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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 14:30:31 Reply

I feel like some people are really good at music and they should stop trying to experimenting and taking that "one next step into the unknow " with their next track.
I suggest that you guys from time to time make a track featuring all the best stuff you currently have. It might not be entertaining for you but that's what you have been working towards all this time..
You should reflect that there is no end to getting better even though you feel like you know too little or like nothing at all


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 14:37:46 Reply

At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.

for the sake of discussion, I considered it but then realized that 99% of the people i know in sound design cant produce complex things worth a shit.

And the degree tends to go nowhere.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 20:49:42 Reply

At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.

I love sound design, but I haven't done it professionally. I can show you a quick example.

http://soundcloud.com/zam-theory/drome

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 20:57:22 Reply

At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.

By sound design, do you mean creating your own synth patches, or do you mean transforming natural sounds, such as animal noises and w/e?

If so, I've done both, but way more time has been spent in synths.

Or do you mean have we got a degree in sound design?

I don't have that...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 21:12:24 Reply

At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.

Do you mean like sounds of wanks executed by a 3xOsc?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 21:56:28 Reply

At 12/2/12 09:12 PM, garlagan wrote:
At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.
Do you mean like sounds of wanks executed by a 3xOsc?

bahahahaha brilliant

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-02 22:28:44 Reply

At 11/30/12 10:19 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: 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.

Music theory is a great thing to know, but I hardly use any theory rules when writing music. I play what sounds good to me, and hopefully what others will like as well.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 02:00:43 Reply

At 12/2/12 09:12 PM, garlagan wrote:
At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.
Do you mean like sounds of wanks executed by a 3xOsc?

pfft 3xosc is so mainstream..

ts404 ftw :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 02:26:21 Reply

At 12/3/12 02:00 AM, Chronamut wrote:
ts404 ftw :P

you can make awesome goa sounds out of it.../


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 09:26:50 Reply

At 12/3/12 02:26 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/3/12 02:00 AM, Chronamut wrote:
ts404 ftw :P
you can make awesome goa sounds out of it.../

and paradise on E sounds :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 11:32:16 Reply

At 12/3/12 09:26 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 12/3/12 02:26 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/3/12 02:00 AM, Chronamut wrote:
ts404 ftw :P
you can make awesome goa sounds out of it.../
and paradise on E sounds :P

oh god


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 18:34:02 Reply

At 12/3/12 02:00 AM, Chronamut wrote:
At 12/2/12 09:12 PM, garlagan wrote:
At 12/2/12 01:44 PM, Rig wrote: Hey guys. Sorry to pop in unannounced, but I was wondering how many of you have done sound design at all.
Do you mean like sounds of wanks executed by a 3xOsc?
pfft 3xosc is so mainstream..

ts404 ftw :P

Im going to be honest with you, I can get some really nice sounds out of the 404 that I cant get from my actual 303. <3

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 19:47:32 Reply

At 12/3/12 06:34 PM, Tabu112 wrote: Im going to be honest with you, I can get some really nice sounds out of the 404 that I cant get from my actual 303. <3

Someone on NG owns an actual 303? :O

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 20:10:00 Reply

At 12/3/12 07:47 PM, Nav wrote:
At 12/3/12 06:34 PM, Tabu112 wrote: Im going to be honest with you, I can get some really nice sounds out of the 404 that I cant get from my actual 303. <3
Someone on NG owns an actual 303? :O

iirc midimachine has one (or had one)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-03 20:36:32 Reply

At 12/3/12 08:10 PM, SineRider wrote: iirc midimachine has one (or had one)

yeah he does

which reminds me, i need an xoxbox

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 00:43:39 Reply

Video Editing

So every school day my friend and I (we live fairly close to each other so we go in the same schoolbus) sit down near each other on the bus and use my laptop, so that he can work on Adobe After Effects for a particularly big commission. He isn't an expert with it (in fact he only started using it like a week ago), but damn that stuff's complicated. I wouldn't say as complicated as making music because routing mixer channels and all the different plugins and synthesis and whatnot is still more complex, but still.

What came off as even more of a surprise is that editing video takes a hell of a lot of RAM. I thought FL Studio with East/West would take a lot since in Task Manager I see it taking up over 1.8 GB a lot of the time, but when he was rendering a very simple video in After Effects, it was taking up 2.6 GB of my laptop's 3.48 GB of RAM like it's nothing. The screen started flickering, other programs like uTorrent stopped running as if to leave some space for After Effects, and the laptop slowed down like crazy.

