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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 00:14:58 Reply

Electronics

loan, you should check out this site.

There's some neato DIY hardware projects ranging from midi-controllers to full blown synthesizers and stuff. They have a helpful community of people over there too. Just thought it may interest you ;)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 00:17:23 Reply

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That's a pretty sweet site. Thanks man, I've been thinking about synth building.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 00:34:03 Reply

Programs?

So guys. Lets make a little Bio of what programs we're using. What its called, What you use it for, And how much it costs. A site if possible also.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 01:28:27 Reply

At 5/5/09 12:34 AM, iCurrie wrote: Programs?

So guys. Lets make a little Bio of what programs we're using. What its called, What you use it for, And how much it costs. A site if possible also.

Programs

I'm mainly using Fl Studio 8, and the main synthesizers that I use are PoiZone, Sytrus, EWQl Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs, and Edirol Orchestral. I might get some more VSTi's when the time comes that I work on a new genre of music :)


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 01:44:39 Reply

FL Studio 8 is my primary Program too. I occasionally use Audacity just for really minor touch-ups and so on. Its just something I've had for a while, And can't bring myself to let the poor thing go.

Also, I got one of my Submissions back up. Too easy =]

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 03:05:29 Reply

FLS8.

I don't like the poizone or sytrus effects anymore.

I started finding just regular sound files all over the web and found new ways to manipulate their sounds with just a few tweaks and effects.

If I could I would delete the sytrus and PoiZone because I don't use them anymore.

I got tired of trying to get something to sound right in them without losing quality.

In my most recent DnB track it is all samples and no generators. When I first put up the concept version of it (its deleted) someone asked me what generator I was using... I laughed.

Now it is changed quite a bit even now.

My new friend EQUO helped me realize that I can make it quicker with a raw file and a plugin.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 04:11:22 Reply

At 5/5/09 01:28 AM, CelestOrion wrote: Programs

I'm mainly using Fl Studio 8, and the main synthesizers that I use are PoiZone, Sytrus, EWQl Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs, and Edirol Orchestral. I might get some more VSTi's when the time comes that I work on a new genre of music :)

We have a lot of the same VSTis.

AND I LIVE 45 MINUTES FROM YOU.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 04:12:42 Reply

At 5/5/09 04:11 AM, nal1200 wrote: AND I LIVE 45 MINUTES FROM YOU.

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I smell a compilation Cd <3

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 04:26:27 Reply

At 5/4/09 09:08 PM, Sungazer wrote: I feel bad newgrounds

But I'm not submitting full tracks frequently here anymore. More information in the post.

People leaving Newgrounds because of the RSS feed/zero bombers

This is an issue of perception.
Why did Asia ban North American pork products even though there was virtually no threat of swine flu in our pork? It had to do with perception. Asian countries were so paranoid about our little western disease they didn't hesitate to cut off all ties despite of scientific proof.

If you had read MaestroRage's post about how much money he got last year, in the RSS Feed thread a while back, Maestro himself only collected around 100$. And he's a major contributor to a number of major flashes that year.

Would the RSS Feed increase zero bombing? Sure. Did scores matter before? Not really. This is only for the top five.

A lot of artists are simply percieving that "Hmm, Hits = Money = Dedicated Zero Voters". Do you care about the top five? I never did. So RSS Feeds change nothing for me, I don't even plan to use them because the pay off is miniscule even for the most successful.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 10:29:01 Reply

Wow, I'm gone for a while, come back and nothing has changed.

Hear me? Nothing. Has. Changed.

Sure, you've got your RSS dohinkeys and zero bombers, but they've always been there - and everyone on the forums (including myself) really enjoy complaining about it.

There are flaws - big ones too - in how the audio portal works. From the voting system that is nothing more than a glorified, weighted 'like/dislike' system, to the over-easiness to just run down a list of tracks and hit the zero button on every one, but without a dedicated major redesign, this is not going to change anytime soon.

So instead, why aren't we using the audio portal as it should be used? Dump our stuff, let others hear it, tell our friends online and on the forums to have a listen and fuck what that militant 13 year old with a twitchy voting finger does with it!

...Coincidentally, how is everyone? Any of the REALLY old regulars still hanging around?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 11:48:19 Reply

At 5/5/09 10:29 AM, Khuskan wrote: ...Coincidentally, how is everyone? Any of the REALLY old regulars still hanging around?

I'm still here.

But I am really hating on the constant wars happening in the audio portal.

I also don't like the fact that over 300 songs are uploaded in a day and you have max, between 30 to 90 minutes of new submission notice. If your score even touches the top 15 you get zero bombed. Makes me want to make a song with nothing but chalkboard scratches and find some way to get over 1 thousand IP's to vote it five so they can't vote it down so easily. All the while a message written by us regulars gets put in there. (Think we can pull this off?)

It is just so dumb people, trying to make nothing more than pocket change for hits, will realize it is not about money.

It makes us sick and tired of using the site.

By the way. What sites are you guys using now? I am about to pack up and go.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 13:11:34 Reply

At 5/5/09 10:29 AM, Khuskan wrote: Wow, I'm gone for a while, come back and nothing has changed.

zomg. Khuskan!

How goes it?

I think I'd just started to be active on the forums when you'd left..

