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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-22 15:48:34 Reply

Well, haha, im not. He learned me how to make music, thats all.

PS: how do you now YouriX??

At 7/22/13 03:46 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:42 PM, bolisa wrote: Why are you saying that?
Just a hunch
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-22 15:58:39 Reply

At 7/22/13 03:48 PM, bolisa wrote: Well, haha, im not. He learned me how to make music, thats all.

PS: how do you now YouriX??

At 7/22/13 03:46 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:42 PM, bolisa wrote: Why are you saying that?
Just a hunch

He used to be a regular here. And he's Dutch too, so yeah


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-22 15:58:54 Reply

New Job

So, the other week I was in here complaining about how much my warehouse job sucked. I just got a new job at the community college I go to, and my position isStudent Engagement Ambassador: Tournament Organizer.

Basically, I get paid to sit around organizing gaming tournaments in the Student Lounge. I'll be putting together competitions for video games such as Smash Bros, Tekken, Street Fighter, etc, as well as traditional table top games.

As much as my previous job sucked, this may just make up for it. B)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-22 16:01:10 Reply

oh , okey

At 7/22/13 03:58 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:48 PM, bolisa wrote: Well, haha, im not. He learned me how to make music, thats all.

PS: how do you now YouriX??

At 7/22/13 03:46 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:42 PM, bolisa wrote: Why are you saying that?
Just a hunch
He used to be a regular here. And he's Dutch too, so yeah
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-22 22:34:26 Reply

At 7/22/13 02:42 PM, InvisibleObserver wrote:
At 7/22/13 12:37 PM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote: There is a lot of really great danceable music there, but I personally seek out the really magical hey-lets-go-on-a-journey albums.
Perhaps you should check out http://ultimae.bandcamp.com

Currently I own the discographies of Solar Fields and Carbon Based Lifeforms. They were definitely a game changer for me. The label is fantastic.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 00:48:45 Reply

At 7/22/13 10:34 PM, FatKidWitAJetPak wrote: Currently I own the discographies of Solar Fields and Carbon Based Lifeforms. They were definitely a game changer for me. The label is fantastic.

Solar Fields and Aes Dana make me very happy in the pant region. <3 Many elements of their music that I find ideal / worth encorporating into my own music.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 01:01:59 Reply

At 7/22/13 03:58 PM, BlazingDragon wrote: New Job
I just got a new job at the community college I go to, and my position isStudent Engagement Ambassador: Tournament Organizer. As much as my previous job sucked, this may just make up for it. B)

I hope it does!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 01:03:23 Reply

Solar Fields and Aes Dana make me very happy in the pant region. <3 Many elements of their music that I find ideal / worth encorporating into my own music.

My girlfriend and I LOVE them. We relax the night away all the time.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 01:23:22 Reply

So I just made sure all my individual tracks for my song are not going beyond 20db, but now i don't remember why that matters. Am I supposed to raise the noise floor with a limiter until I reach a desired level? And if so should I do that pre or post?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 04:33:51 Reply

At 7/22/13 03:58 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:48 PM, bolisa wrote: Just a hunch
He used to be a regular here. And he's Dutch too, so yeah

Everyone in Holland is related. True Story.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 05:10:41 Reply

Sup, Most common tool for collabs? The ol' .flp Transfers?

I need some learning, or something, substance, lmao.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 06:42:20 Reply

At 7/23/13 04:33 AM, Echo wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:58 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:48 PM, bolisa wrote: Just a hunch
He used to be a regular here. And he's Dutch too, so yeah
Everyone in Holland is related. True Story.

Everyone in the world is related. True story.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 07:37:26 Reply

Hahah, yes indeed!

At 7/23/13 06:42 AM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/23/13 04:33 AM, Echo wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:58 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 7/22/13 03:48 PM, bolisa wrote: Just a hunch
He used to be a regular here. And he's Dutch too, so yeah
Everyone in Holland is related. True Story.
Everyone in the world is related. True story.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 12:08:12 Reply

Writer's block is just horrible

I've tried everything. Taking a break, listening to music in the style I want to create, watching TV, sleeping, forcing myself to make something... It just won't go away.

Worst part is, writer's block doesn't just mean you can't make music, but it even makes you feel like crap. It's like I forgot how to make music or something.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 14:20:35 Reply

At 7/23/13 12:08 PM, Step wrote: Writer's block is just horrible

I've tried everything. Taking a break, listening to music in the style I want to create, watching TV, sleeping, forcing myself to make something... It just won't go away.

Worst part is, writer's block doesn't just mean you can't make music, but it even makes you feel like crap. It's like I forgot how to make music or something.

Welcome to my world
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At 7/23/13 12:08 PM, Step wrote: Writer's block is just horrible

I've tried everything. Taking a break, listening to music in the style I want to create, watching TV, sleeping, forcing myself to make something... It just won't go away.

Worst part is, writer's block doesn't just mean you can't make music, but it even makes you feel like crap. It's like I forgot how to make music or something.

I had songwriter's block for the last few weeks and finally broke out (thank you NGADM!). I'll say some stuff about how I did it. What I've found is the core problem is that I start approaching songwriting as "I want to write a great song" rather than "I want to enjoy the process of writing a song." As soon as I start thinking that I want to make something great, I start stressing out immediately that what I'm writing isn't as good as I want it to be.

So to break writers block, you have to remove the stress of wanting to make something great. There are a lot of ways to do this.
1. Write a song in a genre you've never tried before.
2. Restrict yourself somehow. Limit yourself to one VST, or only give yourself a small amount of time to write a song.

In both of those examples, you'll be able to destress because even if you write something bad you can say "well, it was in a genre I didn't know" or "I only had 2 hours to write that song."

