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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 03:35:59 Reply

At 9/22/12 02:21 AM, Breed wrote: Im thinking of microwaving my new ID card to destroy any possible RFID chips...any chance I wont just completely fuck up my card? I mean dont microwaves do nothing to non waterbased stuff?

Are you comitting crimes of some sort...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 07:54:03 Reply

At 9/21/12 02:37 PM, Step wrote:
At 9/21/12 02:23 PM, LiquidOoze wrote: Fastest 100th page ever?
What is this, the second time you made that mistake?

I really am a retard...


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 11:25:19 Reply

At 9/22/12 03:35 AM, The-iMortal wrote:
At 9/22/12 02:21 AM, Breed wrote: Im thinking of microwaving my new ID card to destroy any possible RFID chips...any chance I wont just completely fuck up my card? I mean dont microwaves do nothing to non waterbased stuff?
Are you comitting crimes of some sort...

Yeah totally. It couldnt just be that I think RFID chips are a colossal invasion of my privacy.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 12:38:01 Reply

At 9/22/12 12:37 AM, Sequenced wrote: SEQUENCED SUMMONS FUCKLO!!!!!!!!

wat >:(


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 12:46:42 Reply

At 9/22/12 12:38 PM, Rucklo wrote:
At 9/22/12 12:37 AM, Sequenced wrote: SEQUENCED SUMMONS FUCKLO!!!!!!!!
wat >:(

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 13:05:48 Reply

School project. Halp

Hear me out on this please if possible!

I have this important school project that will count towards my A-Levels. I won't go into the details but basically in the school project it's forcing me to make some kind of artistic thing. It could be a drawing, painting, sculpture, anything... Obviously for my case it's music. There's a lot more work than that; I've got to do research, write journal entries on how I made my song, etc... If I had to actually give you any details of this project you'll realise that it's a load of horse manure.

But I digress. I've nearly finished the song in question that I have to do but one of the rules of the project is that you 'seek apprenticeship' with someone professional who has more experience and qualifications than you in what you're doing, so that they can help you with the project.

Now I've recently learnt that it's possible to seek apprenticeship with someone online... So can anyone help? Basically all you'll need to do is make comments/feedback/criticism on my music which I can use in the project and send your signature to me via email or something. The requirements are that you need to have professional-grade qualifications in music, be at least a few years older than me and you know a thing or two about orchestral music. And obviously you have to not mind having your name written down on the school project of some random kid in Malta.

I really need some help on this. My project is supposed to be finished in a few weeks and if I don't 'seek apprenticeship' with someone I think I'll probably fail. If I can get it done before Tuesday that'd be even better because on Tuesday I start school and I'll be getting something like 5 hours of homework a day. If you're not able to, any suggestions of who fits the requirements and might be able to help would be fantastic.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 13:09:18 Reply

At 9/22/12 01:05 PM, Step wrote:
Now I've recently learnt that it's possible to seek apprenticeship with someone online... So can anyone help? The requirements are that you need to have professional-grade qualifications in music, be at least a few years older than me and you know a thing or two about orchestral music. And obviously you have to not mind having your name written down on the school project of some random kid in Malta.

And what exactly is the criteria for "professional-grade qualifications"? Some form of diploma?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 13:14:58 Reply

At 9/22/12 01:09 PM, camoshark wrote: And what exactly is the criteria for "professional-grade qualifications"? Some form of diploma?

I suppose. Or actually working as a musician.

Any kind of qualifications will do. Just something that says "I'm not a random musician, I know what I'm doing".


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 13:17:25 Reply

At 9/22/12 01:14 PM, Step wrote:
At 9/22/12 01:09 PM, camoshark wrote: And what exactly is the criteria for "professional-grade qualifications"? Some form of diploma?
I suppose. Or actually working as a musician.

Any kind of qualifications will do. Just something that says "I'm not a random musician, I know what I'm doing".

Erm, I'm a working musician of sorts? Didn't I propose myself last time we talked?

In any case, just log on to MSN if you'd like to have me, or just let me know if you'd like someone else.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 13:23:10 Reply

At 9/22/12 01:05 PM, Step wrote: The requirements are that you need to have professional-grade qualifications in music, be at least a few years older than me and you know a thing or two about orchestral music.

