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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-28 19:17:17

At 9/28/08 07:08 PM, SBB wrote: My opinion is that, at least for the most of the time, it's best to try specialize in one style, and improve tons while making music in that style. If you just skip from genre to genre, I doubt you'll really get anywhere. At least I didn't when I was doing that. It's really up to yourself though, you might as well just be a musical chameleon.

This is what I meant. I'd like to progress a lot in one area, rather than not so much in everything.
Naturally, I'd still dabble from time to time.

But anyway no one really answered the question.. :) How did you/do you choose what to focus on?

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-28 20:46:14

At 9/28/08 07:17 PM, Ambimetric wrote:
But anyway no one really answered the question.. :) How did you/do you choose what to focus on?

I answered your question. I went with what was most fun for me/ what interested me. It wasn't a coin toss, it wasn't luck and it certainly wasn't dictated for me by some random person telling me what to do.

You said you were interested in idm? Idm isn't that hard, it just takes a lot of experimentation and a bit of creativity. Sure you could fins paradigms within the genre to follow, but when you start to generalize it, you kind of lose the initial aims. If you want to give idm a shot, try working around 170-180 bpm. Create a core rhythm to work with. Then slap on some extra rhythms. Maybe just a hi hat track with a phaser. Pitch bend everything. Try placing drums really close to each other on the sequencer. Just try lots of different things. Experimentation is essential. Listen to what other people do and try emulating it. Nothing is as hard as you think, you just need to have the patience to learn.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 04:37:32

At 9/28/08 07:08 PM, SBB wrote:
At 9/28/08 06:51 PM, Hades0013 wrote: I have just gotten the final proof that I'm a self-centered jackass: I can't stop listening to MY OWN SONG. XD
Anyone ever experienced anything similar, or am I alone in this universe of egoism?
What's wrong with that?

I dunno about you, but I mainly make music for listening to it myself.

Yeah, I usually do the same thing, but listening to it in a loop 30+ times?! I guess I must either be really good at making music for myself, or I'm seriously experiencing an egotrip of massive proportions. And I can't really say I'm happy with that.

On other things, I've finally gone out of my review-writers'-block after a whole while of time that I couldn't force myself to review anything. This I am happy with. ;D


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 05:13:10

LIEK OMGZ! IMA ON FRONTPAGE! lolol!

Now how did he do dat!? lolz.

Hi guys! ^^


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 06:09:19

At 9/28/08 08:46 PM, Quarl wrote: I answered your question. I went with what was most fun for me/ what interested me. It wasn't a coin toss, it wasn't luck and it certainly wasn't dictated for me by some random person telling me what to do.

That's cool. But as I said it's different for me everyday, but I still want a focus. Guess I've got to work it out for myself.

You said you were interested in idm? Idm isn't that hard, it just takes a lot of experimentation and a bit of creativity. Sure you could fins paradigms within the genre to follow, but when you start to generalize it, you kind of lose the initial aims. If you want to give idm a shot, try working around 170-180 bpm. Create a core rhythm to work with. Then slap on some extra rhythms. Maybe just a hi hat track with a phaser. Pitch bend everything. Try placing drums really close to each other on the sequencer. Just try lots of different things. Experimentation is essential. Listen to what other people do and try emulating it. Nothing is as hard as you think, you just need to have the patience to learn.

Indeed. I've been lazy whenever I've attempted anything remotely IDMish. I'll probably go on a hardcore couple of days producing or something to see what I can get out of myself.

Thank yee for yee words of wizdum, Quarl!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 06:38:17

At 9/28/08 12:34 PM, Ambimetric wrote:
At 9/28/08 12:07 PM, Hades0013 wrote: Yeah, been there.

There is only one solution to those problems that any reasonable adult with a sense of responsibility can come up with: GET WASTED. HAMMERED. ANNIHILATED.
It's just an excuse to GET WASTED. HAMMERED. ANNIHILATED.
Cool kids like me do this anyway. And wake up in strange places with strange people.