Also, the benefits of caffeine and exercise can not be overstated. :D

Writer's block sucks man. I hope this helps.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 14:53:15 Reply

At 7/23/13 02:28 PM, johnfn wrote: I had songwriter's block for the last few weeks and finally broke out (thank you NGADM!). I'll say some stuff about how I did it. What I've found is the core problem is that I start approaching songwriting as "I want to write a great song" rather than "I want to enjoy the process of writing a song." As soon as I start thinking that I want to make something great, I start stressing out immediately that what I'm writing isn't as good as I want it to be.

So to break writers block, you have to remove the stress of wanting to make something great. There are a lot of ways to do this.
1. Write a song in a genre you've never tried before.
2. Restrict yourself somehow. Limit yourself to one VST, or only give yourself a small amount of time to write a song.

In both of those examples, you'll be able to destress because even if you write something bad you can say "well, it was in a genre I didn't know" or "I only had 2 hours to write that song."

Also, the benefits of caffeine and exercise can not be overstated. :D

Writer's block sucks man. I hope this helps.

That's actually a pretty interesting idea; I'll definitely have to keep it in mind. Only issue is that in this case it's for a game. I have to make "grassland/medieval music", and there aren't many different genres I can take for that approach. You're right though, I'm just approaching this from an angle of "this needs to be great music" because I don't want the the person who asked me to make the music to be disappointed.

I'll see how it goes. I hate how I get all my ideas during exam time and never in summer though.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 14:57:40 Reply

At 7/23/13 02:28 PM, johnfn wrote: I had songwriter's block for the last few weeks and finally broke out (thank you NGADM!). I'll say some stuff about how I did it. What I've found is the core problem is that I start approaching songwriting as "I want to write a great song" rather than "I want to enjoy the process of writing a song." As soon as I start thinking that I want to make something great, I start stressing out immediately that what I'm writing isn't as good as I want it to be.

So to break writers block, you have to remove the stress of wanting to make something great. There are a lot of ways to do this.
1. Write a song in a genre you've never tried before.
2. Restrict yourself somehow. Limit yourself to one VST, or only give yourself a small amount of time to write a song.

In both of those examples, you'll be able to destress because even if you write something bad you can say "well, it was in a genre I didn't know" or "I only had 2 hours to write that song."

Also, the benefits of caffeine and exercise can not be overstated. :D

Writer's block sucks man. I hope this helps.

I'd also take into consideration the Pareto Principle in the context of music. 80% of your success is going to come from 20% of your songs, and vice versa. It helps shake some of the more superficial worries about creating nothing but groundbreaking pieces.

Honestly, writer's block comes and goes as it pleases. If taking a prolonged break doesn't work for you, maybe picking up an instrument and just playing some covers will help you to get your mind off of it. It's kind of like when you have a word on the tip of your tongue; the more you try to think about it, the more your mind blocks it. As soon as you distance yourself a bit, it comes back on its own.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 16:35:20 Reply

At 7/23/13 05:10 AM, Tykwa wrote: Sup, Most common tool for collabs? The ol' .flp Transfers?

I need some learning, or something, substance, lmao.

I always use Dropbox, Mediafire, and Gmail. All three of them are free, and if you want to get really big with your collabs you can always upgrade the amount of space you need.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 17:32:39 Reply

One time I tried to make love to a squirrel for inspiration. Turned out it just wanted my nuts.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 17:40:43 Reply

Anybody here wanna play chess with me tonight?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 17:41:44 Reply

SC2 mang. Maybe some Diablo2/3

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At 7/23/13 05:41 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: SC2 mang. Maybe some Diablo2/3

D3 I'm Jimpadelic #1818. 60/33 WD.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-23 21:40:00 Reply

At 7/23/13 05:32 PM, Breed wrote: One time I tried to make love to a squirrel for inspiration. Turned out it just wanted my nuts.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 02:27:38 Reply

I tried playing SC2 yesterday. It was fun.

...considering that I was up against a Very Easy A.I.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 02:47:55 Reply

Hey guys, If it's not too much to ask can someone help me out with my question (previous page 2nd to last reply) I know there's a trick to this less is more mumbojumbo.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 04:59:49 Reply

At 7/23/13 01:23 AM, krssvr wrote: So I just made sure all my individual tracks for my song are not going beyond 20db, but now i don't remember why that matters. Am I supposed to raise the noise floor with a limiter until I reach a desired level? And if so should I do that pre or post?

I'd think that the idea behind that is making sure your master doesn't boom past 0db to begin with, leaving you some headroom for easier mixing. It can be hard as hell to fix your mix if the sum of it all goes over 0db. Mixing it the way you're doing makes it easier to tweak the mix at will, without constantly having to worry about clipping.

I'd get the entire mix of all the channels done first, then do any final master bus adjustments to bring up the overall volume if necessary. If you want to throw some loudness war in there, you can then also compress the master up a bit to kill dynamics, but that's up to tastes.

Also please correct me if I'm horribly misguided on any of these points guises, plzkthx.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 06:01:49 Reply

Good day, ladies and maybenotsoverygentlemen. Our band Planetary Disobedience has finished recording our second album, and it is now ready for release. But before we release the album itself, we wanted to hand out a little treat to all the headbangers out there:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/543968

Hope you enjoy what you hear! Don't forget to check out our pages to help us grow and expand across the musical world:

Our Facebook Page

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Feel free to message me, mail me, add me on NewGrounds Social, or whatever! Thanks for reading and/or listening!
(Oh, and also; The album artwork is entirely made by me.)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2013-07-24 06:05:41 Reply

At 7/24/13 06:01 AM, HypnoSophistication wrote: //Max

Audio ad thread is that-a-way...


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At 7/24/13 06:05 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 7/24/13 06:01 AM, HypnoSophistication wrote: //Max
Audio ad thread is that-a-way...

Thanks!


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