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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 19:18:08 Reply

So I get into NAMM for free this year as a guitar center rep.

All I have to do if I want to go is pay for transportation and a hotel.

Too bad that would cost about a grand.

Therefore fuck that.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 19:36:57 Reply

At 11/30/12 04:07 PM, SineRider wrote: If you guys are ever in Boston, hit me up ;)

Boston is actually plausible sometime in the future. We have some family friends there. I'll definitely let you know.

At 11/30/12 02:33 PM, Sequenced wrote: We got to make sure to make the #1 most important rule - DO NOT stream yourself making music or showing music. just send it over in the chat.

Of course.

definitely start a server, that'll be awesome!

Well, the server would only be around while I'm sitting at my laptop, as I'd be hosting it off my local connection. It'd also have a max size of 8 people.

and as for NYC, let me know when you're in town!

Sure.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 20:31:11 Reply

At 11/30/12 12:39 PM, Step wrote: Something about my latest FL Studio project file is telling me my RAM and CPU are hating me right now.

That's literally why I cant finish most of my projects.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 20:46:02 Reply

At 11/30/12 08:31 PM, Tabu112 wrote:
At 11/30/12 12:39 PM, Step wrote: Something about my latest FL Studio project file is telling me my RAM and CPU are hating me right now.
That's literally why I cant finish most of my projects.

I can't finish most of my projects because I have serious ADD and procrastination issues.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 20:56:22 Reply

You see, that's the differenced between yo; ooh shiny.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 21:56:43 Reply

At 11/30/12 06:20 PM, Tabu112 wrote:
At 11/30/12 05:56 PM, sweet21 wrote: I feel bad. I just took an exam on music theory and I sucked ass. I dont feel like I learned anything at all. I feel like repassing some notes now. And unlike before actually doing the homework this time.
Siiiiiiiiiiiigh..... :(
Awh, that sucks. What grade are you trying to pass? Im at grade 3 lol..

Grades? There are tiers? Well, were covering rhythm and time signatures mostly. Triads and chords too. Its pretty far in TBH.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 21:59:16 Reply

At 11/30/12 09:56 PM, sweet21 wrote:
At 11/30/12 06:20 PM, Tabu112 wrote:
At 11/30/12 05:56 PM, sweet21 wrote:
Awh, that sucks. What grade are you trying to pass? Im at grade 3 lol..
Grades? There are tiers? Well, were covering rhythm and time signatures mostly. Triads and chords too. Its pretty far in TBH.

I'm grade 0 in music theory and I still make good music...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 22:12:50 Reply

At 11/30/12 09:59 PM, dem0lecule wrote: I'm grade 0 in music theory and I still make good music...

I'm grade 3 in violin, and I still make sub-par music.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 22:19:38 Reply

No amount of knowledge can make up for a lack in creativity and/or inspiration.

This is what I have against music theory. You can be a grand master in music theory knowledge, and still not be able to put together a song that people enjoy.

I know someone who's grade 3 in music theory, and she openly admits she can't write a song worth shit... And comes to me, someone who has done nothing but read the cover of a music theory book, asking me to create music for her.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 22:35:24 Reply

At 11/30/12 10:19 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: No amount of knowledge can make up for a lack in creativity and/or inspiration.

This is what I have against music theory. You can be a grand master in music theory knowledge, and still not be able to put together a song that people enjoy.

I got the creativity, but I have trouble translating my thoughts to a page or a program. Thats why im in music theory. I want to be able to write down my ideas, and in the end im hoping i'll learn some better fundamentals.

For example im trying to learn some really basic scales and such, just to build my confidence abit. I try playing the great fairy fountain theme. I go one whole up and up and up, it doesn't sound anywhere near that beautiful harp. *sigh*
Then I see a how to video and their fingers end up in places I wouldn't even THINK to go. Who knew you had to go F# at one point?

Hearing it all I hear is going up 4 whole tones but its so much more complex in the end. Theres so much I dont get I just hope music theory can help with, only then do I feel I can begin creating content.

Or maybe I just suck at using trackers, who know.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-11-30 23:22:55 Reply

At 11/30/12 10:35 PM, sweet21 wrote: I got the creativity, but I have trouble translating my thoughts to a page or a program. Thats why im in music theory. I want to be able to write down my ideas, and in the end im hoping i'll learn some better fundamentals.

That's perfectly fine... It just bugs me when people assume knowing music theory automatically makes you a better musician. Like I said... knowledge without creativity when it comes to music means absolutely nothing.

If you have creativity, the theory can only help you more. Though some people will argue that learning theory in essence puts you in shackles... I'm not really one of those people though.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 00:33:30 Reply

I apparently can sing.

I never sang before, but a couple friends in my dorm forced me to sing skyfall by adele because they wanna hear what it sounds like.

So, the song keeps rolling on, I have been hitting all the pitches (keep in mind I rarely ever sing if not at all). the last bit of the song when the climax happened, I went ALL OUT. I got lost in the music, I sang at the top of my lungs (with proper breath control and vibrato), and the guys were sitting there with a O.O face. One of them said I was about to cry. They all had chills, and maybe even an orgasm.

....

I will never sing again.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 02:59:10 Reply

At 11/30/12 11:22 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: That's perfectly fine... It just bugs me when people assume knowing music theory automatically makes you a better musician. Like I said... knowledge without creativity when it comes to music means absolutely nothing.

If you have creativity, the theory can only help you more. Though some people will argue that learning theory in essence puts you in shackles... I'm not really one of those people though.

