Somehow we don't have a music making thread. We have various threads about music other people made, but what about us? A bunch of us play instruments or compose music or sing in the shower so why don't we have a thread? I play the drums (self-taught, don't practice enough) and make electronic stuff. My involvement in this thread will probably be primarily complaining about how I don't know enough about sound design. All of the synth patches I make fall into like three very narrow types and there's still a bunch of knobs and sliders that I'm scared to play around with. Also for some stupid reason I've decided to restrict myself to a single, very basic synth and only the prepackaged effects that come with FL Studio. I told myself years ago that I was doing it to get a better handle on the fundamentals of sound design, but nope. The only thing I've learned is that I overuse volume gating. I might also ask rhetorical questions when FL starts making sounds that I didn't intend it to and can't find the sources of. For instance, a few weeks ago I learned that vocoder behavior is more complex than I thought it was, and that I needed to either pay more attention to the filtering or dump less stuff into the modulator channel. Anyway, makin' noise.