Before Auxy, I never knew how to compose. When I first saw it being used by a friend at literally 11:30 at night in the dorm room, which was the original Creator Studio app, I immediately downloaded it and just messed around with it and thought it was cool. I threw notes all around and well it didn’t sound good even though I thought it sounded cool. Later that semester we started doing a composition assignment in Harmony II, a four part harmony. By that time I had all but forgotten about auxy, but I still beta tested it, and I am sure it was the reason I was so interested in trying and creating music in the first place.
Fast forward a year or so and my friend is trying to create something and needed some music. I offered to make some music. I originally just used my traditional notation software, but I soon (and rather painfully) found its limits. I turned to Auxy, which I had used sparingly after beta testing it as I was busy with classes. I created a few songs and sent them over, and that was it. However, I kept experimenting with Auxy. It was weird, I couldn’t put the program down. I ended up entering the 8th BTC out of curiosity and ever since I’ve been using it almost every day. I don’t often use my traditional composing software anymore but I do whenever I need some instruments that are not in Auxy (basically everything but piano) as well as for tempo changes and time signatures.
When i first started using Auxy, even in the time where I entered the 8th BTC challenge I tended to enter notes randomly, making sure the chords worked at the very least, but now I’m noticing more so how the automation can impact the sound, which is proving to be so much more important than the notes themselves.
I’m excited for what Auxy holds in the future for me now that I’m starting to understand all these different genres of music, and it’s something I’ll be excited to experiment when more options become available ^w^