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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 12:33:33 Reply

At 3/22/11 11:45 AM, SBB wrote: Why is everyone so hung up on music being communication and emotion and stuff.

awesome sauce. also great stuff for the thesis. i didn't want to comment on any of the feedback but i think it's strange how people automatically assume music is universal when it's proven time and time again to be entirely regional.

oh how it must suck to be deaf and not understand a universal language.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 12:36:24 Reply

At 3/22/11 11:45 AM, SBB wrote: Why is everyone so hung up on music being communication and emotion and stuff. I for one only occasionally try to convey emotions through music, much more often I make songs because it's going to sound awesome. Or at least pleasant. Or in order to convey some kind of structural theme, or an atmosphere. But rarely emotion.

I feel like as music becomes more and more synthetic, less and less emotion is put into songs, because you can't exactly watch someone programming a synth into a tear-jerking unison saw, like you can while watching someone play their heart out on a piano.


At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:28:19 Reply

music is like jerking off. you keep doing it and enjoying it until your satisfied then you just critique the shit out of it and feel worse about yourself afterwords and there is always cum all over the place

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:32:00 Reply

I've never critiqued myself afterwards...


At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:35:37 Reply

but fer real this is my thoughts on what music is

Music is a very odd thing. It can be considered a mind altering substance, a form of communication, and a way to express ourselves. For thousands of years we (humans) have been creating music, listening to music, using music for rituals and entertainment and constantly making it more advanced. You could say that birds make music but they really don't. We simply observe it as music because our minds find ways to make sense of different pitches and rhythms and even find a way to enjoy it.
It is actually a theory of mine that when we were tree dwelling monkeys we learned to appreciate "music" because you only heard things of music like quality in a place where you were least likely to get killed. Remember, birds and other musical sounding animals go silent when a very dangerous predator is around.

Music is human, it is primal, it is very advanced and it might be the reason why we have come so far as a species. Because our ears and minds could appreciate what ever we considered music we eventually wanted to mimic sounds and we developed a speech pallet and vocal chords for communication.
Im not trying to turn this into an evolution thing but i believe that music is an essential factor in our advancements as humans.

Even in todays cultures around the world, music is used to convey an emotion, atmosphere or message in many many many different ways from movies, commercials, documentaries, videos, radio and even warfare. From way back in ancient times nations would beat war drums before their arrival to scare the enemy into submission. Just as we do today. I saw a documentary on sound weapons used in the middle east. American troops would blast Slayer and Metallica through directional speakers at trenched in insurgents for sometimes days on end to break them down.

But to answer your question, I believe the definition of music is a rhythm and/or mixture of pitches (amongst many other things we observe with our sense of hearing) that stimulates the mind in an enjoyable way. Many people have what you could call odd musical taste's. Its not odd music even if it is considered noise to most. Its simply rhythms and pitches that are observed by the mind of that person to be enjoyable.

MUSIC IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:40:52 Reply

At 3/22/11 01:35 PM, SymbolCymbal wrote:

Naw man I disagree

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:46:38 Reply

Well, music originated with the creation of the Earth around 3000 years ago when Adam sang Rebecca Black's "Friday" to Eve.

Inb4 umad

At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:49:15 Reply

Friday is the pinnacle of human creativity

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 13:56:26 Reply

At 3/22/11 01:46 PM, Envy wrote: Well, music originated with the creation of the Earth around 3000 years ago when Adam sang Rebecca Black's "Friday" to Eve.

Inb4 umad

the key of the earth is actually F# - It's what native americans tune their instruments to.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 14:00:37 Reply

At 3/22/11 01:56 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 3/22/11 01:46 PM, Envy wrote: Well, music originated with the creation of the Earth around 3000 years ago when Adam sang Rebecca Black's "Friday" to Eve.

Inb4 umad
the key of the earth is actually F# - It's what native americans tune their instruments to.

The key of the earth? The hell? How does native american tunings prove anything?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 14:04:17 Reply

At 3/22/11 01:56 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 3/22/11 01:46 PM, Envy wrote: Well, music originated with the creation of the Earth around 3000 years ago when Adam sang Rebecca Black's "Friday" to Eve.

Inb4 umad
the key of the earth is actually F# - It's what native americans tune their instruments to.

