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by jb
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Forums
Topic: Forum version updated
Replies: 18
Views: 181

Re: Forum version updated

ujnhunter wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59 am
Testing for weirdness... looks to be fixed.
NEVER.
by jb
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Women's March on Washington
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Re: Women's March on Washington

On 1/19/2019 the Women's March happens again.

If you want to come to DC for this, let me know.

You can march with us, if you'd like to, and I'll help you find some place to stay.

JB
by jb
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: WTF Are The Modes?!
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: WTF Are The Modes?!

I have tried the whole "it's just an X scale but starting on note Y" thing. That has really not sunk into my mind. I think I am going try instead the path of "It's a major scale but with a flat/sharp X and a flat/sharp Y etc." :/ In my experience, you just have to memorize them. For singing it's fi...
by jb
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 792

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

In school we learned modes in terms of the solfeggio syllables. That's "do re mi fa sol la ti do". Each syllable has a relationship to the next. For example, between do and re is a whole step and between mi and fa is a half step. (ti and do are a half step apart). If you start on middle C, you can s...
by jb
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 792

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

Melodyne recently made using it in Logic a LOT easier. It's still a tad awkward (it doesn't just work, you have to push a button to make all the notes for a track appear in its interface). But it's a lot better than previously-- you had to basically let Melodyne copy sections of tracks to work on th...
by jb
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Forum instability
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Forum instability

Odd, I didn’t see any of the errors.
by jb
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 792

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

I don't use the pitch correction plugin, though. It doesn't work well unless I sing everything really flat with no inflection. Otherwise it's waaaaay too flippy. Flexpitch and Melodyne are different, and let you tweak individual notes. I'll also use them to line up two tracks more perfectly, to get ...
by jb
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Tuning Vocals in Post
Replies: 31
Views: 792

Re: Tuning Vocals in Post

In addition to Logic's flex pitch tool, I have a copy of Melodyne, which is the gold standard for this kind of thing. It also works well. A good song is a good song, even if you modify the performance in post. It depends on what your appetite for authenticity is, measured against the skill of the mi...
by jb
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SongCoin Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: SongCoin Idea

by jb
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SongCoin Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: SongCoin Idea

I don't disagree about getting the money, but the money *is* there-- the streaming services may not be profitable but they sure do have revenue. Total music industry revenue in 2016 is like $7B. https://www.recode.net/2018/2/28/17064460/spotify-ipo-charts-music-streaming-daniel-ek Kinda feels like t...
by jb
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SongCoin Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: SongCoin Idea

Getting paid would be great. Maybe that's it. Essentially a mechanism for creating, selling, and accounting for shares in a song. When you create the song, you own all the shares, and then you sell them off and put it all into the ledger system And anything that's done with the song that makes money...
by jb
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SongCoin Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: SongCoin Idea

Yeah I don't really care about blockchain necessarily-- I think the rush to apply it to everything is foolish. But as a thought experiment about how to value and support songwriting, or even as an art experiment about how to enforce manufactured scarcity in a digital good, it's interesting to think ...
by jb
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SongCoin Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: SongCoin Idea

I have no idea how to get it started. More like spitballing the concept. Oooh or what about if you use blockchain to say that you can only listen to a certain song a certain number of times. Make listening to “A Day In the Life” a finite resource. I know that would freak people out. But music is too...
by jb
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: SongCoin Idea
Replies: 12
Views: 972

SongCoin Idea

I was listening to a podcast this morning, because I am one of those people. Anyway, it was about money and had a segment about cryptocurrencies. Specifically there's an artist who minted a currency and then backed it up with his art... so the whole thing is basically an art piece. https://www.forbe...
by jb
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: Hologram Concerts
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Hologram Concerts

Seems like a fancy cover band to me, just with a better lightshow than usual. So whatever.

JB
by jb
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Brother Machine/Seth Gibbs Hxaro
Replies: 17
Views: 2119

Re: Brother Machine/Seth Gibbs Hxaro

I'm in.

JB
by jb
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: Brother Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

Re: Brother Machine

He was such a beautiful artist. His songs were so influential to me. Fuck cancer.
by jb
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: songfight.org Homepage Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 6344

Re: songfight.org Homepage Issues

Sure, take it off, if you have no respect for history and tradition
by jb
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread
Replies: 1343
Views: 130234

Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Hey, we were already sharing it with an eclipse. I had to get aggressive.
starfinger wrote:
jb wrote:I claim this day.

Suck it, Starfinger!
That was mean.
by jb
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 410
Views: 43465

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Grado SR60i Prestige Series Open Back Headphones $35.50 Grado's never go on sale: Amazon has the Grado SR60i Prestige Series Headphones for a low $35.50 Free Shipping (Currently out of stock, but buy now to lock in price). This normally retails for $79, so you're saving 55% off with this deal. http...
by jb
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Automatic songs, automatic reviews (Yes, You're A Robot reviews)
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: Automatic songs, automatic reviews (Yes, You're A Robot reviews)

The John Benjamin Band - excellent synthing, the bass is deliciously chunky. My only real criticism is that I like this rather than loving it, which is odd as this is so far up my street that I feel like I should love it. I think I prefer the verse to the chorus, the effected vocals don't totally w...