I've long created various odd pieces of music in my head. Although in my youth I learned the recorder, flute, cornet and even tuba, I never found any of them satisfying to my musical tastes and I eventually abandoned playing any instruments.

In recent years I became aware of software used to mix sound loops, and figured it might be a suitable way to turn some of the tunes in my head into something others could hear. I needed something that would allow me to create melodies, not just the beat, and in early 2010 I gave MAGIX Music Maker 15 a try. Here is my first composition, entitled "Clatter" (it's a large file so it may take some time to download--and I recommend speakers with good bass response!):