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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-08 20:46:56 Reply

At 11/8/11 08:38 PM, samulis wrote: 2. Your knowledge of music theory.

I'd just like to note something here... By no means do you need to know music theory to make good music. It can certainly help speed up your learning process, but it's hardly a requirement.

Music theory doesn't teach you how to write good music, it only teaches you how everything in the music works together. You could know all the music theory in the world and still write terrible music, just as you could have little to no knowledge of music theory and compose a masterpiece.

Creating music is more about creativity, imagination, and soul than it is about cold hard knowledge.

That said, if you already own FL Studio, that would be a great place to start, as it is pretty much the most beginner friendly "high end" DAW on the market. But just because it's easier to get into doesn't mean it's not fully capable in the hands of a professional.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-08 20:48:57 Reply

At 11/8/11 08:46 PM, jpbear wrote:
At 11/8/11 08:38 PM, samulis wrote: wrong thread?
Sounds like a good plan.

missed the help asking posttt wooooooooooppsss.

Yea FL is good for starting, it helps to know theory or how to play a real live instrument first.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-08 22:26:58 Reply

Honestly, sometimes people are so dumb and ignorant, it just makes me roll around on the floor with laughter. And then I feel absolutely awful about the future state of humanity.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-08 22:46:55 Reply

At 11/8/11 10:26 PM, RampantMusik wrote: Honestly, sometimes people are so dumb and ignorant, it just makes me roll around on the floor with laughter. And then I feel absolutely awful about the future state of humanity.

That account is a joke by someone who probably frequents the forums actually.

Pretty funny stuff

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-08 22:54:01 Reply

That account is a joke by someone who probably frequents the forums actually.

Pretty funny stuff

Well obviously xKoreMusic is SpaceWhale's alt.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 00:06:55 Reply

Hey since my mom is angry at PayPal does anyone know about any service like Bandcamp but minus the PayPal? I think I asked this already but I didn't get an answer.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 00:54:26 Reply

At 11/9/11 12:06 AM, J-Rex wrote: Hey since my mom is angry at PayPal does anyone know about any service like Bandcamp but minus the PayPal? I think I asked this already but I didn't get an answer.

Not sure how you'll get money from a lesser known online money source that most websites don't offer as a medium of $ transfer...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 00:58:31 Reply

Just set up a Paypal account to do direct debits, tbh. Unless you can only do that with outgoing transactions.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 01:07:02 Reply

At 11/9/11 12:58 AM, midimachine wrote: Just set up a Paypal account to do direct debits, tbh. Unless you can only do that with outgoing transactions.

She won't do anything PayPal related.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 01:41:16 Reply

I can understand your mom's compunction; paypal = virtual credit card. Take a glance at the contract, and note the frkin ridiculous interest rate. Not to mention the nice little note they sent to me with that explaining that "Financial companies have a right to whore your personal information out to whoever they damn well please, it's not just us!" Fucking socialists. Hurry up and pay me NG, so I can cancel this shit and move on with life :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 08:48:24 Reply

Whoa what, I didn't get anything like that from PayPal and nor should you. That's GE Money screwing you. dude. Not PayPal.

That feel

When you accidentally vote 2 on the wrong song, and the wrong song is your song which you just uploaded.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 10:34:52 Reply

At 11/9/11 08:48 AM, midimachine wrote: Whoa what, I didn't get anything like that from PayPal and nor should you. That's GE Money screwing you. dude. Not PayPal.

That feel

When you accidentally vote 2 on the wrong song, and the wrong song is your song which you just uploaded.

Oh, 2, 5, what's the difference? I mean, I don't rape kids, but they look so similar!

For real though, I hate it when I do that to other people's songs. I'll shoot 'em a PM sayin' how I'm sorry sometimes, lol.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 10:49:54 Reply

At 11/9/11 08:48 AM, midimachine wrote: When you accidentally vote 2 on the wrong song, and the wrong song is your song which you just uploaded.

aww

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 15:51:57 Reply

At 11/9/11 08:48 AM, midimachine wrote: Whoa what, I didn't get anything like that from PayPal and nor should you. That's GE Money screwing you. dude. Not PayPal.

That feel

When you accidentally vote 2 on the wrong song, and the wrong song is your song which you just uploaded.

No, that's paypal, promise; this info came in a nicely designed paypal envelope, plus you'll notice in the pic I posted "Paypal Smart Connect Account" just under the GE Money Bank title. I'm mistaken in assuming they charge that interest on everything; its just a special program they offer where you can tie a line of credit to your paypal account. still...they're some shady fuckers, and I don't like doing business with them. 27% interest..come the fuck on...ridiculous.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:17:03 Reply

WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUCKK!!!