So did you try actually asking people for whom you know this to be the case yet? DavidOrr, MaestroRage, sorohanro, Zstriefel, NickPerrin, RampantMusik, Breed?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 13:34:54 Reply

At 9/22/12 01:17 PM, camoshark wrote: Erm, I'm a working musician of sorts? Didn't I propose myself last time we talked?

In any case, just log on to MSN if you'd like to have me, or just let me know if you'd like someone else.

OK that would be awesome. I wasn't sure if you wanted to but since you do then I'll talk to you about it later.

Thanks!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 14:09:31 Reply

This project wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the WISE program?

It's self-study where you have to learn about something, make a journal, and do a big presentation at the end... I signed up to do one this year.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 15:03:33 Reply

At 9/22/12 01:05 PM, Step wrote: School project. Halp

Oh I had to do something similar. I also chose to write a song and I sought the help of a music teacher working in my school. We talked once and I never saw his face again. I still passed with a good grade even though he basically didn't do shit.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 16:35:03 Reply

I observe and observe and now I know how to use famitracker and even have some things down. I can do it, I know I can. But....I just stare at it. I open it up and I create ONE instrument and get intimidated and leave. I then look at the sample songs that came with it, so many instruments, so many numbers, ugh.

How would I get started? I need to plan, I need to come up with a beat, a rhythm, but how? It's so intimidating, how do you guys do it? Like, I hear the song in my head already, I know what its suppose to sound like, but I cant get it, theres so much "acrobatics" I have to do. Maybe i'll keep looking at tutorials, or try to figure out a way not to be so vague.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 17:16:36 Reply

I feel like I need to watch another artist at work. I need to observe them, observing their track isn't enough, I need to see their creative process, how they lay down their patterns and instruments.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 17:18:51 Reply

At 9/22/12 02:09 PM, samulis wrote: This project wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the WISE program?

It's self-study where you have to learn about something, make a journal, and do a big presentation at the end... I signed up to do one this year.

Nah this is a school project. It's a really stupid idea that's being forced among all the students and has tonnes of unnecessary and limiting rules. I may have to post some questionnaires up in the Audio Forum soon too for the project.

At 9/22/12 03:03 PM, Braiton wrote: Oh I had to do something similar. I also chose to write a song and I sought the help of a music teacher working in my school. We talked once and I never saw his face again. I still passed with a good grade even though he basically didn't do shit.

Yeah I don't need to seek apprenticeship. I've made like 150 songs, loops and unfinished ideas in the past on my own. Does the education board really think that the people who choose the arts project aren't artistic enough to be able to work on an arts project on their own? :(

Anyway thankfully I managed to get permission to do stuff like interviews/questionnaires and seek apprenticeship online though, because I sure as hell won't find a musician who does something similar to what I do to seek apprenticeship with here in Malta.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-22 22:37:05 Reply

At 9/22/12 05:18 PM, Step wrote: Yeah I don't need to seek apprenticeship. I've made like 150 songs, loops and unfinished ideas in the past on my own. Does the education board really think that the people who choose the arts project aren't artistic enough to be able to work on an arts project on their own? :(

I feel like the whole apprenticeship deal is meant to be a major part of your project. No matter how good you may be, and you're certainly very good, you can always at least learn something from someone else who has experience.

Without that criteria the project would just end up being another exercise in something you have down as rote already anyway, and wouldn't serve much to help you learn and grow.

Anyway, I have nothing to do with this, so don't mind me.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 00:04:27 Reply

At 9/22/12 05:18 PM, Step wrote: Yeah I don't need to seek apprenticeship. I've made like 150 songs, loops and unfinished ideas in the past on my own. Does the education board really think that the people who choose the arts project aren't artistic enough to be able to work on an arts project on their own? :(

LOL @ young people who think they know everything

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 00:50:59 Reply

At 9/23/12 12:04 AM, The-iMortal wrote: LOL @ young people who think they know everything

LOL @ old people who think they are superior

This will be awkward if you're younger than me...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 02:13:50 Reply

Hey Step.
If you don't find anyone suitable then I'd be happy to lend you a hand.

It's not my day-job (literally 2 weeks of education left) but I've made a few grand doing music and related projects.
So... Yeah, if you need someone and nobody else is available, send me a PM. :)


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 03:43:33 Reply

At 9/23/12 12:04 AM, The-iMortal wrote: LOL @ young people who think they know everything

I don't. I'm actually a relatively big noob at a lot of music stuff.

