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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: 204

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While we're at it, the information about the IRC channel on songfight.net is outdated.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: 189

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: 189

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: 529
Views: 79296

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: 151

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: 675

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: 158

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: 300

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: 364

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: 352
Views: 100509

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/
by jast
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 60
Views: 8787

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

I don't like pitch modification to the extent that natural intonation and modulation is lost. It gets even worse if you use it for harmonies. They always sound super artificial - even though Melodyne tries to add in some humanization, it still sounds robot-y. And, of course, less than subtle pitch c...
by jast
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 60
Views: 8787

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

Semi-related: So I tried out Pitchmap (which is currently on sale, too) on a few full mixes. I can't say I'd recommend it for that. It misses way too many things for my taste, so if, for example, I try to change the scale, clearly audible parts of the background still use the old scale. It might wor...
by jast
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 60
Views: 8787

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

To answer the question about Essential vs. Assistant: Essential does away with all of the detailed pitch and timing editing. These are the things you can do in Assistant but not in Essential: Change the phrasing intensity within notes (from super flat to exaggerated) Change the pitch transitions (fr...
by jast
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 60
Views: 8787

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

ReaTune is pretty aggravating to use IMO. It's difficult to "aim" corrections, and its pitch detection is pretty bad, at least on my vocals. The big benefit in all of the paid options (except the dumbed down versions of Auto-Tune) is that you can adjust the detection results after the fact - just sp...
by jast
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 529
Views: 79296

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

VST Buzz is doing a Black Friday sale (going for another 12 days as of now) on 26 plugins and bundles. Particularly interesting IMO: Orchestral Bundle by Aria Sounds . For €67/£58.25/$75.99 excl. VAT ( 90% off ) This requires a full version of NI Kontakt 4 (5 for the harp)! You get the following sam...
by jast
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 529
Views: 79296

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Black friday deals at iZotope : Elements bundle $49 (Ozone, Neutron, Nectar, RX and others, 93% off!), Music Production Suite 3 $499 (~50% off) and others (but these are the most aggressively priced ones). Sale probably going until 6 Dec. PS. Celemony is running a sale on Melodyne: "essential" 50% o...
by jast
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)
Replies: 59
Views: 2010

Re: You wouldn't dare... (Try Me Reviews)

If you want to fairly compare mixes/masters, do level matching - relevel one of them so that the average loudness (e.g. integrated loudness according to EBU R 128, as reported by plugins like Youlean Loudness Meter) is the same. So, if song A is reported at -6 LUFS and song B is reported at -12 LUFS...
by jast
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Strange music artifact
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Strange music artifact

Interesting, I've always felt that music sounds a tiny bit higher played at very high volumes...

The other thing is easy to explain, though. Those weak sound waves simply get more tired on their way to you.
by jast
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 30
Views: 815

Re: Long time no see

Æpplês&vØdkã wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:28 pm
I wish I could say the same about stackoverflow and programming related IRC channels. It's a bloodbath over there!
I'm happy to say that #git on Freenode is usually type 1, too. I'm sure that's one of the reasons that this is one of the last IRC channels I'm still active on.
by jast
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 529
Views: 79296

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

I think the audio demos are enough to judge how well the phrasing works - if not how complicated it is to build phrases with their software. :) - Hollywood Choirs sound decent enough to get some basic choir-type sound in the background, but they sound kind of boring and too "uniform" if that makes a...
by jast
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 529
Views: 79296

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

EastWest (Hollywood Orchestra etc.) is doing yet another sale. 60% off basically everything until the end of November (probably).
http://www.soundsonline.com/mega-sale
by jast
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Forums
Topic: NEW: Fight Review-o-matic!
Replies: 55
Views: 15888

Re: NEW: Fight Review-o-matic!

It's a side feature I added to the ZIP download page, linked in the top blurb:
https://jk.gs/songfight-download/