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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 13:49:40 Reply

Old Stuff
I just found back home a cassette with my old band from the 90s!!! We recorded a track at a local radio station.
There is huge noise, mixed like crap but at least the music is... is... old and soooo naive.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 15:04:30 Reply

At 8/16/12 01:49 PM, sorohanro wrote: at least the music is... is... old and soooo naive.

but with a surprising amount of brilliant ideas, yes?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 15:06:49 Reply

At 8/16/12 03:04 PM, jarrydn wrote:
At 8/16/12 01:49 PM, sorohanro wrote: at least the music is... is... old and soooo naive.
but with a surprising amount of brilliant ideas, yes?

You overestimate me :)) well, some interesting ideas there, I think to post the recording on Soundcloud after I clean them up a bit.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 17:07:14 Reply

At 8/16/12 03:06 PM, sorohanro wrote: I think to post the recording on Soundcloud after I clean them up a bit.

Any chance to post it here? Or is it something that your old band has a copyright on?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 17:59:53 Reply

Transitions (Screw your fancy [ ] subject tags!)

Someone learn me how to do good transitions... I'm working on a song for my album (One in my sig), and I know how the next section is gonna go, but I'm fucking terrible when it comes to transitions... The most common complaint I get on my music is, "Transitions could be better"... And I'm like, "I'm trying!!"... Then I cry myself to sleep cause they still sound abrupt and/or stupid.

Having the same problem with the song I'm working on now... It's driving me insane.


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At 8/16/12 05:59 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: Transitions (Screw your fancy [ ] subject tags!)

Someone learn me how to do good transitions... I'm working on a song for my album (One in my sig), and I know how the next section is gonna go, but I'm fucking terrible when it comes to transitions... The most common complaint I get on my music is, "Transitions could be better"... And I'm like, "I'm trying!!"... Then I cry myself to sleep cause they still sound abrupt and/or stupid.

Having the same problem with the song I'm working on now... It's driving me insane.

One that works is to have an instrument take the spotlight for a while as the transition is happening or sustain a tonic note from the previous section to the next section (as long as there is no big tonal change that is).

Alternatively you can record a choking chimpanzee and paste that over.

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At 8/16/12 05:59 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: Transitions (Screw your fancy [ ] subject tags!)

Someone learn me how to do good transitions... I'm working on a song for my album (One in my sig), and I know how the next section is gonna go, but I'm fucking terrible when it comes to transitions...

Maybe you can listen to a song that has the same style as the song you're making and listen to the transitions.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 18:49:48 Reply

At 8/16/12 06:24 PM, Braiton wrote: One that works is to have an instrument take the spotlight for a while as the transition is happening or sustain a tonic note from the previous section to the next section (as long as there is no big tonal change that is).

I actually do this a lot... like right now, I'm using a 1 bar placeholder, which is basically a short drum intermission in the rhythm of the next section... but it still sounds abrupt and kind of out of place... I was debating putting some strings or something there as well... but I still haven't figured out how I'm gonna do the orchestral bits in the section, let alone how I'll include them in the transition. The changes I make between sections of songs are usually pretty drastic.

Alternatively you can record a choking chimpanzee and paste that over.

I like this idea... Problem solved.

At 8/16/12 06:28 PM, FairSquare wrote: Maybe you can listen to a song that has the same style as the song you're making and listen to the transitions.

Time to listen to a lot of We Came As Romans!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 19:22:02 Reply

At 8/16/12 06:49 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 8/16/12 06:24 PM, Braiton wrote:
I actually do this a lot... like right now, I'm using a 1 bar placeholder, which is basically a short drum intermission in the rhythm of the next section... but it still sounds abrupt and kind of out of place... I was debating putting some strings or something there as well... but I still haven't figured out how I'm gonna do the orchestral bits in the section, let alone how I'll include them in the transition. The changes I make between sections of songs are usually pretty drastic.

You can do an ascending or descending run of the scale (adjusting according to the speed of the transition) and end up in the first note of the next section with the guitar or instrument of your choice accompanied by the drum fill or whatever is going on.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 19:24:31 Reply

At 8/16/12 05:59 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: Transitions (Screw your fancy [ ] subject tags!)
Someone learn me how to do good transitions...

I think that the main principle of any good transition is to build commonality between differing sections. That could be timbres, pitches, chord progressions, rhythms, motifs, or any number of things. The more elements in common, the smoother the transition. Also, the longer the amount of time the transition takes, the smoother it will be. A one or two bar transition might not necessarily be smooth.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 19:35:20 Reply

At 8/16/12 07:22 PM, Braiton wrote: You can do an ascending or descending run of the scale (adjusting according to the speed of the transition) and end up in the first note of the next section with the guitar or instrument of your choice accompanied by the drum fill or whatever is going on.

