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by ken
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Songwriting competition judging mechanisms

I think it would be interesting to create some kind of rubric for judging and see where that gets you. I'm not sure what exactly that would look like, but maybe something like a Creative Writing course rubric you can find online.
by ken
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Best vocal recording mic in the $300-500 range?
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Best vocal recording mic in the $300-500 range?

Just in case anyone is interested in the recommendations I made Sam offline, here they are: Some thoughts on $300-500 condenser mics. My first thought is don't get a $300 mic. Anyway, here are some suggestions: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BabyBottleSL--blue-microphones-baby-bottle-sl-lar...
by ken
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Music Industry
Topic: On-demand streaming making songs shorter
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: On-demand streaming making songs shorter

Everything old is new again I guess. Weren't songs in the 50s only 2 minutes long due to the 45/jukeboxes? Bring back the quick fade out!
by ken
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Best vocal recording mic in the $300-500 range?
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Best vocal recording mic in the $300-500 range?

I have not ruled that out, no. You are welcome to try mine if you'd like. It needs a lot of gain, so you might consider an external preamp as well. I have thought that dynamic mics would be good for her, so you might want to try the Sennheiser MD421. We've got the one at the space you can try out a...
by ken
Fri May 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 490
Views: 72706

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

the main difference is just the keyboard shortcuts This is a real pain point for me these days as I'm very fluent in Cubase short cuts. It even bothers me when I edit video in Adobe Premiere. prayformojo tells me that professionals with these issues have a way to remap the shortcuts just to avoid t...
by ken
Fri May 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 5/31/19
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: New Music Friday - 5/31/19

I'm enjoying the new album from Sinkane - Dépaysé https://www.sinkane.com/ Sinkane is a Sudanese-American musician who blends krautrock, prog rock, electronica, free jazz and funk rock with Sudanese pop. He is signed to City Slang Records. Born to college professors in London, he lived in Sudan, the...
by ken
Fri May 31, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 5/31/19
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: New Music Friday - 5/31/19

So glad that new Sleater-Kinney is almost out. They just released a single, but not the whole album yet. It is produced by St. Vincent!
by ken
Fri May 31, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 490
Views: 72706

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

@ken: what do you like about Cubase in particular? I feel like that's one DAW I never seem to hear people I know talking about for whatever reason, so I don't really know anything about it. It is kind of hard to describe at this point, since I've been using Cubase (and Nuendo before it) since I sta...
by ken
Fri May 31, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 5/31/19
Replies: 7
Views: 184

New Music Friday - 5/31/19

Last day of May, what are you checking out? I just listened to Duff McKagen - Tenderness and it was pretty good. I kept thinking about how Axl Rose gets a lot of the credit, but Duff wrote some of the songs from Appetite for Destruction as well. This album is kind of bluesy in a classic, classic roc...
by ken
Fri May 31, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 490
Views: 72706

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

I've been meaning to mention that Steinberg is celebrating 10 years of Cubase by offering it for 50% off. This is an incredible deal on one of the best DAWs out there. You can join folks like Lunkhead and myself and become a user as well.

https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/celebrate/
by ken
Wed May 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Let yours fly (Freak Flag prefight)
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Let yours fly (Freak Flag prefight)

Let it fly, let it fly, let it fly
by ken
Tue May 28, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Help and How To
Topic: Deals On Gear and Software
Replies: 490
Views: 72706

Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Very cool. I've grabbed it as well.
by ken
Mon May 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Location
Replies: 94
Views: 8726

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019 Location

Flights purchased. I will be there Friday afternoon and leaving early Sunday.

All the hotels are booked. Is there something else going on that weekend?
by ken
Thu May 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Location
Replies: 94
Views: 8726

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019 Location

How's the brunch at the Rigby? I see that they have a Beatles Brunch every Saturday and Sunday 10-2. Beatles Music Videos, Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary Bar.
by ken
Thu May 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Location
Replies: 94
Views: 8726

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019 Location

I don't want to oversell it, because it's a bunch of office buildings, but they're office buildings that look like Disney World on the outside, so it's probably the only place you'll see something quite like it. Also on the inside ! Now I want to go to the Mustard Museum. Who wants to go on Saturda...
by ken
Wed May 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Song Fight! Live
Topic: Song Fight! Live 2019: Location
Replies: 94
Views: 8726

Re: Song Fight! Live 2019 Location

frankie big face wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:27 pm
I will go see your work campus because I like you and I think that will be entertaining. And I don't care how sarcastic that sounds - I am being serious.
I've seen it, and it is.
by ken
Mon May 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Avengers: Endgame
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Avengers: Endgame

It took me a few weeks to see Endgame, and I'm kind of glad I didn't rush out to see it. Without too many spoilers, I didn't think the way they resolved the issue was good, but I don't have a better way to do it. I don't agree with the rules they put in place to make it happen that go against typica...
by ken
Mon May 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XIV- R3- Color Me_____- Sampled Vocal Hook
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Nur Ein XIV- R3- Color Me_____- Sampled Vocal Hook

Berkeley Social Scene Verse We don’t see the world The way that others do They have clear delineation We have super saturation And you knew I’d get you Right from when I met you I said my favorite number Is the color blue PreChorus - sampled from CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue Clearest blue Clearest blue ...
by ken
Fri May 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 5/10/19
Replies: 1
Views: 147

New Music Friday - 5/10/19

Here are a couple of releases I'm excited about today:

Charly Bliss - Young Enough
the Get Up Kids - Problems

Rock and roll!!
by ken
Thu May 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 4075

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

You don't have to diss anyone or anything specifically either. Here's a website with a bunch of "Yo Momma" jokes: http://www.laughfactory.com/jokes/yo-momma-jokes
by ken
Mon May 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Currently Digging
Topic: New Music Friday - 5/3/19
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: New Music Friday - 5/3/19

I've been digging the new Vampire Weekend album.