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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-17 19:21:09 Reply

At 11/17/12 03:26 PM, dem0lecule wrote: Tablet and all those shit.

Tablet's aren't PCs, they are literally $500 skipping stones. Same as iPads.

I'm pretty hardcore traditionalist when it comes to computers.

I don't even consider Laptops to be proper computers.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-17 19:31:21 Reply

School worth it?

Well, I did finish my course in evening school in electronics, while during the days just doing web development as a hobby. I ended up spending much more time doing web dev than I did electronics, and well, as you can see it got me into web development, to which school itself didn't actually contribute anything. I've been in employed in web development for over a year now, and I'm making a respectable amount of money from it, given there was no formal education behind it.

I may just have gotten lucky, but I think it plays a big part if you properly dedicate yourself to a field so you can show you know what you're doing. The trouble here is that in order to just get good at something on your own (non-professionally), you need a financial backup as something needs to pay for living. For me that was living at my mum's, but knowing just how glad you are not to live with your parents I'm not sure that'd really be an option.

I guess all I can conclusively say on the subject is that with dedication and something to show for it, you can get somewhere. You only need to have the circumstance that lets you dedicate yourself to something.

I have to add this though: what my mother supported was me going to evening school. She wanted me to get a day job too (which I briefly did). This career path wasn't exactly planned. I wouldn't expect your parents to really support you in pursuing something on your own, on their money. I hope you manage to figure something out, just don't drop out of college on a whim; think things over properly.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-17 19:36:25 Reply

At 11/17/12 07:31 PM, Mich wrote: School worth it?

Well, I did finish my course in evening school in electronics, while during the days just doing web development as a hobby. I ended up spending much more time doing web dev than I did electronics, and well, as you can see it got me into web development, to which school itself didn't actually contribute anything. I've been in employed in web development for over a year now, and I'm making a respectable amount of money from it, given there was no formal education behind it.

I may just have gotten lucky, but I think it plays a big part if you properly dedicate yourself to a field so you can show you know what you're doing. The trouble here is that in order to just get good at something on your own (non-professionally), you need a financial backup as something needs to pay for living. For me that was living at my mum's, but knowing just how glad you are not to live with your parents I'm not sure that'd really be an option.

Parents don't bother me that much any more. My Dad paid my semester tuition so if he is reasonable about my decision - he will help pay travel costs for gigs ( while living with them so that I can eat) and eventually start doing it myself. Also, this will definitely cost a lot less for him.

There is nothing else I really want to do with my life besides DJing, having my own podcast and working at a recording studio/radio.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-17 19:58:03 Reply

At 11/17/12 06:35 PM, Sequenced wrote: College Help

I wouldve loved to actually work on some type of music degree in college, but i guess im just too practical of a person to take a long shot that big.

I'm going to college and getting a very stable high money earning degree (hotel and restaurant management from #1 university in the US), while spending a lot of time making music on the side.

Take less hours per year working towrards a real reliable job, and spend a lot of time doing music on the side. You might get a career in either one but its nice to have a back up plan.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 00:11:50 Reply

me too


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 01:01:56 Reply

At 11/18/12 12:11 AM, Qelaion wrote: me too

where did you come from


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 09:28:25 Reply

At 11/18/12 01:41 AM, Braiton wrote:
At 11/18/12 01:01 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 11/18/12 12:11 AM, Qelaion wrote: me too
where did you come from
His mother.
Probably.

Technically he came from both his parents. When both his parents came.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 15:00:06 Reply

At 11/18/12 09:28 AM, LiquidOoze wrote:
At 11/18/12 01:41 AM, Braiton wrote:
At 11/18/12 01:01 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 11/18/12 12:11 AM, Qelaion wrote: me too
where did you come from
His mother.
Probably.
Technically he came from both his parents. When both his parents came.

unless his mother was a male too


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 17:12:34 Reply

At 11/18/12 03:00 PM, Sequenced wrote: unless his mother was a male too

oooooooohhhhhhhhhh i think someone got a burn

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 18:09:15 Reply

Bass, bass, constantly working on making better bass.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 18:25:13 Reply

oh my god i'm so sorry.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 18:30:53 Reply

At 11/18/12 06:23 PM, Buoy wrote: Thankfully there are tutorials for everything on the internet.