At 9/22/12 10:37 PM, SuperBastard wrote: I feel like the whole apprenticeship deal is meant to be a major part of your project. No matter how good you may be, and you're certainly very good, you can always at least learn something from someone else who has experience.

Without that criteria the project would just end up being another exercise in something you have down as rote already anyway, and wouldn't serve much to help you learn and grow.

You're very much correct and I'm sure seeking apprenticeship is able to allow me to learn new stuff I've never learnt before. But I don't want to learn anything or improve in this project. I don't care about this school project and just want to get it over with since it's for a subject that was forced upon me and all other students anyway. I want to get a good mark in it making something I already KNOW how to do, instead of risk making something new that may or may not work, especially when I have a tonne of other music projects and schoolwork to do. If I wanted to expand my horizons I'd do it in my own time with research, asking stuff over here, etc... not in a setting where I have to write journals and interview people on everything I do.

Anyway I've always been giving my works in progresses to musician friends of mine who have far more experience and are far better than me at music, and got all the feedback I can ask for; in turn they give me their WiPs for my feedback too. And I post my music here in the Audio Portal, getting reviews and learning new techniques and learning from my mistakes from those reviews. So essentially I've never been doing it on my own, and the mentor thing is just added stress.

At 9/23/12 02:13 AM, MetalRenard wrote: Hey Step.
If you don't find anyone suitable then I'd be happy to lend you a hand.

It's not my day-job (literally 2 weeks of education left) but I've made a few grand doing music and related projects.
So... Yeah, if you need someone and nobody else is available, send me a PM. :)

Thanks a lot for the offer dude. Camoshark's already helping out, but I need to find people to interview too. Do you think I can PM you interviewing you about music? Which subject of music do you know best? (composition, synthesis, etc...)


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 04:18:27 Reply

At 9/23/12 12:50 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 9/23/12 12:04 AM, The-iMortal wrote: LOL @ young people who think they know everything
LOL @ old people who think they are superior

This will be awkward if you're younger than me...

Yeah, I'm 18...

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 04:43:16 Reply

Step, if you want an interesting interview, you should try me when I am tanked lol

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 05:12:31 Reply

OHAI everybody!
just a heads up, i'm 14 and i guess i'm an amateur musician and resident electroholic...
gonna be working on some small projects in the next 6 months, so all support is greatly appreciated...
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 05:21:49 Reply

At 9/23/12 05:12 AM, ApocalyptiChicken wrote: OHAI everybody!
just a heads up, i'm 14 and i guess i'm an amateur musician and resident electroholic...
gonna be working on some small projects in the next 6 months, so all support is greatly appreciated...
This message is approved by me.

I don't think it's approved by the mods.
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 05:40:27 Reply

At 9/23/12 05:21 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
At 9/23/12 05:12 AM, ApocalyptiChicken wrote: OHAI everybody!
just a heads up, i'm 14 and i guess i'm an amateur musician and resident electroholic...
gonna be working on some small projects in the next 6 months, so all support is greatly appreciated...
This message is approved by me.
I don't think it's approved by the mods.
(

Nah it's okay, he didn't advertise any of his songs, he just introduced himself.

Welcome to the team, bud!


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 15:59:53 Reply

At 9/23/12 05:40 AM, LiquidOoze wrote:
Nah it's okay, he didn't advertise any of his songs, he just introduced himself.

Welcome to the team, bud!

Nice guy Booze - doesn't act like a dickface to newcomers and actually welcomes them into this shithole

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2012-09-23 16:10:34 Reply

At 9/23/12 03:59 PM, MrSaint wrote:
At 9/23/12 05:40 AM, LiquidOoze wrote:
Nah it's okay, he didn't advertise any of his songs, he just introduced himself.

Welcome to the team, bud!
Nice guy Booze - doesn't act like a dickface to newcomers and actually welcomes them into this shithole

it's not just an ordinary shithole.
it's a crowded shithole.

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At 9/23/12 04:10 PM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
it's not just an ordinary shithole.
it's a crowded shithole.

This place has a charm to it, definitely. It's full of kind people.

Wuv ya, guises :3

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At 9/23/12 04:17 PM, MrSaint wrote:
At 9/23/12 04:10 PM, Yoshiii343 wrote:
it's not just an ordinary shithole.
it's a crowded shithole.
This place has a charm to it, definitely. It's full of kind people.

Wuv ya, guises :3

Fuck you I'm mean yeaah.