If only you were on the epic quest I'm currently on... then you'd have no idea.. and reasonable?.. very much so.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 09:25:03

ah it warms my heart to see people so dedicated that they zero all my songs as soon as they reach 4.39..

at least realmguys is still going strong - I feel good knowing I at least saved SOMEONE from the guillotine of time..

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 11:26:04

Guys like I just straightened my hair. It's all puffy.

Do any of you guys know anything that like stops it being so puffy? So it'll just like sit, like normal straight hair? :)

'cause i'm well manly
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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 11:38:29

At 9/28/08 07:08 PM, SBB wrote: My opinion is that, at least for the most of the time, it's best to try specialize in one style, and improve tons while making music in that style. If you just skip from genre to genre, I doubt you'll really get anywhere. At least I didn't when I was doing that. It's really up to yourself though, you might as well just be a musical chameleon.

agreed, dont end up like old S3C here, and be quite versatile, but mediocre in everything he does.


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 12:12:00

At 9/29/08 11:26 AM, Ambimetric wrote: Guys like I just straightened my hair. It's all puffy.

Do any of you guys know anything that like stops it being so puffy? So it'll just like sit, like normal straight hair? :)

'cause i'm well manly

there are hair products for that yes.

Personally, I cant even run a comb through my hair, or even my fingers, if i dont use some spray on conditioner after I shower, the stuff if friggen amazing - you spray it on and it immediately conditions and detangles your hair.. no more broken hair!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 12:43:04

At 9/29/08 11:26 AM, Ambimetric wrote: Guys like I just straightened my hair. It's all puffy.

Do any of you guys know anything that like stops it being so puffy? So it'll just like sit, like normal straight hair? :)

'cause i'm well manly

The same thing happened to me the one time I tried to straighten my hair. Just kept on being 'puffy'. Thankfully, it was raining heavily the day I did it, so it was back to normal in a matter of minutes.

And (without any wishes to direct the conversation towards cosmetics), Chron, how does the spray detangle your hair? I'm seriously considering getting something like that, 'cause having long AND curly hair can be a real pain to, as you said it, detangle.

OMG CHIK TALK OMGLOL.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 13:02:41

I habe no idea man - its called pantene pro-v spray on conditioner - its in a spray bottle - and it says right on it that it detangles - ive never gone back :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 13:24:58

At 9/29/08 01:02 PM, Chronamut wrote: I habe no idea man - its called pantene pro-v spray on conditioner - its in a spray bottle - and it says right on it that it detangles - ive never gone back :P

Dude I'm like totally checking this shizniz out.
Is there anything spray wise, or any other wise, that will calm my hair down after I straighten it as well? I was thinking anti-frizz spray, but not sure it'd work.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 13:29:54

At 9/29/08 01:24 PM, Ambimetric wrote:
At 9/29/08 01:02 PM, Chronamut wrote: I habe no idea man - its called pantene pro-v spray on conditioner - its in a spray bottle - and it says right on it that it detangles - ive never gone back :P
Dude I'm like totally checking this shizniz out.
Is there anything spray wise, or any other wise, that will calm my hair down after I straighten it as well? I was thinking anti-frizz spray, but not sure it'd work.

yes there is - just go to that department and ask the lady - they know what theyre talking about :P

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 13:36:23

At 9/29/08 01:29 PM, Chronamut wrote: yes there is - just go to that department and ask the lady - they know what theyre talking about :P

Mega.
CHEERS CHRON! <33

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 16:09:03

I totally can't wait for the next MAC.

I've said it every single competition, and haven't placed in a one, but I am certain, that I WILL OWN THE SHIT OUT OF ALL OF YOU.

Fuck yeah. Give up now, victory is already mine.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 16:11:32

At 9/29/08 04:09 PM, SolusLunes wrote: Fuck yeah. Give up now, victory is already mine.

