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by Sober
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: New Video Camera
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: New Video Camera

Budget? That’s the biggest factor. I’m probably the most overkill here, in that I use a Canon 5D III with a 16-35 2.8L as my “webcam.” A used dslr that’s just modern enough to be able to live monitor in that way (my 5D II can’t, for example) is a good way to go. Something in canon’s rebel or double ...
by Sober
Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: SF Live! Online Edition 2022
Replies: 38
Views: 2097

Re: SF Live! Online Edition 2022

My studio setup should be functional if not complete by then, so I can probably do some presenting etc. I think the night jb and I hosted went alright.
by Sober
Wed May 04, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Round 4 'What Was That Noise?' Challenge, reviews and comments
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: SpinTunes 19 Round 4 'What Was That Noise?' Challenge, reviews and comments

Another SpinTunes done, and likely the last music I ever write in Texas. See-Man-Ski - Super Natural Way : The boopy farfisa or whatever organ is fun, and your understated approach with it is tasty and generally perfect. Good sense of space. Have you ever tried putting like a 3% swing on your drums?...
by Sober
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: 500 Internal Server Error triggered by specific text string
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: 500 Internal Server Error triggered by specific text string

Lunkhead wrote:
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:25 am
"Yes, that's it; more or less."

I was wondering how you got away with that part, but when I quoted it I saw what you did. :lol: That's a good hack. Sober, you can also work around by putting an empty tag (e.g. ) inside the word after the semicolon.
This is awesome to know!
by Sober
Sun Apr 24, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: 500 Internal Server Error triggered by specific text string
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: 500 Internal Server Error triggered by specific text string

But I like semicolons; even if I don't always use them correctly; they're neat!
by Sober
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: 500 Internal Server Error triggered by specific text string
Replies: 21
Views: 705

500 Internal Server Error triggered by specific text string

I posted this in discord, but I'll post it here and clean up the discord mess. When posting a long set of reviews, I kept getting the 500 Internal Server Error whenever I'd hit preview or submit. By trial and error, I trimmed down the post to find that a text string that consistently gives the error...
by Sober
Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Round 3 'Let's Circle Back to That' Challenge, reviews and comments
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: SpinTunes 19 Round 3 'Let's Circle Back to That' Challenge, reviews and comments

Unfortunately I didn't get to these reviews until after results were in. I still feel the exercise is worthwhile for me, though. Also In Blue - Howling at the Moon : As fun as it is, and as good as it feels to have that leslie spinning right up front and hard panned, it's good to put a bit of room t...
by Sober
Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Round 3 'Let's Circle Back to That' Challenge, reviews and comments
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: SpinTunes 19 Round 3 'Let's Circle Back to That' Challenge, reviews and comments

Thanks for writing reviews, seemanski! [...] At first I thought this song was about recovering from addiction. I saw the six month chip as being the chip you get when you have abstained for six months from something. I'm guessing it is more in reference to going on tour at war. [...] You're right on...
by Sober
Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Spintunes 19 R3 - Let's Circle Back to That
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Spintunes 19 R3 - Let's Circle Back to That

It'll Be Ok by Sober Just turned in my  six month chip A load of Copenhagen in my bottom lip And I shake out a fresh one and take a drag 24 days to recuperate One for every week that I was away That’s a lot of time to kill and it’s killin me And if I were French I could have had a half a glass a da...
by Sober
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Songfight Live 2022 IRL Interest Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 2394

Re: Songfight Live 2022 IRL Interest Poll

I'm interested in a live show because putting my dumb videos together is a ton of effort. On the other hand, a live show strips me of all of my post-production tricks that make me sound less like shit. A real conundrum.
by Sober
Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Songfight Live 2022 IRL Interest Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 2394

Re: Songfight Live 2022 IRL Interest Poll

Very in, with the understanding that travelling from my new home in Maine will be a potential hurdle.
by Sober
Wed Apr 06, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Round 2 'Anachronism' Challenge, reviews and comments
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: SpinTunes 19 Round 2 'Anachronism' Challenge, reviews and comments

Bummed we get no With Joe or Fluke Wilson this week. That's ok though, as we have a lovely batch of songs here. *** Melody Klein - Etude No. 15 - Virtual : Seems like you're often right on the threshold of whatever gate you're using or is built into the vocoder. Not sure if it adds or is distracting...
by Sober
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Monkey Business
Topic: Help Sockpuppet crowdfund an album on vinyl
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Help Sockpuppet crowdfund an album on vinyl

These are fun tunes. Very cool project - good luck!
by Sober
Mon Apr 04, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Spintunes 19 R2 “Anachronistic”
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Spintunes 19 R2 “Anachronistic”

The Soldier's Song by Sober Today I pack my rifle, 5.56 and all my gear Yesterday I had an Enfield 30 rounds in a bandolier Last week I marched with Sherman, fixed a bayonet If there’s a war to end all wars, I haven’t seen it yet I’ve stood in the shield wall, been cut down by cavalry I was first o...
by Sober
Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: SpinTunes
Topic: SpinTunes 19 Round 1 'Shh' reviews and comments
Replies: 37
Views: 1733

Re: SpinTunes 19 Round 1 'Shh' reviews and comments

(Thank you crumpet for the template) My notes. I'm trying to find a balance between "old-school Songfight mean" and "Spintunes nice." *** Just - Melody Klein : Fun groove right away. I love that there is attention to detail, in that every note/hit has a different enough velocity to humanize it a bit...
by Sober
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Community Check-In and Feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 1486

Re: Community Check-In and Feedback

Does the IRC still exist? Anyway, yeah I think the discord is great for bullshittery that doesn't need to be preserved in any way. I don't think anyone has ever used the voice chat except maybe sometime around songfight live. Maybe I'll start to idle it. I get that slack is useful for folks who want...
by Sober
Sun Mar 13, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Community Check-In and Feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 1486

Re: Community Check-In and Feedback

I have problems doing reviews too. I'm not a technical person when it comes to instrumentation and I feel like all I have to say is either "I like how this sounds" or "I don't like how this sounds" or "This sounds like INSERT BAND HERE". And yeah, for some of the long time Fighters, it is a matter ...
by Sober
Sun Mar 13, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Community Check-In and Feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 1486

Re: Community Check-In and Feedback

I’ll write them, but I can’t give any production tips since I have a tin ear. I try to leave my personal musical bias out of it or honestly I’d be discounting some otherwise decently constructed and executed music. As far as being able to talk about what I’m hearing, I can really only speak to the ...
by Sober
Sat Mar 12, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Quality Control
Topic: Community Check-In and Feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 1486

Re: Community Check-In and Feedback

Yeah, it's reviews for me. I admit that I almost never review a fight that I'm not in, but I review 100% of the time I'm in. I've griped about this a lot, but getting better at songwriting and production is basically the whole point of songfight for me. And reviewing (and getting reviews) is a huge ...
by Sober
Sun Mar 06, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: USB transport and/or mixer controller
Replies: 14
Views: 697

Re: USB transport and/or mixer controller

I use this cheap little guy. The only thing I really use it for is riding faders for automation, though. Wish more things played nicely with Pro Tools.
by Sober
Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Or you could lift me up (Strike Me Down reviews)
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Or you could lift me up (Strike Me Down reviews)

My notes. Brown Word and the Big Whine : Love the goofy space feel. Reminds me of the exceedingly off-genre Gravitational Forces from Robert Earl Keen. Or that post-mortem Jim Morrison poetry album. There's something about the capture of your vocal performances that I feel could be better - it's lik...