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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 10:10:49 Reply

At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?
writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.

Exactly how I feel about writers block. At a certain point everyone will hit a rut but if you're persistent and you push yourself you'll always find that next song waiting in the ether. Just keep writing. Don't stop writing. Even if it sucks, keep writing. If you can't keep working on a track, STOP. Just start a new track. I can usually tell if a project is gonna go anywhere in the first hour of work. There are days where I start writing three to four separate songs and delete all of them at the end of the day because I'm not happy with them. Persistence. Persistence. Persistence.

Music is ephemeral. Just keep writing. Keep writing. Keep writing.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 10:14:38 Reply

At 12/14/12 10:10 AM, Quarl wrote:

Music is ephemeral. Just keep writing. Keep writing. Keep writing.

I love you.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 13:54:02 Reply

At 12/13/12 01:13 PM, Buoy wrote:
At 12/13/12 11:11 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/13/12 12:17 AM, NikeTheSword wrote: Oh damnation, how to get over artist's block? Any suggestions?
writers block doesn't exist. I can write songs one after the other. Why? Don't limit yourself. Listen to everything. Make everything.
yeah thanks that's going to help a lot the next time that I CAN'T FUCKING THINK OF ANYTHING

This is how I get over righters block:

A lot of the time its really just a lack of inspiration. When this is the case its always great to literally just take a break and do other things that you enjoy. With this method, the real trick is to not let your self think about music too much. Eventually, you will be full of hidden surprises, you will just have to farm them.

This is method two, and can also be used right after method one. The method is where you literally just do it. What I mean by this is you stay in your DAW and play around. You could be paying with a melody, some chords, even just sfx. Eventually you will come up with on bar of sound. THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET STARTED! Just force your self to continue! If you just have one bar of melody, try to expand your chord progression. If you have some fancy chord, try to expand on that and make a bass to it.

In conclusion, just don't get stuck in a mental rut of, "I'm uninspired, I'm in a writers block, I don't know what to do." because you can do whatever you want when ever you want!

I hope this ether helps you out right now, or I hope you think this is stupid but then reflect on it later and it helps. I'm rooting for the later rather then the former.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 16:38:54 Reply

That moment you realise you left your sub on all night...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 16:51:43 Reply

At 12/14/12 04:38 PM, The-iMortal wrote: That moment you realise you left your sub on all night...

I don't see the problem unless you were playing a 20 Hz sine wave at max volume all the time, only to wake up realizing that your walls are about to collapse.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 16:55:41 Reply

At 12/14/12 04:51 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: I don't see the problem unless you were playing a 20 Hz sine wave at max volume all the time, only to wake up realizing that your walls are about to collapse.

Lol, my last set of speakers died due to me never turning them off, even at night. So when I bought an expensive monitoring system, I have been taking extra good care of them and am extremely anal about turning them off when they're not in use.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 17:14:28 Reply

At 12/14/12 04:55 PM, The-iMortal wrote:
Lol, my last set of speakers died due to me never turning them off, even at night. So when I bought an expensive monitoring system, I have been taking extra good care of them and am extremely anal about turning them off when they're not in use.

Anal.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 17:16:37 Reply

At 12/14/12 04:55 PM, The-iMortal wrote:
Lol, my last set of speakers died due to me never turning them off, even at night. So when I bought an expensive monitoring system, I have been taking extra good care of them and am extremely anal about turning them off when they're not in use.

I use a power distributor for my entire basement, and at the end of everynight (unless i fall asleep in the studio) i flick the main switch.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 17:27:55 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:16 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: I use a power distributor for my entire basement, and at the end of everynight (unless i fall asleep in the studio) i flick the main switch.

Nice.

On another topic, has anybody here acoustically treated their studio?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 17:31:06 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:14 PM, MrSaint wrote:
At 12/14/12 04:55 PM, The-iMortal wrote:
Lol, my last set of speakers died due to me never turning them off, even at night. So when I bought an expensive monitoring system, I have been taking extra good care of them and am extremely anal about turning them off when they're not in use.
Anal.

The term retentive (also anally retentive), commonly abbreviated to anal, is used conversationally to describe a person who pays such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, potentially to the detriment of the anal-retentive person.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 17:35:35 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:31 PM, Mich wrote: The term retentive (also anally retentive), commonly abbreviated to anal, is used conversationally to describe a person who pays such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, potentially to the detriment of the anal-retentive person.

Yes, the sound of the power switches clicking many times per day annoys my family and now they want to kill me.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 17:37:09 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:27 PM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 12/14/12 05:16 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: I use a power distributor for my entire basement, and at the end of everynight (unless i fall asleep in the studio) i flick the main switch.
Nice.