Yeah I agree, it doesn't limit you at all. Once you know all the rules, you're able to break them at will. Learning music theory just means you don't have to reinvent the wheel of music composition all by yourself. And it'll also help with creativity, especially when you get to later grades, since music theory will show you stuff that you've never thought about before, which really expands horizons and, at least to me, it gives tonnes of creative ideas.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 12:00:02 Reply

Knowing theory has helped me immensely as a writer. I won't claim to understand the large majority of theory, but knowing a bit will help out a ton. Creativity can only take you so far. It's like poetry - you can have the most beautiful ideas in your mind, but without the language to convey it properly it doesn't matter much. That said, theory alone won't make you a great composer, just as a mastery of grammar and syntax does not produce a great poet. However, creativity alone will not make you a great writer either.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 16:37:19 Reply

At 12/1/12 12:33 AM, Sequenced wrote:
I never sang before.... I sang with proper breath control and vibrato

sounds legit

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 16:41:46 Reply

At 12/1/12 12:33 AM, Sequenced wrote: I apparently can sing.

....

I will never sing again.

Also sounds legit.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 17:12:40 Reply

At 12/1/12 04:37 PM, jpbear wrote:
At 12/1/12 12:33 AM, Sequenced wrote:
I never sang before.... I sang with proper breath control and vibrato
sounds legit

I just took the techniques I used for the sax so ya.

this was just one of those 'moment's that 'll probably never happen again. lol


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 20:09:51 Reply

At 12/1/12 06:39 PM, LichLordMusic wrote:
I know little theory myself and whenever I make tracks it's pretty much an envisioned idea of what instantly pops into my mind. If I want to try and create a track similar to something else I have heard genre-wise, I try and break it down by-ear and see what really structures the particular track and learn from it. The more I do so, the more I learn. Playing around making sounds up in Z3TA+ and Gladiator2 also helps me (in a way) learn how certain synths and sounds are structured and how they contribute to a track overall.

With the amount of technology available today, it's just madness if people can't even have creative with these stuff. Like back in the old day, only the riches and the gifted have their chances to study or even compose music. Right now everyone can be gifted. But I think with technology, we can bypass all the standardized theory stuff.

Z3TA+ is an awesome synth, especially for creating arpeggio and lead.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 20:57:17 Reply

there is no excuse for not learning music theory

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 21:28:53 Reply

At 12/1/12 12:00 PM, bassfiddlejones wrote: -wisdom-

Yesss I love you. Is that okay? Great.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 21:40:01 Reply

At 12/1/12 12:33 AM, Sequenced wrote: I will never sing again.

I find singing a lot less embarrassing when I'm accompanying myself on guitar or something. I feel less "naked" when I'm doing that.

That said, I'm also rather shy when it comes to singing, regardless of circumstance (unless I'm alone in my room).

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 22:26:47 Reply

I like stumbling upon songs here that have singing. There's a lot of girls here who do, but I think more guys should come out of their shells and sing or incorporate their voice into their music sometimes. It's refreshing to hear a human part within a song technologically pieced together. I'm sure some of you are better than you think you are :(


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-01 22:35:31 Reply

At 12/1/12 10:26 PM, ZipZipper wrote: I'm sure some of you are better than you think you are :(

I never think I'm good.

forever alone

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 00:03:30 Reply

local dance music awards is on today

a bunch of my mates and things i've been involved with have been nominated

i don't normally drink but i'm going to get fucking loose today

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 00:06:07 Reply

At 12/1/12 10:35 PM, Sequenced wrote: I never think I'm good.

I never think I'm good either, butt I'll incorporate my not-good voice anyways. If you share it and you're really that bad, well...there's at least one person being moved by how awful you are. An accomplishment? Sure, why not. I mean...Rebecca Black...

Who knows what kind of recognition your awfulness can achievvveee!!!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 00:12:53 Reply

I felt the need to rant about things so I did.

lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IEZkoHYMbY&feature=plcp


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 08:12:02 Reply

At 12/2/12 12:12 AM, Sequenced wrote: I felt the need to rant about things so I did.

lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IEZkoHYMbY&feature=plcp

Nice glasses

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 08:12:44 Reply

At 12/2/12 12:12 AM, Sequenced wrote: I felt the need to rant about things so I did.

Lol, I agree so hard about people chewing with their mouthes open. HOW HARD IS IT TO KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT WHEN YOU CHEW?!

Oh, and when teammates totally disregard people who type tactics in chat box - that's annoying too.

In other news, I have achieved one of my two goals in life. I have completed the Penumbra series and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Bring on A Maschine For Pigs!

Yes, ever since using NI Maschine, I automatically type in "maschine" instead of "machine". I even scoffed at OpenOffice spellcheck for a few seconds...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 08:17:00 Reply

At 12/1/12 08:57 PM, jarrydn wrote: there is no excuse for not learning music theory

Exactly my thought.
I think music theory and creativity cannot be considered as different ways of making music, but rather as complementary partners. Of course, you can do well without theory, but i think it still can help in the creative process.

On a totally different note, is there anyone looking forward to the "Doomsday" ?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 12:37:20 Reply

At 12/2/12 08:17 AM, Deflektor wrote:
At 12/1/12 08:57 PM, jarrydn wrote: there is no excuse for not learning music theory
Exactly my thought.
I think music theory and creativity cannot be considered as different ways of making music, but rather as complementary partners. Of course, you can do well without theory, but i think it still can help in the creative process.

I think music theory helps you learn to write your melodies down in a more coherent way. I found that with people who don't know music theory, their melodies tend to be all over the place.


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