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by Chumpy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)
Replies: 35
Views: 1207

Re: Don't get pricked on all of the (Porcupine Reviews)

The Jerks are joined by Glenn Case and Mo, in our longest podcast ever! Here's how you can participate in this madness: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Feelings, woah-woah-woah feelin...
by Chumpy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

Re: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)

Better late than never right? This time around jb joins us, so it's a bit talkier than normal. Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Send us your feels: feedback@twojerksonevote.com. INDEX:...
by Chumpy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV, Final Round: Survival
Replies: 79
Views: 2343

Re: Nur Ein XIV, Final Round: Survival

Better late than never! Let's get on with it: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Jam your guitar into the amp and: feedback@twojerksonevote.com. INDEX: 00:00:00 - Intro Song 00:01:04 - B...
by Chumpy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"
Replies: 70
Views: 2244

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Six "You Too"

Omg, how is this not finished yet!? Oh look, a podcast, how cute. Here is how to get with it: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Yakety Yak, do feedback: feedback@twojerksonevote.com. IN...
by Chumpy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Would You Believe..... (Hope Against Hope Reviews)

Hi there! I humbly present to you our podcast where we review the songs for the Hope Against Hope fight! This time around we're very pleased to be joined by our special guest Lichen Throat! Here's how to make it happen: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S...
by Chumpy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 882

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

If any judge were like "Great song, but, this other one that I liked just as much had mp3 art and yours didn't, so, I ranked you lower" they should be immediately fired, imho. :P Heh, stranger things have happened. It's a pretty well established notion that things that are louder sound better. That...
by Chumpy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 882

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

If we want to talk collaborating on code in general, which would be helpful for progress, I think most of the interested parties have discussed it before and turned up their noses at the programming language/priorities/etc. :) I had envisioned a system where you upload your mp3 to to whatever music...
by Chumpy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 882

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

Honestly, if the goal is to have somewhat understandable Nur Ein rankings, the easiest thing to do is ban mastering and normalize all of the tracks before handing them to the judges. I think "easiest" may not be the right word here. You might want to consider tackling low hanging fruit like id3 tag...
by Chumpy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Replies: 68
Views: 2210

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Five "Where The Streets Have No Name"

Looks like we're still doing this. Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Air your spleen at: feedback@twojerksonevote.com. INDEX: 00:00:00 - Intro Song 00:01:04 - Beginning-of-podcast blath...
by Chumpy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: What would you ask a songwriter about a song?
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: What would you ask a songwriter about a song?

How did you compose the vocal melody? Did you just sing it, or did you use an instrument? Do you think of lyrical meter in terms of strong and weak stresses? How did you come up with the chord progression, which instrument did you write it on? How hard did you work on lyrical phrasing? How did you ...
by Chumpy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Logic and That Apple keynote
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Logic and That Apple keynote

My 2012 quadcore i7 Mac Mini is still doing just fine. It has a 2TB SATA SSD, 16G of RAM, and Logic runs great on it. Using some cable adapters and a powered Thunderbolt 3 dock allows me to run my TB3 audio interface from my TB1 only Mini. Sometimes backwards compatibility is a great thing. I'm star...
by Chumpy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 490
Views: 72868

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

So there is a upgrade/crossgrade sale for NI Kontakt/Komplete that is happening now. There is a clever way that you can bootstrap the upgrade process to get both Kontakt 6 ($124.50 instead of $399.00) and then crossgrade Kontakt 6 to Komplete 12 ($199.50 instead of $599.00) at reasonable prices. The...
by Chumpy
Fri May 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Vocal level automation
Replies: 25
Views: 656

Re: Vocal level automation

We would often manually draw in a lot of volume automation for vocals prior to getting hip to compression. Sometimes I'll use like a 9:1 ratio with like a -22dB threshold to aggressively squash it, and then add like 10dB of makeup gain. The resulting waveforms look squashed and rectangular, and the ...
by Chumpy
Wed May 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 2481

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

It's that time of week again... Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Aim your feedback cannons at: feedback@twojerksonevote.com. INDEX: 00:00:00 - Intro Song 00:01:04 - Beginning-of-podcas...
by Chumpy
Fri May 24, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let me twist your arm to write (Bend The Knee Reviews)
Replies: 26
Views: 1223

Re: Let me twist your arm to write (Bend The Knee Reviews)

All that Nur Ein drama and whining on the boards got ya down? Feel like nobody listens to your songs? Fear not good people of SongFight, we haven't forgotten about ya! Allow me to lay it on you thusly: Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podca...
by Chumpy
Thu May 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 3356

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

can i just defend myself: the "i missed out" is a sample, i did copy it straight across, pitch shifted two copies to form the harmony, promise!! Glad to hear it! Also, color me impressed with how good your tuning software sounds, is it Melodyne? Every time we do this there are pretty obvious artifa...
by Chumpy
Thu May 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 3356

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

I do feel like maybe I've heard the complaint before that you're not sure exactly what the lyrics mean or what the song is about. As someone who has been traditionally quite literal in his lyrics, I've been trying to move away from that. I'm finding the lyrics I am really enjoying these days (Jeff ...
by Chumpy
Thu May 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 3356

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

Another self-indulgent Nur Ein podcast is available for your listening .... I'm going to go with pleasure. Download or point your browser directly at the mp3 Alternate download from AWS S3 Point your podcast software at the feed View the podcast on iTunes Tell me about the rabbits, George: feedback@...
by Chumpy
Wed May 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 2481

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

You and your tricky domain. No alternate AWS download link for your reaction image?! Sigh, sorry Owl. I was about to blame your ISP for this, but I have a feeling it's something subtly misconfigured on our end. You're not missing much, it's Admiral Ackbar with a caption in impact font that reads "T...
by Chumpy
Wed May 22, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"
Replies: 69
Views: 2481

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Four "No Memory"

grumpymike wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:19 am
I'm torn on whether I want to try to make something clever or phone-in a song about not having enough memory to save a video game, because clearly that's what we're being asked for with this combo.
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by Chumpy
Tue May 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 3356

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

glennny wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:56 am
here's a distraction since Pentangle was brought up.
My first girlfriend was really into Pentangle's Sweet Child album and played it a lot when we lived together. I really loved Bruton Town and was stoked to find this live performance of it, thanks Glennn!
by Chumpy
Tue May 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Something Rotten in Songland
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Something Rotten in Songland

Here is the YouTube trailer: kH9b-tBvbNg I admit, when I watched this I threw up in my mouth a bit. I just can't bring myself to watch this kind made-for-tv pap, even when it's about a subject I'm quite interested in. I already spend too much time watching videos about music theory, production, and ...