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by Manhattan Glutton
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 7 - Nur Ein XII round 6
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

The New Ugly podcast episode 7 - Nur Ein XII round 6

Get your hot spicy inane babbling from iTunes or the web site!

Things were a tad delayed since I'm out of town.

Please [url=https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q5JJ2ZN[/url] if you want us to continue after round 7!
by Manhattan Glutton
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Paris Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: Paris Accord

I feel like I explained this but I'll try again. It's fascinating. Why can't you non-Americans learn what freedom is???? /sarc I think this is the thing that puzzles people outside the USA, and possibly the point Noma is getting at - did people really need it explained to them that the man is a bit ...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

I'm guessing you mean the special case of brickwall limiting when talking about compression? I actually have no idea how these things work so I'd appreciate however you can dumb it down to get me talking smart. :) I specifically meant Reaper's built-in "ZeroCrossingMaximizer". I find I have a lot m...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Paris Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: Paris Accord

Now one more thing that really astounds me is that apparently, Ivanka tried to persuade Trump not to withdraw from the Paris agreement. Yet Bannon won. He must have some kind of strong evil power. I'd be careful believing any rumors about this White House until people start putting their names on l...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Paris Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: Paris Accord

I think you're underestimating the creeping scope of executive power over the last 20 odd years, and the amount of damage he can do short and long term. For example, while the Muslim Ban may get struck down by the courts, he can enact stuff like that which has immediate severe consequences for peop...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Paris Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: Paris Accord

Dammit Sam, this is hard to do on a phone. I'm afraid we'll just be talking past each other but I'll try to elaborate. I think that's more folks being juvenile reactionaries, who decided to just say "fuck you" to people who voice a different opinion. What I saw a lot of was "don't vote for Trump bec...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Paris Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: Paris Accord

I think the disconnect you may have is that he's not the "prime minister". The executive branch in the US does not need its figurehead to be a smartypants beancounter - it needs a wise delegator. Legislative agenda, while soft influenced by the presidency, comes from the congress. It is debatable wh...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Politics and Other Crap
Topic: Paris Accord
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: Paris Accord

I'm just a centrist giving football analysis here. This is not a value judgement or personal opinion. How did this wacko get elected? I mean, sure, the Russians might have helped. Sure, he didn't gain the majority of votes. Sure, his followers were brainwashed. First, this quote was a high motivator...
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 31, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Six "Excuse Me"
Replies: 29
Views: 6084

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Six

To pontificate more on the title: "Excuse Me" is particularly difficult to convey satisfactorily, especially without the letter 'a'. Some more hot title-takes for the other contestants: Skub - Why not use the title to emphasize the door-to-door salesdemon aspect? Was starting with "excuse me, could ...
by Manhattan Glutton
Wed May 31, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Six "Excuse Me"
Replies: 29
Views: 6084

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Six

Thank you. I agree and I tried to emphasise that last line (I panned it back to centre) - but...poor production let it down. Sorry Excuse me , I was unclear! What I meant was not the mix, but with vocal delivery - a harmony, alternate melody, and/or additional vocal tracks- something different that...
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Ha, I didn't even realize there was a lyrical thread to the melody. I have no idea what the song is about, actually. I agree - I'm not sure I like it more . I figure at the very least it can just stand as a demo of fun things to do to spice up a song - that's all with stock REAPER (no special plugin...
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 29, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XII Round Six "Excuse Me"
Replies: 29
Views: 6084

Re: Nur Ein XII - Round Six

Beep beep boop boop, nur ein judge processing 73 KIB - I like the partial-measure and construction of the verses. Great execution on everything, as always, as expected. The line "this temper of mine" is a Checkov's gun waiting to go off, but instead it's all internalized as demonstrated by a mildly ...
by Manhattan Glutton
Mon May 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Here's my zipped REAPER file. It's a little bigger (114mb) since I was having trouble with the m4a files and rendered them to wav. This is in no way a strong recommendation for how to use a DAW effectively. I look forward to any tips Jast has. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxYL8Fv_IG9YWGk5TXMwQm...
by Manhattan Glutton
Sun May 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Whew I need to cut myself off. Too much time! I can go into more detail if you're interested in anything in particular, but basically: * Tried to build up/build down tracks more * Tried to vary some melodies and harmonies (I cheated with a tuner) * Added the feeling of intros and outros to sections ...
by Manhattan Glutton
Sun May 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

I'm almost done! But I I got distracted. I definitely don't know where the 80/20 line is and probably put in too many hours trying to produce things from the source material (wherein I would normally have just re-recorded said track) JAN - What is your general opinion on ZeroCrossing maximizer vs co...
by Manhattan Glutton
Sun May 28, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 6 - Nur Ein XII round 5
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

The New Ugly podcast episode 6 - Nur Ein XII round 5

A little tighter this week, a little more sober, a little... more quickly edited & published this week. Have a delightful and safe Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!
http://podcast.songlander.com

This is Ben reacting to Skub's song: https://twitter.com/NewUgly/status/867927347013570561.
by Manhattan Glutton
Sat May 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Damnit, it was my idea! Now it's a competition and I didn't want to have to work that hard. :) Oh whew, you didn't add tracks. I've got a lot of the same changes so far, though I am impressed by your reverbology! Do you get annoyed when you hear bad reverb now that you're an expert? Nice work, jast,...
by Manhattan Glutton
Sat May 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4
Replies: 16
Views: 3840

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4

Nice work, Chumpy! For those with Ozone, the presets are great for individual tracks, too. IMO it's really the presets you pay for- there are free/built-in VSTs for each stage in Ozone. There's just less opportunity to screw up when they picked a general starting point. (If you have a recent version...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri May 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4
Replies: 16
Views: 3840

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4

You mention my mastering in your comments - and I agree, it is painfully obvious I am not sounding as polished as most other competitors - which sucks because I do try to master, but I am clearly not very good at it. First: I think your mixes are great, and I do appreciate a song that's barely mast...
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri May 26, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4
Replies: 16
Views: 3840

Re: The New Ugly podcast episode 5 - Nur Ein XII round 4

Dang.

Ya, I wouldn't say you're as 'rock' as Neds but you got the groovy bass and pacing. If you did their two basses thing I would definitely swoon. This was one of my (slightly cringey) attempts at copying them a long time ago: http://sfjukebox.org/fights/a_scary_thing
by Manhattan Glutton
Fri May 26, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Whenever you've got a chance. I'm just finishing up editing for this week but if I get time it'd be kind of neat to bring in the remix next week.
by Manhattan Glutton
Thu May 25, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Ohne Ruhm
Replies: 89
Views: 15605

Re: Ohne Ruhm

Let's see if the time machine is still working. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxyEJMAIj44NWm9jblk1LTlqRHM Edit: Nope. Word 2 is "elevator" which contains the letter "a" !!! I am editing round 5 podcast, and I'm listening at 1.5x speed, and your song is amazing. I liked it at 1x too. I'm wonderi...