This is something I plan on trying with the brass and/or strings... I've done a couple test runs, but I haven't found anything that seems to fit just yet... But I've got more ideas to throw at the wall.

At 8/16/12 07:24 PM, BlazingDragon wrote: I think that the main principle of any good transition is to build commonality between differing sections. That could be timbres, pitches, chord progressions, rhythms, motifs, or any number of things. The more elements in common, the smoother the transition. Also, the longer the amount of time the transition takes, the smoother it will be. A one or two bar transition might not necessarily be smooth.

In actuality, both sections are extremely similar, they're both in Db, both in 4/4 time, both at 200 BPM... The biggest difference is that the rhythm is running in triplets as opposed to straight 8th notes as it was before. The section is your typical "metal chug breakdown"... save the fact that it'll have orchestral elements in there as well.... I just haven't figured out how I'm gonna incorporate said orchestral elements into a heavy chug section yet.

Who knows... maybe the only reason it really sounds out of place is because there's a large focus on the orchestral stuff in the previous section and I simply haven't gotten the orchestral stuff in the new section yet... Maybe I'm worrying prematurely.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-16 23:59:44 Reply

"Oh you just need to deepen the bass on your drums so it sounds fuller" they say, "it's just kind of missing that depth." Not a big deal! Correctly mixing techno drums is only the HARDEST FUCKING THING IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD TO DO.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 00:33:58 Reply

At 8/16/12 11:59 PM, Blackhole12 wrote: Correctly mixing techno drums is only the HARDEST FUCKING THING IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD TO DO.

I'm thinking that something like getting Pantera to do a reunion tour would be much harder than that.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 00:49:19 Reply

At 8/17/12 12:31 AM, Criminal-23 wrote:
At 8/16/12 11:59 PM, Blackhole12 wrote: "Oh you just need to deepen the bass on your drums so it sounds fuller" they say, "it's just kind of missing that depth." Not a big deal! Correctly mixing techno drums is only the HARDEST FUCKING THING IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD TO DO.
I usually layer two drums of the same kind on each other to make it fuller. It's just one kind of style for D&B to fill up some depth, however; I bet there are more techniques.

I dunno how Techno drum mixing works, however.

I already did that. I did lots of things. I once took a spectrometer and analyzed the frequency distribution of a professional kick. I still can't do it.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 08:29:16 Reply

FUCKING PISSED OFF

Fucking fuck. So I've been going to this gym lately, almost daily - working out and shit. And always on the way there I listen to music from my iPhone. Well not fucking anymore. Today I reach the gym, get a key to my locker, change into my sportswear and leave my bag and iPhone inside the locker. I'm pretty sure I had locked the locker, but there was somebody in the room, who saw my key number, but I can't recall the face anymore. Anyway, I leave the locker room and hang the key on the wall at the key counter.

The thing is, sometimes the person on duty doesn't watch after the keys. Anyway, after a few hours I go back to the locker room, open it and - oh fuck it's gone. Obviously I get pissed and go to the person at the key table and ask - what the fuck is this.

Back at home, I got a call from the gym - the owner called and said that it was the first time in 9 years that this happened. Well it fucking did.

Anyways, I did a list of people who were there and after using some logic - I have only two people who seem too fucking suspicious, and oh, I've seen them the first time there.

One is a Croatian fellow, speaks English well - and that's when it gets to me - he was the one who was beside me in the locker room and saw me put my phone in. I'm pretty confident that it could be him, because the other suspect is a dude in the end of his 40s, so I doubt he would do it.

And I can't report to the police - because I don't know Bosnian, and it will be a huge pain in the arse. But the police can easily trace it. The phone is still on, because I dialed and the signal was going.

Anyways, got any hints on what should I do? Only members of the club were there today, and as I said, I got down the list of suspects to the minimum. The owner said that there was one new dude, but didn't say exactly who.

I'm pretty sure it's the Croatian fellow, because he saw my locker number and how I put my phone there.

Help, bros.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 14:11:14 Reply

This is pretty awesome


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 14:16:07 Reply

Don't you have Find my iPhone rost? then you could track him yourself

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 17:56:03 Reply

tell the police you're practically sure its him, you saw him AND did a deduction. you were a first hand witness.

if thats not a good enough reason then wtf is

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At 8/17/12 08:29 AM, MrSaint wrote: FUCKING PISSED OFF

Bring him to me... I'll get your phone back and have some fun with him in the process.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 18:18:27 Reply

At 8/17/12 05:59 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 8/17/12 08:29 AM, MrSaint wrote: FUCKING PISSED OFF
Bring him to me... I'll get your phone back and have some fun with him in the process.

Log into iCloud with your apple ID and password. (whatever you use to buy apps and music). Then you should be able to see where your phone is. This only works if you have iCloud turned on. I work at the Apple store and have found many phones with this method.