Dibs on second!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 16:37:49

At 9/29/08 04:11 PM, ZENON wrote:
At 9/29/08 04:09 PM, SolusLunes wrote: Fuck yeah. Give up now, victory is already mine.
Dibs on second!

Honorable mention..?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 16:50:57

Rig is always the winner. This is not an area of debate >:(

Everybody else is honorable mentions.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 16:53:22

At 9/29/08 04:09 PM, SolusLunes wrote: I totally can't wait for the next MAC.

I've said it every single competition, and haven't placed in a one, but I am certain, that I WILL OWN THE SHIT OUT OF ALL OF YOU.

Fuck yeah. Give up now, victory is already mine.

CHARACTER APPROACHING!

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:01:00

At 9/29/08 04:09 PM, SolusLunes wrote: I totally can't wait for the next MAC.

I've said it every single competition, and haven't placed in a one, but I am certain, that I WILL OWN THE SHIT OUT OF ALL OF YOU.

Fuck yeah. Give up now, victory is already mine.

unless I decide to compete of course :P

remember - I AM THE REASON YOU ARE HERE! >:)

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:07:33

At 9/29/08 05:01 PM, Chronamut wrote: remember - I AM THE REASON YOU ARE HERE! >:)

You're his father?


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:17:50

Someone should make a dnb song with a really distorted bass and a piano breakdown. Then they should call it Guitar vs Piano v3 and spam it to everyone so it gets top 5. Then watch the noobs discover a new style that doesn't suck. Or just lol at the fail nubs.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:18:02

At 9/29/08 05:07 PM, Hades0013 wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:01 PM, Chronamut wrote: remember - I AM THE REASON YOU ARE HERE! >:)
You're his father?

I'm his mother. :O

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:28:45

At 9/29/08 05:18 PM, Ambimetric wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:07 PM, Hades0013 wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:01 PM, Chronamut wrote: remember - I AM THE REASON YOU ARE HERE! >:)
You're his father?
I'm his mother. :O

You do realize that you have just admitted that Chron took advantage of you, right? XD


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:32:23

At 9/29/08 05:28 PM, Hades0013 wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:18 PM, Ambimetric wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:07 PM, Hades0013 wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:01 PM, Chronamut wrote: remember - I AM THE REASON YOU ARE HERE! >:)
You're his father?
I'm his mother. :O
You do realize that you have just admitted that Chron took advantage of you, right? XD

Taking advantage implies that the recipient was unwilling... surely not in this case... ;D


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:33:46

At 9/29/08 05:32 PM, EchozAurora wrote: Taking advantage implies that the recipient was unwilling... surely not in this case... ;D

He was unwilling. However he may deny it ;)

If that even makes sense? :/

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:38:23

At 9/29/08 05:33 PM, Ambimetric wrote:
At 9/29/08 05:32 PM, EchozAurora wrote: Taking advantage implies that the recipient was unwilling... surely not in this case... ;D
He was unwilling. However he may deny it ;)

If that even makes sense? :/

I believe my cat usually says stuff that makes more sense than that. At least I understand that she's pissed when she cuts off half of my friggin hand. With this upside-down homo-erotical switcharoo and abuse of the laws of biology... Its... more complicated. XD


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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 17:45:00

At 9/29/08 05:38 PM, Hades0013 wrote: I believe my cat usually says stuff that makes more sense than that. At least I understand that she's pissed when she cuts off half of my friggin hand. With this upside-down homo-erotical switcharoo and abuse of the laws of biology... Its... more complicated. XD

I used to have four cats. They died.
I'm going to watch TV for a bit now.

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Response to The Audio Forum Lounge 2008-09-29 18:33:57

Wait, Ambimetric's my mom? :O

AND FUCK YOU MAESTROMOODSWINGS THIS COMPETITION IS MINE, RIG OR NO RIG >:(