So I realized tonight that hey, people might not have seen this from forever ago. Probably a bit late in the night to be posting this, but whatevs, you dig?
So anyway, this is a set of Showtime variations that I made forever ago, about 2 years ago I think? Back when I didn’t know how to properly record with a microphone, and was okay with having tons of mistakes (i.e. not recording a perfect take) like a FOOL.
Also one of them in here, I think it’s the 6th? It cuts off really quickly because while I played it pretty well the first time, I tried to go back into it and then it just fell apart completely.
But yeah. This is me, in a practice module, before I was even on the music team, playing around with Showtime cause I love it.
HERE'S A RANDOM AND SILLY AND KINDA WEIRD IDEA........
MAKE A THEME FOR A HOMESTUCK CHARACTER
WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED
Okay okay, eyes closed within reason. As in, picking out the instruments, okay, you can have your eyes open. Navigating patterns, sure, you can have your eyes open.
Once the piano roll goes up or you start placing those patterns, though, CLOSE THOSE EYES.
Choosing effects, okay, sure, but tweaking them, EYES SHUT.
And after you’ve listened to something, NO CHANGING IT. As in, you place some notes, you hit play on the pattern, hey guess what THAT SHIT IS LOCKED IN.
As far as length, a minimum of one minute sounds long enough.
edit: if you have anything to add on here, like whether or not copy/pasting is okay with eyes open (I think it is, just for the sake of looping drums instead of having to place them over and over), then just reply and whatev!
edit2: or setting a length for a note……hum.
edit3: "Why not emulate those “draw with your eyes closed” prompts a little more closely, and make so you have to compose with your speakers muted instead?"
well…..that could be another way to do it, yeah, but that would more lead to bad leveling rather than the crazy nonsense that I’m getting right now, it would still have the ability to be consonant rather than dissonant, I mean, and that sounds less fun than just attempting to make something that could be consonant even with your eyes closed
I dunno, maybe that could be the next experiment!
also this is a horrible struggle to get to a minute cause JESUS CHRIST THIS SOUND AWFUL.
Hey guys guess who’s got a preview for his solo album.
It’s this guy.
This isn’t a finished version at all, but I think it’ll make a good preview. I’m also hoping that I’m not giving very much away with this MASSIVE AMOUNT OF GIVING AWAY, but who knows!! Here’s what’s inside:
So, are like 4 albums going to come out in October? It seems like most of the solo albums will be finished by then.
I really can’t comment on the album’s release dates or whatever, I can just hope that….well, that the albums get released, I guess?
My opinion on albums is that an album a month is a bit much, two a month is just CRAZY, but there’s an album a month and that’s what it is. 4 albums in one month, though, boy I hope not. And I’m not expecting that either.
Knowing Hussie, though, it’d be primarily hilarious if he did 4 albums in October, and released 13 new merchandise things too. I wouldn’t put it past him. It’d be secondarily crazy, though.
Hey, maybe you've been asked this, or maybe not, but the credits page says that "Crystamanthequins" is based on "Crystalanthemums" (which I recognize from Jade's Media Player) and "Mannequin" (which I don't.) Has Mannequin been released anywhere?
Unfortunately, not. Mannequin is an old piece of fan music that Perrybob made, but I haven’t seen him around in ages. I’ve always loved Mannequin, though, which is why I went and remixed it in the first place.
Alright, here we go. This is from the same “album” (if you can call it that) as that last track I posted, and it’s called “destiny”. destiny.mp3 or destiny.mid, either way. I have no idea where it came from, it’s been on my computer for ages so I apparently got this “album” some years ago from somewhere.
This also goes well with the latest update, at least, it did when I read it.
It’s uh, still pretty far from ready. Well, maybe not, but it’s not ready.
In 4 weeks (since http://www.formspring.me/Jitters20/q/213777267384415459 ) I’ve only gotten 2 more tracks (mostly) ready and 1 bonus track that’s almost complete. And besides that, there’s been like….two other things that I’ve made for not-solo-album? Maybe three? So like, almost 10 more minutes to the solo album, and some stuff besides. Blech my productivity sucks. I have had shows, though, and dress rehearsals, which are exhausting and time-consuming.
If I wasn’t so obsessed with having so many tracks on there, it would be at the point where I would be okay releasing it, though. But maybe I won’t get that many tracks, who knows. One of my current ideas is suffering from “trying to be too realistic, again”itis, which really kills my urge to work on it because once I’m in that mood, anything that doesn’t sound like live recorded stuff is just TOTALLY CRAP to me. But I’ve got this other thing that’s almost done that sounds totally -sweet- in places, and I’m pretty happy with it. Even if something I tried to do didn’t really come out like it should have. Might make a note of it in the commentary or whatever.
Boy oh boy I’m rambling, I’m just going to keep working on stuff, yeah
and now I can post this because GFD probably has the video up by now, if he doesn’t, then that sucks and it’s 3 days later so he should have this up.
Basically if you don’t know about Brohoster, I’ll try to run it down quick.
—Jacob makes Brohoster.
—Sometime later Jacob hires Matthew Rosenblatt to be a CEO or sommat for him so he can have <insert advantage to having that greaseball here>
—Because Jacob isn’t 18 yet, he can’t register Brohoster as a company, and Rosenblatt registers it right before Jacob turns 18, fires him, takes over company.
—Some amount of time later, it’s discovered that Rosenblatt is now trying to sell off the company. So basically, he stole it and is now pawning it off.
—Brohoster clients hear about this and start disappearing, Brohoster can’t really pay bills, Rosenblatt sends legal threats around to people (which is where most of the audio clips came from), whatever
—Last Monday, Brohoster disappeared completely, along with Rosenblatt and $93,000 worth of payments that who knows where it went!! I’m hoping it went to refunding people their payments for monthly server rentals but sheesh
—And then Saturday night, my friend GFD got me to make a remix of the voice clips, and that’s where we are now.
if you’re curious, the original founder has a new company now, and I think they’re doing alright for themselves all things considered. also the staff, when brohoster went down, basically rose up and did a ton of running around dealing with it all for people, saving their backups and everything, including one guy called Hexxeh who I think was up like 40 hours getting FTP access for them? Sommat like that
anyway have my attempt at a classic youtube dance-remix-of-voice-clips-from-some-source