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by jast
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Rebalancing/splitting fully mixed songs
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Rebalancing/splitting fully mixed songs

Can't believe anyone posted this yet... in these modern days, there are tools to split/remove e.g. vocals from a finished mix that don't sound completely terrible. You get 4-5 separate tracks out of them (think bass/drums/vocals/misc), and/or a set of faders to re-balance these parts of the audio. O...
by jast
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Hold your breath for (The Smoke Is Rolling In reviews)
Replies: 47
Views: 976

Re: Hold your breath for (The Smoke Is Rolling In reviews)

I don't know how Jast's template works. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It saves a local copy of the markup from songfight.org at the time the fight is downloaded. If the markup was wrong at that point in time, then the links my template contains are wrong, too. If it was correct, the links will be correct, too. (I did ...
by jast
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 544
Views: 82938

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Until 3 November, IK Multimedia are selling their biggest bundle (Total Studio 2 MAX) for 75% off. Normally $/€999.99, currently $/€249.99. Includes their symphonic orchestra, the guitar amp stuff and various other instruments. Full list of the major products: AmpliTube 4 MAX, T-RackS 5 MAX (masteri...
by jast
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 77
Views: 2667

Re: Rest In Peace

Johnny Nash.
by jast
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020
Replies: 238
Views: 4816

Re: Song Fight! Live(Stream) - September 2020

On the topic of video editors: DaVinci Resolve has a free version that can do almost anything you'd ever need (if you're not a pro).
by jast
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Complaints and Suggestions
Topic: Can we put a link to the IRC and Discord somewhere on the front page?
Replies: 24
Views: 937

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

Weird... the channel (#songfight!) has been up for a very long time.
by jast
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Niv and the Exploration
Replies: 139
Views: 3679

Re: Niv and the Exploration

no idea what the heck the Max the Cat entry is. Unfortunately, whatever the Max the Cat one was, I can't find any tools that can make heads or tails of it. Looking at a hex dump it looks like a project file for some DAW (Apple, presumably, so maybe Garageband?) with ID3 tags tacked on... there are ...
by jast
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Gear Acquisition Syndrome
Replies: 145
Views: 17785

Re: Gear Acquisition Syndrome

Does software count? I dropped some money on yet another pack of virtual instruments I'll never use because I never have time, but they're insanely cool. It's a bunch of virtual brass instruments from Samplemodeling. The unique thing about them is that there are no pre-recorded articulations - you c...
by jast
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: mixing tips
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Re: mixing tips

For floating point engines it only matters if the DAW clips the signal coming out of a plugin, or the plugin does it (floating point can go above 0 dB). In any other case it doesn't matter. That said, if you want to make extra sure not to do it, just trim everything by 10 dB before you set up any pl...
by jast
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles - The Return
Replies: 69
Views: 1675

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: 69
Views: 1675

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: 265

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: 238

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: 69
Views: 1675

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: 12
Views: 267

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: 28
Views: 677

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: 544
Views: 82938

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: 69
Views: 1675

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: 454

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: 4535

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: 544
Views: 82938

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: 24
Views: 937

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.