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Fuck you xKore FUCK YOU!!

congrats by the way ;)
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:23:13 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:17 PM, YouriX wrote: WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUCKK!!!

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Fuck you xKore FUCK YOU!!

congrats by the way ;)

This is old news now. xD

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:24:23 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:17 PM, YouriX wrote: WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUCKK!!!

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Fuck you xKore FUCK YOU!!

congrats by the way ;)

I like the shitstorm of comments, "xKore stole this from my friend! But I'm not willing to provide any proof!"


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:24:41 Reply

I have a long tale to tell, so prepare for a wall of text, about how don't understand some people and how stupid those people are.

A few days ago, an acquaintance of mine got kicked in his arse by some random dude. Wanting to punish him, he and his buddies (six of them) fucked up that dude on the spot and got into a fight with that dudes' amigos. Judging by their story, the friends were winning, till the dudes broke bottles and rushed at them. So yeah, run away etc.

Today I get a call on my cell, waking me up from my day nap. The guys were saying that they needed my help, that they got into a fight. "Alright, if they're in trouble, they're my classmates, I'll help em, why not?" - I thought to myself. I dressed as fast as I could and rushed to the spot, only to find them alone. They were gathering people to go "hunting" for the dudes they fought earlier.

Basically they wanted to walk around their so called "turf" to provoke them and fight back. They thought the idea was fantastic, I didn't, but I was there and I decided to stay, and go with them.

To cut a long story short, we almost got into a fight three times, but something/somebody always stopped us. First one of us said: "We gotta circle the block and ambush them!" Okay.

Second time some adults stopped us, third and final time - the police stopped us. Anyway, I suggested just to give up and leave. They agreed.

So yeah, they want to continue tomorrow, but said - fuck that. I seriously don't get it. They say that they want to "punish" those guys for attacking one of our people or something.

Anyway, the end, I don't understand why go looking for trouble like douches and what can you achieve by beating up some random dudes

last part, they think of themselves like heroes for doing this.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:32:57 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, MrSaint wrote: I have a long tale to tell, so prepare for a wall of text, about how don't understand some people and how stupid those people are.
Basically they wanted to walk around their so called "turf" to provoke them and fight back. They thought the idea was fantastic, I didn't, but I was there and I decided to stay, and go with them.

You decided to go with them? That doesn't make you any better than them, man.
I can understand that you went to help them the first time, but saying that they are all idiots while you joined them in a 'hunt' and thus encouraged their idiotic behavior.. kinda puts you on the same level from my perspective.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:39:26 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:17 PM, YouriX wrote: WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUCKK!!!

>:C
Fuck you xKore FUCK YOU!!

congrats by the way ;)
I like the shitstorm of comments, "xKore stole this from my friend! But I'm not willing to provide any proof!"

I liked the "lololol dubstep is the only original genre nao!" comment. It made me laugh - as someone who's studied modern history of music and the recording industry - since dubstep is rooted in several earlier genres (like dub, reggae, DNB, and house).

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:47:02 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, MrSaint wrote: posse/gang fighting

Yea in America stuff like that doesn't really happen, not even in worse neighborhoods much.

But in europe, namely italy, thats a daily routine for me and my posse lol.

My advice, go to a school with people with a degree of intelligence. I'd guess the highschool system works the same in Russia, with science, math, "classics", tech, etc appropriated high schools. In italy people who aren't in Classics or Science are usually not the best crowd or they're just not too intelligent. Most my friends aren't in science or classics -_-

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:47:36 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:32 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, MrSaint wrote: I have a long tale to tell, so prepare for a wall of text, about how don't understand some people and how stupid those people are.
Basically they wanted to walk around their so called "turf" to provoke them and fight back. They thought the idea was fantastic, I didn't, but I was there and I decided to stay, and go with them.
You decided to go with them? That doesn't make you any better than them, man.
I can understand that you went to help them the first time, but saying that they are all idiots while you joined them in a 'hunt' and thus encouraged their idiotic behavior.. kinda puts you on the same level from my perspective.

I guess you can say so... But I wasn't there to "hunt", more like to watch what happens next. And I guess I didn't leave because my "rep" would fall down in their eyes and they would be annoying like hell, saying that I am coward, (which I am not) gossiping and shit, and mind you, I see them daily at school.

