quality worse with every such manipulation? MP3 Direct Cut does what it says. It modifies MP3 files directly, without re-encoding them. Saving is also instant because it doesn’t have to re-encode the whole file again. The tool is basic, but it does the job well and without any quality degradation of the song.

Link: http://mpesch3.de1.cc/mp3dc.html

MP3 Tag

Want to edit those stubborn “locked” special ID3 tags in MP3 songs properties? MP3 Tag will do that for you. The interface is maybe a bit confusing, but it does the job very well for what it is intended.

Link: http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

Audacity

Audacity is a more advanced audio editor that allows various different effects and audio fine tuning along with all the basic tools like fade in/out, volume normalization, copying, cutting and pasting. It doesn’t offer lossless manipulation of audio files, but it does offer a lot of general useful tools for such job.

Link: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Maybe you have come across some of them, Audacity is quite popular in general, but the rest are more specific tools that I love to use for my music and audio editing. I hope they will be useful to you as well 🙂

MusicBee 2.1 released!

It has been a while but now they finally updated it! It’s lately my favorite music player as it just has everything that i need, looks good and can be installed as portable app so i have zero work with it after i restore my system partition. And it’s just such a nice cute bee to have around 🙂

What’s new in v2.1:
– new modern Compact Player mode which is focused on artist and album artwork
– improved playback buffering and gapless playback for all output modes
– various new layout options, improved usabilty and navigation improvements
– wave bar and large spectrum visualiser that can be displayed in various configurations
– tracks in your library can be colour highlighted according to custom rules you define
– ex.fm added as an online music source for the auto-dj and as a genre based radio source
– di.fm and sky.fm added to the radio station directory
– enhanced playlist and artwork format support for MTP device synchronisation
– numerous other changes as documented in the MusicBee forum

Grab your MusicBee here:
http://getmusicbee.com

New music section!

As much as I like listening to the music, I also make some here and there. I don’t consider myself as a professional, but maybe one day I’ll reach that level. So far i only made two proper full length songs, but more will come for sure.

Check the new “RejZoR’s Music” page on the right side of the blog…

Listen to the songs and tell me what do you think. If you like them, share them with others 🙂