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by jast
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Cakewalk (the DAW) is now free
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Cakewalk (the DAW) is now free

Apparently this has been going on for a while but I learned about it just now: Cakewalk (formerly Cakewalk SONAR) was sold off by Gibson Brands and now lives with BandLab, who have decided to make it available for free, with no limitations (except I think some third-party addons were removed). Liter...
by jast
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Title suggestions
Replies: 177
Views: 70602

Re: Title suggestions

Stealing Titles
by jast
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Forums
Topic: Forum version updated
Replies: 20
Views: 5820

Re: Forum version updated

brb adding more weirdness
by jast
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Forums
Topic: Forum version updated
Replies: 20
Views: 5820

Re: Forum version updated

So in case anyone else has been missing the "new posts" link near the top, it's still available using the "quick links" menu right below the logo.
by jast
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: WTF Are The Modes?!
Replies: 15
Views: 3918

Re: WTF Are The Modes?!

Lydian has its place. Not in my music collection, though... I was trying to find an example but I don't have any. Here's a real song written in Lydian (with brief intermissions that depart from it): SINl5JY7LhI IMO it works best as a temporary mode to contrast against something more straightforward ...
by jast
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 5875

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

To be fair, in the two hours I spent on it I probably could have recorded better vocals, too. I have the luxury of being able to go back and forth between recording and engineering, unlike most "serious" productions.
by jast
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 5875

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

So here's my original Song Fight submission: http://www.songfight.org/music/ocean_of_love/jankrueger_ool.mp3 And here's the new one where I used Melodyne (and did some mix tuning in the past year or so): http://static.music-jk.net/attic/ool_melodyned.mp3 The untreated vocals: http://static.music-jk....
by jast
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: WTF Are The Modes?!
Replies: 15
Views: 3918

Re: WTF Are The Modes?!

Yeah, I'm with Lunkhead here. My view is that the "X scale starting on note Y" serves as a good explanation of the origin of these modes, but looking at how each modal scale compares to others is a lot more illuminating. Ionian = major scale Lydian = major scale but with augmented 4th Mixolydian = m...
by jast
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 5875

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

Update: I spent some more time with Melodyne on the same song I mentioned before. Turns out that the note detection isn't the problem so much, it's that Melodyne (and every other tool I know) doesn't always deal with sliding pitch changes in a productive way and can end up missing note transitions, ...
by jast
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: WTF Are The Modes?!
Replies: 15
Views: 3918

Re: WTF Are The Modes?!

Want to actually listen to all of the standard modes in action? Here's a video of a guy doing some short guitar jams in each of them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwaeBUYcO5o
Intro to actual examples starts at 4:20.
by jast
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 5875

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

Yeah, Autotalent is quite decent in the realm of free pitch correctors, but IMO pitch correctors really only start getting interesting if they allow you to choose your own edits (e.g. Auto-Tune Pro, Melodyne, VariAudio, Waves Tune). With a fully automatic plugin like Autotalent you're completely at ...
by jast
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 5875

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

Regarding thoroughly bad/mediocre vocals: I still think Autotune and friends make all voices either sound almost the same, or just don't make enough of a difference to make the performance tolerable, unless you invest so much time into it that you're basically re-sculpting the vocals in post-product...
by jast
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 422
Views: 64823

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Before anyone looks too deeply into the free Pro Tools, these are the most important limitations: - maximum 4 input channels - maximum 16 tracks/instruments - no local saving of projects, only cloud saving, limited to 1 GB - no revision history - no track commit/bounce (freeze is supported) - no inp...
by jast
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VII
Replies: 66
Views: 9969

Re: Circle of Titles VII

Since no more songs seem to be forthcoming... reviews! Yay! Forgiveness by Pigfarmer Jr (suggested by inflatable vegetables): nice song, slightly repetitive but still acceptable. Pleasing arrangement, drums maybe a little too weak in comparison to everything else. The only thing that bugs me is the ...
by jast
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VI
Replies: 69
Views: 10421

Re: Circle of Titles VI

Cool! I've added the song to the CoT archive. Including a nice mark of shame. :P

PS. I changed my mind. Marks of shame will exist only in future CoTs.
by jast
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VIII
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

Re: Circle of Titles VIII

I'm in! Hopefully the timing is going to work out, I'll be extremely busy during the second half of July...
by jast
Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VII
Replies: 66
Views: 9969

Re: Circle of Titles VII

Good news! The website is now complete and contains all the songs submitted to me. 11 out of 15, could be worse. ;)

https://cot.music-jk.net/circle/cot7
by jast
Sun May 13, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VI
Replies: 69
Views: 10421

Re: Circle of Titles VI

Two more songs from CoT VI have surfaced and are now added to the archive. If you happen to be reading this and have songs that are missing from the website (even if you already sent them to someone else; all of that has been lost), please let me know and I'll add them. https://cot.music-jk.net/circ...
by jast
Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Zero "Trial By Fire"
Replies: 70
Views: 12460

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Zero "Trial By Fire"

I'm always amazed by how clear and loud (well-mixed) some of the recordings are. HOW do you get them to sound so good?!?!? Mine sound like they were recorded in a basement under a sackcloth by comparison. :oops: You've already gotten a fair bit of feedback on that. I just listened to your recording...
by jast
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: DAW-talk
Replies: 25
Views: 5610

Re: DAW-talk

fluffy wrote:Its automation interface (drawing/editing automation curves) was terrible.
Can you elaborate a little on how it compares to, say, your favourite DAW in terms of usage? I've used REAPER a lot and now I'm kind of wondering whether I've been limiting myself in terms of automation without noticing it...
by jast
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Song Fight Chat Room
Replies: 112
Views: 31448

Re: Song Fight Chat Room

Not sure if there was a more recent thread for this... sorry to bump a 5 year old post... but I had no other way to contact my homies in #SongFight!... my firewall security is on lock down and I can no longer connect to IRC. I'm pretty sure it's just blocking the port that mibbit is using, but I'm ...
by jast
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VII
Replies: 66
Views: 9969

Re: Circle of Titles VII

Also here's my song which I hadn't posted yet because I'd been hoping to simply include it in the finished CoT page:

http://static.music-jk.net/songfight/20 ... t-read.mp3