About old

What I'm doing now

Here is a list of the things currently occupying my time.


  1. ✍️ I'm always writing in Roam. This site hosts all of the essays I finish as well as any notes from books, podcasts or courses that I'm enjoying.
  2. 📧  I have an email newsletter which you can sign up to by clicking on the 'subscribe' button, in the top right. I'll send you an email anytime I publish a new article.
  3. 🎬  I create educational video content on Beats by Vanity TV, a YouTube channel that deconstructs the sounds of electronic artists.
  4. 📀  I run an audio sample library company, Samples by Vanity, that sells collections of musical loops, hits and sounds for producers to aid their creativity.
  5. 🌐  I have a blog, Vere.Audio, where I share all of my notes on audio.

Get in Touch

  1. 🐦 Twitter - If you've got a question or message, please tweet @MatthewVere
  2. 📨 Email - If it's a longer message, or you don't want it to be a public tweet, please email me (contact@beatsbyvanity.com).
  3. 💬 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.

Other Stuff

  1. 📚 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.
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