We didn't manage to finish rendering the video in time since the bus arrived at his house and he had to get off, but I swear if we left it rendering any longer we'd start seeing smoke coming out of my laptop. And that's for a simple .avi video. There goes my mentality that sample library VSTs are the most resource-intensive things out there.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 01:01:25 Reply

At 12/3/12 08:36 PM, jarrydn wrote:
At 12/3/12 08:10 PM, SineRider wrote: iirc midimachine has one (or had one)
yeah he does

which reminds me, i need an xoxbox

Im building one right now actually. I cant wait to see what I can do with it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 01:20:26 Reply

At 12/4/12 01:14 AM, Lasse wrote: today i played my guitar in my amp and let it ring for like 7 minutes then my mom busted in and was like stop that i was like no i make drone metal stop treating me like a baby im 32 years old god,,,

Still living with your parents then i Hope by the time ni reach that ages that i already live on my own

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 05:32:49 Reply

At 12/4/12 01:01 AM, Tabu112 wrote: Im building one right now actually. I cant wait to see what I can do with it.

that's killer, let us know how you go.

i think it would compliment some of my other gear quite nicely!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 05:35:50 Reply

At 12/4/12 01:20 AM, ForeverBound wrote: Still living with your parents then i Hope by the time ni reach that ages that i already live on my own

I think that was the joke. At least that's what I hope...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 06:20:10 Reply

Having no income for the past month+ has been somewhat beneficial to my music skillz. Now that I've accepted the fact that I cannot afford to spend money on production tools, I've been utilizing what I already have (which is not a bad arsenal, mind you) with the mentality of knowing nothing new will be coming to my aid.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 07:08:29 Reply

At 12/3/12 08:36 PM, jarrydn wrote:
At 12/3/12 08:10 PM, SineRider wrote: iirc midimachine has one (or had one)
yeah he does

which reminds me, i need an xoxbox

For a moment I thought you typed Xbox wrong.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 16:17:18 Reply

For a moment I thought you typed Xbox wrong.

hahaha :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 16:20:20 Reply

At 12/4/12 06:20 AM, The-iMortal wrote: Having no income for the past month+ has been somewhat beneficial to my music skillz. Now that I've accepted the fact that I cannot afford to spend money on production tools, I've been utilizing what I already have (which is not a bad arsenal, mind you) with the mentality of knowing nothing new will be coming to my aid.

also even with not alot of gear u can still make some propper songs ;)
so try to learn in the mean time to work beter with your tools ( if possible) because mostley u can reach more with your tools that u already have then u first think ;)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 18:50:39 Reply

At 12/4/12 01:20 AM, ForeverBound wrote:
At 12/4/12 01:14 AM, Lasse wrote: ... mom busted in and was like stop that i was like no i make drone metal stop treating me like a baby im 32 years old god,,,
Still living with your parents then i Hope by the time ni reach that ages that i already live on my own

32 years old? Gosh, I was out at the age of 16-17. Grow up, Lasse, ans stop torturing your parent(s) with harsh music.

Lasse, do you live in the basement?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 18:53:31 Reply

At 12/4/12 04:20 PM, ForeverBound wrote: also even with not alot of gear u can still make some propper songs ;)

You're not wrong. I remember reading in a book on mixing, the author stated that you can present a recording to lesser mixing engineers with the most expensive equipment, but the better mix would be produced by experienced engineers with the cheapest gear.

Also, Soundcloud's redesign is up. Looks pretty sweet.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 20:06:05 Reply

At 12/4/12 06:53 PM, The-iMortal wrote: Also, Soundcloud's redesign is up. Looks pretty sweet.

Yeah, but it might take some time before I can get used to it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 21:44:18 Reply

thank fuck i haven't been switched over yet.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 21:55:55 Reply

At 12/4/12 08:06 PM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
At 12/4/12 06:53 PM, The-iMortal wrote: Also, Soundcloud's redesign is up. Looks pretty sweet.
Yeah, but it might take some time before I can get used to it.

it's too messy IMO


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-04 23:19:02 Reply

hey it's tough economic times these days..

so people have been pressuring me to get back into music.. however my computer corrupted and I had to format it.. losing all my files and software about a year ago.. then my computer blew and doesn't turn on. I am on my old laptop and frankly the thought of reaccumulating 9 years worth of stuff.. well frankly just doesn't appeal to me. Which is shame because I was finally going to tinker with some groundbreaking sound software and hardware but.. eh I dunno. It just feels like a hassle now.

Which brings me to another point.. when is enough enough? Does one just keep making music so that they don't fade into obscurity anymore on here? I used to battle with the concept of whether it is egotistical to simply want people to remember what you have done, and to try to leave some sorta imprint. I have come to the conclusion that I guess it is.