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by jast
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 57
Views: 1051

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

I've been home for about 10h now. Sleep next. After that I'll see about writing something.
by jast
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 57
Views: 1051

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

Looks like I'll be busy with work stuff for the entire weekend, in preparation for next week's vacation. This is the only time I had available for writing and recording a song.
I think I'll be very late.
by jast
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Collecting royalties
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Collecting royalties

You guys are so lucky. In Germany the only option is GEMA and if you sign up with them, it's an exclusive deal (they automatically get to do the collecting for everything you've ever made). I recall an event where GEMA charged an artist for putting up his own songs on his own website...
by jast
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Dumb Random Song Parodies
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Dumb Random Song Parodies

I've re-lyriced lots of (parts of) songs to make them about Raving Rabbids... because of reasons.
by jast
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 57
Views: 1051

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

True. I just checked the archives and the time for CoT has never been less than 14 days - the longest was about 5 weeks.
by jast
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Sample rate and bit depth survey
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Sample rate and bit depth survey

24/44.1 for the last 10 years or so. To explain the terms a bit more: sample rate determines up to which frequency you can capture sounds - and nothing else. The theoretical limit is half the sampling rate, but for technical reasons (to prevent aliasing) a low-pass filter needs to be applied interna...
by jast
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Open vs closed back headphones survey
Replies: 27
Views: 440

Re: Open vs closed back headphones survey

I do almost everything with closed-back headphones, simply because they're better for recording (they leak way less sound) and this way I don't have to switch between different models.
by jast
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 541
Views: 80972

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

If you need a workhorse software synth, you may want to look into SynthMaster, which is currently on sale. I haven't used it myself but I hear it's extremely flexible if you're willing to put in the effort (and put up with a quite complex user interface). If you get SynthMaster Player + the crossgra...
by jast
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 57
Views: 1051

Re: Circle of Titles - The Return

You betcha! And by the way, I would have announced this myself if you hadn't beat me to it.
by jast
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Studio acoustics: speaker mounting
Replies: 19
Views: 329

Re: Studio acoustics: speaker mounting

AFAIK you can't really use foam to dampen bass, due to the extreme wavelengths involved (rule of thumb being: 1/4 wavelength of insulation or don't bother). The only category of things that really work and don't have the size of a small building is bass-eating cabinets that have a membrane or someth...
by jast
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"
Replies: 149
Views: 3401

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"

You know, "Carte Blanche" is from the French for "blank check." I don't think it is. The French word for check is "chèque". A more faithful translation is "white card" or "blank paper". On donnait ainsi à l’ennemi une grande feuille de papier vierge sur laquelle il pouvait écrire ses exigences. Mea...
by jast
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 541
Views: 80972

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

If you have Essential, the update is free.
If you have another edition and purchased/registered after 1 March, the update is free.
In any other case:
Assistant $49
Editor $99
Studio $149

And yes, the changes look very convincing...
by jast
Mon May 25, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Can we put a link to the IRC and Discord somewhere on the front page?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Can we put a link to the IRC and Discord somewhere on the front page?

While we're at it, the information about the IRC channel on songfight.net is outdated. We moved from euIRC to Mibbit quite some time ago, due to some difficulties with euIRC.
by jast
Sat May 16, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Curse Of Creativity
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: The Curse Of Creativity

My own take on the subject, split off into a separate post for better readability, has more of a focus on "maintaining" creativity in general. I think the true curse of creativity is what happens if you paint yourself into a corner where you feel pressured to be creative (or to be creative in a diff...
by jast
Sat May 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Curse Of Creativity
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: The Curse Of Creativity

I'm not a huge fan of Peterson - I think he uses way too many convoluted sentences to make his ideas sound fancier than they are. Anyway, I watched it, and the whole thing is about trying to turn creativity into a career, not about creativity as such - even if he takes several minutes to get to the ...
by jast
Tue May 12, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 541
Views: 80972

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

iZotope are currently selling an extremely discounted bundle of: Ozone Elements (mastering, basic features like maximizer/limiter, imager, EQ) RX Elements (audio editing/recovery, basic features like de-click, de-clip, de-hum, voice de-noise) Neutron Elements (channel strip type plugin with stuff li...
by jast
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Cubase Free for 60 days.
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Cubase Free for 60 days.

Just in case it wasn't clear, this doesn't mean you have 60 days to click the button. It means that the license expires after 60 days.
Nice gesture though.
by jast
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Pick a cheek (Kissing Contest Reviews)
Replies: 27
Views: 982

Re: Pick a cheek (Kissing Contest Reviews)

Actually, it can work there, too. Two tracks panned hard left and right. But the timing can't be too far off. Another trick is the Haas effect. Pan them both wide, nudge one track back 20ms (give or take 10 to taste) and then balance the volume. Works great on acoustic guitars. There is one major p...
by jast
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: firefox ignores mp3 preference (Ubuntu)
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: firefox ignores mp3 preference (Ubuntu)

That's the stand-alone media player jumping in and intercepting the link. You can turn this off for all media (audio/video) links: Go to the URL "about:config" and toggle the setting "media.play-stand-alone".
Or use the classic workaround: right-click MP3 links and choose "save target as".
by jast
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: All possible melodies are now in public domain
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: All possible melodies are now in public domain

I'm way ahead of that, here's a compact mathematical representation of all songs ever made (and all songs ever to be written), among a few other things:
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by jast
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Backup Planning - what's your scheme?
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Backup Planning - what's your scheme?

I've read multiple accounts from random people on the internet claiming that Degoo mysteriously lost some of the data (or compressed? Who knows) and wouldn't let them download some of the data. At least one person also claimed downloads were insanely slow for them. Just something to consider. That a...
by jast
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Free Plug ins
Replies: 375
Views: 102059

Re: Free Plug ins

Native Instruments is giving away a reverb, too (and a voucher for their shop): https://www.native-instruments.com/en/s ... day-gifts/