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by fluffy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Finishing "No Memory" by Merisan
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Finishing "No Memory" by Merisan

Ah yeah the PO-20 Arcade is pretty neat. I've purposefully avoided ever going to the local Teenage Engineering-affiliated synth shop because I don't think my wallet would survive the journey.
by fluffy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Finishing "No Memory" by Merisan
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Finishing "No Memory" by Merisan

I didn't listen to the original either so this is a fresh listen. I agree with JB that the kick drum is a bit too loud. I'd also recommend boosting Erin a little and also notching the EQ of the instruments around her voice a bit more. I think the vocal tone matches the instrumentation pretty well, o...
by fluffy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 479
Views: 71476

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

The 990 is a good starter mic, yeah! That's the first condenser I bought (also on a stupid deal of the day, back in 2005 right after I'd just moved to Seattle). The shockmount isn't all that effective although I guess it doesn't hurt. For reference, that's the mic that I recorded Octothorpe's "Eleme...
by fluffy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)

Glossary of terms used in my song, in alphabetical order. Since we don't have content warnings or spoiler tags I'll put this in a blockquote to make it visually distinct. Ace: Shorthand for "asexual;" someone who doesn't feel sexual attraction to others. They may or may not have a libido, and they m...
by fluffy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Vocal level automation
Replies: 25
Views: 454

Re: Vocal level automation

"Multiple iterations of EQ" seems like someone's doing a bunch of voodoo without thinking about the math or physics of what an EQ actually is. Unless those are separate single-band EQs or he has a *very* specific parametric curve to fit, there is absolutely no reason to chain more than one EQ in a r...
by fluffy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: swiss museum for electronic music instruments
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: swiss museum for electronic music instruments

I loved that video. Look Mum No Computer's whole channel is a lot of fun. His biggest claim to fame so far is the horrifying Furby Organ:

by fluffy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: SF Tribute band set?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: SF Tribute band set?

I was planning on ending my set with a cover of Brother Machine's "Space Cadet." But I could move that into a tribute set if we're going to do it as a dedicated thing.
by fluffy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Is this a good deal on a good stage piano?
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Is this a good deal on a good stage piano?

Ooh, I’ve never tried that one but it wouldn’t surprise me if that were a Privia action. Seems like it might be a pretty good choice yeah!

The reviews I’ve found on YouTube are promising. And yeah it seems like it’s a Privia with less user interface.

by fluffy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)

Haha, thanks, sorry to be, um, prickly.

Anyway EIEBC idea: there are three disparate species all called "porcupine," and folks are also often confused about porcupines' relation to hedgehogs (there is none). Maybe this could become a thing.

Or not. I dunno.
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1355
Views: 149984

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Happy birthday Glenn and Ken! I was going to wait until midnight PDT but I seem to have been preempted.

Maybe the EIEBC can ride again for the new fight? I have an idea.
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Gear Info

I will probably bring my laptop with Logic and a bunch of Native Instruments stuff, and a small MIDI keyboard.
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live!! 2019: Housing/lodging
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Song Fight! Live!! 2019: Housing/lodging

Okay I ended up booking a room at the Holiday Inn West Madison from 7/31 - 8/5. It has two beds. If someone wants to split the room with me, please let me know. It'll be $92/night for whomever takes it.
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Musicians Exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Musicians Exchange

I am likely to be available as a mediocre drummer. Can't really guarantee that my wrists will be cooperating for anything else unfortunately (heck I might not even be able to play guitar on my own set, the way things are going lately...) On that note, I'd appreciate someone to play some subset of ba...
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Curds & Chords (Madison WI US 8/2-8/3)
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019: Curds & Chords (Madison WI US 8/2-8/3)

I will almost certainly be there, but I'd like to know when other folks are arriving and leaving so I can maximize the enjoyment of my booked travel. Plus, I really want to get in on a housing split, because of the hotel situation. [EDIT] Okay fuck it, I just booked my travel - I'll be there from Ju...
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)
Replies: 18
Views: 880

Re: ̶S̶t̶r̶a̶n̶g̶e̶ ̶O̶d̶d̶ ̶U̶n̶u̶s̶u̶a̶l̶ ̶W̶e̶i̶r̶d̶ (Freak Flag Reviews)

My first time entering in nearly 3 years, so I figure I should also review for the first time in who knows how long. Order is just what the front page shuffle gave me. Dimetrodon I can't really make out the vocals because they're so far back in the mix. The guitars are also really messy. Are the lyr...
by fluffy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)
Replies: 17
Views: 548

Re: Don't get pricked (Porcupine prefight)

ken wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:06 am
Is this a birthday tribute to our good friend fluffy porcupine?
"fluffy porcupine" was my band name, not my me-name.
by fluffy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Is this a good deal on a good stage piano?
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Is this a good deal on a good stage piano?

For a stage piano I'd also recommend something in the Casio Privia line, which has (IMO) a better key action and also costs a bit less, new. I had a PX-300 for well over a decade and was very happy with it, and only got rid of it recently when I upgraded to the Komplete Kontrol S88. When I upgraded,...
by fluffy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 618

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

Okay so back to the question about voting systems: I'm a fan of marking things as "good" or "bad" and letting the overall ratio determine a winner. Mathematically it's similar to what we have on Song Fight! right now but the psychology changes the equation a bit. Maybe each vote could also have a +1...
by fluffy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Sacred Cow Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Sacred Cow Challenge

This is something I've long been fascinated with. Many moons ago, Glenn Case & I ran a similar challenge but only based around Prince albums. But we stopped when we started getting press and Prince started getting weird. I loved the Prince thing and the collaboration I did with BLT (okay, it was mo...
by fluffy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: What would you ask a songwriter about a song?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

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

  • Did you expect this to win?
  • No, seriously.
  • Wow, really?
  • Do you agree with how it was received in general?
by fluffy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: hey listen to my new song (thread)
Replies: 833
Views: 178831

Re: hey listen to my new song (thread)

Well that's probably gonna be stuck in my head all day now.
by fluffy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let yours fly (Freak Flag prefight)
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Let yours fly (Freak Flag prefight)

Oops I forgot to name my mp3 file correctly. It's been like three years since I've entered Song Fight! and I am rusty at it. Sorry, Sam!