"I take notes like some people take drugs." - Tim Ferriss
I'm a compulsive note-taker and love extracting, synthesising and sharing information. My goal with this site is to share condensed cheat sheets for everything I consume.
What I'm doing now
Here is a list of the things currently occupying my time.
✍️ On this website, I share all of my notes from everything music production-related I consume. Whether it's books, podcasts, articles, or videos, I've always taken a plethora of notes for later use. Previously, I kept this private, but I thought it would be more valuable to share everything for free. The notes I take from each video are not a complete transcript, but a condensed 'cheat sheet' of the most valuable information. I do clean up the text and add explanations where I feel necessary, marked 'MV:'. If anything sounds silly or off, assume it was my mistake.
- 📧 I have an email newsletter which you can sign up to by clicking on the right hand-side of this page. I'll send you an email once per week with the latest notes to browse through.
- 🎬 I create educational content on Beats by Vanity TV, a YouTube channel that deconstructs the sounds of electronic artists. Check out the tutorial and maybe subscribe to help me one day reach 100k 😉
- 📀 Alongside the tutorials, I release audio sample libraries and D.A.W. projects on Samples by Vanity.
- 💬 I run a Discord channel as a home outside of YouTube for creatives.
- 🎹 I'm continually working on original music. You can follow me on Soundcloud or Bandcamp to keep updated with my musings. Or Twitch to catch my live streams.
- 🙏🏼 If you're interested in supporting my work, you can buy me a coffee and aid my caffeine addiction.
Get in Touch
- 🐦 Twitter - If you've got a question or message, please tweet @MatthewVere
- 📨 Email - If it's a longer message, or you don't want it to be a public tweet, please email me (email@example.com).
- 💬 Discord - If it's a question related to art, creativity or music, I ask that you post it in the Discord, letting others benefit from the discussion. If you'd rather the question not be public, please email me.
- 📚 I read many books, both fiction and non-fiction. My favourite fiction genre is Fantasy, with Sci-fi and Historical being close second and third. Authors such as Scott Lynch, John Gwynne and Brandon Sanderson are among my favourites. Neil Gaiman too. I do my best to track all of my reading activity on Goodreads. If you share my love for reading, please send me any recommendations.
- 🎧 I've recently dropped streaming and circled back to using Bandcamp for music consumption. View my collection and please send any recommendations my way.