Seth O’Neill making his own music. Photo Provided by: Seth O’Neill
Potomac State College student Seth O’Neill has been mixing his own music in his free time. He mainly creates Downtempo, Low Fidelity and Trip-Hop music. O’Neill tries to make mellow sounds for all of his followers to enjoy.
“Mixing music involves a lot of repeatedly listening to the same thing over and over trying to get it right. Adjusting to the frequencies, volumes and adding distortions to a sound to get it right,” said O’Neill.
O’Neill started working on music when he was in middle school. He was introduced to Soundation, a website that allows users access to free loops. A loop is a beat that continuously repeats.
O’Neill draws a lot of his inspiration from listening to bands such as Gorrilaz, Daft Punk and Deadmau5.
Although he was really into mixing music, O’Neill failed to master any musical concepts until this year.
At the beginning of the year, he was able to break through the learning curve and attract some attention to his music.
“In September, I was interviewed for the first time on Free Music Archive. It is a website that is all about posting curated artist’s songs for free creative commons use in any media, which was cool. I never expected to attract this much attention to be interviewed in such a short amount of time,” said O’Neill.
You can also check out his music at his Bandcamp: https://sromuchsound.bandcamp.com/or his SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/s-r-o
His music is also posted on other commercial platforms. You would be able to find his songs on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
O’Neill would like to make music professionally if his career takes off. O’Neill believes that a job in the marketing field might be a good use of the skills he has learned.
Wherever O’Neill may end up in the future, he knows that he will still have a blast mixing his own music.