Yes, now my bass is awesome!!! :DDDD

Great tut!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 20:12:11 Reply

hello everyone. can i join to this nicey nicey lounge ?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 21:13:26 Reply

Somehow NG community got lazy. There is no feedback as it used to be when I was young and restless. A frontpaged track got 2 reviews and a news post about playing with a real orchestra got also just 2 comments.
Lately reviews doesn't even get a response from the author, as for a review in exchange... dream on.
So... what it takes to get these days people to react somehow? Even Chron's pics don't get the usual amount of feedback...

Well, something similar is going on on other websites. Somebody makes a thread like "I NEED GUITAR ASAP !!!" and when you answer with "ok, let's record guitars" he/she doesn't answer...
World... sleeping...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 21:56:20 Reply

OMG NOSTALGIA


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 22:30:34 Reply

At 11/18/12 09:13 PM, sorohanro wrote: Somehow NG community got lazy. There is no feedback as it used to be when I was young and restless. A frontpaged track got 2 reviews and a news post about playing with a real orchestra got also just 2 comments.
Lately reviews doesn't even get a response from the author, as for a review in exchange... dream on.
So... what it takes to get these days people to react somehow? Even Chron's pics don't get the usual amount of feedback...

Probably a sort of lul that the site is going through for a while. Hopefully...


Well, something similar is going on on other websites. Somebody makes a thread like "I NEED GUITAR ASAP !!!" and when you answer with "ok, let's record guitars" he/she doesn't answer...
World... sleeping...

This has always been an issue i thought? Or they'll respond 2 weeks later saying, "nevermind found someone"

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 22:34:35 Reply

At 11/18/12 09:56 PM, Sequenced wrote: OMG NOSTALGIA

Runescape is just a poor mans Ultima Online

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-18 22:46:35 Reply

At 11/18/12 08:12 PM, garlagan wrote: hello everyone. can i join to this nicey nicey lounge ?

you may enter

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 00:44:44 Reply

At 11/18/12 11:17 PM, Braiton wrote:
At 11/18/12 09:56 PM, Sequenced wrote: OMG NOSTALGIA
Fuck you man. You made me remember all the good times I had with this game 8 years ago.
Too bad it began to suck donkey balls around 4 years ago or so.

you should play it on that server. find me, my name is Viewtiful


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 01:46:08 Reply

At 11/19/12 12:44 AM, Sequenced wrote: Viewtiful

Lmao

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 01:52:29 Reply

At 11/19/12 01:46 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 11/19/12 12:44 AM, Sequenced wrote: Viewtiful
Lmao

U JELLY


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 07:12:56 Reply

My new favorite thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=q5SZzFaAZyY

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 07:14:53 Reply

yo i finished all my uni stuff for the year
soooo let's party!


p.s. i am gay

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 08:41:37 Reply

At 11/19/12 07:14 AM, midimachine wrote: yo i finished all my uni stuff for the year
soooo let's party!

good idea i hope there is enough beer ;)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 09:41:22 Reply

I'm in class now and all I want to do is get back to my room to continue making music.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 09:51:42 Reply

At 11/19/12 09:41 AM, Sequenced wrote: I'm in class now and all I want to do is get back to my room to continue making music.

Try to make music with pencil, pen and paper. Perhaps your lecturer might like it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 10:09:18 Reply

At 11/19/12 09:51 AM, dem0lecule wrote:
At 11/19/12 09:41 AM, Sequenced wrote: I'm in class now and all I want to do is get back to my room to continue making music.
Try to make music with pencil, pen and paper. Perhaps your lecturer might like it.

No, electronic music. >:(


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 10:44:36 Reply

u can always say that u are sick and go home and make some music ;)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-19 10:46:48 Reply

At 11/19/12 10:44 AM, ForeverBound wrote: u can always say that u are sick and go home and make some music ;)

Too much effort


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