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by fluffy
Sat May 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: the Tick - on Amazon
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

Re: the Tick - on Amazon

I never got around to watching season 2 but I felt like season 1.5 wrapped things up nicely enough for me, so maybe I won't watch 2 after all.
by fluffy
Sat May 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Constantly logged out
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Constantly logged out

The longer 500 was because I was inspecting the sessions table and the DoS behavior of the bot was causing some massive database contention, or something. I've banned the DoS-y bot and purged the sessions table and everything seems back to normal, so now everyone will have been logged out but hopefu...
by fluffy
Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Constantly logged out
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Constantly logged out

Looks like another fucking search bot is DoSing the server through some overeager spidering. Sigh. Gonna do some IP banning...
by fluffy
Sat May 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Constantly logged out
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Constantly logged out

As far as I know no configuration has changed and I don't see anything particularly weird in the logs. Weirdly, I'm unable to log in to the admin control panel to see if there's anything odd going on with the sessions table. Hmm.
by fluffy
Sat May 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Constantly logged out
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Constantly logged out

All I see is that you have, in fact, gotten some 500 errors. Nothing more interesting than that unfortunately.
by fluffy
Sat May 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Constantly logged out
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Constantly logged out

I'll check the logs to see if there's anything particularly interesting in there.
by fluffy
Sun May 05, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Television
Topic: Game of Thrones final season dead pool (spoiler alert)
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Game of Thrones final season dead pool (spoiler alert)

On the HBO-itself side of things, the SVP of Digital Products (i.e. the person who ran HBO Seattle) has now left, as have the last few people who were in the department I was in. I don't think anyone I worked with is there anymore, except maybe one of the engineers who possibly moved to another depa...
by fluffy
Thu May 02, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Arché modeling string synthesizer

Oh, that’s unfortunate.

FWIW if you do decide to upgrade I highly recommend going with Pro if you can. Home has a lot of frustrating problems.
by fluffy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Arché modeling string synthesizer

Oh nice, their tech support got back to me pretty quickly and said the crashing is a known bug and they're going to be releasing a fix for it within the next week. While I had their attention I asked if there was a way to map MIDI controller changes directly to the bow channel, because that's what I...
by fluffy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Arché modeling string synthesizer

I ended up buying it tonight, and holy heck is it crashy. Also it doesn't have any built-in way of mapping the MIDI controllers and expects you to set up a control surface if you don't have the Touché controller. This isn't an auspicious start. :(
by fluffy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Arché modeling string synthesizer

Well, if it "helps," here's a review of the Touché SE I found which is pretty informative:

by fluffy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Arché modeling string synthesizer

Finally found a video of someone actually using it live and holy cow it's great:

by fluffy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Rode NT1A or Audio Technica AT2035 or . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Rode NT1A or Audio Technica AT2035 or . . .

Ah yeah MXL is a “house brand” as far as I can tell. I’d probably go with the AT just because I’ve been really happy with their headphones and they have a good reputation. I’d also check YouTube for direct comparison videos — chances are someone’s done a vocal comparison video with those two mics in...
by fluffy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Arché modeling string synthesizer

I don’t have any MPE controllers but I’ve been thinking of getting a Rolli at some point. Which is a thing that Arché specifically supports. It’d also be more useful than the Touché. My main controller these days is the original Komplete Kontrol S88 which is a sorta traditional keyboard but it has a...
by fluffy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Arché modeling string synthesizer
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Arché modeling string synthesizer

do want I am a sucker for strings, and spend way more time than necessary trying to tune sample-based stringed instruments to have a modicum of expressiveness. I keep on wishing for a good modeled string synthesizer, and while this one doesn't sound perfectly natural it sure sounds close! ivGV96iaD...
by fluffy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Rode NT1A or Audio Technica AT2035 or . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Rode NT1A or Audio Technica AT2035 or . . .

I don't have any opinion on those two microphones, but I'll add that my favorite workhorse mic is the MXL V63M (which is a large-diaphragm condenser), and lately I've started using an Electrovoice PL90 (dynamic mic in the style of an SM58 but a bit brighter-sounding) for vocals. I mostly use the V63...
by fluffy
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: My Life
Replies: 243
Views: 46331

Re: My Life

I am so fucking out of practice at performing music

I need to fix this

So lately I've been streaming music shit on twitch at http://twitch.tv/fluffycritter so maybe I could get some of y'all to watch and be ultra-critical or something
by fluffy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: 4/23 Spotify
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: 4/23 Spotify

I mean I don’t think anyone here is evangelizing for the production of physical albums anymore. I’m certainly not. But I definitely prefer buying my music on a download service (Bandcamp, Amazon MP3, iTunes Store) rather than renting the ability to play it on a streaming service. Most of it is becau...
by fluffy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: 4/23 Spotify
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: 4/23 Spotify

Some of my music is on Spotify, but I've been wary about adding more because... well, I really don't like Spotify, and overcoming that dislike for the sake of the four or five plays per year that I might feasibly pick up doesn't seem worth it. I've started using it more for listening recently but i...
by fluffy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Daily Roll Call
Topic: 4/23 Spotify
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: 4/23 Spotify

So for what it's worth, Spotify usually costs money to get your music on it, but amuse.io is free and is so far working pretty okay for me. All of my released albums are on Spotify, but I want to polish and often rerecord my stuff before I consider it album-releasable because I want to polish it a b...
by fluffy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019 Location
Replies: 38
Views: 6863

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019 Location

I am seriously considering but going to try my hardest.

Regarding the bus, which carriers would you recommend? I'm seeing several options including Van Galder, Megabus, and, of course, Greyhound.

ETA: also how long does the bus ride take?