The key of the Earth is what Rebecca Black says it is. And right now that key is FUN FUN FUN FUN


At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 14:05:08 Reply

At 3/22/11 01:56 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 3/22/11 01:46 PM, Envy wrote: Well, music originated with the creation of the Earth around 3000 years ago when Adam sang Rebecca Black's "Friday" to Eve.

Inb4 umad
the key of the earth is actually F# - It's what native americans tune their instruments to.

we killed almost all of them off... some key

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 15:00:50 Reply

At 3/22/11 02:05 PM, SymbolCymbal wrote:
At 3/22/11 01:56 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 3/22/11 01:46 PM, Envy wrote: Well, music originated with the creation of the Earth around 3000 years ago when Adam sang Rebecca Black's "Friday" to Eve.

Inb4 umad
the key of the earth is actually F# - It's what native americans tune their instruments to.
we killed almost all of them off... some key

lol .. but yeah.. apparently they recorded the frequency that the earth givesoff and it's F#

F# is also prevelant in our dna if you convert it into notes. They did some study on it - very interesting read.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 18:25:35 Reply

LOL of the day.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 18:31:22 Reply

At 3/22/11 03:00 PM, Chronamut wrote: F# is also prevelant in our dna if you convert it into notes. They did some study on it - very interesting read.

How do you go about converting DNA into notes? Considering how abstract an idea that is, literally any note could be most prevalent, it just depends on who is converting it, and how it's being done.

As for the Earth, it has a number of resonant peaks, none of them being F#

http://www.phy.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 18:32:27 Reply

At 3/22/11 03:00 PM, Chronamut wrote: F# is also prevelant in our dna if you convert it into notes. They did some study on it - very interesting read.

They do a lot of studies

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 19:10:15 Reply

Well, my fellow newground buddies, this is what I do when I am bored.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 19:18:45 Reply

At 3/22/11 07:10 PM, Sequenced wrote: Well, my fellow newground buddies, this is what I do when I am bored.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 19:29:02 Reply

At 3/22/11 06:32 PM, SymbolCymbal wrote:
At 3/22/11 03:00 PM, Chronamut wrote: F# is also prevelant in our dna if you convert it into notes. They did some study on it - very interesting read.
They do a lot of studies

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 19:51:51 Reply

At 3/22/11 07:10 PM, Sequenced wrote: Well, my fellow newground buddies, this is what I do when I am bored.

Hot
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Also, wadefulp lol


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 20:12:53 Reply

Rezie quit guitar after 6 days of trying to learn Drifting.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-22 21:06:01 Reply

Trying to figure out what's going on... Ain't working.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 00:48:13 Reply

HOLY SHIT MIND BLOWN. it fuckin kills me that i never thought to stack monitors like this. loads of space about to be saved...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 01:04:58 Reply

At 3/23/11 12:48 AM, LogicalDefiance wrote: HOLY SHIT MIND BLOWN. it fuckin kills me that i never thought to stack monitors like this. loads of space about to be saved...

your dad looks like a cool guy

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 03:56:28 Reply

At 3/22/11 08:12 PM, SineRider wrote: Rezie quit guitar after 6 days of trying to learn Drifting.

I learnt it actually lol.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 07:24:17 Reply

At 3/23/11 12:48 AM, LogicalDefiance wrote: HOLY SHIT MIND BLOWN. it fuckin kills me that i never thought to stack monitors like this. loads of space about to be saved...

Seems quite tiresome for your neck if you constantly have to look up like that. Otherwise it's a pretty cool idea. :)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 07:29:02 Reply

At 3/23/11 01:04 AM, SymbolCymbal wrote: your dad looks like a cool guy

Ya i'm arabic. we kill people

At 3/23/11 07:24 AM, Mich wrote: Seems quite tiresome for your neck if you constantly have to look up like that. Otherwise it's a pretty cool idea. :)

well the main screen would be the bottom screen so mostly youre lookin slightly down/strait. pro tip for lookin up, just lean back, dont arch your neck.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 09:17:59 Reply

This made my day

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 09:48:17 Reply

LD, I suspect that you will get mighty tired of being cooped up like that after a while. I had all my stuff set up around me as well, and I ended up fucking hating it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-03-23 10:17:51 Reply

I have the link at home - I took some convoluted turns to get to it so I will have to link it once I get home as I can't currently find it or remember how I got there.

example of dna made music:

http://algoart.com/music.htm