Then again, I could just stop giving two fucks about what they say, but just, those guys are 70 % of my social life right now. My bandmates/real good friends are at the uni and I see them rarely.

yeah, i get it, you'll say that I worry about the opinions of others too much, but those guys really can get to you and it pisses you off
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 16:54:38 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:47 PM, MrSaint wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:32 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, MrSaint wrote:
yeah, i get it, you'll say that I worry about the opinions of others too much, but those guys really can get to you and it pisses you off

If i would say that, it would be hypocritical.
My point was that it's kind of short-sighted in my eyes, to say that they are all stupid. There are probably some guys in that group who thought the same as you and actually didn't want to go, but didn't have to balls to say so. Just like you. And me.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 17:03:21 Reply

Saint why would you engage in such foolish behaviour. Being there is being involved.

A good way to consider things, while a bit extreme, do you want to be the friend who showed up to watch someone get killed, either friend or other?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 17:04:54 Reply

Premature enter-pounding. Don't get involved in that sort of stuff! It will do you a load of good.

We internet peeps be looking out for you.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 17:05:03 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:54 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:47 PM, MrSaint wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:32 PM, FairSquare wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, MrSaint wrote:
If i would say that, it would be hypocritical.
My point was that it's kind of short-sighted in my eyes, to say that they are all stupid. There are probably some guys in that group who thought the same as you and actually didn't want to go, but didn't have to balls to say so. Just like you. And me.

Perhaps you are right. And yeah, in this situation, I truly was stupid. And curious. But all that I know is that I won't be joining in again, just to look for trouble.

At 11/9/11 04:47 PM, jpbear wrote:
My advice, go to a school with people with a degree of intelligence. I'd guess the highschool system works the same in Russia, with science, math, "classics", tech, etc appropriated high schools. In italy people who aren't in Classics or Science are usually not the best crowd or they're just not too intelligent. Most my friends aren't in science or classics -_-

My school has a high degree of intelligence. We study English a lot, and plus extra Math. But the deal is, lately the students enrolling here act real lazy. They don't even check what homework they have, act disrespectful towards the teachers and beg for a 3 (We have a 5 point system, with 5 being the highest) when the semester ends, even though they didn't do much.

Not all of them are this way though, there are some people who give a shit about studying and do it, but the main population of the school is like I described.

And because this is school, I just have socialize with them somehow :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 18:51:55 Reply

At 11/9/11 04:23 PM, TimerClock14 wrote: This is old news now. xD

Yeah i assumed. But its new to me! :P lol

At 11/9/11 04:39 PM, RampantMusik wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:24 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 11/9/11 04:17 PM, YouriX wrote: WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUCKK!!!

>:C
Fuck you xKore FUCK YOU!!

congrats by the way ;)
I like the shitstorm of comments, "xKore stole this from my friend! But I'm not willing to provide any proof!"
I liked the "lololol dubstep is the only original genre nao!" comment. It made me laugh - as someone who's studied modern history of music and the recording industry - since dubstep is rooted in several earlier genres (like dub, reggae, DNB, and house).

Yeah there are some people out there who really believe that Darkstep came from Dubstep. They assume that anything that ends with the word "step" automaticly has a wobble bass and a halfstep beat. lol XD

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 19:47:39 Reply

At 11/9/11 06:51 PM, YouriX wrote: Yeah there are some people out there who really believe that Darkstep came from Dubstep. They assume that anything that ends with the word "step" automaticly has a wobble bass and a halfstep beat. lol XD

Or just "Dub" in general, i've watched too many dub songs get trashed because "This isnt dubstep, fgt, where the wobble?" (seriously, I hate that)


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 20:04:18 Reply

Argh!

So, remember me bitching about Gamestop shipping out an order I cancelled a while back? Well... it's back to bite me in the ass again.

To recap, I turned the package away at the door, told them to ship it back to Gamestop, because I told them I was sending it back. So UPS tries to ship it back, and Gamestop refuses to take it back... I get angry, send Gamestop an email asking basically, "WTF?"
They reply saying, "Sorry for the inconvenience, we will refund the full price."
Which they did... sort of... Minus like $1.57 or something stupid... I was too fed up at that point to get upset about losing a dollar or two... I got my refund more or less, I was happy.

Then today, I get some mail from UPS saying I owe them $13 for the shipping and handling of the package I turned away.
I turned it away at the door because Gamestop was supposed to take it back, now because Gamestop turned it away, UPS is coming to me to pay for a package I cancelled long before they shipped it.

FML.... Again.

Well, either way, I didn't receive the package, so I have no intention of paying the S&H for it, although I'm not sure if I'm just going to ignore this (I've ignored delayed S&H charges before, and they just sort of gave up), or get in touch with Gamestop and tell them to pay for the package they abandoned when I told them I was sending it back to get my refund.

Either way, I'm not paying for something I didn't receive.

Rage!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2011-11-09 20:27:07 Reply

Relationship stuff

Is 3 months too soon to try making out with a girl?

And how would I initiate it?


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