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Joined on 3/31/19
Posted by acheney - August 18th, 2021
so for pretty much as long as i've been making music, you all have known me as autumn. well, here's the thing. see, i was actually transgender. at least up until now. now, i'm detransitioning
i first considered myself transgender a few years ago, when i was deeply depressed and looking for something to give my life meaning. around that time, i latched on to the idea of gender dysphoria and began to believe that becoming a woman would solve all my problems with hating myself. i was also struggling with my heterosexual feelings (i wanted to be asexual) and i believed that becoming a woman would allow me to repress these feelings, whether by switching my sexuality or simply becoming the woman i would love
but that didn't help. none of that helped. instead, antidepressants and therapy and creativity helped me. and now, i don't want or need to be trans anymore. the social climate of the world certainly doesn't motivate me to be trans either, although this wasn't a major factor in my detransition
you can call me a, or aden (my male name). i'll also respond to autumn, but you shouldn't call me this anymore. online, i'll be going by acheney now (i'll change my username at some point)
i'm sorry to everyone i let down by saying this. i love you all
Posted by acheney - August 8th, 2021
i'm not going to create a separate wip account i think. from now on i'll just put whatever wips i feel like sending out on this account. "official" releases will be distinguished by having the artist name in the title
i'll start with this: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1064804
Posted by acheney - July 19th, 2021
the debut ep under the 1thermidor226 project, "ended", has been released! you can stream and download or buy it here: https://autumncheney.bandcamp.com/album/ended-ep
i have also uploaded all the tracks onto newgrounds, so you can listen to it here too
i'm really proud of this release, and i hope you like it. it is a bit different from what i previously have made, but it isn't too different, and i'm sure that we could all expand our musical horizons a bit more
big shoutout to @jeansowaty for releasing this on his label, al-trax records! it's avaliable on spotify and youtube music (i'll also upload the tracks on my own youtube channel too):
Posted by acheney - June 22nd, 2021
i was interviewed for the site sunvox.ml!! you can check that out here: https://sunvox.ml/post/interview-with-autumncheney/
though it is primarily about sunvox, i also did give some info about myself in it, and i shouted out quite a few newgrounds artists (@xtrullor, @creomusic, @acid-notation, and of course the lovely @cacola)
i hope you enjoy it! i'm still working on music myself and should have something out soon
if you don't feel like going to the site, i'll copy it here:
as you may have guessed, my real name is autumn cheney, and i live in durant, oklahoma, in the united states. I have a bunch of aliases for different kinds of music! the ones i'm currently using are "DREADNOUGHT", which is for conventional edm, "1thermidor226", which is for what i like to describe as vaporwave-influenced idm, and "axeph-null", which is for industrial breakcore
i've been listening to electronic music since i was born! i have too many favorite artists to list here, but me listening to them since an early age has had a massive influence on my music. among these artists are my dad, who used to produce dnb with sony acid (i believe) and let me listen to his music. as for software, i had this program/game thing on my nintendo ds, i think it was called "rhythm core alpha", and it was pretty much a midi sequencer for the ds. i had a blast screwing around with it, though i don't think i made any complete songs with it
i first started making actual music with lmms, though i didn't make anything good with it. i was really into idm at the time and wanted to find a good tracker to sequence those crazy drums with (it was basically impossible with lmms). i experimented with renoise a bit (and made a decent-ish song with it), but i accidentally discovered sunvox shortly afterwards when i was trying to find something that was cross-platform and easier to use on linux
i wish i could be a morning person, but i'm definitely a night owl
i really love nightradio's and sawzer's music, they're so good when it comes to sound design and melody. particular songs include "siberian beauty" and "088 [aka "cat. window. sunvox. pt2"]" by nightradio and "alpha centauri" and "reminiscent of the yesteryear (remix)" by sawzer
probably ctrl+d for duplicate. i use that all the time when i'm writing patterns with slight variation
i use one of the dark grey schemes, just because i like dark color schemes, though i'm thinking about using a custom scheme with more purple, because i think some accents would be nice
honestly, i like to use my own. it seems like most of the default effects don't do exactly what i need it to do or lack some features. i put my master fx module before the output so i can easily master my songs, and i put my bus module at the end of all of my instrument chains. modules from other people i do like include sawzer's gated reverb and nightradio's electric sax
there are a bunch i finished but haven't released yet. ones i can think off the top of my head include a new version of the master fx and an upgraded saturator
i really love douglas hofstadter's books, especially geb: egb and i am a strange loop. his books' fusion of mathematical musings and personal exposition are brilliant and beautiful. they've inspired a lot of the aesthetics for my music. this isn't really a book, article, or movie, but i watched a lot of creepypasta videos on youtube when i was younger, and i loved it. making that same feeling of familiar things twisted into something horrible is what i want to achieve with the axeph-null project
i used to just use my computer keyboard for sequencing, but recently i got a midi keytar and i've been using that a lot in my recent songs to play out melodic lines or chords. i still suck with it atm, but i'll improve with time and practice.
not really, i only really use samples for vocals and as a reference for synthesized sounds. i try to make all of my sounds with synths (even "acoustic" sounds, which are a lot of fun in the sarcastic and non-sarcastic sense)
i haven't been using sunvox as long as other people, but i really like the multisynth channel divider fron 1.9.6, that made it a lot easier to make polyphonic synths. other features include the adsr, delaying note commands, and the cyclic shift tool
honestly, the only two things i want is for sunvox to go open-source and for some more features to be added for the metamodule controller (more controllers, controller groups, possibly actual guis). other than these, nightradio can do whatever he wants as far as i'm concerned
shh, can't say ;) though i will say that i am working on an ep under dreadnought and an album under 1thermidor226 and axeph-null
a lot! my influences include the edm scene on newgrounds (especially artists like xtrullor, creo, and acid-notation), edm artists outside of there (skrillex, deadmau5, tiesto, run dmt, etc.), and other electronic musicians (especially from the idm and progressive electronic genres. i pretty much listen to anything from jean-michel jarre to bassnectar and all in between). of course, i have to mention cacola, a newgrounds artist who has been a massive influence on my melodicism and aesthetics, especially on the 1thermidor226 project. her music is very important to me
Posted by acheney - May 5th, 2021
with "krull dimension", i have now created and posted 50 songs! i've come a long way since i started, and i can't wait to see where i go
in other news, i reached my upload limit on soundcloud. i'm not planning on buying pro unlimited, so my soundcloud is now officially dead. newgrounds will be my home for my singles
that's all i have to say
oh and you can check out krull dimension here:
Posted by acheney - March 18th, 2021
the sunvox compo has started again! go vote for your favorite tracks to be included in the next sunvox distribution!
here's a youtube video from nightradio with all the songs:
i also made a song, which i've uploaded here:
i hope you like it!
Posted by acheney - January 17th, 2021
it's hard to believe i now have 50 people who seem to like what i do. it seems like only yesterday that i created this account as "lovlce"
as a little celebration and a gift to you, here's a face reveal!
here's to the future of my music and art! i love you all!