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At 8/17/12 08:29 AM, MrSaint wrote: FUCKING PISSED OFF

Hey, man. I don't speak Spanish, but I still attempt to talk to Immigrants.... Legal ones, that is. You never know, one of the Bossis might speak your linguo.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-17 21:39:50 Reply

At 8/17/12 08:29 AM, MrSaint wrote: FUCKING PISSED OFF

You should block your iPhone with a pass code. That might turn potential thieves off. As for recovering it, I have no idea, sorry man.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-18 12:10:27 Reply

Whatever happened to attaching the key to inside of your pocket with a bobbypin so that it doesn't fly out? Or are you not allowed to keep the key on your person in that gym?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-18 16:43:10 Reply

Just tried running my daw through Gamebooster.
Amazingly enough I got a 20% decrease in cpu usage, I didn't really expect that :O.

If any of you are struggling with lag, try it out :).

The taskmanager could do the same thing but this is just a faster way to do it.

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At 8/18/12 04:43 PM, B0UNC3 wrote: Just tried running my daw through Gamebooster.
Amazingly enough I got a 20% decrease in cpu usage, I didn't really expect that :O.

If any of you are struggling with lag, try it out :).

The taskmanager could do the same thing but this is just a faster way to do it.

I don't have a problem with cpu usage while I'm writing/recording... but I'm gonna have to try this for while I'm gaming... cause my CPU is behind the times and holds my graphics card back.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-18 17:16:14 Reply

At 8/18/12 04:53 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 8/18/12 04:43 PM, B0UNC3 wrote: Just tried running my daw through Gamebooster.
Amazingly enough I got a 20% decrease in cpu usage, I didn't really expect that :O.

If any of you are struggling with lag, try it out :).

The taskmanager could do the same thing but this is just a faster way to do it.
I don't have a problem with cpu usage while I'm writing/recording... but I'm gonna have to try this for while I'm gaming... cause my CPU is behind the times and holds my graphics card back.

It's actually an incredibly powerful tool, last game I bought on steam sale was LA Noire, my computer could barely run at minimum specs, and even then it was unplayable (7-10 fps), but with that programm I get 60 fps full specs.

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At 8/18/12 05:16 PM, camoshark wrote:
At 8/18/12 04:53 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 8/18/12 04:43 PM, B0UNC3 wrote: Just tried running my daw through Gamebooster.
Amazingly enough I got a 20% decrease in cpu usage, I didn't really expect that :O.

If any of you are struggling with lag, try it out :).

The taskmanager could do the same thing but this is just a faster way to do it.
I don't have a problem with cpu usage while I'm writing/recording... but I'm gonna have to try this for while I'm gaming... cause my CPU is behind the times and holds my graphics card back.
It's actually an incredibly powerful tool, last game I bought on steam sale was LA Noire, my computer could barely run at minimum specs, and even then it was unplayable (7-10 fps), but with that programm I get 60 fps full specs.

Seriously?

I've downloaded and installed it already, but I haven't given it a test run yet... If it's really that powerful, I may be able to play Guild Wars 2 on max.... This would make me very happy.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-18 17:29:03 Reply

Fucking pissed off: Updated

TLDR; Nope, I didn't get it back

At the evening of the same day I re-looked the list and remembered that when I came to the locker room, there was a person in the shower cabin, and when I was opening my locker, he was near, drying up himself. So basically he was the only the one who could see the locker number. But by irony of fate, I can't seem to recall the fuckers face. Though I would recognize it.

Anyway, the phone was already dying, so I'm not so sad. The owners of the gym were pretty sad though, because it happened the first time in their gym. Some people already know about the incident - only if the thief gets under some type of psychological pressure, like people slowly knowing about the thievery - he may shit his pants and return it.

But I highly doubt that. My Mom got an iPad today and the first thing I did was activated the iCloud and created her an Apple ID.

Also, the first few hours after the crime I was super violent and wanted to find the douche who did it, and beat him. It felt like getting slapped with a dick by some random naked dude on the street, who gets away after it. Horrible, lol.

I kind of imagined saying these words, if I ever had the chance to get to the thief - "You broke the law and now I shall break your face". So hardcore, yes.

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Im ready for it

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-08-18 18:32:22 Reply

At 8/18/12 05:20 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote: I've downloaded and installed it already, but I haven't given it a test run yet... If it's really that powerful, I may be able to play Guild Wars 2 on max.... This would make me very happy.

Welp... I've given it a try in 2 different games so far, Trackmania at full graphics didn't gain anything at all, I was at around 60-70 FPS with Gamebooster, 60-70 FPS without.

And with Battlefield 3... where I think my FPS actually went DOWN, not up... interestingly enough... But I'll hold on to it, maybe it'll make a difference in GW2.


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