At 1/16/12 03:08 AM, Xyresic wrote: EchozAurora: The SEXY Audio Mod.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 13:57:40 Reply

Electronics
Loansindi, can you enlighten us about the way you did that dimming? Using a transistor and a variable resistor on the base?

Or did you do it the advanced way and use pulse width modulation, with MOSFETS?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 14:20:39 Reply

Username change
No. I will not parttake in this trend. I like my username as it is for NG.
Now stop changing names. Soon I won't recognize any of you =/

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 15:54:04 Reply

Username change

At 5/5/09 03:38 PM, LaForge wrote:
At 5/5/09 02:20 PM, MICHhimself wrote: Username change
No. I will not parttake in this trend. I like my username as it is for NG.
Now stop changing names. Soon I won't recognize any of you =/
Don't worry, I'll keep the sig for a while. I thought up Nithalahk when I was like thirteen, and it didn't fit me anymore, not even for submitting music.

Kay thanks. see I looked at the audio forum page and I saw Laforge. I thought 'heh, a new one?'
Oh well, I'll get used to it :)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 17:03:26 Reply

Newcomer About!

What's up guys? I'll just pitch my tent up over here kay?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 17:25:10 Reply

At 5/5/09 05:03 PM, Zenan wrote: Newcomer About!

What's up guys? I'll just pitch my tent up over here kay?

lol... Zenan... sounds too similar to Zenon

hate to break it to you
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 17:31:39 Reply

Zenan

He's an alright guy, and I think he knows that already lol
Welcome in the lounge Zenan :)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 17:44:08 Reply

Zenan

Thanks MICH!
Pfft.. ZENON.. I realised that after I registered the name.. I'll probably get it changed to Saul sometime if I can. My alias is taken from my surname though so unless ZENON's is then idc ;)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 18:53:13 Reply

At 5/5/09 10:29 AM, Khuskan wrote: Wow, I'm gone for a while, come back and nothing has changed.

blah blah blah..
...Coincidentally, how is everyone? Any of the REALLY old regulars still hanging around?

yup I'm still here - prolly the oldest one left - in the forums neways.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 19:34:05 Reply

Name change

I was thinking of changing my name to poop-faice. What do you guys think?

Seriously though guys. Cut it out. Tom's gonna get bored of it and start deleting people.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 19:41:32 Reply

Electronics

I took a whack at a PWM scheme using a 555, however the first draft of the circuit was non functional, and the 555 got pretty hot so I just assumed I had cooked it and went on looking for other solutions.

I still had resistors and transistors, so I thought to myself "Even though I have never read about ANYONE dimming an LED with a transistor... I know that the brightness of an LED is controlled by the current supplied to it and that a transistor acts as a current amplifier. So, I hooked up a quick test circuit with a potentiometer connected to the base of a common emitter configuration, and lo and behold, that shit dimmed beautifully.

I'm going to pursue this circuit, as some weird stuff happens currently. Right now the board I built is supplied with 9 volts, and the 2n2222a transistors I had on hand have a maximum base-emitter voltage of 6v, so if you turn the pot too far, bad stuff happens. (Oddly, once you go too high, the pot starts to catch fire. WEIRD)

I'm gonna invest in some transistors with a higher max base-emitter voltage, and see if that will clear up the catching fire (and obvious 'you just maxed out the transistor' brightness drop) situation.

Overall it's remarkably robust and offers fairly fine control over the brightness of an LED. If I can get un-lazy I definitely want to look into uC stuff, and digital pots. Make some sweet shit I think. Though, if there was a uC involved PWM becomes a lot easier....

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 20:25:20 Reply

LULZ

I asked my roommate if I could use his computer while he was away.. and he acted like he was going into his room to turn it on for me... but instead put a pass on the main account to be a douche and lock me out of it.

Then again, he's not that smart, so I easily hax0red his pc and got on anyways. xD


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Check out soundcloud.com/echozaurora for more recent songs and DJ mixes!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 20:32:09 Reply

At 5/5/09 08:25 PM, EchozAurora wrote: LULZ
Then again, he's not that smart, so I easily hax0red his pc and got on anyways. xD

Dick move dude.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 20:43:48 Reply

Meh, he's a d-bag... so I don't care.

Solus can attest to this as well. Tis truth.


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Check out soundcloud.com/echozaurora for more recent songs and DJ mixes!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 21:06:03 Reply

At 5/5/09 07:34 PM, Quarl wrote: Name change

I was thinking of changing my name to poop-faice. What do you guys think?

Seriously though guys. Cut it out. Tom's gonna get bored of it and start deleting people.

if thats true then we'll tell the annoying people that tom is currently changing people's names and have them all deleted :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 21:36:12 Reply

At 5/5/09 10:29 AM, Khuskan wrote: Hear me? Nothing. Has. Changed.

No shit, Sherlock.

As for the really old ones like SpamWarrior, haven't seen him in ages, but Erkie's back, apparently.

ALSO FUCK YOUR FACE KHUS :D

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 22:19:55 Reply

Chronamut
lol
I owe chronamut some buttsex. any way I can do something like that through the internetz?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 22:42:48 Reply

At 5/5/09 10:19 PM, Sungazer wrote: I owe chronamut some buttsex. any way I can do something like that through the internetz?

Chronamut

I'm sure only Chron knows ;)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2009-05-05 23:58:29 Reply

Take a picture of you humping a pillow, then photoshop Chronamut's face onto the pillow.


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