On another topic, has anybody here acoustically treated their studio?

If I'd call my bedroom my studio, then no. I mix on headphones only so I don't care about acoustics *braces for comments on how to mix properly*


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 18:10:21 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:37 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: If I'd call my bedroom my studio, then no. I mix on headphones only so I don't care about acoustics *braces for comments on how to mix properly*

newb! u at leest yuuz skullcandies? pros only yuuz skullcandies!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 18:20:40 Reply

Studio treatment

I've got a pretty tiny room that holds my desk and computer, and it's pretty awful to mix in. At I guess about 120Hz, the bass resonates ridiculously, so if I'd do any real mixing on speakers, I'd end up with a pretty big gap in there. I'm not currently into music production that much to warrant spending anything on treating the room though; and if I was, I doubt there's a lot to salvage from this space.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 18:27:06 Reply

At 12/14/12 06:20 PM, Mich wrote: Studio treatment

Know any friends that work in a retail outlet and may have access to packing foam?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 19:29:05 Reply

At 12/14/12 06:10 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 12/14/12 05:37 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: If I'd call my bedroom my studio, then no. I mix on headphones only so I don't care about acoustics *braces for comments on how to mix properly*
newb! u at leest yuuz skullcandies? pros only yuuz skullcandies!

bitch plz, u must uze beatz by dre

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 20:29:43 Reply

Update

Fuck you guys.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 20:33:35 Reply

At 12/14/12 08:29 PM, loansindi wrote: Update

Fuck you guys.

Where the fuck have you been?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 20:34:11 Reply

At 12/14/12 08:33 PM, BrokenDeck wrote:
At 12/14/12 08:29 PM, loansindi wrote: Update

Fuck you guys.
Where the fuck have you been?

he's been in his hole


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 20:35:28 Reply

At 12/14/12 08:33 PM, BrokenDeck wrote:
At 12/14/12 08:29 PM, loansindi wrote: Update

Fuck you guys.
Where the fuck have you been?

Oh you know. On tour, then in Massachusetts. I just moved to Chicago permanent-like. Now I live in the suburbs and commute like some fucking corporate drone to a job where I get to swear and make noise (unlike a corporate drone) .

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-14 20:38:06 Reply

At 12/14/12 08:35 PM, loansindi wrote: a job where I get to swear and make noise (unlike a corporate drone) .

Up until a month or so ago I worked in a mechanic shop so I got to do that as well. It's awesome isn't it?

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At 12/14/12 08:29 PM, loansindi wrote: Update

Fuck you guys.

no u.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 01:44:28 Reply

I love Dream (Part Two) so much that I picked up the guitar for the first time in months just to learn it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 02:04:22 Reply

At 12/14/12 05:27 PM, The-iMortal wrote: On another topic, has anybody here acoustically treated their studio?

I work with reps from Auralex & Dual Acoustics man. That's one of my fortes. You looking to buy, build, or just get advice?

At 12/14/12 08:35 PM, loansindi wrote: I just moved to Chicago permanent-like.

Bro, get outta my city bro.

West side story bro.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 02:11:16 Reply

At 12/15/12 01:44 AM, The-iMortal wrote: I love Dream (Part Two) so much that I picked up the guitar for the first time in months just to learn it.

D'awww shucks....


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 02:23:32 Reply

Just Bought Audio Technica ATH-M50s, Anyone else had these? whats your opinion.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 02:23:54 Reply

At 12/15/12 02:23 AM, krssvr wrote: Just Bought Audio Technica ATH-M50s, Anyone else had these? whats your opinion.

headphones give me ear fatigue...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 02:30:10 Reply

At 12/15/12 02:23 AM, Sequenced wrote:
At 12/15/12 02:23 AM, krssvr wrote: Just Bought Audio Technica ATH-M50s, Anyone else had these? whats your opinion.
headphones give me ear fatigue...

your ears are pansies


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-12-15 02:58:33 Reply

At 12/15/12 02:04 AM, Breed wrote:
At 12/14/12 05:27 PM, The-iMortal wrote: On another topic, has anybody here acoustically treated their studio?
I work with reps from Auralex & Dual Acoustics man. That's one of my fortes. You looking to buy, build, or just get advice?

If I had the money, I'd be looking to buy, but I have asked the parents to get me some acoustic treatment for Christmas if they can find some good deals. I recommended some bass traps, as these seem to be cheaper, and the main reason I want acoustic treatment is to create "one-note-bass".

I wouldn't mind some advice, as I really have no idea when it comes to acoustic foams. Here is a quickly done blueprint of my bedroom. Tips?

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At 12/15/12 02:58 AM, The-iMortal wrote: Here is a quickly done blueprint of my bedroom.

Bleh.

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